Charlie Beckett

Originally part of Leicester Tigers academy, he made the switch to Gloucester academy where he captained Gloucester United in the ‘A’ League competition. He was also dual-registered with London Welsh and Hartpury College in lower league competitions for professional development. 

He represented England U18’s back in the 2014-15 season. He was also named in the England U20’s for the 2015 Six Nations U18’s Championship and for the 2015 Six Nations U20’s Championship

On 2 May 2018, Beckett signed a two year professional contract with RFU Championship side Jersey Reds from the 2018-19 season. On 19 August 2020, Beckett left Jersey with immediate effect because the English Championship for the 2019-20 season stopped due to the coronavirus pandemic, he re-signed with old club Gloucester on a short-term deal for the remainder of the season. 

He signed for Ampthill ahead of the 2020-21 Season and after a short stint, as well as a summer in Australia, Charlie then found his way over to Ealing.’

Corrie Barrett

Tighthead prop Corrie Barrett joins the Knights from Championship competition Bedford Blues having originally signed at Goldington Road ahead of the 2021/22 season.

A prop that can play at loosehead as well, Corrie played for Ulster U19s before a move to New Zealand to join the Otago age-grade set-up provided a platform to return home as a part of the Ulster Sub-Academy.

Later joining Munster ahead of the 2019/20 season, the front rower appeared for Munster A and Garryowen as well as being a member of the Ireland Club XV side that won the Dalriada Cup in 2020.

The 24 year old prop is looking to progress his game in the environment Doncaster provides, especially for its forward pack.

Joe Bedlow

Centre Joe Bedlow joins Doncaster Knights from Premiership side, Sale Sharks.

The 21-year-old back has progressed in recent years from the Sharks Academy to appearances for the first team, mainly in the Premiership Cup. He has also spent time on loan in the Knights environment before – starting two games in the Championship Cup in late 2022 charting two wins over Coventry at home and London Scottish in the capital.

Charting a handful of appearances for Sale so far following his debut in a Premiership Cup fixture against Newcastle Falcons at the AJ Bell Stadium in November 2021, Joe has progressed well since joining the Premiership outfit from Myerscough College.

The young centre is motivated to further build on his game with more regular game-time.

Fyn Brown

Back rower Fyn Brown makes the switch to Castle Park from Dillingham Park ahead of the 2022/23 season having joined Championship opposition Ampthill from dismantled Premiership side, Wasps.

Fyn signed for former Premiership outfit Wasps straight from school, making his debut for the storied side at just 18 when he came off the bench against Leicester Tigers.

To facilitate more game time, the youngster was put on loan to Birmingham Moseley in his first year at Wasps before returning to his home club to compete in the Premiership Cup campaign.

Following the well-covered issues which saw Wasps cease to be, Fyn signed for Ampthill in November 2022, going on to make 18 appearances in the Championship for the side.

The young forward is looking forward to making the most of the Doncaster environment to help inspire further development of his skills.

AJ Cant

Full back AJ Cant joins the Knights from fellow Championship side, Cornish Pirates, whom he has played for since debuting for them against Exeter Chiefs in a pre-season friendly in 2017.

Born in Truro, AJ first played rugby for Perranporth at age 6, going on to represent Cornwall U15/16s and feature for Truro College at the Japan World Sanix Tournament in 2016.

During an apprenticeship with Exeter Chiefs, AJ ran out for the Premiership club at U18s level before turning his focus to Cornish Pirates, being named the Championship club’s most improved player at their 2018/19 awards.

The 24-year-old Cornishman arrives at Castle Park looking to spread his wings from home and challenge himself in a new rugby environment with the Knights.

Harrison Courtney

Loosehead prop Harrison Courtney joins Doncaster Knights from Scottish United Rugby Championship [URC] side Edinburgh.

The New Zealander, who grew up in Hamilton, is a product of Hamilton Boys’ High School’s First XV – a team which he captained in his youth. Additionally, he played in the Sanix World Rugby Youth Invitational event in Japan.

Following his school days, Harrison gained a scholarship to Lincoln University in Christchurch before going on to be involved with Canterbury throughout the 2019 season – playing against Wellington in the Mitre 10 Cup Semi-Final.

The prop then headed to the northern hemisphere as he joined Edinburgh on a partnership deal with Super6 side Watsonians in the summer of 2021. Debuting at Rodney Parade on the road to Dragons in November 2021, Harrison went on to make a further 8 appearances for the Scottish capital side.

The 26-year-old front rower is keen to learn and develop his skills in the Knights environment.

Harry Davey

Wing and full-back Harry Davey signed for the Knights from Championship competition Cornish Pirates ahead of the 2021/22 season. Born in Dewsbury, the Yorkshireman returns North having originally moved to Pirates from Yorkshire Carnegie in 2019.

Harry’s time at Mennaye Field was affected by injury, but he still managed 10 appearances in a range of positions across the back-line.

A formed England U18s squad member, Harry made his senior debut for Carnegie in 2017 against London Irish in the quarter-final of the British and Irish Cup.

His Donny debut came in 2021 and Harry soon began to excel in a strong Knights back-line – multiple times giving his teammates a run for their money in the selection stakes.

Notching up 26 Knights appearances so far, Harry returns this year looking to test himself in a new role of centre. With new faces in the back-line, it will be interesting to see how Harry adapts and earns his place throughout the season.

Conor Davidson

Loosehead prop Conor Davidson arrived in Doncaster in October 2021 as crucial injury cover for the Knights. Making the switch from Manly RUFC in New South Wales, Conor had previously played for the side in the New South Wales Shute Shield and the Tooheys New Cup.

Australian-born, Conor previously experienced English rugby when he played under assistant coach Joe Ford at Yorkshire Carnegie during the 2019/20 season.

Conor faced an extended period without rugby as Australia faced multiple COVID lockdowns, but he arrived at Castle Park ready to test himself in a Knights journey and chalk up some game time.

It would be fair to say, the prop experienced a stellar first season – playing 16 games and becoming an indispensable part of the Knights front row. Conor quickly became a favourite face amongst Knights fans whilst simultaneously becoming well-respected by teammates and coaches alike. Additionally, he was shortlisted for the Champ Rugby Team of the Season.

Despite a serious long-term injury plaguing his 2022/23 season, Conor advanced to 23 Knights appearances. This season he will be looking to re-stamp his mark on that starting loosehead shirt.

Jack Digby

Back rower Jack Digby arrives in Doncaster from current Championship Cup holders Ealing Trailfinders, whom he originally joined in 2021.                           

Jack, who was originally born in London but grew up in Australia, scored 5 tries in his 2 seasons with the Trailfinders in the capital.

Before making the switch to England and the Championship, the 26-year-old played for Sydney Rays in the National Rugby Championship as well as Eastern Suburbs in the Shute Shield competition out in Oz.

With an ability to play at blindside flanker or number 8, Jack will provide some sought-after selection competition in the Knights back row.

The Aussie back rower is looking forward to immersing himself in a rugby environment which will best suit his abilities and seeing what the squad can produce as a unit.

Alex Dolly

Scrum half Alex Dolly made the switch to Castle Park having enjoyed a breakout season with rivals Nottingham which saw him named in the Championship Clubs Podcast team of the season for 2020/21.

Born and raised in Australia, Alex – who is English-qualified through his grandfather – originally moved to the UK in 2017 to play cricket before getting a taste for rugby with Fylde. He would ultimately play 21 times for the Lancashire side before catching the attention of Jersey Reds.

Having spent the 2018/19 season with Rotherham Titans in National One, Alex signed for Nottingham in April 2019. He featured 28 times for the green and whites before switching colours to the Donny red and blue.

Alex was a crucial part of the Knights team in his first season, forming a firm half-back partnership with Sam Olver which saw communication on the field cemented between the forwards and backs. Playing his part in 20 games last season, Alex contributed 60 points – 3 penalties, 13 conversions and 5 tries.

Now one of the more senior Knights with 44 appearances, Alex’s handling is still as swift as ever and his instructions for his teammates crystal clear as he looks to compete to maintain his starting berth against new faces this season.

Tom Doughty

Hooker Tom Doughty joins Doncaster Knights from Premiership side, Bath Rugby.

The 26-year-old front rower, who was with Bath for 4 seasons, made 24 senior appearances for the side in domestic and European competitions. His original signing with the club was inspired by breakout performances for the University of Bath in the BUCS Super Rugby league.

The former BUCS captain, who represented his university between 2017 and 2019, debuted for Bath against Newcastle Falcons in 2018 and, having been known for his scoring prowess at university level, notched up a couple of tries at a higher level – including a try against Toulon on the road in European competition in late 2022.

Following his departure from Bath at the conclusion of the 2022/23 season, Tom headed to the southern hemisphere to chalk up some game-time with Australian side, Sydney University,

The hard-working hooker is relishing the idea of both benefiting from and adding to the environment fostered by the current Knights squad.