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Family fun on Sunday!

Today, 06:03 PM

Why not join Vila in the South East corner of the stadium this Sunday and give him a high five?

The DCLT Family Stand will be busier than normal when supporters enter through turnstiles 6-10 from this Sunday at 1.00pm.  Supported by the Club Doncaster Foundation staff there will be the chance for our younger fans to play Table Football, Air Hockey, Pool and even Table Tennis. We will also be showing Lego Movie on the TV’s in the concourse. 

So why not come down and challenge Vila to a game, or watch the movie with friends? 

From 1.00pm onwards those in the DCLT Family Stand will also be joined by members of the first team squad.  

Whatever happens be sure to get a picture with Vila and tweet us at @Doncaster_RLFC

Tickets for the game can be bought here.

For more information on Club Doncaster Foundation Click Here.

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Cooke: ''We always knew the start was tough''

Yesterday, 05:18 PM

<p>Doncaster RLFC player coach Paul Cooke spoke further to the official website after Sunday&rsquo;s defeat to Workington Town.</p>
<p>After being in the game for the majority of the first half and unlucky not to be in front at the break, Town bossed the second half to record a convincing victory at Derwent Park.</p>
<p>Cooke admitted Derwent Park is always a hard place to win at and conceded his side always faced a tough start to the season.</p>
<p>He said: &ldquo;Play one errors and last play mistakes really cost us, coupled with Workington who are a good side and that is what you get in the Championship this season in particular.</p>
<p>&ldquo;The form isn&rsquo;t un-concerning, but it isn&rsquo;t a concern, it gets no easier, we always knew the start was tough.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Playing three of the predicted top four, plus the trip up to Workington is always a very difficult one, so we knew we had a difficult start.</p>
<p>&ldquo;We have been in two of the games, but not in the one on Sunday, we were in it after 40 minutes luckily really when you consider the amount of possession, field position and penalties, we got what we deserved in the end.</p>
<p>&ldquo;Not having a settled team is obviously very difficult.&nbsp; When you haven&rsquo;t got your number seven in Richard Wilkinson available and the quality from the likes of Jordan Rankin goes back to Hull.</p>
<p>&ldquo;It would help if we could have a settled team but we are not in the position where we can turn our nose up at the quality the dual registration gives us.</p>
<p>&ldquo;We lost Danny Cowling due to injury due to a head injury which caused a late change in the team, there has been a bit of upheaval this week but that is no excuse.&rdquo;</p>

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Lottery Results (Week 10)

02 March 2015 - 12:08 PM

Monday 2nd March 2015 (WK 10)


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REPORT: Workington Town 33-6 Doncaster RLFC

01 March 2015 - 09:36 PM

Workington Town 33-6 Doncaster RLFC


Town: Murphy, Forrester, Mossop, Whiteley, Manfredi (DR), Doran (DR), Forber, Walker (Loan), Mattinson, Shackley, B Phillips, Horton, Stack.  Interchange: C Phillips, Olstrom, Scholey, Fifita.

Dons: Naughton DR, Doherty, Waterman, Welham, Scott, Cooke, Howarth L, Tyson-Wilson DR, Emmett, Clark, Kelly, Dunn, Snitch.  Interchange: Spiers, Waller, Carbutt, Kesik.


Attendance: 741


Doncaster crashed to a third defeat in succession in the Kingstone Press Championship as Workington Town recorded a hefty victory over the Dons at Derwent Park.

After defeats against London Broncos and Featherstone Rovers, the Dons were looking to bounce back, however a ruthless second half performance saw the home side clear.

Paul Cooke’s side almost got off to the perfect start, his grubber kick was met by Mitch Clark, but he was denied a first try in a Dons shirt, knocking on the grounding.

It was the visitors who drew first blood, Graeme Mattinson’s kick to the corner was met by Sam Forrester who went over for the first try to give Workington a 4-0 lead.

That margin was extended in the 18th minute, Dave Scott looked to have a high kick covered, however Dominic Manfredi had other ideas, snatching the ball and going over in the right corner.

Penalties in the ruck area continued to hinder Doncaster’s progress, however the Dons hit back when Pasqualle Dunn went over from dummy half to get Doncaster right back into the match, with Scott adding the conversion.

As the half time hooter sounded Doncaster did brilliantly to keep the ball alive, Cooke and Dunn combined superbly, but Workington just held out to deny the Dons the lead at the break.


Half Time: Workington Town 8-6 Doncaster RLFC


In the second half Workington had the wind behind them and it took them less than two minutes to get over the Dons line, breaking superbly Tom Walker sent Callum Phillips over, with Carl Forber successful for the first time with the boot.

Doncaster continued to concede penalties at crucial times and Workington took full advantage, when Perry Whiteley superbly broke through the Dons defence, beat full back Curtis Naughton before sliding in for the try under the posts.  Forber added the conversion to give Workington a 20-6 advantage.

Town continued their dominance in the second half when a neat pass from Forber sent Karl Olstrom over under the posts for Town’s fifth try, with Forber once successful once more with the goal.

Doncaster almost pulled back a consolation try with four minutes remaining, however despite the best efforts of Sam Doherty he was forced into touch.

Less than a minute later Workington were in again, Mattinson made a great break, before sending Forber over the try line to break the 1,000 point barrier for Town, before adding another two points with the conversion.

Jamie Doran then sealed the victory with a drop goal, which brought the game to a close, with a vastly improved performance needed ahead of next Sunday’s home clash against Leigh Centurions.


Full Time: Workington Town 33-6 Doncaster RLFC

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Cooke: ''We didn't respect the football''

01 March 2015 - 09:36 PM

Doncaster RLFC player coach Paul Cooke spoke to the official website following Sunday’s defeat to Workington Town.

The defeat leaves Doncaster without a win from their opening three games in the Championship, a record shared only with basement club Whitehaven. 

Cooke admitted he was far from pleased with the latest defeat.

He said: “I’m really disappointed, we have to regroup quickly and as a group we need to stick together and we will.

“Ultimately we are all aware that the performance wasn’t good enough and we thoroughly we got what we deserved for the amount of respect that we showed the ball and possession, along with the amount of field position we gave the opposition.

“The top and bottom of it is that we didn’t respect the football.

“It doesn’t take a rocket scientist to figure out what is going wrong in the place and we have to begin to get this right.

“We need to learn lessons quickly from it, otherwise it is going to be an extremely long season.

“We have to come back from this and we will.”

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