Family Ticket just £29 for Carnegie clash

The Knights face Yorkshire Carnegie on the 29th Decemeber as we return to league action to end the year.

For this match only a Family ticket has now been reduced to just £29.

A family ticket consists of two adults and two juniors.

To purchase a family ticket or any ticket call us on 01302 831388. 

Posted in Uncategorised

Club Statement | Naomi Rubin

We regret to announce the passing of our club doctor Naomi Rubin on Sunday. 

Naomi (left) in the picture with a friend, joined the club this season as the official matchday doctor, after helping out for a number of games last season.

We pass our sincere condolences to Naomi’s family. 

 

Posted in Uncategorised

Executive Chairman Tony De Mulder wins Lifetime Achievement award

Doncaster Knights Executive Chairman Tony De Mulder won a Lifetime Achievement award at the Doncaster Business Awards last week.

Tony was president of the club for 28 years and has been involved even longer than that, as he first played for Doncaster as a teenager before returning to the area aged 21. 

Under the 75 year-old’s time as president, he helped fund the De Mulder Lloyd stand, which has a capacity of nearly 2,000 as well as oversaw the development and modernisation of the clubhouse. This has a gym, medical facilities, several changing rooms and has become a venue for events.

Recently under Tony’s guidance, a new AGP pitch was built to allow the first team, academy and wider community to play on. 

On the field, the club has become the most promoted club in rugby union history with eight promotions in 15 years, as Doncaster worked their way up from Yorkshire Two to the brink of the Premiership just four seasons ago.

At the awards ceremony, Tony’s was presented with the Lifetime achievement award by current Knights’ President Steve Lloyd, Tony also offered all those in attendance FREE terrace tickets to the match with Yorkshire Carnegie on 29th December.

If you would like to claim your free ticket please contact reception@castle-park.co.uk

Posted in Uncategorised

DKTV | Knights’ Best Mates with Curtis Wilson & Morgan Eames

 

Watch the first installment of the Knights’ Best Mates series with Curtis Wilson & Morgan Eames answering questions on each other.

What is Morgan’s worst habit? What level was Curtis capped for England at? How tall is Morgan?

Just some of the questions the two Knights’ best mates tried to answer.

Watch more interviews, highlights and post match reaction by subscribing to our DKTV YouTube Channel! 

 

Club shop guide for your Christmas gifts

Christmas is nearly just a week away so why not get your last minute present from the Knights club shop!

Doncaster players Curtis Wilson and Morgan Eames give you a quick guide around the shop of the items you could purchase as a festive gifts this Christmas. 

There are six different Christmas packages on sale to choose from so get yourself a bargain and save money.

1) Knights out Pack ( 2x tickets to a Castle Park event & a Knights tie) £40

2) Knights Supporters Pack ( Knights home supporter shirt & 2 Home match tickets) £55

3) Knights Leisure Pack ( Knights hoodie, t-shirt & baseball cap) £50

4) Knights Match Pack ( 2x Home match tickets & Knights polo shirt) £40

5) Ultimate Ticket Pack (2x Home match tickets & 2x tickets to a Castle Park event) £48

6) Knights Winter Pack (Knights combination jacket & Knights bobble hat) £65

You can purchase any of these festive bundles from our online club shop at https://www.drfcstore.co.uk/christmas-gifts

Posted in Uncategorised

Six Nations 2019 | TICKETS APPLICATION.

Current DRFC members who wish to apply for tickets to any of England’s home 2019 Six Nations please complete the form contained on the below link and return it by Wednesday January 9th together with your cheque for the appropriate value to the new point of contact Michael Casey on mcasey@castle-park.co.uk

As always the Club receives a relatively small ticket entitlement for games and should demand outstrip supply tickets will be allocated via a ballot.

2019 Six Nations Ticket Application Form

Knights exit cup after Notts defeat

The Knights exited the Championship cup after a 14-19 defeat, despite a spirited second half display.

Nottingham strode into a 7-19 half time lead after Doncaster were pinned back for much of the 40 minutes. The Knights came out after the interval with an increased intensity in their play, however could only manage one try as the visitors held firm for much of the second half. 

The match began with the away side in the ascendancy as they capitalised on the Knights’ slow start, McConnell scored a try in the corner after making a break from a scrum. Gearoid Lyons converted to make it 0-7 to Nottingham in the early encounters.

Doncaster fought back though, as they have done many times this season. A penalty try was awarded to the Knights after a great driving scrum.

Soon after Nottingham were given an on-field advantage as both Rory Pitman and Michael Hills were shown a yellow card within five minutes of each other. The Green and Whites capitalised with Oisin Heffernan dotting down.

Nottingham then extended their lead further with a converted try from Alex Goble.

Doncaster started the second half with a renewed intensity, both Charlie Foley & Tom James made good breaks that gained the Knights momentum as we looked to make a comeback.

That dominant display was rewarded as Joe Sproston powered over after a number of pick and goes for his first try of the season. Foley superbly converted to make the score 14-19 after 63 minutes.

The Knights pushed further on in the late stages and nearly scored the all-important try, however the referee judged the ball to have been held up.

Doncaster battled on in the final encounters, but couldn’t find a breakthrough as Nottingham claimed the four-point victory and with it a place into the last eight of the Championship Cup. As both sides ended on 12 points, it was the visitors that progress with more tries scored over the last six weeks.

Knights XV: 15. Cowell 14. Wilson 13. Hayes 12. Owen 11. Jarvis 10. Foley 9. James 1. Hislop 2. Hunter (50’ Malcolm)  3. Quigley (48’ Sproston) 4. Challinor 5. Eames 6. Tyrell (54’ Ryan) 7. Hills © (61’ Jones) 8. Pitman (66’ List)

Replacements: 16. Malcolm 17. List 18. Sproston 19. Ryan 20. Jones 21. Seniloli 22. Creed

Tries: Penalty Try, Sproston

Nottingham XV: 15. David Williams 14. Caetano Branco 13. Alex Goble 12. Luke Peters 11. Harry Graham 10. Gearoid Lyons 9. Murray McConnell (C) 1. Jamie Jack 2. Joe Roe 3. Oisin Heffernan 4. Llewelyn Jones 5. Seb Cecil 6. George Cox 7. Will Owen 8. Josh Poullet

Replacements: 16. Jake Farnworth 17. Aniseko Sio 18. Mike Daniels 19. Shane Buckley 20. Jordan Coghlan 21. Will Sutton 22. Max Craven

Tries: McConnell, Heffernan, Goble   Conversions: Lyons

Attendance: 648

Posted in Uncategorised

Bollywood theme for Carnegie pre-match meal

The last match of the year is a special one against Carnegie and so is our pre-match lunch.

With a Bollywood theme menu, you are sure to enjoy the lunch and the entertainment on show.

Castle Park’s end of year Bollywood Bash

Priced at £16 per person 

Buffet style service

Dine at 12pm

Menu: 

Chicken Rogan Josh, vegetable, spinach & chickpea curry, coriander rice, naan bread, onion bhaji, sweet onion raita, mango chutney.

To book your place on a pre-match meal not to be missed call 01302 831388 or click here  https://drfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/december29thlunch

 

 

Posted in Uncategorised

Four Changes as Knights look to reach cup quarter-finals

The Knights welcome Nottingham to Castle Park in the last group Championship Cup match tomorrow.

Doncaster need a victory to qualify for the quarter-finals, while Nottingham need an emphatic victory that restricts the Knights to just one bonus point to make it into the next round. 

Captain Michael Hills spoke earlier in the week about the importance of the Knights producing a performance for more than 40 minutes in tomorrow’s cup clash.

“It’s about playing for more than 40 minutes then the small margins will disappear and it’ll put us into a much stronger position going into the last 10 minutes of the game.

We just need to be smarter in our rugby decisions as it is always a tough test against Nottingham, just like any other local derby, they’re having a fantastic season and move the ball very well.

It is really important for us before this gap for Christmas that we get a strong victory at Castle Park, so we can return to the Championship fixture against Carnegie with a win behind us.”

There are four changes to the side that produced a late fightback against Coventry last weekend.

Curtis Wilson and Paul Jarvis will start on the wings, while Tom James and Lloyd Hayes return to the starting line-up.

Starting Line up | 15. Cowell 14. Wilson 13. Hayes 12. Owen 11. Jarvis 10. Foley 9. James 1. Hislop 2. Hunter 3. Quigley 4. Challinor 5. Eames 6. Tyrell 7. Hills © 8. Pitman

Replacements: 16. Malcolm 17. List 18. Sproston 19. Ryan 20. Jones 21. Seniloli 22. Creed

Posted in Uncategorised

New Christmas KIT ON SALE NOW!

 

 

Christmas is just a couple of weeks away and to celebrate this year the Knights will be wearing a festive kit in our games against Nottingham and Yorkshire Carnegie this month.

The brand new kit is on sale now in our Castle Park club shop as well as our online club store https://tinyurl.com/yayxvdu6

Priced at £50 for adults and £45 for juniors, there are ONLY 50 jerseys available to buy! So don’t miss out and get our festive kit this Christmas! 

Posted in Uncategorised

DKTV | Elliott Creed is enjoying the playing style of the Knights

Elliott Creed joined the Knights in the summer and is enjoying his time at Castle Park.

The centre has made seven starts and has been pleased with the Knights playing style since his arrival.

“It’s a good group of lads here, i like the fact we’re here to play rugby not just to kick the ball and that’s what i am about.”

You can watch more interviews, highlights and post match reaction by subscribing to our DKTV YouTube Channel!