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Knights Sign Loosehead Prop Harrison Courtney

The club are thrilled to announce the signing of loosehead prop Harrison Courtney ahead of the 2023/24 season. 

Harrison joins Doncaster Knights from Scottish United Rugby Championship [URC] side Edinburgh.

Discussing Harrison’s signing for the Knights, Head Coach Steve Boden said: “Really pleased Harrison has joined us at Castle Park. We feel he’s got a lot of growth in his game – he’s probably got a bit of work to do around his set-piece.

“He’s very mobile. We spoke to some of the Edinburgh coaches, they spoke very highly of him, and we feel like he’s got the right attitude to potentially progress in the right environment – and we feel like that could be here at Doncaster.

“We’re looking forward to seeing competition in the squad and seeing how he pushes to try to get some regular rugby.”

The New Zealander, who grew up in Hamilton, is a product of Hamilton Boys’ High School’s First XV – a team which he captained in his youth. Additionally, he played in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational event in Japan.

Following his school days, Harrison gained a scholarship to Lincoln University in Christchurch before going on to be involved with Canterbury throughout the 2019 season – playing against Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup Semi-Final.

The prop then headed to the northern hemisphere as he joined Edinburgh on a partnership deal with Super6 side Watsonians in the summer of 2021. Debuting at Rodney Parade on the road to Dragons in November 2021, Harrison went on to make a further 8 appearances for the Scottish capital side.

The 26-year-old front rower is keen to learn and develop his skills in the Knights environment.

“I really wanted to sign with the Knights as they’re one of the top Championship sides and I think there’s a lot of potential in the team for growth.

“I also knew signing with the Knights would help me improve hugely at set-piece particularly at scrum time, which really excites me.”

We look forward to seeing what Harrison can bring to the Knights throughout 2023/24.

As Harrison is an incoming player, there are player sponsorship opportunities available. Please email for more information.

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