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Knights Sign Tighthead Prop Karl Garside

The club are thrilled to announce the signing of tighthead prop Karl Garside ahead of the 2022/23 season.

Karl arrives at Castle Park from Premiership side Northampton Saints where he made 12 appearances for the Franklin’s Gardens outfit since joining in 2018 following a successful trial period.

Throughout his time at Northampton, Karl experienced loan time with Bedford Blues during the 2020/21 season as part of Saints’ partnership with the fellow Championship side.

Discussing Karl’s signing, Head Coach Steve Boden said: “Karl is a player who we’ve tracked for some time. He’s a young tighthead whose had limited exposure, and we feel that as a club we can help him get more exposure at a good level and really push his career in the right direction.

“He’s young, he’s hungry, and he fits the mould of what we are looking for at Doncaster Knights.”

In a rugby career which began at Oaklands College, Karl has also represented Hertfordshire and England Counties before spending time with Ampthill and Old Albanians.

The 25-year-old front rower is looking forward to immersing himself in the Doncaster set-up and working towards a strong season for the Knights in 2022/23.

“Doncaster Knights have been on my radar for some time now. I’m excited for the opportunity to play for such a great club and I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to pre-season, to push myself to the next level ready for the coming season.”

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


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