Guido Knighted for 2021.
5th December 2020
Back row Guido Volpi will spend the 2020/21 Season with the Knights on loan from Pro 14 side Ospreys.
Fans will be familiar with Volpi, who first appeared at Castle Park on loan in January 2020. The Argentineanquickly established himself as a starter, featuring in wins over London Scottish and Jersey.
Guido joined the Ospreys at the start of the 2018/19 and has featured seven times for the region. He made his Guinness PRO14 debut in September of 2018, coming off the bench against Munster at the Irish Independent Park, and his Champions Cup debut in Paris in December 2019 against Racing 92.
Volpi’s displayed earned him a new two-year deal at Ospreys but he will spend this season with the Knights and Head Coach Steve Boden is delighted to have secured his services. “We are really pleased and grateful that we can work with the Ospreys to help further develop Guido’s career.
“He is someone who performed at a high level for us last season, he brings good ball carrying ability to the squad but, most importantly, we know that he has the desire to improve, and is a great character to have in the environment.”
Before joining Ospreys, the 6’ 4”, 110kg back rowplayed for CUQ Rugby in Buenos Aires going on to join French side Narbonne, but is now focused on making waves in Doncaster. “I am really excited about the opportunity here in Donny.
“The atmosphere is really good, the coaches and staff are fantastic and the boys are driving great standards.
“This season I would like us to play some good rugby and produce a good amount of wins. I also want to generate good relationships, make good friendships and enjoy it as much as possible. I can’t wait to start!”
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] SAM GRAHAM [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] BILLY MCBRYDE [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR], JAMES NEWEY [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] JACK DAVIES [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] JOE JONES [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] GEORGE ROBERTS [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR], JACK SPITTLE [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] JACK ROUSE [ONE SEASON LOAN] JOHN KELLY [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR], GAZ DENMAN [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR], HARRY STRONG [NEW SIGNING 1 YEAR] TOM BACON [ONE SEASON LOAN] WILL BRITTON [NEW SIGNING ONE YEAR] GUIDO VOLPI [ONE SEASON LOAN]