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TEAM NEWS | Knights named for Champ opener

Knights named for Championship opener with Coventry Rugby tomorrow at Butt Park.

Steve Boden makes just one change to the back line that started in the Knights 33-29 defeat away to Newcastle Falcons with Gus Warr getting the nod over Alex Dolly at scrum half.

Upfront there is a familiar feel to the side with Andrew Foster, Will Holling and Andrew Foster starting in the front row. Behind them Jack Davies is shows his versatility to start at lock and partner Danny Drake on his competitive debut.

Newly named Club Captain Sam Graham will wear the number six jersey with John Kelly switching from six to eight.  Summer signing Sam Hudson is also named as a starter at open side flanker.

From the bench, five players will hope to make their competitive debut in Donny colours in Will Vaughan, Henry Paul, Josh Peters, Alex Dolly & Harry Davey.

George Roberts and George Edgson, both made try-scoring contributions from the bench last time out and will hope to have a similar impact tomorrow.

Kick off tomorrow is 15:00 & you can buy tickets online at


The supporters coach for will depart from Castle Park at 11.15am. Please park on the gravel car park if you are leaving your car at the club. The cost will be £15 for adults and £8 for juniors – please bring correct change.


Starting XV | 15 Billy McBryde, 14 Kyle Evans, 13 Fraser Strachan, 12 Connor Edwards,11 Jack Spittle, 10 Sam Olver, 9 Gus Warr, 1 Conrad Cade, 2 Will Holling, 3 Andy Foster, 4 Danny Drake, 5 Jack Davies, 6 Sam Graham, 7 Sam Hudson, 8 John Kelly.


Replacements | 16 George Roberts, 17 Will Vaughan, 18 Henry Paul, 19 Josh Peters, 20 George Edgson, 21 Alex Dolly, 22 Harry Davey, 23 Guido Volpi.

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