Whilst loose-head prop Adam Tamanis may technically be a new signing at Castle Park, he is certainly no stranger to the Knights’ set up. The Doncaster born and bred prop has progressed through the age groups, and signed his first professional contract this April.
Last season saw Tamanis represent Yorkshire and England Counties at Under 20 level, but now his focus has firmly switched to achieving his greatest goals with Doncaster Knights as the Tickhill born front-rower tackles his toughest pre-season to date.
“I got an insight into training with the Knights last season, but this year it has kicked up another level as a result of signing my first full contract. It’s another step above the training I’ve experienced in the past; it’s faster, harder, more physical and more demanding.
“I’m really being pushed every day, which is exactly what I want in order to progress my rugby – it’s a real learning curve for me, but I’m loving it.”
Tamanis admits the step up has provided challenges and a heavily increased workload, but one that he is prepared to face to reach his targets with his home club.
“I’m really concentrating on my scrummaging and line out work. Elsewhere, my fitness and weights seem to be progressing very well and I’m really trying to develop my field work.
“If there was one particular thing I’d really love it would be to play against Rotherham, particularly at home, as it’s a big local derby. Leeds, as well, would be fantastic. I am just looking for a chance to pull on the shirt in any game.”
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