Bath back-row Jack Davies becomes a Knight.
25th June 2020
The Knights summer recruitment continues in the form of 24-year-old back-row Jack Davies.
Standing at 6ft 5in and weighing 116KG, Cardiff-born Jack Davies will add real presence to the Knights new-look squad.
Capable at lock also, Jack signed for Bath Rugby in the summer of 2018 and made five appearances in blue, white & black whilst studying at the University of Bath.
Davies developed as part of the Cardiff Blues Academy, spending 20 months at the Arms Park and progressing to feature for the first team in the Anglo-Welsh Cup.
Jack signed for Bristol in the summer of 2015 making his debut in the British & Irish Cup against Ulster Ravens before returning to Wales to spend the 2016-17 season with Cardiff RFC in the Welsh Premiership.
Steve Boden’s latest signing further lowers the Knights average age and the new Head Coach is extremely pleased to be bringing Jack to Castle Park. “As a club we’re glad Jack has decided to join us for this season coming, he will add real competition and versatility across the back row.
“He’s a big man, has plenty of energy and enthusiasm and is a good lineout presence.
“We’re looking forward to working with Jack and seeing how he progresses his game in a Doncaster shirt.”
Following a year back in Cardiff, Jack embarked on a Bachelor of Science degree in Sports and Exercise at Bath University.
Davies combined his studies with playing in the BUCS Super Rugby competition and turning out for Bath United in the Premiership A League. His performances caught the eye sufficiently to earn a senior contract which he balanced with working towards a Masters in Business.
Jack is hoping his rugby continues to make waves in a Donny shirt next season & says he is raring to go. “I’ve spoken to a lot of people about the Knights, Doncaster and the buzz around the Club and I’m really looking forward to getting stuck into a proper rugby town.
“I’ve heard good things about Bodes as a Coach and I think what he’s trying to do by creating a young & hungry squad is something that’s really exciting.
“Personally my targets are to play every week and add something to the way the team want to play. From what I’ve seen the recruitment & retention has been impressive and I think we can be a real force next season.”
James’ signing takes the total of confirmed 2020/21 squad members to twenty-two.
To say thank you we are etching the name of every supporter that has donated to our Crowdfunder appeal into the fabric of the 2020/21 home jersey. You can still donate right here.
2020/2021 current squad.
ANDREW FOSTER [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], KYLE EVANS [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], MATT SMITH [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], REISS CULLEN [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR], SAM OLVER [CONTRACT 2ND YEAR]
CHARLIE FOLEY [RETAINED 1 YEAR], HOWARD PACKMAN [RETAINED 1 YEAR], WILL HOLLING [RETAINED 1 YEAR], MATT CHALLINOR [RETAINED 1 YEAR], SAM POCKLINGTON [RETAINED 1 YEAR], ROBIN HISLOP [RETAINED 2 YEARS], BEN HUNTER [RETAINED 1 YEAR].
JAMES KANE [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] MARK BEST [NEW SIGNING 1 + 1 YEAR] JAMES MITCHELL [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] CONOR JOYCE [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] TOM HILL [SIGNING 2 YEARS] SAM GRAHAM [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] BILLY MCBRYDE [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] BEN BETTS [NEW SIGNING 2 YEARS] JAMES NEWEY [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] JACK DAVIES [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR].