Knights lock in two more.
16th July 2021
Doncaster Knights Head Coach Steve Boden has added more pieces to the jigsaw with second row pair George Oram & Josh Peters signing for the Club.
George Oram arrives having spent the last season at the Richmond Athletic Ground, sadly the 28-year-old was sidelined for the 2021 campaign through injury.
Oram made the switch to the capital from Coventry where he made 54 appearances, joining in the midst of their run to the National One title from fellow third division outfit Birmingham Moseley.
On Oram’s signing Bodes said. “George is exactly what I believe a Doncaster Knights player should be about; he has a high work rate, he’s abrasive and is a great bloke for the environment.
“Everyone speaks very highly of him and he’s brought a lot into training already. His experience in the league will be very valuable in a position where we have lost a lot of experience”
George began his senior career with Blackheath, before getting his first taste of the Championship with Rotherham Titans. Dropping down to National One for a season, the lock then played a major part in Coventry’s title-winning campaign before going on to help the side maintain their tier two status.
George is keen to get back on track after a frustrating 20/21 campaign & is excited about what the upcoming season could hold. “I’m hugely excited to be joining Doncaster Knights, after chatting with Bodes it’s clear he’s building a winning environment and it was an opportunity I couldn’t miss.
“The squad obviously had a great season last year in difficult circumstances and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in and adding to the environment where I can.”
Competing with George for starting berth in the Knights second row will be 25-year-old Josh Peters.
Josh signs from Stade Dijonnais in Nationale, the French third tier. He has previously played for Coventry and Cambridge R.U.F.C. and was part of Northampton Saints Academy.
Despite having won Under 18s honours for England, Josh has five caps for Spain. Peters moved to Marbella as a two-year-old playing for Marbella RFC before returning to the UK to join Oundle School and is a player Bodes believes can thrive at Castle Park. “Josh has a varied back ground having played in France and Spain as well as in the UK. We’ve watched a lot of his clips and like his athletic ability at the line out and abrasiveness in defence.
“He’s young and ambitious and has fit in really well already having moved over from France and believe he has a lot of upward potential.”
Josh added. “ “I am really excited to be here in Doncaster and feel like I’ve learnt loads already in the couple of week’s I’ve been at the Club. I’m really enjoying the intensity we are bringing to pre-season and can’t to start playing matches.”
An update on fixtures & season tickets will be coming next week.