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Knights draw Munster in B&I quarter final.

The Knights reward for a perfect six cup wins from six is a home clash with Munster A in the quarter final stage of the British and Irish Cup

Following the conclusion of the pool stages last weekend, the quarter-final draw took place on Monday. Having made a successful return to the professional second tier in September, Doncaster Knights will compete in the British & Irish Cup quarter-finals next month, facing 2012 winners Munster ‘A’ at Castle Park. Doncaster are one of only three clubs to complete a clean sweep of wins in the pool stage, along with Bristol and Worcester. Bristol Rugby and Yorkshire Carnegie will do battle in an all English tie in a repeat of last year’s semi-final. As history shows, Carnegie won at the Memorial Stadium in 2013/14 and went on to compete in the British & Irish Cup final, losing out to Leinster ‘A’ in Donnybrook. However, 2011 winners Bristol are yet to lose in any competition this season and will be eager to maintain that record as they welcome their Championship rivals to Ashton Gate in the New Year. Like Bristol, Pontypridd’s British & Irish Cup final journey was cut short last year as the Welsh Principality outfit were knocked out of the competition in the semi-final stage. In a thrilling game at Sardis Road, Leinster ‘A’ progressed to the final after a 22-all draw saw the visitors through with a greater try count. Ponty will be hoping to go one better this season, but will first need to fend off stiff competition from Worcester Warriors in the quarter-final. Title holders Leinster ‘A’ remain on course to retain the trophy for a third consecutive year, but only if they can push past Rotherham Titans at Clifton Lane. The Irish province finished top of pool five with 24-points, while the Titans also finished in poll position in pool two, securing home advantage with the last kick of the match in round six. British & Irish Cup quarter-finals, January 23/24/25Doncaster Knights v Munster AWorcester Warriors v PontypriddBristol Rugby v Yorkshire CarnegieRotherham Titans v Leinster ‘A’

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