Doncaster XV v Yorkshire Under 20s?

On Sunday December 28th Castle Park plays host to an exhibition fixture, showcasing some of the region’s finest rugby players followed by an evening of entertainment. The event kicks off at with a curtain raiser clash between DRFC Past (over 30s) vs ‘Present’ (under 20s). Then at 2pm and will see the Yorkshire Under 20s take on a Doncaster Select XV followed by a disco held in the Clubhouse, hopefully completing what should be a full days rugby ?entertainment.

 

One of the driving forces behind this significant and exciting clash is DRFC Development Manager and Yorkshire U20s coach Ants ?Posa who explains the reason and importance of the game. “From a ?Yorkshire point of view, every season we find ourselves short on ?preparation time as all the players have their own Club’s and we ?need to get everyone on the same page as quickly as possible.

 

“Each year the County Championship format changes, this year we had ?our first game at the end of November, beating Cheshire, and our ?next game is the first Sunday in the January.

 

“Rather than have a training session over Christmas we felt it ?would be much better preparation to play a game. So timing wise ?this game is perfect.

 

“?The Donny connection does not start and end with Ants however with ?plenty more of the Castle Park contingent involved with the U20s.

 

“Kendo has taken over the coaching of the 20s this year and there ?are also two members of Doncaster Phoenix in the squad in Josh ?Walker and Josh Fowler.

 

“The thinking behind the Doncaster XV team is all tied into the ?development pathway from mini/junior, to colts, to phoenix and then ?potentially Knights for those who with real potential.

 

“Our intention is that the next generation of talented young ?Doncaster players do not need to go to other clubs for a ?competitive rugby, so what I am hoping to do is entice Doncaster players who have played here in the past but left for whatever ?reason back to the club even if it is just for a beer and a laugh ?in the DRFC environment

 

The Doncaster XV will be mix of any Knights that Griff may wish to give game time to, Doncaster boys playing at other clubs and promising members of the Phoenix. So it will be a very competitive ?side.

 

“If I am being honest, whilst neither team is completely finalize at the moment I would make the Doncaster XV slight favourites. I think they’ll have the edge up front with a bit of extra maturity.

 

“From a neutral point view it should be a great game to watch and ?we hope to see as many people down as possible.”

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Knight’s Rider.

We are pleased to say that first buses will run additional bus services for our derby clash with Rotherham and future games at Castle Park in 2015, the Knight’s Rider service.

The extra services to the Knights game on Sunday 4th Jan will run from Doncaster Interchange, Stand C2 and will depart at 1110, 1125, 1140 and 1155 – and these will terminate i then Castle Park car park.
Services from Castle Park will return to Doncaster Interchange, from the car park, at 1535, 1550, 1605, 1620 and 1635.

Normal fares will apply on these services – £2.30 single or a return fare of £3.90 (this is actually a day ticket).

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Knights of the Roundy Table

There are less than two weeks until the Knights scintillating derby clash with Rotherham Titans at Castle Park, make the most of what should be a fantastic day of rugby entertainment by booking on to the Knights of the Roundy Tables 2nd Crusade lunch.

The 2nd Crusade Lunch of the Knights of the Roundy Tables will take place before the Sky God transmits the Knights v Titans clash around the globe.

Doors open at 10:30am and food will be available from 11.30 a.m on the menu is Chicken Tikka Massala & Vegetable and Chickpea Tikka Dhal, Served with Basmati Rice, Mango Chutney & Naan Bread or the traditional belly timber, Castle Park’s Famous Cow Pie served with Chips, Peas & Gravy followed by Cheeseboard and biscuits.

Will the Black Marigold Challenge produce a spectacle to equal the “Haka” performed at the 1st Crusade? Will those present be able to differentiate between their Left hand and Right hand for the purpose of drinking? Will the Holy Hand Grenade of Antioch continue to fill the coffers for the purpose of sponsoring Richard List? Well there is only one way to find out!

All are welcome to this fantastic, if a little eccentric, supporter’s lunch. Tickets are just £12 and you can book yours by calling reception on 01302 831388 option 5.

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Knights undone at The Lane.

Nottingham Rugby 24 Doncaster Knights 3

Knights slipped to a fourth straight league defeat at the hands of an impressive Nottingham side who, following today’s result, now sit in the league’s top four.

The Knights made the relatively short trip to Meadow Lane, hoping to end the year on a high with a victory over the fellow Northern Championship side but that was not to be the case as the impressive Green and Whites inflicted a 24-3 defeat on Clive Griffiths’ men.

There was one change to the Knights side as announced in the week, as dual-registered young Leicester Tiger Rhys Williams came on to the left wing in place of Tyson Lewis.

The home side started like they meant business. After the Knights collected possession at kick off, fly half Piers Francis tried an audacious pass out of his own 22 metre. The ball was just a little too far in front of the oncoming Flockhart to collect and bounced into touch. This was the last spell of possession the Knights would have for a significant period of time.

Nottingham committed whole-heartedly to their early attacks and whilst the Knights managed to hold off the initial onslaught, they fell foul of the referees whistle time and time again.

Fly half Dan Mugford turned down close range shots at goal, going to the corner as the Green and Whites went after a maximum return of points. The Knights defence would not let them through and when the game’s first scrum was awarded Donny got some respite. After four reset attempts a free kick was given the Knights way and Francis cleared his side’s lines.

The clearance only worked to postpone the home attacks and they soon came back. The offensive efforts were boosted by the Knights continued infringements, after just ten minutes of action the penalty count read four to nil, and Nottinghham would soon capitalized on this.

Spinning the ball from touchline to touchline with good support, Notts stretched the Knights defences and when the ball was once again spun to the left hand side winger Ryan Hough showed his pace to get over in the corner.

Donny almost made an immediate response, Skipper Michael Hills was able to collect from the restart and headed towards goal. The Knights first goal scoring chance came shortly after when Notts were pinged for not releasing. Francis went to the corner but unfortunately the Knights gave away a penalty of their own in the next phase of play.

The Knights started to gain a bit of a foothold in the game as the half progressed but still looked the more vulnerable of the two sides. They did manage to create a threatening chance when they built from a scrum penalty and spun together nice phases in Nottingham’s 22m. The attack came to an end when the ball was knocked forward but Donny had penalty advantage and Flockhart looked to go at posts. Against howling wind the Scotsman produced a rare miss.

With the half approaching the Knights squad and coaches would probably have been relieved to go into the break trailing by just seven points. Unfortunately the home side had other ideas and broke again before the interval, a fracas at a break down saw both Richard List and Dan Montagu given a ten minute breather and a penalty that was originally awarded to the Knights was reversed.

Notts built from the penalty and attacked sharply when Billy Robinson entered the line at pace. The full back was able to skip out of one tackle and then put his foot down to race home. Mugford was unable to add the conversion but nonetheless the hosts finished the half twelve-points to the good.

Doncaster needed a much-improved showing in the second forty if they were going to take anything from the clash and the early signs were positive after the break. Paul Jarvis nicely colected an inside ball from Piers Francis and broke up field. He made his way into the Nottingham 22m before winger Liam O’Neill was able to haul the full back in to touch.

The Knights got off the mark soon after when the packs locked horns at scrum time, both front rows went to ground and the advantage was given to Donny. Flockhart elected to go at goal and this time made no mistake, 12-3.

Unfortunately this was about as good as it got for the Knights and Nottingham produced in swift reaction. Good pressure from the restart meant Francis was forced into a hurried clearance kick from his own goal area. The fly half could only clear as far as the 22m and from there the hosts produced a fine driving maul which ended with home skipper Brent Wilson touching down.

Trailing by two converted scores Griff made a raft of substitutions introducing; Tiziano Pasquali, Brad Field, Viliami Veikoso, Ollie Bryant and Latu Makaafi either side of the hour mark. Unfortunately, unlike in Penzance a fortnight ago, the Knights were unable to produce an unlikely comeback and it was the hosts who really kicked on.

The bonus point came for Nottingham shortly after. A well-supported break up field, littered with offloads, was eventually finished by flanker Rupert Cooper. Mugford produced a fine touchline conversion to make the score line 24-3.

Nottingham did not add to the score as the game entered final stages but defended superbly to ensure a comfortable victory.

In the final ten minutes of the game the Knights increased their intensity, looking to end on a high. They worked their way deep in to the home 22m and this time it was Nottingham’s turn to fall foul of the ref’s whistle. Repeated penalties resulted in replacement back row Tom Calladine being sin binned with minutes left to play. Doncaster continued to press but the hosts would not yield and when the ball was turned over with time up, Will Maisey kicked it dead to close proceedings.

Not a great day at the office for the Knights players and coaches, who now have a two-week turn around before welcoming Rotherham Titans and the Sky Sports to Castle Park cameras on January 4th.

On a brighter note to all Knights fans who have followed the squad this season, Merry Christmas and a Happy New Year. We look forward to seeing you soon in 2015!

Nottingham Rugby XV

15) Billy Robinson 14) Ryan Hough (Alex Smit 58’) ?13) Ed Styles? 12) Javiah Pohe ?11) Liam O’Neill? 10) Dan Mugford (Will Maisey 79’)? 9) Sean Romans 1) George Porter (Campese Ma’afu 65’) 2) Shaun Malton (Jon Vickers 65’) ?3) Conor Carey (Michael Holford 26’)? 4) Toby Freeman (Tom Price 64’) ?5) Dan Montagu 6) Rupert Cooper (Tom Calladine 65’)? 7) Brent Wilson (c)? 8) Paul Grant

Replacements; 16) Campese Ma’afu?17) Michael Holford 18) Jon Vickers 19) Tom Price? 20) Tom Calladine? 21) Alex Smit? 22) Will Maisey

Tries; Ryan Hough 14, Billy Robinson 40’, Brent Wilson 49’, Rupert Cooper 56’

Conv; Dan Mugford 14, 56’

Pens

Sin Bin: Dan Montagu & Tom Calladine

Knights XV

15 Paul Jarvis, 14 Dougie Flockhart, 13 Andy Bulumakau, 12 Bevon Armitage (Ollie Bryant 61’), 11 Rhys Williams, 10 Piers Francis (Paul Roberts 70’), 9 Bruno Bravo (Brad Field 55’), 1 Richard List (Riccardo Brugnara 40’), 2 Ben Hunter (Villiame Veikoso 61’), 3 Ross Davies (Tiziano Pasquali 55’), 4 Matt Challinor, 5 Jon Phelan, 6 Phil Eggleshaw (Latu Makaafi 61’), 7 Michael Hills ©, 8 Alex shaw.

Replacements; 16 Riccardo Brugnara, 17 Villiame Veikoso, 18 Tiziano Pasquali, 19 Latu Makaafi, 20 Paul Roberts, 21 Ollie Bryant, 22 Brad Field.

Tries

Conv

Pens; Dougie Flockhart 45’

Sin Bin; Richart List

Att 1,267.

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Griff names his final squad of the year.

On Sunday the Knights travel to Meadow Lane to close 2014 with a scintillating clash versus Northern Championship rivals Nottingham.

The Green and Whites have had a solid campaign to date, currently fifth in the division, trailing fourth placed Rotherham Titans on points difference alone.

Director of Rugby Clive Griffiths makes just one change to the backline that produced five tries in the Knights resounding win over Cross Keys last Saturday as Bruno Bravo replaces Tomasi Palu at scrum half.

Upfront Ben Hunter returns to the starting line up having recovered from a knock to the head sustained versus Cornish Pirates at the start of the month. He is accompanied in the front row by Richard List and Ross Davies who makes his first Championship start of the season having made an impressive return from injury off the bench last weekend.

The only other swap in the pack sees Phil Eggleshaw picked ahead of Latu Makaafi at blindside flanker who is included amongst the replacements. Eslewhere on the bench Italian propping duo Riccardo Brugnara and Tiziano Pasquali will hope to make an impact if called upon and are joined by fellow Leicester Tiger Ollie Bryant who could make his Knights debut.

19-year-old Bryant is capable at fly-half and centre and has achieved age grade honours for England at U16 level and has captained the Tigers U18 side. Paul Roberts and Brad Field complete the squad, both having made significant contributions from the bench versus Cross Keys.

Knights XV

15 Paul Jarvis 14 Dougie Flockhart 13 Andy Bulumakau 12 Bevon Armitage 11 Tyson Lewis 10 Piers Francis 9 Bruno Bravo 1 Richard List 2 Ben Hunter 3 Ross Davies 4 Matt Challinor 5 Jon Phelan 6 Phil Eggleshaw 7 Michael Hills © 8 Alex shaw

Replacements; 16 Riccardo Brugnara 17 Villiame Veikoso 18 Tiziano Pasquali 19 Latu Makaafi 20 Paul Roberts, 21 Ollie Bryant, 22 Brad Field

Nottingham Rugby XV

15) Billy Robinson 14) Ryan Hough ?13) Ed Styles? 12) Javiah Pohe ?11) Liam O’Neill? 10) Dan Mugford? 9) Sean Romans 1) George Porter ?2) Shaun Malton ?3) Conor Carey? 4) Toby Freeman ?5) Dan Montagu ?6) Rupert Cooper? 7) Brent Wilson (c)? 8) Paul Grant

Replacements; 16) Campese Ma’afu? 17) Jon Vickers ?18) Michael Holford? 19) Tom Price? 20) Tom Calladine? 21) Alex Smit? 22) Will Maisey

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Rugby legend visits Castle Park

Today’s Knights training at Castle Park featured a very special guest as Wales Defence Coach Shaun Edwards paid the team a visit.

Edwards, who is the most decorated Rugby League player to have ever lived and has a total of 37 winners medals to his name oversaw a Knights training session today as the team prepare for Sunday’s vital clash with Nottingham Rugby. As a coach the former Man of Steel has had an equally remarkable career in the XV a side code and won three successive Premiership titles and two Heineken Cups with London Wasps before aiding Wales to Grand Slam success in 2008 and 2012 as well the RBS 6 Nations title in 2013 in his role of Defence Coach.

The former Great Britain star took the team through some drills during today’s training, fingers crossed his expertise will be put to use by the Knights in their end of year showdown at Meadow Lane.

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Knights draw Munster in B&I quarter final.

The Knights reward for a perfect six cup wins from six is a home clash with Munster A in the quarter final stage of the British and Irish Cup

Following the conclusion of the pool stages last weekend, the quarter-final draw took place on Monday. Having made a successful return to the professional second tier in September, Doncaster Knights will compete in the British & Irish Cup quarter-finals next month, facing 2012 winners Munster ‘A’ at Castle Park. Doncaster are one of only three clubs to complete a clean sweep of wins in the pool stage, along with Bristol and Worcester. Bristol Rugby and Yorkshire Carnegie will do battle in an all English tie in a repeat of last year’s semi-final. As history shows, Carnegie won at the Memorial Stadium in 2013/14 and went on to compete in the British & Irish Cup final, losing out to Leinster ‘A’ in Donnybrook. However, 2011 winners Bristol are yet to lose in any competition this season and will be eager to maintain that record as they welcome their Championship rivals to Ashton Gate in the New Year. Like Bristol, Pontypridd’s British & Irish Cup final journey was cut short last year as the Welsh Principality outfit were knocked out of the competition in the semi-final stage. In a thrilling game at Sardis Road, Leinster ‘A’ progressed to the final after a 22-all draw saw the visitors through with a greater try count. Ponty will be hoping to go one better this season, but will first need to fend off stiff competition from Worcester Warriors in the quarter-final. Title holders Leinster ‘A’ remain on course to retain the trophy for a third consecutive year, but only if they can push past Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane. The Irish province finished top of pool five with 24-points, while the Titans also finished in poll position in pool two, securing home advantage with the last kick of the match in round six. British & Irish Cup quarter-finals, January 23/24/25Doncaster Knights v Munster AWorcester Warriors v PontypriddBristol Rugby v Yorkshire CarnegieRotherham Titans v Leinster ‘A’

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Home quarter final secured with Cup win.

Doncaster Knights ended their 2014 Castle Park campaign with a resounding 54-0 victory over Welsh Premiership outfit Cross Keys. The victory completes a perfect six victories from six games in pool four of the British and Irish Cup.

Prior to kick off Griff’s charges knew that single point would be enough to secure a home quarter final but the win, combined with Rotherham’s defeat to Carnegie means the Knights progress as the competitions top seeded side.

Last weekend the Knights waited until the final 15 minutes of the game to show off their attacking capabilities but they were not hanging around this week. Despite a couple of early handling error Doncaster’s attacking intent was very obvious, Tomasi Palu looked as if he may have recorded the game’s opening score with a superb break down the blind side put was called back by the touch judge. It would not matter however as the Knights were soon back on the attack, with penalty advantage, the team broke through Dougie Flockhart and then Bevon Armitage. The number 12 carried the move forward before putting Paul Jarvis away to open the scoring.

The Knights, boosted by the return of centre Andy Bulumakau looked dangerous every time they were able to get the ball out wide, on occasion though poor handling put paid to promising attacks. It was in fact through the forwards that the Knights next registered on the scoreboard. A penalty well within the kicking range of Flockhart was put to the corner and a textbook driving lineout surged the Knights forward before Latu Makaafi touched down.

Both defenses made their presence felt as the half continued and on a couple of occasions tempers flared, referee Stuart Graffikin deciding a talking to both captains was sufficient action. Keys were enjoying good spells of possession but suffered a double blow just after the half hour mark. Firstly Skipper Scott Matthews was sin binned for side entry at a ruck as the Knights pushed towards the Keys line. The resulting penalty was put to the corner and as the Donny pack set about driving towards goal the maul was illegally pulled down. Referee Graffikin awarded the Knights a penalty try and gave second row Tom Lampard a ten-minute rest for his part.

Keys held out with thirteen men until the half but shortly after were under their own posts again as Matt Challinor scored his second try in two games, reacting quickest to a loose ball after a break by the Knights down the left hand side. Chall’s try ensured the all important four-try bonus point meaning it was mission accomplished as far as securing home field advantage in the quarter final stage. Cross Keys could not qualify for the knock out stages meaning the final stages of the game were a care free spectacle of free-flowing, attacking rugby.

Back to a full compliment the visitors made inroads up field having made wholesale changes in the front row; again the Knights defenses would not be breeched. Andy Bulumakau marked what was a fine return to competitive action after injury with a score on the 46th minute. The centre collecting from second row Jon Phelan before jinking his way past would be defenders to touch down.

Credit must go to Cross Keys who continued to play with attacking intent despite the score line but the Knights just seemed to get better as the game wore on. More opportunities went the Knights way with; Palu, Bulumakau and Lewis all looking very dangerous and it was just a matter of time before they crossed again.

Tyson Lewis reminded Knights fans of just how dangerous he can be when he is given space. The winger collected following an Armitage break and pinned his ears back to score from about forty metres out.

On the hour mark Griff rang the changes in and encouragingly both Ross Davies and Brad Field entered the fray after lengthy injuries and made positive contributions.

The next Knights score was a joy to watch, the team broke up field with the ball spun from Paul Roberts to Piers Francis who offloaded to Tyson Lewis who eventually found Dougie Flockhart. The Scotsman sprinted over to touch down.

With the game clock wearing down the Knights produced one final score, Tyson’s second of the afternoon. Bulumakau produced another mesmerising break and flung a speculative wide pass out to Lewis, the winger collected and would not be stopped, touching down in the corner. From the touchline Dougie was just unable to make the conversion on an otherwise perfect performance with the boot and a personal total of 19 points.

Cross Keys fought to the bitter end and spent the final ten minutes camped in the Knights twenty-two metre area. The home side held firm once again to record a 54-0 victory and book their place in the B&I Cup quarterfinals at Castle Park.

15) Paul Jarvis (Paul Roberts 40’), 14) Dougie Flockhart, 13) Andy Bulumakau, 12) Bevon Armitate, 11) Tyson Lewis, 10) Piers Francis, 9) Tomasi Palu (Brad Field 63’), 1) Richard List (Riccardo Brugnara 48’), 2) Villiame Veikoso (Jack Bergmanas 60’), 3) WillGriff John (Ross Davies 57’), 4) Matt Challinor (Tyler Hotson 60’), 5) Jon Phelan, 6) Latu Makaafi, 7) Michael Hills ©, 8) Alex Shaw (Phil Eggleshaw 57’)

 

16) Riccardo Brugnara, 17) Jack Bergmanas, 18) Ross Davies, 19) Tyler Hotson, 20) Phil Eggleshaw, 21) Paul Roberts, 22) Brad Field.

 

Tries; Jarvis 8’, Makaafi 13’, Penalty 33’, Challinor 43’, Bulumakau 46’, Lewis 61’, 70, Flockhart 66’

Conv; Flockhart 8’, 13’ , 33’ 43’, 46’, 61’, 66’

Pens

 

15. Ryan Lee 14. Ashton Hewitt 13. Polu Uhi 12. Jack Dixon 11. Lloyd Lewis 10. James Leadbeater 9. Owen Jones 1. Luke Garrett (Richard Cornock 46’) 2. Darren Hughes (Jon Howard 50’) 3. Alex Jefferies (Anthony Lott 46’) 4. Danny Hodge (Simon Williams 46’) 5. Tom Lampard 6. Reuben Tucker (Josh Skinner 54’) 7. Scott Matthews (c) 8. Adam Powell

 

Replacements: 16. Jon Howard, 17. Richard Cornock, 18. Anthony Lott, 19. Simon Williams, 20. Josh Skinner, 21. Nathan Trowbridge, 22. Owen Jones.

 

Sin bin: Scott Matthews 33’, Tom Lampard 35’

 

Attendance: 1,421

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Supporters Coach.

The Knights end 2014 with an away trip to Championship rivals Nottingham on Sunday December 21st, KO 15:00.

Having secured a place in the knock out stages of the British and Irish Cup, next week the Knights focus returns to league action and for the final time this year the Supporters Coach will be following the team.

The Knights have a superb record on the road this season, only tasting defeat once, against league leaders Bristol, and the vocal travelling support have been treated to some scintillating displays away from home, not least last Saturday’s late fight back versus Cornish Pirates.

By some distance the most fun and most economical way to travel to away games is on the supporters coach so why not join the travelling Knights support and book your place. We need at least 23 adults to commit for the bus to run. The cost will be £15 per adult and £7.50 for juniors. The coach will leave Castle Park at 12.30pm

If you wish to travel on the coach, please either text John Lowe on 07977112706, or email at johnlowe0002@gmail.com or put your name on the list that will be on the notice board outside the Sales Office this Saturday at the Cross Keys match.

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International Rugby at Castle Park

England Under 18 will take on France at Doncaster Rugby Club’s Castle Park on Sunday, February 22 (kick-off 2pm).

Castle Park has been selected as the host venue for an exciting international fixture between England and France U18s. England last faced France during their August summer tour to South Africa, running out 23-6 winners in George on their way to an unbeaten season.

Head Coach John Fletcher said: “We’re looking forward to heading to Doncaster for this game against France. They’re always extremely tough opponents and it’ll be no different this time around. We’re hoping that we get a good home support behind us and put in a strong performance.”

Recent graduates of the Under 18 programme includes the likes of Senior internationals Jack Nowell, Anthony Watson, Owen Farrell, George Ford and Billy Vunipola, and Fletcher says that the game against France will be a good chance for fans to see potential international players of the future.

“Over the past few years we have seen a number of players progress through the system to Stuart Lancaster’s England side and perform well,” he added. “There is no doubt and there will be some talented players on show in Doncaster from England and France.”

The clash comes just a day after the Knights Greene King IPA fixture with Bristol Rugby and we are delighted to announce that Knights fans can take advantage of concessionary discounts. Just show your season ticket or Knights v Bristol match day ticket for £5 admission; furthermore under 16s are free on the terraces with a paying adult. Doncaster Knights CEO David Ryall added: “We were delighted to learn that the England Under 18 team management picked Castle Park as their venue of choice for the international match against France.

“We are equally delighted that we are in a position to host the international, which will provide rugby enthusiasts with a weekend of back-to-back rugby union with Doncaster Knights playing Bristol Rugby in the Green King IPA Championship on Saturday, 21 February and then England Under 18 against France on the Sunday.”

General sale tickets are available for £10 & £5 concessions for tickets. Ticket hotline is 01302 831388 option 5.

 

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Knights squad to face Keys announced.

Griff has named his squad for the final pool game of this season’s British and Irish Cup.

 

Clive welcomes back three players from the sick bay as Andy Bulumakau returns to the first XV for his first game since picking up an injury versus Bedford Blues October 25th and starts outside Bevon Armitage in midfield. Ross Davies and Brad Field are both passed as fully fit and will hope to make an impact from the bench.

 

Elsewhere Tyson Lewis returns on the left wing in place of Rhys Williams in an otherwise unchanged back line.

 

Upfront Villiame Veikoso makes his first start in a Knights jersey, replacing Ben Hunter who suffered a blow to the head in Penzance last weekend. WillGriff John makes his second start for the club on the tight head side with Richard List completing the front row. Having scored the game’s final try from the bench last weekend Matt Challinor is back in the starting line up, there are also recalls for Latu Makaafi and Michael Hills with Alex Shaw completing the back row.

 

The Knights require just a single point to guarantee a home quarter final but will be targeting a win to complete a perfect six Cup victories from six.

 

15) Paul Jarvis, 14) Dougie Flockhart, 13) Andy Bulumakau, 12) Bevon Armitate, 11) Tyson Lewis, 10) Piers Francis, 9) Tomasi Palu, 1) Richard List, 2) Villiame Veikoso, 3) WillGriff John, 4) Matt Challinor, 5) Jon Phelan, 6) Latu Makaafi, 7) Michael Hills ©, 8) Alex Shaw

 

16) Riccardo Brugnara, 17) Jack Bergmanas, 18) Ross Davies, 19) Tyler Hotson, 20) Phil Eggleshaw, 21) Paul Roberts, 22) Brad Field.

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