FORMER RGC forward Tim Grey got off on the right foot in his first taste of action following his move to Jersey Reds.

The talented player came through the Gogs’ Academy system at Coleg Llandrillo before progressing into the senior set-up, making more than 100 appearances for the Indigo Group Premiership outfit during their incredible rise to prominence.

With the Welsh Rugby Union offering little hope of a competitive season taking place in the immediate future due to COVID-19 restrictions, Grey has taken this opportunity to try his hand at professional rugby and got on the scoresheet for Jersey in their 33-32 friendly defeat to Coventry on Saturday.

Grey turned in an encouraging display, especially considering this was his first fixture since February last year due to COVID-19 restrictions, which have impacted rugby more than perhaps any other sport due to its close contact.

The back row force utilised his power to full effect to get himself over the white wash just before the half-time interval, although it failed to have an impact on the eventual result.

His time at Stadiwm Zip World in Colwyn Bay has brought plenty of team and individual achievements. Grey was part of the side that secured their first-ever National Cup, earned international honours with the Wales U20 squad and was selected for the Cardiff Blues regional development side in 2019.

Speaking to the RGC website after his departure, Grey said: “I have loved every minute of it, and I know I have made friends for life and I truly will miss everyone from the players, coaches plus fans past and present.

“It’s been a dream come true and now I’m going to a new adventure in Jersey to test myself and push on to professional rugby.”