Doncaster Knights currently sit in 7th position in the RFU Championship and their final game of the contest pits them at home against 8th place Plymouth Albion. With the playoffs for promotion to the Guinness Premiership being made up of two groups of 4, the top 8 sides, Doncaster could end up in either playoff pool dependant on the result.
A win will see the Knights in Pool B, avoiding League leaders Bristol but in the firing line of Exeter Chiefs the team they have yet to beat under Lynn Howells. Pool B would feature Exeter Chiefs, London Welsh, Nottingham and Doncaster and give Doncaster 2 weeks before their first home clash in the promotion chase. It would give them their first home playoff game as Saturday the 27th March at 3pm against Nottingham Rugby.
A loss on Saturday puts the Knights in the same group as Bristol, a team they defeated at home but were mauled by away. The group A pool if Doncaster are defeated by Plymouth Albion would feature Bristol, Bedford Blues, Cornish Pirates and Doncaster Themselves. Their first home game in this pool would be a mere 7 days later on Saturday March 20th facing Bedford Blues.
The Knights would obviously prefer to end the season with a win, but there are some big games ahead over the coming weeks for the British and Irish Cup semi finalists, a distraction from the playoffs only Cornish Pirates share.
You can be there live at Castle Park on Saturday 13th March to witness the action, and which playoff pool the Knights will find themselves in by taking advantage of the family ticket offer of just £15 for a family of four this weekend.