Matt Banahan proved it was possible for a Jerseyman to make the grade during a decade with Bath Rugby. Now a young scrum-half at Hartpury is bidding to follow in his fellow islanders' footsteps by winning a professional deal.
Are we watching disabled people playing sport or sportsmen and women who happen to have a disability? That is the question that has long bedevilled paralympic sport. Ten seconds in the company of inspirational Gloucestershire youngster Scott Jones is enough to convince anyone that the latter applies.