On the day the Knights begin pre-season training full back Jim Wigglesworth is added to the squad having signed for the 2015/16 season from Championship rivals Bedford Blues.
Knights fans may recall the fullback/winger as he touched down for the Blues at Castle Park in the British and Irish Cup clash between the two sides last October.
Hailing from Derbyshire, Jim originally began playing the game’s 13-a-side code with Derby before being picked up by Championship Rugby Union outfit Nottingham Rugby. During his spell with the Green and Whites Wigglesworth spent time on loan at Hull RUFC and came into his own, earning a call up to the England Counties U20 squad which, in turn, lead to a full England Counties call up shortly after.
Jim spent the summer of 2012 playing for Super League Hull FC’s U20 side but returned to union and Hull RUFC for the 2012/13 season, the year Jim touch down for 18 tries and received another England Counties call up before joining Cambridge for the 2013/14 campaign.
Another impressive season in English Rugby’s fourth flight followed with the Blood and Sands and Jim signed for Bedford last summer. The 22-year-old made an impressive start to life in the Championship but since found his opportunities limited at Goldington Road, sitting behind the Blues’ all time leading point scorer and Canadian international full back James Pritchard.
The speedster will now hope to break in to the Knights impressive new-look backline and is relishing a return to Yorkshire. “I am really looking forward to joining the Knights this season, moving back to Yorkshire is a little like coming home for me.
“From what I know about Doncaster it seems like a great family club which is really important to me.
“I’ve always admired Castle Park, it is a great place to play rugby and it’s a good feeling to be able to call it home.
“My Girlfriend and her family are certainly happy that I’ll be playing in God’s Home County this season.”
Jim and his Knights teammates arrived at Castle Park this morning as 2015/16 preparations began in earnest.