Delighted to say that our Yorkshire Cup Final win over Wharfedale in 2008 shown on You Tube last Saturday was viewed 548 times. Watch the club website this week for details of this coming Saturday game. It’s a high scoring and exciting match.
Go onto You Tube and search for DK vs Rotherham March 2011
Enjoyed re-watching this game (with a beer in hand), I was struggling to remember the result beforehand but once the first try went in it came back to me and I could remember the rest of the game clearly. If we'd managed to get the ball out to Matty on the wing after the 1st half breaks it would have been more emphatic. Some very adventurous play from inside our own 22 as well! Stay safe all.
Tomorrow’s game is our EDF cup game at home to Richmond in 2008. A link to the game on You Tube will be posted on the club website at 2.30pm. It’s worth watching to see a young Richard List with short hair!
Apologies for the problem. Copy of the match report for the game below
DONCASTER KNIGHTS 37RICHMOND 13
Doncaster’s Director of Rugby Lynn Howells made nine changes from the team that started in last Saturday’s league fixture for the visit of London Division One leaders Richmond in the 4th round of the EDF National Trophy.. In the backs Wez Davies came in at full-back, Scott Young (recalled from his loan spell with Waterloo) played at outside centre in only his second 1st XV start and Donavan Van Vuuren came back on the wing whilst Cerith Rees and Dan Storey retained their starting spots at fly half and scrum half respectively. However it was in the pack that Howells made most changes with a first start of the season at lock for Luke Gross who had been injured in the last USA warm up session prior to their World Cup match with England. In the front row there was a welcome return for Ben Phillips at hooker who had been injured for most of the season and whose only start had been last September. Elsewhere in the front row Richard List and Jon Rawson started at prop, whilst in the second row Bryn Griffiths played after having been on the bench last Saturday. Finally at flanker Howells selected Tom Luke, normally a centre, as his two loan signings to cover his back row injury problems were unavailable, Matt Cox due to being involved with the England Under 20 squad and James Jones due to being cup-tied.
Doncaster started at a fast pace and pinned Richmond inside their own half from the off forcing them to defend desperately as the Knight’s first drive from a lineout went over 20 metres. With 4 minutes gone Richmond were penalised in from of their own posts for not rolling away from the ball at a ruck and Rees kicked a simple penalty. If the Knights thought it was going to be one way traffic they were to be disappointed as Richmond challenged the home side particularly in the scrums and they brought the score level after 8 minutes when their full back Matt Hart kicked a penalty from 30 metres out after the Knights were offside at a ruck. A further shock was to come 6 minutes later when the Knights were penalised for not rolling away from the ball and Hart kicked his side into the lead. The Knights lifted their game and they drove at the Richmond line from a lineout. When this first effort was stopped the ball was moved to the left and a driving maul allowed Luke to go over for a try which the players had to point out to a bemused and out of position referee. Rees’s conversion put the Knights back in front but Richmond were not to be put off. After a couple of drives inside the Knights 22, Richmond centre Tom Gregory cut through a gap between Rees and centre Spencer Davey to link up with Hart who scored between the posts to give himself a simple conversion and his side a 13 points to 10 lead. For the last 15 minutes of the half Richmond defended stoutly against a series of Doncaster attacks the highlight of which was a scything break by Van Vuuren which fizzled out when the support could not get to him.
Turning around behind the Knights lifted their game a number of gears and they started to get on top over the next 10 minutes with another superb but eventually unproductive break by Van Vuuren being the highlight. However the Knights showed Richmond the respect they deserved by a taking a penalty opportunity after 13 minutes which Rees goaled to make the scores level. With 16 minutes gone, the Knights won a Richmond lineout on the visitors 22 and quick ball to the left gave Davey the space to make a break almost to the line before passing inside to fellow centre Young for his first try for the Knights which Rees converted. By now Richmond were tiring but although the Knights were now threatening to run rampant they were thwarted by some gutsy defence by the visitors. After 65 minutes Knights extended their lead when Richmond failed to control a ball as it shot out of the back of a scrum close to their line and an alert Storey picked to ball up and quickly linked with Rees whose pass gave winger Paul Bailey the opportunity to show his speed and strength to score wide out. Shortly afterwards Richmond lost their fiery Samoan replacement prop James Johnstone to the sin bin for his second warning in as many minutes and the visitors were now really up against it. From the next lineout the Knights drove Richmond back 20 metres before releasing the ball to the left where Bailey was lurking and he cut back inside and beat six defenders to score near the posts giving Rees an easy conversion. From the kick off Doncaster attacked and, with their two Tongan internationals Lisiate Fa’aoso and Toma Toke now on as replacements for Luke and Rawson respectively, they were rampant. A bullocking 15 metres run down the left touchline by Toke split the Richmond defence and his offload to the supporting Davey allowed the centre to dive over in the corner for a try which Rees converted with a superb kick for the final score of the game.
After the match Lynn Howells gave credit to the gutsy Richmond side who held their own for the first 50 minutes of the game before the Knights fitness told. He said that, although parts of his team’s performance had admittedly been scrappy, he was more than pleased that a number of players made been given match opportunities and to put their case forward for future selection. This had been the bigger picture that he had been aiming for and he said he was particularly pleased that the likes of Luke Gross and Ben Phillips had been able to come through unscathed and that he had been able to give the likes of List, Storey, Young and Rees a full game.
Doncaster Knights:W Davies; P Bailey; S Young; S Davey; D Van Vuuren; C. Rees; D Storey; R List; B Phillips (S Plevey 65); J Rawson (T Toke 55); B Griffiths; L Gross (G Kenworthy 47); O Cook; C Planchant; T Luke (L Fa’aoso 68) Subs not used A Carter; B Hunt and B Jones)
Richmond: M Hart; K Bingham; T Gregory (M Brown 65); A MacLennan; N Piggot (J Awuja 40); L Cousins; T Drewe; R Allmusen (T Nuttall 63); E Rosa (M Bolton 63); O Gregory (J Johnstone 50); T Wesley (P Wilson 50); H Head; J Bucknall; J Hartman (S Barlow 55); T George
martinc: Enjoy your trip to Jersey lads. COYK! COYK! COYK!
Sept 1, 2017 13:34:49 GMT
kenner: Just a Question if I may? Why after a season and on to the second can we not get an actual picture of Aaron Carpenter on the players site? Did not someone just take team photos?
Sept 21, 2017 19:35:08 GMT
Sir Spicious: I fear there are rumours that Aaron may, in fact, be a vampire and as such his image does not reflect in mirrors nor can it be captured in a photo. I should, however, warn you this may be fake news.
Sept 27, 2017 10:35:26 GMT
davinor: What's happened to the back ex Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then no more
Oct 6, 2017 10:34:59 GMT
davinor: What happened to the back brought in from Ealing Trailfinders - one mention and then nothing ddavinor
Oct 6, 2017 10:38:07 GMT
Sir Spicious: Played at the RAG last week. Due to play at Hartpury tomorrow.
Oct 6, 2017 20:37:48 GMT
thomasmachin: Interesting C V on wikopedia
Nov 13, 2017 16:24:14 GMT
thomasmachin: The venue for the Cardiff match appears to have changed for the third time.Unbelievable
Dec 15, 2017 11:14:49 GMT
iiiii: Should I be worried re trip to pirates ?will pitch dry out in time?
Feb 11, 2018 8:39:42 GMT
funches: How come there's only 3 games this weekend? Is it just scheduling or?
Mar 10, 2018 10:24:11 GMT
thomasmachin: It would appear that if we are to replace the departing players we had better be quick or all the available players will be signed by Ealing ,Coventry and Cornish Pirates!
Apr 20, 2018 8:14:16 GMT
barbelhunter: What a great re signing that is.
Apr 27, 2018 10:38:07 GMT
donnyknightsfan: that was absolutely dire today almost from start to finish apart from a spell in the 2nd half when we looked OK. players don't look motivated enough to me. they need a kick up the backside. the next two games v Bedford and Irish look a tough ask now.
Oct 6, 2018 21:04:32 GMT
thomasmachin: I don't think a Vera Brown tribute singer will sell the Forces Lunch as well as a Vera Lynn tribute singer !!
Oct 22, 2018 10:24:33 GMT
rodders: A bit random this one but are any Knights fans travelling to the Jersey game on Friday 1st March flying from East Midlands on the 10.55 flight out. 2 of us are looking for a lift to East Midlands airport unexpectedly. Happy to share costs of travel
Feb 17, 2019 19:52:21 GMT
donnyknightsfan: after yesterday's showing a new attacking coach and structure is needed ASAP. our attack is really poor. why don't we ever look to create space?. you're not going to beat championship defences by just running straight at them.
Apr 21, 2019 8:19:53 GMT
thomasmachin: I would support any reasonable suggestion to support the Club
Mar 26, 2020 20:03:51 GMT
lock: Hi, I'm new to the Knights Forum. Hello everyone!
Jun 4, 2020 10:15:57 GMT
Sir Spicious: Sorry, Lock. I think most of us forget to check the Shoutbox so it wasn't bad manners that we ignored you, more bad habits. Welcome to the chat. Look forward to your contributions. New voices are always welcome.
Jun 9, 2020 13:32:08 GMT