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Knights Sign Scrum Half Will Yarnell

The club are thrilled to announce the signing of scrum half Will Yarnell ahead of the 2022/23 season. 

Will arrives from Exeter University Rugby in the Super BUCS league where he made 35 appearances, scoring 11 tries.

Discussing Will’s signing, Head Coach Steve Boden said: “Will is someone that we’ve tracked for the last 18 months during a very successful period for him playing in the BUCS Super League. Will is young, ambitious and fits the mindset that we like to go with here at Doncaster Knights.

“He’s a little bit unproven, but we feel he’s got all of the raw ingredients to kick on to be a top-quality nine – and a good foundation of that is his strong passing and kicking game.

“We’re really excited to see what Will can do in his time at Doncaster as we’re sure he’ll add great value to the squad.”

As well as excelling for Exeter University, Will has experienced short bouts of Premiership rugby – appearing twice for Exeter Chiefs and twice for Leicester Tigers.

The 22-year-old half-back is elated at the chance to transition straight from university rugby into a full-time, professional environment – one which he hopes will provide him the tools to push on with his playing style.

“I’m really excited to step into a full-time, professional set-up with Doncaster Knights. It’s a really ambitious young squad which Bodes has created and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in.

“Exeter University has set me up really well for professional rugby, but I feel the next year at the Knights will really push my game to the next level.”

We look forward to seeing what Will can bring to the squad throughout 2022/23.

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