Yorkshire Carnegie head coach, Bryan Redpath, felt his side had been naive in the first forty minutes against Jersey but believed they redeemed themselves with their second half performance.

Speaking after the game Redpath said: “I thought we were extremely naïve in the first half in certain things we did and our discipline, which we knew we had to be really hot on, was poor with two yellow cards at half time, which allowed them to use their strengths, which is their drive.  The second half we redeemed ourselves in many ways but let’s not gloss over the fact that the game is an 80 minute game.  We managed to get almost 30 unanswered points in the second half which was a great effort.

“The ill-discipline can partly be down to first day nerves and credit to Jersey who were aggressive in the line speed.  We probably needed a game like that to sharpen everybody up and we look forward to next week now.”