Michael Hills returns for Bedford battle

Doncaster welcome Bedford Blues to Castle Park looking for a second home victory of 2019.

The Knights claimed the win against Richmond in January, but suffered a narrow defeat to Nottingham in early February from the previous two home matches.

The visitors tomorrow have managed just one victory in their last four matches and just two on the road in the Championship sine December.

Bedford’s last win came in a dominant display against London Scottish resulting in a 35-17 win.

However, last week they were involved in a dramatic and entertaining encounter with Yorkshire Carnegie, losing by a single point 44-45 at Goldington Road.

Doncaster were also defeated in their last game, a 41-21 loss to Jersey that made it three games without a win. A run of form preceded by a great start to 2019 that saw the Knights pick up three victories in a row.

Director of Rugby Clive Griffiths made several changes to the Doncaster squad that suffered a defeat in the trip to Jersey.

Notably, Michael Hills, Dougie Flockhart and Willie Ryan all make the starting line-up. While Morgan Eames returns from injury to be in the squad for the first time since before Christmas.

Ollie Stedman and Rory Pitman miss out through injury.

Cameron Cowell is also amongst the replacements as he makes his way back to the Doncaster team for the first time since our last win at Castle Park against Richmond in January.

Starting XV: 15. Jarvis 14. Flockhart 13. Clark 12. Foley 11. Wilson 10. Olver 9. James 1. Hislop 2. Hunter 3. Quigley 4. Challinor 5. Hicks 6. Ryan 7. Hills 8. Tyrell

Replacements: 16. Mayhew 17. Beech 18. Sproston 19. Eames 20. Jones 21. Polataivao 22. Cowell

Michael Hills returns for Bedford battle

League Table

TeamPoints
1 London Irish 74
2 Ealing Trailfinders 66
3 Jersey Reds 56
4 Bedford Blues 52
5 Cornish Pirates 49
6 Nottingham 43
7 Coventry 39
8 Doncaster Knights 36
9 London Scottish 36
10 Yorkshire Carnegie 35
11 Richmond 22
12 Hartpury College 21