Ten Knights re-sign for the new season

We are delighted to announce today that ten players from the current Doncaster Knights squad have re-signed ahead of the 2015/16 Greene King IPA Championship. This is the first announcement of several to be made over the next few days and weeks regarding next season’s Squad and discussions are very much on going with current and new players. We appreciate your patience at this sensitive time of the year.

Clive and his coaching team have been working tirelessly to piece together next season’s Squad and now that the End of Season celebrations are complete, we can reveal that, thus far, ten of the current crop have agreed to extend their stay at the Club.

Upfront Richard List has put pen to paper and will be hoping to lock down the number one jersey, though he will face stiff competition from Jack Bergmanas. The impressive 22-year-old front rower will be continuing his development at Castle Park after agreeing terms on a new contract. WillGriff John, also 22, has agreed to extend his stay at the Club having taken well to Championship rugby following his move from ITM Cup outfit Northlands in November.

Club Captain Matt Challinor will enter his fifth year with the Knights after, yet another, stand out campaign. The 2013/14 Player’s Player of the Season will also be joined by Canadian duo Jon Phelan and Tyler Hotson, though we may well have to wait until after the Rugby World Cup to see the pair back in a Knights jersey.

In the back-row Coaches Player of the Season Alex Shaw has committed his future to the Club, the number eight is currently on course to complete his rehabilitation from a shoulder injury in time for the 2015/16 pre-season fixtures. Joining Alex in the back-row is Latu Makaafi, the Flanker touched down for nine tries in the league and Cup on his Castle Park return and will hope to continue his fine form in 2015/16.

In the back division Andy Bulumakau will continue as a Knight next season having enjoyed a fine debut campaign since arriving from Gloucester last summer. The 22-year-old has featured in an array of positions for the Knights and will hope to cement a place in the starting line up next year.

The final announcement of the day sees the Club retain the 2014/15 Greene King IPA Championship top point scorer, Dougie Flockhart. The Knights winger has enjoyed a career year, accumulating 318 points in both League and Cup competition. The Scottish-born pace man’s performances have earned him division wide recognition, highlighted by his selection to the Championship XV and winning the Championship Player of the Month award in March.

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Jamie announces Knights retirement.

Fly Half Jamie Lennard has announced his retirement from the professional game as the 29-year-old looks to focus on a career in coaching, as he takes the role of Director of Rugby at Hill House School.

Jamie has enjoyed a remarkable professional rugby career, with two stints with the Knights as well as spells other top professional Clubs including; London Irish, Worcester Warriors and Bedford Blues. The fly half has been an instrumental cog in the Knights teams that he has played in, in his first season at Castle Park he amassed an incredible personal tally of 298 points, making him the division’s top points scorer but will now focus his efforts on managing the Hill House rugby programme.

Speaking on his announcement Jamie said. ‘I have had a wonderful career so far in rugby, and loved playing for the Knights.

“During recent injuries I have been fortunate to spend a lot of time working with Hill House and I am delighted that they have asked me to run the school’s rugby programme full time.

“I will be doing a lot of work with the school’s gifted young athletes and making sure that the links between Hill House rugby and Doncaster Knights are as strong as possible.’

Hill House rugby has developed a solid reputation in recent years with a number of players gaining representative honours with Yorkshire and the North of England, something Hill House Headmaster David Holland is confident Jamie can build upon. ‘Our rugby has become a great strength in the last few years, and to have a player and coach of Jamie’s experience and knowledge running and developing the programme will be a huge asset.

“He is already a great inspiration to the boys and we have been indebted to Doncaster Knights for loaning him to us for periods in the last couple of years. I am sure that Jamie will take the school’s rugby to the next level and beyond.’

Jamie becomes the second long-serving Knight to announce their retirement from the professional game, following the news that Tom Davies was hanging up his boots was publicized last week. Speaking on Jamie’s decision Doncaster Knights president Tony De Mulder said. “I would like to thank Jamie for his service to Doncaster RFC, he has been a great player and Clubman for us over the years.

“I wish Jamie every success in his new role at Hill House and hope it works to strengthen the ties between the School and our Club.”

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End of Season award success

Last night Castle Park played host to the Doncaster Knights End of Season Awards Dinner.

 

A healthy crowd filled the Arms Park Suite to reflect on a successful return to the Greene King IPA Championship for the Knights and celebrate those individuals who have enjoyed particularly remarkable campaigns.

 

Club President Tony De Mulder and Director of Rugby Clive Griffiths delivered speeches and video presentations highlighted some of the impressive rugby that has been played this season following a delicious two-course meal.

Six awards were presented over the course of the evening, two voted for by the Doncaster Knights fans, and the winners are as follows:

 

 

Player’s Player of the Season – Ben Hunter

Fan’s Player of the Season (Sponsored by Broderick & Leslie) – Bevon Armitage

Coaches Player of the Season – Alex Shaw

Top Gun (defence award) – Vili Veikoso

Try of the Season (Sponsored by Twenty-Four IT) – Paul Jarvis vs Bedford Blues

Clubman of the Year (Sponsored by Network Rail) – Paul Roberts

 

There was also a presentation made for the Knights current longest serving player, Tom Davies, who announced his retirement from the professional game a couple of weeks ago after ten years with the Club.

 

We would like to extend thanks to all those who attended the ceremony last night as well as those who have followed the team throughout the season; we look forward to welcoming you back in 2015/16!

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End of Season Dinner – last chance to book.

With the season now over we look forward to one final celebration at the End of Season Awards Knight.

Tomorrow evening the Knights End of Season Awards Dinner will take place in the Arms Park suite of the Clubhouse. The evening will be a perfect chance to reflect on what has been a successful return to the Greene King IPA Championship and recognise those Players that have had particularly impressive campaigns.

The awards up for grabs include:

– Players’ Player of the Season

– Coaches Player of the Season

– Fan’s Player of the Season (Vote here) Sponsored by Broderick & Leslie

– Try of the Season (Vote here) Sponsored by Twenty-fout IT

– Clubman of the Year Sponsored by Network Rail

– Top Gun (Defence award)

The evening will comprise of; a two-course meal, speeches, video presentations as well as the prize giving. Tickets are still on sale for just £15 but only until 5pm today! To purchase yours please call 01302 831388 [Option 5].

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Knights finish on a winning note.

Plymouth 16 Knights 19.

The Knights concluded their 2014/15 season with a victory over relegated Plymouth Albion but were made to fight for every point by a side committed to playing till the last.

It was the home side that made the better of the early exchanges. In greasy, grey conditions they took charge of possession and carried with intent. Fly half Declan Cusack pulled the strings and was more than happy to test the Knights’ kick defenses with a flurry of chips, grubbers and looming high balls. Albion looked to apply further pressure when a Cusack kick bounced to touch in the Knights 22m but a clever break from Brad Field following the line out looked as if it had eased the pressure; unfortunately the ball was spilt in contact. Over eagerness from the Donny pack gifted the hosts a free kick that was quickly taken and the ball promptly spun wide, Cusack collected and worked his way through a gap to touch down for the game’s opening score. The stand was unable to convert his effort.

 

Having fallen behind the Knights rallied and quick thinking from Field saw the scrum half take a tap penalty quickly before drawing another penalty on the floor. Paul Roberts kicked to the corner and, as they have done so often this season, the Knights gained advantage through their trusty driving line out. The pack rumbled forward before flanker Latu Makaafi touched down for his second try in two weeks.

 

Donny were unable to add to their score before the interval, with the only other points in the half coming courtesy of two Cusack penalties in what was a scrappy period of the game.

 

Trailing 11-5 the Knights did create some late first half opportunities, firstly through their line out. Inching towards the Albion line, the home pack threw everything at the oncoming maul and it seemed as if a penalty was the least the Knights could expect. When the maul was stopped, after some consultation with his touch judge, referee Matthew O’Grady gave a Plymouth penalty much to the bemusement of the travelling support. Despite this the Knights mounted another attack before the break and were awarded a succession of penalties in the home 22m and Ali Bone was sin binned for repeat infringements, with the clock at forty Doncaster tapped and ran the penalties and looked to have got over the try line but possession was spilt and the half time whistle was blown.

 

Doncaster emerged from the changing rooms operating at a higher level than they had in the opening half. Almost immediately Ollie Stedman carried powerfully and broke in to the Plymouth 22m and at the following phase Eoghan Grace was yellow carded for killing the ball. Grace’s sin binning meant the hosts were down to thirteen men and the Knights took full advantage. Firstly, a strong kick return from Paul Jarvis was well recycled and nice interlinking in midfield by Will Foden saw the ball make it’s way to Mat Clark. The centre did extremely well to work his way through a handful of defenders and touch down, Flockhart converted to put the Knights ahead for the first time in the game.

 

The Knights next score came following some ruthlessness at the breakdown. First off a surging scrum won a penalty that was put to touch before a driving line out was carried forward by Latu Makaafi. The flanker found Bevon Armitage on his outside shoulder and the midfielder crashed over. Flockhart on target with the extras, 11-19.

 

With the home side restored to fifteen shortly after the fifty-minute mark the tide of Knights attacks was quelled. Both coaches rang in the changes and neither side really took the game by the scruff of the neck. Credit must go to Plymouth who absolutely refused to give up on the tie and battled until the last and it almost paid dividends.

 

It was a former Knights that gave Plymouth late hope of a comeback, outside centre Toby Howley-Berridge managed to slip a tackle on the left wing a scoot away to score. Cusack could not convert but trailing by just three points the stage was set for a nervy ending.

 

Albion’s outlook improved when, with just two minutes to play, Ollie Stedman was shown a yellow for his reaction to a Plymouth scrum penalty decision. The pen was put to touch and only a superb last ditch tackle from Vili Veikoso prevented Eoghan Grace from crossing on the blindside. Having retained possession at the subsequent line out Donny were able to manage the clock and see out the game meaning they end the season with a victory.

 

The Knights finish the 2014/15 season in 9th position, having made the final of the British and Irish Cup, not a bad return to rugby’s second flight. Thank you to every Knights fan who has supported the team this season, we look forward to seeing you in pre-season.

 

Albion XV: 15 Lawrence Rayner (Pete Homan 58’), 14 Jack Arnott, 13 Toby Howley-Berridge, 12 Marc Koteczky, 11 Mark Kohler (Lewis Warner 67’), 10 Declan Cusack capt, 9 Cameron Setter (Josh Davies 72’), 1 Tom Harrison (Tom Fidler 59’), 2 James Penman, 3 Dan Pullinger (Tom Heard 72’), 4 Tom Hicks, 5 Brett Beukeboom, 6 Ali Bone, 7 Eoghan Grace, 8 Iain Grieve

 

Replacements; 16 Ted Stagg, 17 Tom Heard, 18 Tom Fidler, 19 Tom Jubb, 20 Lewis Warner, 21 Josh Davies, 22 Pete Homan

 

Tries; Cusack 9’, Howley-Berridge 77’

Conv;

Pens; Cusack 25’, 31’

Sin Bin; Bone 38’, Grace 42’

Knights XV; 15) Paul Jarvis, 14) Dougie Flockhart, 13) Mat Clark, 12) Bevon Armitage, 11) Tyson Lewis, 10) Paul Roberts (Ume Fosita 75’), 9) Brad Field (Bruno Bravo 75’), 1) Richard List (Jack Bergmanas 75’), 2) Ben Hunter (Vili Veikoso 63’), 3) Colin Quigley (WillGriff John 63’), 4) Matt Challinor, 5) Tyler Hotson, 6) Latu Makaafi (Phil Eggleshaw 55’), 7) Michael Hills © (Will Foden 27’), 8) Ollie Stedman

 

Replacements; 16) Jack Bergmanas, 17) Vili Veikoso, 18) Phil Eggleshaw, 19) WillGriff John, 20) Will Foden, 21) Ume Fosita, 22) Bruno Bravo.

 

Tries; Makaafi 15’, Clark 43’, Armitage 49’

Conv; Flockhart 43’, 49’

Pens;

Sin Bin; Stedman 78’

 

Referee: Matthew O’Grady

Attendance: 1,486

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Final Knights side of the season named.

The Knights set off to Plymouth this morning hoping to end the 2014/15 campaign on a winning note.

Griff has named a side with just a couple of adjustments to the one that overcame Bedford last Saturday at Castle Park. Paul Roberts is the sole change in the back division; he replaces Ume Fosita and will start in the 10 jersey on his playing return to Brickfields since leaving Albion for the Knights in summer 2013.

 

The front row provides the majority of the switches as a complete overhaul of personnel sees Richard List, Ben Hunter and Colin Quigley replace Tom Davies, Harry Thacker and WillGriff John. The rest of the pack remains from last weekend with Michael Hills wearing the Captain’s armband at open side flanker.

 

Vili Veikoso has recovered from injury to be included amongst the replacements he alongside Jack Bergmanas and WillGriff John provide front row cover. Phil Eggleshaw and Will Foden complete a five two forward back split on the bench and half back cover comes courtesy of Ume Fosita and Bruno Bravo.

 

Knights XV; 15) Paul Jarvis, 14) Dougie Flockhart, 13) Mat Clark, 12) Bevon Armitage, 11) Tyson Lewis, 10) Paul Roberts, 9) Brad Field, 1) Richard List, 2) Ben Hunter, 3) Colin Quigley, 4) Matt Challinor, 5) Tyler Hotson, 6) Latu Makaafi, 7) Michael Hills ©, 8) Ollie Stedman

 

Replacements; 16) Jack Bergmanas, 17) Vili Veikoso, 18) Phil Eggleshaw, 19) WillGriff John, 20) Will Foden, 21) Ume Fosita, 22) Bruno Bravo.

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Greene King IPA: Weekend preview.

Aggregate attendances have reached an all-time high in the Greene King IPA Championship after the 300,000 mark was passed for the first time in the competition’s history in round 21.A total of 315,731 spectators, at an average of 2,506 per game, have watched Championship rugby at grounds up and down the country this season, and that figure is set for a further boost with another bumper gate expected for the top-two clash between the division’s best-supported clubs, Worcester Warriors and Bristol Rugby, at Sixways on Saturday.A quirk of the fixture list sees the two other likely play-off contenders come face-to-face at Clifton Lane, with Rotherham Titans up against third-placed London Scottish. The Titans still need a point to be absolutely certain of their place in the top four although it would take a huge set of results to deny them. Nottingham need a bonus-point win at Bedford and for Rotherham to take nothing from their final fixture, in addition to a 127-point turnaround, to leapfrog them in the table. Bedford Blues v Nottingham, Saturday April 25, kick-off 3pmTenth-placed Bedford are set for their lowest finish in 14 seasons at this level unless they can overhaul the one-point gap between themselves and Doncaster on the final weekend. Not since the 2000/01 season, when they finished 11th, have the Blues failed to finish 9th or higher in the second tier of English rugby. Fourteen points from the boot of debutant Will Maisey and Brent Wilson’s try helped the Green & Whites win 19-10 at Meadow Lane. Bedford have proved to be a potent force in the second half of matches at Goldington Road this season, scoring 21 of their 32 tries at home after the break.Jersey v Moseley, Saturday April 25, kick-off 3pmJersey were denied a first-ever Championship win against Moseley at Billesley Common back in September when home winger Drew Cheshire scored his second try late on and Ollie Thomas held his nerve to land the conversion and level the scores at 22-22. All four previous Championship clashes ended in wins for Moseley.Plymouth Albion v Doncaster Knights, Saturday April 25, kick-off 3pmPlymouth have nothing but pride left to play for after Saturday’s 29-0 defeat at Moseley confirmed their relegation to National League One. No team coached by Graham Dawe will go down without a fight though, and Albion have won their last two at home to Doncaster in the league. The Knights’ last victory at Brickfields was in October 2011. The newly-promoted Knights announced their return to the Championship with a 27-6 win over Albion in round 1. Dougie Flockhart looks certain to finish the season as the Championship’s top points-scorer after taking his overall tally to 223 in Doncaster’s 25-19 win against Bedford.Rotherham Titans v London Scottish, Saturday April 25, kick-off 3pmMark Bright got his record-breaking season off to a flying start when he scored a hat-trick against Rotherham in this season’s first encounter. The No.8 now holds the individual record for tries in a season in the Championship with 24. London Scottish have won four and lost three of their previous clashes with Rotherham, who go into the match on the back of a run of five wins from six outings.Worcester Warriors v Bristol Rugby, Saturday April 25, kick-off 3pmBristol only need a losing bonus point to bring up a century of competition points for the season, a feat only previously achieved by Worcester who finished their 2010/11 title-winning campaign on 101 points. A new record is within Bristol’s grasp if they complete a league double over the Warriors. Bristol’s last visit to Sixways ended in a 38-20 defeat, on 8 October, 2010. Worcester have set new Championship records this season for tries scored (120) and ‘points for’ (832).Yorkshire Carnegie v Cornish Pirates, Saturday April 25, kick-off 3pmCarnegie kicked off the new season with a win for the first time in six seasons when they prevailed by 29-18 at the Mennaye Field back in September. All of Carnegie’s tries that day came from forwards with Ben Harris (2), Chris Jones and Ryan Burrows all scoring. Carnegie and Pirates meet at Headingley exactly one year to the day since Carnegie won 36-3 in last season’s corresponding fixture. All six of the Pirates’ previous trips north to play Carnegie have ended in defeat.

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Colin keen to end season with a bang.

 

 

The Knights recorded a third win over Bedford Blues of the season last Saturday as they ended their Castle Park campaign on a victorious note. The final test for Griff’s squad comes this weekend on the South Coast as the Knights take on relegated Plymouth Albion.

 

Despite the Knights league safety being secured a fortnight ago and the Seasiders already being relegated, tight head Colin Quigley insists that his side are taking the game extremely seriously; something highlighted in Saturday weekend’s win.

 

“The coaches have been speaking ever since we guaranteed safety about how we want to make sure we don’t just fizzle out.

 

“If we win, we have a chance of catching Jersey and the higher the league finish we have the better.

 

“Looking back we think that we could definitely have finished higher than we have this season, we’ve lost a few tight games but they’ve been a learning curve for next year and we want to go out on a big win.”

 

“We are a good attacking team and we will try and play some rugby on Saturday. We turned down some kicks at goal against Bedford because our driving maul has been going well so that made sense.

 

“Prior to Saturday’s game we’d only won at home twice in the league so we wanted to put on a display for the fans, they deserve it; they’ve really stuck by us this campaign.”

 

In 2012/13 the Knights final Chamoionship game before beginning their National One campaign was at home against Plymouth, with Albion leaving Castle Park as victors. Colin states that there are many motivating factors going into Saturday’s clash and that the Knights are ready to take the game to a hurting Plymouth outfit.

 

“Saturday is a big thing for us; we all want to go out on a high because it will be the last time this exact team all play together.

 

“We’ve got a very tight bunch of lads here, you saw that on Saturday as everyone got up and pulled together for Dizzle’s [Tom Davies] last home game and that will be the same this weekend in what will be his last game for the Club if he’s involved.

 

‘They wont roll over on Saturday; a lot of them will be hurting. Relegation is not a good feeling and we’ve got to go down there with the same respect we would show any other team in the league.

 

“It’s never easy going to Plymouth, they are good team but have been very unlucky, they might have some players playing for a new contract now and will be looking to put in a performance.

 

“It’s a really long trip back from Plymouth without a win and the beer will definitely taste better if we get the result.”

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End of Season Awards – voting open!

With the season finale just five days away the time has come to vote for the End of Season Awards.

On Tuesday April 28th the Knights End of Season Awards Dinner will take place in the Arms Park suite of the Clubhouse. The evening will be a perfect chance to reflect on what has been a successful return to the Greene King IPA Championship and recognise those Players that have had particularly impressive campaigns.

Having followed the team week-in-week-out we need you, the Knights fans, to select your winners for a pair of prestigious awards. Firstly, the players and coaching staff have drafted a shortlist of tries for this season’s Try of the Season Award (sponsored by Twenty-four IT) and we need you to pick the winner by watching the video and casting your vote below. The second award is the Fan’s Player of the Year, again please vote via the link below, voting will close on Monday April 27th.

The evening will comprise of; a two-course meal, speeches, video presentations as well as the awards giving. Tickets are currently on sale for just £15 and can be purchased by calling 01302 831388 [Option 5].

Try of the Season

Fan’s Player of the Season

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Knights blow past Blues.

Knights 25 Blues 19

Doncaster veteran Tom Davies lead the Knights out into glorious sunshine at Castle Park on his swan song home appearance after ten years with the Club. A hard fought victory over Bedford a fitting end to the loose head’s professional career and put some more gloss on a successful return to the Championship for the Knights

After a bright Doncaster start play was unfortunately held up for some time after two quite serious looking early injuries for the Blues. Firstly Justin Blanchet was forced from the field of play and then James Currie was stretchered off with a nasty looking injury, thankfully it was subsequently confirmed that the tight head had been given the all clear from the hospital shortly after full time.

The injuries interrupted the very early pace but the Knights certainly played the better rugby through the opening exchanges. Having dominated the possession Donny gained territory due to indiscipline in the Blues ranks and turned down several penalty shots at goal. It was after a penalty kick to the corner that the Knights scored the opening try of the day. A well-worked driving maul put them in touching distance before Latu Makaafi broke down the blind side to touch down. Dougie Flockhart produced a fine conversion to add the extras.

Bedford responded well and in the second quarter started to come to the fore, a handful of chances were created by the Blues back division including a well-weighted chip from fly half Jake Sharp that forced Paul Jarvis to run the ball out of bounds in his own 22m. The resulting line out might have provided the Blues opening score were it not for a solid turnover and impressive break from Brad Field. The number nine carried from his own goal area in to the Bedford half before handing on to Bevon Armitage and in the next phase of play the visiting defence was pinged for offside. The Knights went to touch but when they won another penalty after Bedford illegally stopped the driving line out Dougie Flockhart elected to go at goal and calmly added the three points.

With half time fast approaching Bedford ensured they would not go back in to the changing rooms on nil points and gave an almost instant reply to the Flockhart penalty. Having forced a turnover, they quickly moved possession across the back line before chipping ahead of the Knights defensive line. Winger Dean Adamson set off in pursuit and was able to round Paul Jarvis to collect and touch down. Sharp added the extras and the teams headed in to the interval with the game finely poised at 10-7.

Having undoubtedly received stern instruction from Griff during the break the Knights made a flying start to the second period and battled their way into the Bedford half. The ball made its way to centre Bevon Armitage who broke powerfully before handing on to midfield partner Mat Clark. Clark carried the move forward and then freed up Tyson Lewis to gallop over in the corner.

Despite the early score the Blues seemed to have the initiative in the second period and regularly applied pressure with some powerful carries; notably from number eight Hayden Thompson-Stringer. The pressure eventually told when a penalty was put to the corner and Bedford veteran Paul Tupai crashed through at the back of the driving maul. With a successful conversion from Sharp the visitors trailed by just one point.

Following the score both coaches made a number of changes, the personnel switch seemed to aid the Knights fortunes in the set piece and Phil Eggleshaw made a difference with a number of telling carries. Doncaster put some daylight between themselves and the Blues when Flockhart converted a scrum penalty in the Bedford half before scoring what would be the match-winning try.

Ume Fosita made good yards with the boot following a penalty for offside and when Michael Hills was taken in the air at the subsequent line out the Tongan was able to put his pack right into the corner. Thompson-Stringer was sent to the sin-bin after he illegally pulled down an established Knights maul and following the penalty the Donny pack looked to pick and drive at the Bedford line. Matt Challinor has proved himself to be nigh on unstoppable from close range and it was the case once again as the Knights Club Captain touched down with less that ten minutes to play.

The loudest applause of the day came on 72 minutes when Jack Bergmanas replaced Tom Davies as the prop forward received a standing ovation upon leaving the pitch but Bedford had intentions of spoiling the party. Restored to a full compliment, quick thinking from Harry wells saw the second row take a quick penalty and with the Knights defense stretched the ball was spun wide. Possession made it’s way in to the hands of captain Nick Fenton-Wells, the Blues skipper barged through a half gap for the score. Baden Kerr’s conversion bounce wide off the upright and the Knights held on to claim their third win of the season over the Blues.

Moseley’s win over Plymouth means the Albion’s fate in sealed and they will play next season in National One but will be sure to want to go out on a high as they host the Knights on the last day of the season next Saturday.

 

Knights XV 15) Paul Jarvis, 14) Dougie Flockhart, 13) Mat Clark, 12) Bevon Armitage, 11) Tyson Lewis, 10) Ume Fosita (Paul Roberts 72’), 9) Brad Field (Tomasi Palu 66’), 1) Tom Davies (Jack Bergmanas 72), 2) Harry Thacker (Ben Hunter 52’), 3) WillGriff John (Colin Quigley 52’), 4) Matt Challinor 5) Tyler Hotson, 6) Latu Makaafi (Phil Eggleshaw 54’), 7) Michael Hills ©, 8) Ollie Stedman.

Replacements; 16) Jack Bergmanas, 17) Ben Hunter, 18) Phil Eggleshaw, 19) Colin Quigley 20) Will Foden, 21) Paul Roberts, 22) Tomasi Palu.

 

Tries; Makaafi 10’, Lewis 44’, Challinor 71’

Conv; Flockhart 10’, 71′

Pens; Flockhart 36’, 65’

Blues XV; 15. Steffan Jones, ?14. Pat Tapley?, 13. Henry Staff (Ollie Dodge 45’), ?12. Mike Le Bourgeois, ?11. Dean Adamson?, 10. Jake Sharp (Baden Kerr 62’), ?9. Luke Baldwin (Darryl Veenendaal 62’), 1. Camilo Parilli-Ocampo (Tom Williams 66’),?2. Charlie Clare (TJ Harris 57’)?3. James Currie (Phil Boulton 4’), ?4. Mike Howard?5. Harry Wells, 6. Justin Blanchet (Paul Tupai 2’), 7. Nick Fenton-Wells (c)? 8. Hayden Thompson-Stringer

Replacements: 16. TJ Harris, ?17. Tom Williams, ?18. Phil Boulton? 19. Paul Tupai, ?20. Darryl Veenendaal, ?21. Baden Kerr, ?22. Ollie Dodge

Tries; Adamson 37’, Tupai 52’, Fenton-wells 76′

Conv; Sharp 38’, 52’

Pens

Sin Bin; Hayden Thompson-Stringer

Attendance: 1,569

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