Clive Griffiths has bolstered his backline in the week before his side’s first pre-season test.
With the Knights set to travel down to South Wales tomorrow ahead of a training weekend, which will feature a pre-season friendly clash with Neath RFC, Griff has added another member to the traveling party in the form of 22-year-old Andrew Bulumakau.
The Fijian born Scotsman arrives having spent last season with Premiership giants Gloucester where he caught the attentions of many as he aided the Cherry and Whites to the JP Morgans Premiership 7s title. On the back of his impressive displays in the shortened format Andrew, who is predominantly a centre but capable on the wing and at full back, signed a one year deal at Kingsholm and featured for the First XV in the LV Cup.
This season Andrew, who is yet another product of the Hartpury College academy to arrive at Castle Park, has continued to demonstrate his prowess for the shortened format of the game. Last weekend he aided Leicester Tigers into the final of this year’s Premiership 7s competition and will feature for the Tigers in the finals this weekend before joining up with the Knights in Neath.
Speaking on his signing Andrew said. “I am really looking forward to this season with Doncaster Knights, I watched the boys train yesterday and it was my first chance to look around Castle Park. It is really exciting and I just wait to get out there and play.
“I like the style Clive seems to have the team trying to play, the Club seem very ambitious and I am delighted to have signed.
“Personally I really want to perform and try to make a positive difference in every game I play.
“As team, it’s going to be a tough season, it’s always tough for promoted sides but we’ve got to be positive and aim for the top.
Andrew has a busy weekend lined up but is hoping to start his time at the Knights with some success. “This Friday is the JP Morgans 7s finals, I have good memories of that tournament having won it last year, this year I am playing for Leicester before joining with the team in Wales.
“There’s a chance I might be playing with some of the boys that we play against in the Leicester pre-season so that will be a good experience.”
Check out Andrew in a Tigers shirt this Friday on BT Sport before he and the Knights return to Castle Park action next Saturday against Swansea.