Charity Fun Run happening on 15th December

A charity fun run will take place on the 15th December at Castle Park in aid of the British Heart Foundation. 

Last year a charity run occurred and was a brilliant success that involved Dougie Flockhart shaving off his hair for a great cause.

Dougie is delighted the charity run will go ahead again. “Following the success of the run last year and with the British Heart Foundation as the charity of choice we have decided to go ahead with the run again. We’ve worked closely with a Knights supporter Sally Greenly to organise this 5km fun run.” 

“Hopefully the Danum Harriers will be used to marshal it again and will start before the game on the 15th and give plenty of time to get back for the match. There was 100 entries last year which was great and everybody is welcome, whether you’re coming to win or just take part, there will be prizes as well for the different categories.

Also at the fun run will be the challenge of trying to beat a regular Ironman competitor in a Christmas pudding outfit as well as Santa costumes given to all entries. 

There are discounts for children to enter the fun run and all competitors receive free entry into the Knights’ Championship Cup clash with Nottingham. 

To enter please email douglas.flockhart@hotmail.co.uk

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Haydn Griffiths MBE

We regret to announce the passing of Haydn Griffiths MBE who many members knew as the Leader of Armthorpe Brass Band.

The band has played at Castle Park at the Christmas lunch for the last two decades. 

We pass our best wishes and condolences to Haydn’s family.

Haydn’s funeral will take place at the church of St Leonards and St Mary’s, Armthorpe on Friday 16th November at 11.00am followed by a committal at Rose Hill Crematorium. 

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Plastic cups to be used for all upcoming Knights matches

At next weeks match with Coventry in the Championship Cup there will be no glasses used on the concourse, instead plastic cups will be served.

After a number of incidents, most recently glass was found on the first team pitch, it has been decided that plastic cups will be in use.

Functions will still have standard glasses used for all drinks. 

Last month a new environementally friendly scheme of using £1 plastic pint cups for alcohol was introduced with a great success. 

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Get your Coventry Championship Cup clash tickets

The Knights are back in action on the 10th November in the Championship Cup as we face Coventry.

The new competition brings a chance of silverware and a place in history as Doncaster face some familar faces in the opening round match.

Four ex Doncaster players in the form of Jack Ram, Latu Makaafi, Andy Bulumakau and Junior Bulumakau could all return to Castle Park. 

There will also be a Forces Lunch before the match, with a Vera Lynn tribute as the entertainment alongside a full roast dinner and complimentary tea & coffee. 

You can book your place by calling 01302 831388 or email events@castle-park.co.uk today! 

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DKTV | London Scottish Highlights

 

 

Watch all six tries from the Knigths’ five point victory over London Scottish on Saturday.

Hat-trick hero Curtis Wilson along with Steve McColl, Nick Civetta and Tom James all contributed to the sensational attacking performance from Doncaster.

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Hat trick hero Wilson pleased to get back on the scoresheet

Curtis Wilson scored three tries to help the Knights onto a 36-20 victory over London Scottish on Saturday. 

The winger praised his fellow Knights and new defence coach Phil Larder’s recent addition to the coaching staff. 

“The boys were exceptional today, we’ve had a tough weeks training and we’re starting to click as a group with regards to defence, we’ve got a new defence coach in and Phil has really helped us and we’ve gained confidence and it’s paid off getting the five-point victory today.”

Wilson had scored only one try before his sensational performance at the weekend and was happy to get back to both scoring and winning ways.

“I’m delighted to score three, Kurt put me in the space and I finished off the last two, I’m just pleased to get on the scoreboard, I haven’t got many tries this season so I’m looking to build from there.”  

The Knights now have two weeks until they face Coventry at Castle Park in the Championship Cup and Wilson is happy to head into that on the back of sublime attacking display.

“It’s a well-earned week off and to go into that on a high means it’ll be enjoyable and when we face Coventry we can be ready to get a win at Castle Park.”

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‘All credit goes to the boys’ praises Kendo

Forwards Coach Glen Kenworthy was delighted to end the Knights’ recent results and head into the Championship Cup with a victory.

Kendo gave all the credit to the players after Doncaster secured a five-point win over London Scottish scoring six tries.

“The boys have performed well the last two weeks and today was good, yet it’s been frustrating at times but full credit to the boys and it is the boys only what they’ve done and achieved today.”

Curtis Wilson scored a sublime individual try with a 50m sprint, while Tom James was on the end of the great passing move. Kendo was pleased in the manner of performance and how the players character has shown through.

“We scored some nice tries, you look at the score and three of their tries were our mistakes, it was an end to end game and all credit to the boys because they’ve stuck together, it’s been a tough six weeks and we’ve stayed together, and they’ve worked hard and got us out of the bad run.”

The Knights’ next match is against Coventry on November 10th in the Championship Cup and Kendo believes the players need the rest to recover before that game. 

“The boys need some time off, some are knackered, it’s not just the game, it’s the training during the week. The three back rows are training and doing all the game time as well so we need some time off to recharge the batteries and minds, we’ll come into the cup and be full of momentum and look to get the victory over Coventry.”

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Six tries and five points from a sensational Knights display

The Knights produced a sensational attacking display to earn a five-point victory with six tries against London Scottish.

A hat-trick of tries from Curtis Wilson in addition to Tom James, Nick Civetta and Steve McColl dotting down earned Doncaster a well deserved win in an entertaining clash at the Athletic Ground.

The first half started with the Knights on the front foot, however found themselves behind after a pass was intercepted just five metres from the Scottish try line as Miles Mantella stretched away to dot down.

An instant reply showed the character of Doncaster as Cameron Cowell made a superb break over halfway, side stepping a couple of Scottish players before passing to Josh Tyrell. The Samoan International made a quick offload to Tom James as he approached the 22 and the scrum-half fought off a tackle and dotted down for his fifth try of the season.

The momentum of the match then went back and forth as Scottish regained the lead when a pass hit Michael Hills on the back and bounced favourably for Mantella to score his second try of the afternoon.

It took just six minutes for the Knights to reply though as McColl intercepted a pass on the half way and found a burst to dot down. Kurt Morath converted to give a 10-14 lead to Doncaster.

London Scottish took back the lead through Joe Luca-Smith with just under half an hour gone. A box kick from James bounced favourably once again for the home side and after a couple of quick passes, Smith scored in the corner.

The Knights showed their character and determination once again as Nick Civetta scored his second try in as many away games with a close-range drive, after a number of pick and goes.

Curtis Wilson added to the score with his second try of the season with an incredible sprint from 50 metres out after a good pass from Morath.

The second half brought an expected reaction from the home side and it was them that put points on the board first. On 56 minutes, Smith scored another try to narrow the Knights’ lead to 20-24.

From that moment though it was the Knights that began to dominate the Athletic ground both on and off the field with vocal Donny supporters in the crowd and a superb Doncaster display on the pitch. Buoyed by the crowd it was Wilson who scored to give those that made the long trip south even more worthwhile a time.

Soon after, a sensational kick from one side of the pitch to the other from Morath, saw Wilson catch the ball, brush off a tackle and dive over to extend the lead to 20-31.

The match was then made tense when Cowell was sin binned for not rolling away with 20 minutes to go.

Winger Wilson completed his hat-trick when James made a quick pass to Morath, who spotted an overload and Wilson gratefully received the ball to dot down with ease and hand the Knights a 20-36 victory that was very much deserved.  

Knights XV: 15. Cowell 14. Wilson 13. Hayes 12. Creed 11. McColl 10. Morath 9. James (79’ Seniloli) 1. Hislop (67’ List) 2. Hunter (70’ Malcolm) 3. Quigley (62’ Sproston) 4. Challinor (67’ Eames) 5. Civetta 6. Ryan 7. Hills (79’ Booth) © 8. Tyrell

Replacements: 16. Malcolm 17. Sproston 18. List 19. Eames 20. Booth 21. Seniloli 22. Foley

Tries: Wilson 3, McColl, Civetta, James Conversions: Morath 3

London Scottish XV: 15. Smith 14. Mantella 13. Williams (64’ Duncan) 12. Vernon 11. Stevenson 10. Perry 9. Hart (49’ Frost) 1. Dawe 2. Saunders 3. Palframan (63’ Cringle) 4. Hodge 5. Uanivi 6. Tyas 7. Wynne 8. Bright

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Three changes for the trip to London Scottish

The Knights face London Scottish tomorrow looking to turn their recent good performances into four points in the penultimate GK IPA Championship fixture of the year.

Scottish lost their first three matches of the season, but have picked up three victories since against Jersey Reds, Bedford Blues and Yorkshire Carnegie.

The opponents’ kicker Rory Jennings has hit 49 points from kicks this season, as well as managing an impressive 87% on his penalties.

While dangerman Rob Stevenson has scored the most tries in the league so far with eight.

Team news for the Knights sees Ben Hunter, Nick Civetta and Steve McColl return to the starting line up.

Starting XV: 15. Cowell 14. Wilson 13. Hayes 12. Creed 11. McColl 10. Morath 9. James 1. Hislop 2. Hunter 3. Quigley 4. Challinor 5. Civetta 6. Ryan 7. Hills © 8. Tyrell

Replacements: 16. Malcolm 17. Sproston 18. List 19. Eames 20. Both 21. Seniloli 22. Foley   

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DKTV | Elliott Creed believes the side are building slowly towards a victory

Elliott Creed was named man of the match on Saturday after the Knights put in a valiant performance against league favourites London Irish.

The centre made the key pass for Lloyd Hayes to drive over and score Doncaster’s second try of the match.

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