Spearheaded by former Knights Coach Glen Kenworthy, Doncaster Phoenix begin their Midlands Premier campaign on Saturday versus Nuneaton at Castle Park.
Following a promising pre-season, that included wins over Scunthorpe and Driffield, Phoenix’ campaign begins in earnest on Saturday as they welcome Nuneaton on the opening weekend of the 2019/20 season.
The squad includes a number of faces Knights fans will recognize; particularly upfront where Richard List makes his competitive debut for the Phoenix having retired as a Knight last season.
Will Burden will wear number fifteen after a trio of promising displays in a Knights jersey this pre-season. In the backs also is 19-year-old Seth Adams who featured in Clive Griffiths’ squad during warm up fixtures last summer and James Wright who fans will remember scored on debut versus Cornish Pirates whilst part of the Academy in October 2017.
Kick off on Saturday is at 15:00 and entry is just £5 which includes parking and a match day programme.
Phoenix 2ndXV also begin competitive fixtures this weekend as they travel east to face Hull Ionians second team.
PHOENIX XV: 1) LIST 2) SYKES, 3) CARTWRIGHT, 4)-TASKER, 5) ROBINSON, 6) HUDSON 7) TAYLOR, 8) KHALIL(vc),9) DRENNAN, 10) ADAMS, 11) TURVEY, 12) BOTTOMLEY(c), 13) SMITH, 14) WRIGHT, 15) BURDEN.
REPLACEMENTS) 16) PANAGIOTOU, 17) HILL 18) GREENSLADE