TEAM NEWS | Seven changes as Doncaster aim for third home win in a row
14th February 2020
Doncaster are looking for a third consecutive home win as Jersey Reds make the trip to Castle Park tomorrow.
The Knights defeated both Nottingham and London Scottish in close contests, however have struggled on the road with two points taken from away games with Ampthill and Cornish Pirates.
While Jersey have won just two of their last seven games, but still remain only two points off fourth spot. The Channel Islanders have also struggled on their travels with two away wins in the league this season.
Although, Harvey Bijon’s side have defeated Doncaster twice this season already on the Island.
The Knights have won three out of their last six games with a convincing victory over Yorkshire Carnegie ended 2019 in style.
Director of Rugby Clive Griffiths’ outfit have got the better of tomorrow’s opposition on three out of the last seven meetings at Castle Park. The latest coming earlier in the season in the Championship Cup with a 32-26 win.
Tomorrow’s starting side has seven changes to the defeat in Penzance. Howard Packman, Colin Quigley, Matt Challinor and Rory Pitman all make their way back from injury, while Steve McColl, Robin Hislop and Ben Hunter return to the XV.
On the sidelines still remain Tom Calladine (neck), Tom James (shoulder), Dougie Flockhart (calf) and Tom Hicks, who is continuing to regain his fitness.
New signing Penikolo Latu is named on the bench and could make his debut for the club.
Challinor will also be set for his 250th Doncaster game after being at the club nearly 10 years.
Knights XV: 15. Steve McColl 14. Kyle Evans 13. Jack Roberts 12. Charlie Foley 11. Howard Packman 10. Sam Olver 9. Sam Pocklington 1. Robin Hislop 2. Ben Hunter 3. Colin Quigley 4. Matt Challinor 5. Matt Smith 6. Fotu Lokotui 7. Guido Volpi 8. Rory Pitman
Replacements: 16. George Edgson 17. Marc Thomas 18. Andrew Foster 19. Morgan Eames 20. Joe Sproston 21. Reiss Cullen 22. Penikolo Latu 23. Cameron Cowell