Academy back-row Sam Jones is one of the real success stories for the fledging Doncaster Knights development set up.
The 19-year-old joined the Academy, in association with Doncaster College, in 2016 and competed for both the BUCS side and Doncaster Phoenix during the 2016/17 campaign. Sam was also a part of the Yorkshire U20s side that successfully retained the County Championship for a third time in 2017.
Sam's development this season saw him feature in all four of the Knights pre-season clashes before making his competitive debut from the bench In the Knights Championship victory over London Scottish. The flanker got his first competitive start in the British and Irish Cup versus Leinster A and looks set to have a bright future ahead of him. While at school Sam represented England Counties Under 18s.