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Thornton: ''It is a difficult place to go''

29 August 2015 - 01:27 PM

Doncaster RLFC head coach Gary Thornton spoke to the official website ahead of the bank holiday clash with Workington Town on Monday.


The Dons travel to Craven Park looking for a first win in the Super 8s at the fourth attempt.


Thornton is expecting a tough proposition in the North West.


He said: “It’s going to be a tough game, especially on bank holiday Monday after the Challenge Cup weekend, it will be a tough ask.


“We have a few injuries as well so I’m not quite sure what the squad is going to be just yet.


“Ryan Wright was really struggling against Batley last weekend and had to come off, he will be touch and go for this weekend, I’m not sure how he is going to be.


“Workington are on a good run, Jarrod Sammut has made a massive difference for them, he was a great signing for them and they have certainly kicked on.


“They have put some really good wins together and I think they are serious challengers to win the Kingstone Press Championship Shield.


“It is a difficult place to go and it will be a difficult afternoon, we are down to the bare bones, but hopefully we can go up there and put on a performance.”



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Foundation Friday: Welcome Jim

29 August 2015 - 11:57 AM

<p>Club Doncaster Foundation would like to welcome its new Chief Executive Jim Lord.</p>
<p>Club Doncaster Foundation would like to welcome its new Chief Executive Jim Lord.&nbsp;Jim, previously the Operations Director at England Squash &amp; Racketball, takes charge of the foundation following Liam Scully&rsquo;s move to Chief Operating Officer at Club Doncaster.&nbsp;</p>
<p>The Foundation has been recognised for its recent successes and the successful recruitment and appointment of Jim, someone who possesses over 25 years of senior management experience across the sport, business, health and education sectors, will only enable the Foundation to continue to grow and develop in advance of its charitable aims working within the Doncaster borough.&nbsp;</p>
<p>Jim said: &ldquo;I&rsquo;m excited about the opportunities that lay ahead.&nbsp;&ldquo;I&rsquo;m extremely proud to be the Club Doncaster Foundation CEO. The Foundation has come a long way in the past 4 years under the leadership of Liam Scully who nurtured a fantastic culture and energy within the team and their mission to&nbsp;<em>&lsquo;Challenge &ndash; Inspire &ndash; Motivate&rsquo;</em>, aligned with the team&rsquo;s passion and dedication to be the very best they can be is very evident.&nbsp;</p>
<p>&ldquo;The roots of the Foundation are firmly in football, however the branches are spreading across many other sports and high quality physical activity, training and educational programmes.&nbsp;</p>
<p>&ldquo;Therefore I&rsquo;m determined that the Foundation continues to develop and play an even greater role in improving the lives of people across Doncaster.&rdquo;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;&nbsp;</p>
<p>The foundation is about to open its doors to 135 students who will be studying on a full time basis as well as continuing to deliver its outreach work across Doncaster and Doncaster Rovers CEO Gavin Baldwin lauded the new arrival.&nbsp;&ldquo;We were delighted with the competitive recruitment process and, furthermore, in our abilities to attract an outstanding candidate of the calibre of Jim,&rdquo; he said.&nbsp;</p>
<p>&ldquo;To add someone of his experience working at national governing body level will prove invaluable as the Foundation looks to continue to grow in to new areas such as an expanding sporting range.&rdquo;&nbsp;</p>
<p>To learn more about Club Doncaster Foundation, please visit&nbsp;<a>www.clubdoncasterfoundation.co.uk</a></p>

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Two players charged

29 August 2015 - 10:27 AM

<p>Two players have been charged with offences committed in recent Kingstone Press Championship Shield and League 1 fixtures after the incidents were reviewed by the RFL Match Review Panel.</p>
<p>Brett Waller of Doncaster has been charged with making Grade B dangerous contact on Alex Rowe in the 41<sup>st</sup> minute of the Championship Shield Super 8s fixture against Batley Bulldogs played on Sunday August 23.</p>
<p>Oldham player Adam Neal has been charged with making a Grade C reckless high tackle in the 33<sup>rd</sup> minute of the League 1 fixture against Barrow Raiders played on Sunday August 23.</p>
<p>Walker and Neal have until 11.00am on Tuesday September 1 to submit Early Guilty Pleas.</p>

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Two players charged

27 August 2015 - 06:33 PM

<p>Two players have been charged with offences committed in recent Kingstone Press Championship Shield and League 1 fixtures after the incidents were reviewed by the RFL Match Review Panel.</p>
<p>Brett Walker of Doncaster has been charged with making Grade B dangerous contact on Alex Rowe in the 41<sup>st</sup> minute of the Championship Shield Super 8s fixture against Batley Bulldogs played on Sunday August 23.</p>
<p>Oldham player Adam Neal has been charged with making a Grade C reckless high tackle in the 33<sup>rd</sup> minute of the League 1 fixture against Barrow Raiders played on Sunday August 23.</p>
<p>Walker and Neal have until 11.00am on Tuesday September 1 to submit Early Guilty Pleas.</p>

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In the dugout with Carl Hall 27/08/15

27 August 2015 - 05:03 PM

Doncaster RLFC chief executive Carl Hall spoke to the official website ahead of the Bank Holiday Monday clash with Workington Town.

The Dons travel to Cumbria looking for a first win in the Super 8s.

The Dons CEO also reiterated that new signings have been completed for next season and will be announced in due course.

Hall also spoke about last weekend's defeat to Batley Bulldogs.

You can see the full interview below:


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