Six Nations tickets now available to pick up

All those that have been successful in their application for Six Nations tickets can now pick them up from the Operations office at Castle Park from Monday to Friday 9am-5pm. 

Castle Park also plays host to a Six Nations fixture, as the England Women face France on Sunday 10th February with a 12.45pm kick off.

Tickets are available at: https://drfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/EnglandvFrance101

Pre-match lunch can be booked at: https://drfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/prematchbrunch

Hospitality for the fixture can be booked by emailing mcasey@castle-park.co.uk  for more information or clicking here: https://tinyurl.com/yb9y5hou 

 

Past Players’ Lunch on 30th March

This year’s Past Players’ Lunch for 2019 will take place on the 30th of March when Doncaster play London Scottish. 

On top of the usual reasons to get together, this year sees a few anniversaries of notable achievements by the Club and its players. This is my 20th year organising the Past Players’ lunch, which means it’s 40 years since Doncaster won the Yorkshire Shield, the first trophy the club won. 

Also this year, it is 20 years since Doncaster won the Yorkshire Cup for the first time, a feat to be repeated three more times. All great reasons in themselves to get together and celebrate.

This year also sees Yorkshire Rugby Union celebrate 150 years. Doncaster are in their 144th year which means we must be one of the oldest clubs in Yorkshire. Our club does have the most capped Yorkshire player as a member. 

If you have been involved with the club at any level, please come along and help us have another great day.

If you know anyone involved in any of the above let them know, and ask them to come along and join us.

 The cost of the two-course lunch is £16 (not including entrance ticket) and will be served from noon.

 To book please contact the club on 01302 831388 or contact myself,  Neil Watson, on 01302 856236.

Men’s England v France match to be shown at Castle Park

Castle Park is host to the Women’s Six Nations match between England and France on Sunday 10th February at 12.45pm.

The ladies side already have one victory after beating Ireland 51-7, while the weekends opposition France also won by an impressive margin of 52-3. 

After the Red Roses are in action, so are the men at Twickenham against France and you can watch that match on any of the TVs on the concourse.

Kick off is at 3PM, so supporters can enjoy a drink and watch the men in action after the women’s match has finished. 

There are now only standing tickets left for the England ladies fixture so don’t miss out and get yours now – https://drfc.cloudvenue.co.uk/EnglandvFrance101

KORT Nottingham pre-match lunch

The second Knights Of the Roundy Table lunch will be held at Doncaster’s next home match, with members of KORT going to be dressed in their traditional armour to it.

There has already been one KORT lunch and two away days, as the Knights beat Nottingham and Coventry on their travels.

The pre-match crusade lunch will start at 12.30pm and be a two course meal for £16.

In order to book your place and enjoy a pre-match banquet before the Knights do battle against Nottingham, call 01302 831388 or email reception@castle-park.co.uk.  

Flockhart is your MOTM vs Richmond

Supporters on Twitter have voted Dougie Flockhart as man of the match for his impressive performance against Richmond on Saturday.

The winger scored three tries, three conversions and a penalty to help secure the Knights a five point victory and won 45% of the vote ahead of Rory Pitman, Lloyd Hayes and Robin Hislop.

You can watch the Knights in action again on Saturday 9th February away at Ealing Trailfinders. Details of the supporters’ coach are here: https://tinyurl.com/yc8ux4vc 

DKTV | Post Match Reaction: Dougie Flockhart

Hat-trick hero Dougie Flockhart was delighted with the attacking display from the Knights on Saturday.

“I have done it a couple of times but It is always good to score a hat-trick.”

Dougie contributed 24 points to the 34-7 scoreline as Doncaster produced an impressive second half performance.

“As a squad we have faced some criticsm and put a lot of pressure on ourselves, but it was good to open up a bit and have some fun on the pitch.

We always look forward to a game against Ealing, it’ll be good to go down there and we have our own 3G pitch now so there is no excuses.”

Watch more interviews, post-match reaction and game highlights by subscribing to our DKTV YouTube Channel here: https://tinyurl.com/y8wzx45g 

DKTV | Richmond Match Highlights

 

 

Watch all the action from the Knights impressive victory over Richmond to secure a third consecutive win.

Three tries from Dougie Flockhart inspired Doncaster into a second half performance that saw four scores and a convincing five-point haul from the match.

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

Supporters’ Coach to Ealing Trailfinders

Doncaster have earned three victories in a row and have begun 2019 in unbeaten fashion.

The Knights next match is away to Ealing Trailfinders, who currently sit second in the GK IPA Championship, on Saturday 9th February.

The supporters’ coach will be leaving Buckley’s depot in Blaxton at 9am, after pick ups at Branton, Cantley and Armthorpe before arriving at Castle Park at 9.30pm. 

From there, after a short 15 minute break, the coach will pick up on Balby road, opposite the Winning Post, before heading south.

The cost is £20 for adults and £10 for juniors. 

To reserve your place on the coach please text 07977 112706.

Thank you to all those that travelled to Hartpury, your support was greatly appreciated as the Knights earned a fifth away win of the season. We look forward to your support once again as Doncaster face Ealing Trailfinders.

For fans looking to travel to the game, you can take advantage of the Early Bird offer from Ealing. You can save £5 by purchasing your ticket up to 4 days prior to the match. Full details are here: http://www.ealingtrailfinders.com/team/get-tickets

Knights rout Richmond to secure third straight win

The Knights secured a third consecutive victory after Dougie Flockhart scored a hat-trick of tries to inspire a sensational display at Castle Park today.

The winger put 24 points on the board after three tries, three conversions and a penalty, while Tom James dotted down his eight of the season and Lloyd Hayes grabbed one on his return to the side.

Doncaster started on the front foot with a try within the opening 10 minutes. Steve McColl put in a clever delicate kick into the corner from just outside Richmond 22 and Flockhart reacted first to dive over and give the Knights the lead. However, the winger missed the conversion.

The rest of the half was spent mostly in the Doncaster half with the visitors consistently on the attack. Yet the Knights’ defence held firm on several occasions and kept Richmond at bay and allowed for the 5-0 lead to be held until the interval.

Flockhart was again on hand to extend the lead to 8-0 after a penalty from a central position in the visitors 22 early in the second half.

The winger scored his second try of the afternoon from a flowing Doncaster move. Some great passing from the half way line into the Richmond 22 down the right wing saw Flockhart stretch away and dive over to make it 13-0 to the Knights.

That began a rout for the Knights as the hosts showed their sensational attacking capabilities with another three tries.

Lloyd Hayes, on his return to the side, dotted down after breaking away inside the Richmond 22 as Doncaster pinned the visitors into their half for most of the second half.

Flockhart converted that try to make the scoreline 20-0 and give breathing space going into the last 20 minutes.

Just five minutes later, James extended the lead further with a well worked move. The scrum-half received the ball off the back of the line out and found a gap to dot down with ease from within the visitors 22. Flockhart again converted to hand a 27-0 lead to the home side.

The pressure didn’t stop there from the Knights and with the confidence of two wins previously the players were playing with confidence and smiles on their faces at Castle Park. 

Flockhart grabbed his hat-trick 12 minutes from the final whistle after another good passing move down the right. The 33 year-old stretching away once again to dot down and then composed himself to convert from a tight angle near the touchline.

Richmond had the last say after intercepting a pass on the half way line to score, but could do nothing to dampen the cheers of the Castle Park crowd at full time as Doncaster romped to deserving 34-7 victory.

Knights XV: 15. McColl 14. Flockhart 13. Creed 12. Hayes 11.Lewis 10. Olver (72’Foley) 9. James(62’Seniloli) 1. Hislop(69’Williams) 2. Hunter(52’Mayhew) 3.Quigley(62’Sproston) 4. Tyrell(62’Challinor) 5. Civetta 6. Stedman 7. Calladine(70’Jones) 8. Pitman  

Replacements: 16. Mayhew 17. Williams 18. Sproston 19. Challinor 20. Jones 21. Seniloli 22. Foley

Tries: Flockhart 3, Hayes, James,   Conversions: Flockhart 3  Penalties: Flockhart

DKTV | Tom Calladine: ‘no easy game against Richmond’

Tom Calladine captained the Knights to victory over Hartpury in a ‘much needed’ win the flanker believed.

The 29 year-old also emphasised the importance of claiming back to back wins and that the match with Richmond tomorrow will be no easy game.

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