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  1. Ticket prices for the Dons’ pre-season friendly against Super League side Hull FC have been confirmed. Lee Radford’s side travel to the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday January 6 2019, with prices as follows: Adults - £12 Concessions and 17-21 - £10 Children (5-16) - £1 Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  2. Chief executive Carl Hall has paid tribute to Peter Goodchild after the former Dons player passed away earlier in November. Goodchild made 175 appearances for the club, scoring 57 tries, and Hall says he will be missed. He said: “The thoughts of everyone at the Dons are with Peter’s family, he was a great player for the club and gave great service to the Dons.” Peter’s funeral service will take place on Friday November 23 at 11am at Rawdon Crematorium with family flowers only. Donations in memory of Peter may be made to Motor Neuron Research and Wheatfields Hospice. A box will be available at the service. View the full article
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    NEWS | 1895 Cup confirmed

    The Dons will have another chance to get to Wembley next season as the RFL confirmed a new competition for Betfred Championship and League One clubs. The 1895 Cup will see teams from each divisions fight it out for a spot in a showpiece final on Challenge Cup final day on Saturday August 24 2019. Full details will be confirmed along with the release of the league fixtures for next season on Sunday November 25. View the full article
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    NEWS | Hull FC friendly confirmed

    The Dons will face Super League side Hull FC at the Keepmoat Stadium in a pre-season friendly on Sunday 6 January 2019. The game will kick-off at 3pm, and sees them go up against their dual-registration partners for the first time since 2017. Ticket prices for the game against Lee Radford’s side will be announced in due course. Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
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    NEWS | Leeds friendly confirmed

    The Dons will face Super League side Leeds Rhinos at the Keepmoat Stadium in a pre-season on Sunday 13 January 2019. The game will kick-off at 3pm, and will be the first meeting between the two sides since a Challenge Cup tie in 2017. Ticket prices for the game against Dave Furner’s side will be announced in due course. Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  6. England and New Zealand are both priced at evens with Sky Bet to win the third match of the international series at Elland Road on Sunday. Wayne Bennett's side have already secured a series win, and will look to complete a whitewash in-front of a sell-out crowd in West Yorkshire. Winger Tommy Makinson is in fine form having scored a hat-trick last time out, and he is priced at 10/1 to score the first try. For more great odds, visit http://bit.ly/2vy4hBh View the full article
  7. Sam Doherty went into the 2018 campaign looking to help the Dons towards a play-off push with some clinical finishing and hard work from the wing position. He got his first try of the season in the Challenge Cup victory at home to Myton Warriors, where his first-half effort contributed towards an 82-6 win at the Keepmoat Stadium. He continued his good early season form two weeks later, as he crossed for a try just after half-time as the Dons beat fellow play-off chasers Whitehaven. The winger made it three-in-three a week later as attention once again turned to the cup competition, as Doherty dived over to cap a 34-0 victory over Newcastle Thunder. Another score followed against the same opposition in Betfred League One, as Doherty helped the Dons turn the game around at Kingston Park to secure a 22-20 win in the North East. He turned from scorer to provider in the defeat against York City Knights, as he raced down the line and kicked the ball through for hooker Kieran Cross to touch down. The winger scored his fifth try of the season in the home defeat to Hunslet, before adding to his tally when Keighley Cougars visited the Keepmoat Stadium. Doherty’s early second-half try helped secure a 29-20 victory. Doherty was proving to be a real asset for Richard Horne’s side and scored in the record breaking 102-6 win over West Wales Raiders at LD Nutrition Stadium. He then scored the opening try in the victory over Oldham, before he put the seal on a 50-6 over Keighley at Cougar Park. The 24-year-old capped off an impressive season with a try in the Dons’ final away game of the season at North Wales Crusaders. Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  8. Jason Tali proved to be an invaluable asset throughout the 2018 season showing his power and ruthless streak on the left edge. The Papua New Guinea international began the season with two tries in the opening day victory over Coventry Bears at the Keepmoat Stadium. He followed that up with four tries against amateur side Myton Warriors, as the Dons progressed through to the Challenge Cup fourth round. He then went four games without a try, before powering over for a score against North Wales Crusaders as the Dons won 28-20. Tali scored two tries in the victory over Hemel Stags, before crossing in the cup defeat against Betfred Championship side Featherstone Rovers. He continued his strong start to the season with another double against West Wales Raiders, and then a late consolation try in the trip to Oldham. The 31-year-old scored against Bradford before signing a new three-year deal with the club midway through July. The deal brought the best out of Tali, who scored in a game three days later away at Hunslet. A try against London Skolars followed, before he scored a brace of tries against his former side Newcastle Thunder at the Keepmoat Stadium. He secured the top try-scorer accolade with a smart finish against Keighley, before another double in the Dons’ final away game of the season against North Wales Crusaders. His final try of the season came in the Betfred League One play-off semi-final defeat to Workington Town, and with his future at the club secured, he could well be a big player once more in 2019. View the full article
  9. Connor Bower joined the Dons ahead of 2018 after leaving Super League side Hull FC. The centre made his debut in the league opener against Coventry, before scoring his first two tries in the second-half of the Challenge Cup third round victory over Myton Warriors. He was at the double two weeks later as he crossed twice in the league win against Whitehaven at the Keepmoat Stadium. Bower suffered a shoulder injury in the home win over Keighley Cougars in June, which ruled him out of action for more than two months. He returned to the starting line-up for the away trip to Coventry in August, which he marked with a try in each half as the Dons secured their fourth win in a row in Betfred League One. The 21-year-old featured off the interchange bench two weeks later in the win at Whitehaven. He replaced the injured Richard Owen and took full advantage has he glided in for a crucial score. Bower’s final appearance of the season came away at North Wales Crusaders in the penultimate game of the regular season, before a hand injury kept him out of both games against Workington Town. He finished the season with eight tries in all competitions, and will look to build on that in 2019 after penning a new deal with the club. Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  10. Experienced former Castleford and Wakefield outside back Richard Owen joined the Dons at the start of the 2018 season. He settled straight into Richard Horne’s side and was instrumental as the Dons won their first five games in all competitions. Owen grabbed his first try for the club in the 34-0 win over Newcastle Thunder in the Challenge Cup fourth round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium. The 28-year-old moved to the wing for the game against North Wales Crusaders, as the Dons got back to winning ways following a defeat at home to York City Knights a week earlier. His try midway through the second-half ensured the two points for the Dons as he got on the end of a swift move to touch down. Owen doubled his tally for the season when the Dons faced Hemel Stags at the Keepmoat Stadium, as he scored a try in both halves to contribute significantly to the 60-0 victory. He missed the next two games through injury but returned to the starting XIII for the away wins at London Skolars and West Wales Raiders, before back-to-back defeats against Hunslet and Oldham. The second-half of the season saw Owen move to the wing position on a more permanent basis. It paid off immediately as he scored a brace of tries away at York, but that proved to be in vein as the home side ran out 31-16 winners at Bootham Crescent. He went on to open the scoring in the record breaking 102-6 win over West Wales Raiders at the LD Nutrition Stadium in July. He scored his eighth try of the season as the Dons beat Coventry Bears 46-4 at the Butts Park Arena, in a game where he was used in the full-back position. He made it back-to-back try-scoring performances a week later, as he touched down the Dons’ second try in the win against London Skolars at the Keepmoat Stadium. Owen suffered a rib injury in the away win at Whitehaven, but returned to the starting line-up to score in wins over Keighley Cougars and North Wales Crusaders away from home. Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  11. Connor Bower joined the Dons ahead of 2018 after leaving Super League side Hull FC. The centre made his debut in the league opener against Coventry, before scoring his first two tries in the second-half of the Challenge Cup third round victory over Myton Warriors. He was at the double two weeks later as he crossed twice in the league win against Whitehaven at the Keepmoat Stadium. Bower suffered a shoulder injury in the home win over Keighley Cougars in June, which ruled him out of action for more than two months. He returned to the starting line-up for the away trip to Coventry in August, which he marked with a try in each half as the Dons secured their fourth win in a row in Betfred League One. The 21-year-old featured off the interchange bench two weeks later in the win at Whitehaven. He replaced the injured Richard Owen and took full advantage has he glided in for a crucial score. Bower’s final appearance of the season came away at North Wales Crusaders in the penultimate game of the regular season, before a hand injury kept him out of both games against Workington Town. He finished the season with eight tries in all competitions, and will look to build on that in 2019 after penning a new deal with the club. View the full article
  12. Experienced former Castleford and Wakefield outside back Richard Owen joined the Dons at the start of the 2018 season. He settled straight into Richard Horne’s side and was instrumental as the Dons won their first five games in all competitions. Owen grabbed his first try for the club in the 34-0 win over Newcastle Thunder in the Challenge Cup fourth round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium. The 28-year-old moved to the wing for the game against North Wales Crusaders, as the Dons got back to winning ways following a defeat at home to York City Knights a week earlier. His try midway through the second-half ensured the two points for the Dons as he got on the end of a swift move to touch down. Owen doubled his tally for the season when the Dons faced Hemel Stags at the Keepmoat Stadium, as he scored a try in both halves to contribute significantly to the 60-0 victory. He missed the next two games through injury but returned to the starting XIII for the away wins at London Skolars and West Wales Raiders, before back-to-back defeats against Hunslet and Oldham. The second-half of the season saw Owen move to the wing position on a more permanent basis. It paid off immediately as he scored a brace of tries away at York, but that proved to be in vein as the home side ran out 31-16 winners at Bootham Crescent. He went on to open the scoring in the record breaking 102-6 win over West Wales Raiders at the LD Nutrition Stadium in July. He scored his eighth try of the season as the Dons beat Coventry Bears 46-4 at the Butts Park Arena, in a game where he was used in the full-back position. He made it back-to-back try-scoring performances a week later, as he touched down the Dons’ second try in the win against London Skolars at the Keepmoat Stadium. Owen suffered a rib injury in the away win at Whitehaven, but returned to the starting line-up to score in wins over Keighley Cougars and North Wales Crusaders away from home. View the full article
  13. The experienced former Castleford and Wakefield outside back joined the Dons at the start of the 2018 season. He settled straight into Richard Horne’s side and was instrumental as the Dons won their first five games in all competitions. Owen grabbed his first try for the club in the 34-0 win over Newcastle Thunder in the Challenge Cup fourth round tie at the Keepmoat Stadium. The 28-year-old moved to the wing for the game against North Wales Crusaders, as the Dons got back to winning ways following a defeat at home to York City Knights a week earlier. His try midway through the second-half ensured the two points for the Dons as he got on the end of a swift move to touch down. Owen doubled his tally for the season when the Dons faced Hemel Stags at the Keepmoat Stadium, as he scored a try in both halves to contribute significantly to the 60-0 victory. He missed the next two games through injury but returned to the starting XIII for the away wins at London Skolars and West Wales Raiders, before back-to-back defeats against Hunslet and Oldham. The second-half of the season saw Owen move to the wing position on a more permanent basis. It paid off immediately as he scored a brace of tries away at York, but that proved to be in vein as the home side ran out 31-16 winners at Bootham Crescent. He went on to open the scoring in the record breaking 102-6 win over West Wales Raiders at the LD Nutrition Stadium in July. He scored his eighth try of the season as the Dons beat Coventry Bears 46-4 at the Butts Park Arena, in a game where he was used in the full-back position. He made it back-to-back try-scoring performances a week later, as he touched down the Dons’ second try in the win against London Skolars at the Keepmoat Stadium. Owen suffered a rib injury in the away win at Whitehaven, but returned to the starting line-up to score in wins over Keighley Cougars and North Wales Crusaders away from home. View the full article
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    NEWS | Hall praises Horne

    Chief executive Carl Hall believes Richard Horne has created a strong culture during his first full season with the club. The head coach guided the Dons to a third placed finish in Betfred League One last season, and Hall says the club is in a good place. He said: “He has transformed the culture of the club and the playing style, he deserves credit for the job he has done. “Everything happens for a reason and we want to make sure that we improve in 2019 and put ourselves in a good position. “You can’t buy the togetherness that we’ve got now, we had something like it in 2012 and that eventually got us promoted.” With pre-season training just a few weeks away, Hall says the squad are all keen to get back and hit the ground running. He added: “The players have all been impressed with the plans set out for them by Calum Christopherson, and we’re having a coaches meeting to discuss everything ahead of pre-season. “We will talk about different things and it’s interesting for me to hear how passionate all the backroom staff are. “It’s important that the players have taken time to relax and get away on holiday, but I know everyone is looking forward to getting back in a month or so.” Dons 2019 season tickets are now on sale, and can be bought from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
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    NEWS | Wilkinson signs for 2019

    Forward Brandan Wilkinson has signed a new one-year deal with the Dons. The 21-year-old suffered a season ending knee injury midway through 2018, but is now working his way back to full fitness. He said: “I’m really pleased to have agreed to stay with the club, they have stuck by me after my injury and I want to repay that. “It was tough getting the injury when I did, I was really enjoying my rugby at the time and now I’m working hard to get back as soon as possible. “Seeing a lot of the boys agreeing to stay here was another reason I wanted to sign, we have a really good group with a lot of potential.” Dons 2019 season tickets are back on sale at a frozen price of £60 for adults, and can be purchased from tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article