Doncaster have made several changes for their home fixture with London Scottish tomorrow.
The Knights are aiming for consecutive home league wins for the first time this season, but have been forced into a number of changes due to injuries sustained in the defeat at Ampthill.
Tomorrow’s opposition London Scottish arrive at Castle Park on the back of two defeats and only one win in their last five. However Graham Steadman’s side have secured eight bonus points in the 2019/20 Championship campaign so far.
Doncaster haven’t been defeated at Castle Park by the Exiles since 2014, although their last four wins have all been by a maximum of a nine point margin.
Scottish have also only won two of their previous five away matches, but sit three points above the Knights in table making the encounter hugely important for both sides.
Director of Rugby Clive Griffiths has had his injury woes after four players have been ruled out after last weekend against Ampthill. Howard Packman (ribs), Ollie Stedman (ankle), Tom James (shoulder) and Matt Challinor (knee) are all unavailable for the fixture.
Marc Thomas is now match fit after being ill last Saturday, while Matt Smith makes his return to the side after recovering from a neck injury sustained in October.
Dougie Flockhart (calf), Pete Lucock (knee) and Sam Jones (HIA) are also injured for the game, with Tom Hicks is still regaining his fitness on his route back from a HIA.
There has been seven changes to the starting line up that played at Dillingham Park. Rory Pitman, Fotu Lokotui and Curtis Wilson return, while Academy star Sam Pocklington is set for his first XV appearance for the Knights. Jack Roberts and Kyle Evans both start after scoring off the bench last week.
Amongst the replacements, Joe Sproston will make his 100th appearance should he play. Whilst Steve McColl could reach the 50 landmark if he is substituted on.
New signing Guido Volpi only arrived at Castle Park yesterday, but has already been named on the bench. Meanwhile Reiss Cullen could make his first appearance since October for the Knights.
KNIGHTS XV: 15. Cameron Cowell 14. Kyle Evans 13. Jack Roberts 12. Charlie Foley 11. Curtis Wilson 10. Sam Olver 9. Sam Pocklington 1. Robin Hislop 2. Ben Hunter 3. Colin Quigley 4. Rory Pitman 5. Matt Smith 6. Fotu Lokotui 7. Wian Conradie 8. Tom Calladine (c)
Replacements: 16. Will Holling 17. Marc Thomas 18. Joe Sproston 19. Morgan Eames 20. Guido Volpi 21. Reiss Cullen 22. Steve McColl 23. Lloyd Hayes