Michael Hills believes the Knights fixtures will be an ‘exciting start of season’ and has seen a new team culture building as the new signings have settled in.
“Pre-season has been really good, I think we have really gone for a high level of intensity in training this pre-season and the boys have really bought into it and all the new signings have bought into it straight away.
We’re building that team culture now and that is really important this time of the season to get out on the pitch, get the hard work and graft done together and build that culture and friendships.”
Doncaster don’t begin the 2019/20 Championship campaign until the 12th October, allowing for more time on the training pitch during pre-season, which the back row believes is a positive.
“I think it is a good thing, here with the coaching staff I think they are really being smart with how it is going to work and I am sure everybody else will be doing the same thing.
I think we need to put the hard work in early and look at the strengths, the fitness and the skills side of things and the rugby can come a bit later because we have so much time.
I am hoping that physically we are going to be well prepared for the beginning of the season.”
Michael is looking forward to getting back onto the pitch at Castle Park with the two home games in the first three RFU Championship Cup fixtures in a thrilling beginning of the season.
“Yes obviously all the fixtures are out now and we have the cup games to start with, but for me now it is obviously an exciting start to the season, even in the cup games.
Then it leads into Hartpury game (in the league) but we won’t look too far to begin with, we will look to get off to a winning start and look to implement what we are doing in training onto the pitch as early as we can both in the warm up and cup games as we work towards facing Hartpury in the league.”