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New Signing | Chapman Signs for the Knights

Ben Chapman has officially signed with Doncaster Knights, making the move from Ampthill RFC. 

Chapman is an English rugby player who primarily plays as a hooker. Standing 1.82 meters tall and weighing 102 kg, he has made a mark with his physical presence and skills on the field. Chapman has played for Cardiff University RFC and Ampthill Rugby before his recent move to Doncaster Knights​.

During the 2023-2024 season with Ampthill, Chapman participated in the Premiership Rugby Cup, where he featured in five matches, his performances included significant minutes on the field, showcasing his reliability and endurance as a player​.

Ben Chapman is known for his versatility and capability to make impactful plays, which Doncaster Knights hope to leverage in their upcoming campaign. His signing is seen as a significant addition to the Knights’ squad for the upcoming season. Joe Ford, the head coach of Doncaster Knights, has expressed high expectations for Chapman, highlighting his potential to make a substantial impact on the team.

Joe Ford commented on Chapman’s signing, emphasizing Chapman’s versatility and ability to bring a new dynamic to the squad. Ford noted that Chapman’s agility and quickness would be invaluable assets, particularly in our offensive strategies​. Ford’s, optimism reflects a strategic move to strengthen the team’s capabilities and overall performance for the 2024-25 campaign.

Chapman’s career has been marked by his adaptability and consistent performances, making him a promising player for the Knights as they aim to compete at higher levels in the Championship. His transition from Ampthill to Doncaster is expected to be seamless, given his professional experience and the supportive environment fostered by the Knights’ coaching staff​.

Ben is available for sponsorship for the 2024/25 season – For more information, please contact Tom Foy at or Tracey Owen at

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