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  1. NEWS | Date set for West Wales trip

    The Dons' trip to face West Wales Raiders in Betfred League One will take place on Sunday May 13. The original fixture was due to take place on Sunday March 4, but was postponed due to adverse weather conditions. You can purchase tickets for the Dons clash with Bradford this weekend from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  2. NEWS | Oldham game moved

    The Dons trip to face Oldham Roughyeds in Betfred League One has been moved to Sunday June 3. The game was scheduled to take place on Sunday May 27, but has been moved due to the Vestacare Stadium being unavailable on that date. View the full article
  3. NEWS | Oldham game moved

    The Dons trip to face Oldham Roughyeds has been moved to Sunday June 3. The game was scheduled to take place on Sunday May 27, but has been moved due to the Vestacare Stadium being unavailable on that date. View the full article
  4. NEWS | Dons sign Frankie Mariano

    The Dons have signed experienced back-row forward Frankie Mariano on a deal until the end of the season. A Scottish international, Mariano was a free agent after leaving Betfred Championship side Featherstone Rovers, and could make his debut against Bradford Bulls this weekend. Head coach Richard Horne said: "Frankie is a great signing for the club, we beat a couple of Championship clubs to his signature and he arrives with the experience of playing at international level and has also played a number of games in Super League. "He will add more size and strength to our pack which is needed in this division. I am looking forward to working with him for the rest of the season and he is confident he can help us reach our goal of making the top four." You could see Frankie make his Dons debut against Bradford this weekend by purchasing your ticket from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk To sponsor Frankie Mariano for the remainder of the 2018 campaign, contact our commercial department at commercial@clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  5. Aaron Jones-Bishop says the Dons can take plenty of confidence from the way they performed against Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup fifth round. The Dons were beaten 26-16 at the Keepmoat Stadium, but kept their opponents at bay for much of the game and were also ahead by four points at half-time. He said: "We can take so much confidence from the way we performed, Featherstone are second in the league above us and we gave them a really good game so it will benefit us. "They've got Luke Briscoe in the side who is scoring tries for fun, but I thought I did quite well and kept him under control for the majority of the game after the first 10 minutes. "Every game is a learning curve so for me to come up against higher profile opposition will improve my game and give me an added incentive to keep on working hard." After a frustrating start to the season on a personal note, Jones-Bishop is hoping that two tries in the past two games can help him to cement his place in the team. He added: "I feel I've done well recently and managed to score a couple of tries so I'm confident at the moment, we'll see how it goes as we've got some big games coming up. "All I can do is try and give everything I have got and make it tough for the coaching staff to leave me out of the team, we all want to be involved against Bradford." The Dons return to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Bradford Bulls on Sunday April 29. You can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  6. REACTION | Horne pleased with Dons

    Richard Horne praised his side's desire after they came close to causing a cup upset against Featherstone Rovers in the Challenge Cup fifth round. Rovers eventually ran out 26-16 winners at the Keepmoat Stadium, but Horne was happy with the Dons' overall performance against a side flying high in the Betfred Championship. He said: "I'm very happy with the performance and the way that the boys turned out, they worked hard and I thought we could have got something out of the game but we struggled when we were down to 12 men. "We just weren't smart enough at times and they were good coming out of yardage which put us on the back foot slightly, but we'll learn a lot from it. "We were in front at half-time but I always felt that there would be more scores in the game so we took the two to give ourselves a chance in a hope that we would make them play a bit more." Horne's side were already missing Richard Owen and Liam Harris before Jack Sanderson was forced off through injury, which led to a re-shuffle in the latter stages of the game. He added: "The spine of our team changed a little bit and we had to shuffle things around due to injury, we lost our shape a little bit due to the fact of running out of a bit of steam late on. "We said before the game that it would be a good marker to see where we are at, and we're in a good place and I've said to the boys we won't be far off if we keep performing like that. "Our focus now is on the league, the cup is good for the club and a nice distraction to have but everybody knows we want to be battling at the top end of the table and that is what the target is now." The Dons return to the Keepmoat Stadium to take on Bradford Bulls on Sunday April 29. You can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  7. REPORT | Dons 16-26 Featherstone

    Doncaster RLFC 16-26 Featherstone Rovers Sunday 22nd April 2018 Challenge Cup fifth round Keepmoat Stadium ATTENDANCE | 1076 The Dons came close to causing an upset but were beaten 26-16 by Betfred Championship side Featherstone Rovers in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup. Richard Horne made four changes to his line-up, as Jack Sanderson, Sam Doherty, Liam Welham and Jordan Howden came into the starting XIII. Featherstone started the stronger of the two sides and went in front after just three minutes, in-form winger Luke Briscoe collected an offload from Misi Taulapapa to go over in the corner. Rovers and Briscoe were over again six minutes later, this time it was all his own work as he spun out of a tackle and weaved his way to the try-line. Martyn Ridyard converted for 0-10. The Dons came back into the game after a quarter of an hour and had their first try when Aaron Jones-Bishop picked up a loose ball and raced 40 metres to squeeze over in the corner. That sparked the home side into life and they drew level in a breathless opening quarter at the Keepmoat Stadium, Kieran Cross timed his pass to perfection to find the run of Brad England who finished smartly. Miller converted for 10-10. Richard Horne's men went in front for the first time on 27 minutes, a kick to the corner from Howden was patted back superbly by Jones-Bishop which gave Jason Tali the simple task of putting the ball down. HALF-TIME | Doncaster RLFC 14-10 Featherstone Rovers The Dons were temporarily down to 12 men early in the second-half, as Jordan Howden was sin-binned. That didn't stop them from extending their lead though as Miller kicked over a penalty goal after Sanderson was tackled high by the Featherstone defence. 16-10. Featherstone then began to take control and had their third try when Tom Holmes produced some individual brilliance to skip past a number of Dons defenders to score. Ridyard levelled the scores at 16-16 with the conversion. John Duffy's side went in front just three minutes later, Ridyard was again influential as he fired a cut out pass to Shaun Robinson on the left, and the winger had enough room to dive over. The Dons almost had a reply when Jason Muranka made a break through the Featherstone line, but he couldn't quite reach for the line before good defence from the visitors stopped Jones-Bishop from dummy-half. Rovers sealed the win with another try inside the last 10 minutes of the game, this time Connor Farrell was the man to find Robinson in space, and he went in for his second and Featherstone's fifth of the afternoon. FULL-TIME | Doncaster RLFC 16-26 Featherstone Rovers DONS XIII | Sanderson, Jones-Bishop, Welham, Tali, Doherty, Miller, Howden, Boyle, Kesik, Scott, England, Martin, Wilkinson. Interchange: Braham, Spiers, Cross, Muranka. DONS TRIES | Jones-Bishop (14), England (21), Tali (27) DONS GOALS | Miller (21, 52) FEATHERSTONE XIII | Thackeray, Briscoe, Taulapapa, Hardcastle, Robinson, Ridyard, Holmes, Cooper, Wildie, Moore, Farrell, Davies, Lockwood. Interchange: Carlile, Wheeldon, Brooks, Knowles. FEATHERSTONE TRIES | Briscoe (3, 9), Holmes (55), Robinson (58, 71) FEATHERSTONE GOALS | Ridyard (9, 55, 71) View the full article
  8. REPORT | Dons 16-26 Featherstone

    Doncaster RLFC 16-26 Featherstone Rovers Sunday 22nd April 2018 Challenge Cup fifth round Keepmoat Stadium ATTENDANCE | 1076 The Dons came close to causing an upset but were beaten 26-16 by Betfred Championship side Featherstone Rovers in the fifth round of the Challenge Cup. Richard Horne made four changes to his line-up, as Jack Sanderson, Sam Doherty, Liam Welham and Jordan Howden came into the starting XIII. Featherstone started the stronger of the two sides and went in front after just three minutes, in-form winger Luke Briscoe collected an offload from Misi Taulapapa to go over in the corner. Rovers and Briscoe were over against six minutes later, this time it was all his own work as he spun out of a tackle and weaved his way to the try-line. Martyn Ridyard converted for 0-10. The Dons came back into the game after a quarter of an hour and had their first try when Aaron Jones-Bishop picked up a loose ball and raced 40 metres to squeeze over in the corner. That sparked the home side into life and they drew level in a breathless opening quarter at the Keepmoat Stadium, Kieran Cross timed his pass to perfection to find the run of Brad England who finished smartly. Miller converted for 10-10. Richard Horne's men went in front for the first time on 27 minutes, a kick to the corner from Howden was patted back superbly by Jones-Bishop which gave Jason Tali the simple task of putting the ball down. HALF-TIME | Doncaster RLFC 14-10 Featherstone Rovers The Dons were temporarily down to 12 men early in the second-half, as Jordan Howden was sin-binned. That didn't stop them from extending their lead though as Miller kicked over a penalty goal after Sanderson was tackled high by the Featherstone defence. 16-10. Featherstone then began to take control and had their third try when Tom Holmes produced some invidivual brilliance to skip past a number of Dons defenders to score. Ridyard levelled the scores at 16-16 with the conversion. John Duffy's side went in front just three minutes later, Ridyard was again influential as he fired a cut out pass to Shaun Robinson on the left, and the winger had enough room to dive over. The Dons almost had a reply when Jason Muranka made a break through the Featherstone line, but he couldn't quite reach for the line before good defence from the visitors stopped Jones-Bishop from dummy-half. Rovers sealed the win with another try inside the last 10 minutes of the game, this time Connor Farrell was the man to find Robinson in space, and he went in for his second and Featherstone's fifth of the afternoon. FULL-TIME | Doncaster RLFC 16-26 Featherstone Rovers DONS XIII | Sanderson, Jones-Bishop, Welham, Tali, Doherty, Miller, Howden, Boyle, Kesik, Scott, England, Martin, Wilkinson. Interchange: Braham, Spiers, Cross, Muranka. DONS TRIES | Jones-Bishop (14), England (21), Tali (27) DONS GOALS | Miller (21, 52) FEATHERSTONE XIII | Thackeray, Briscoe, Taulapapa, Hardcastle, Robinson, Ridyard, Holmes, Cooper, Wildie, Moore, Farrell, Davies, Lockwood. Interchange: Carlile, Wheeldon, Brooks, Knowles. FEATHERSTONE TRIES | Briscoe (3, 9), Holmes (55), Robinson (58, 71) FEATHERSTONE GOALS | Ridyard (9, 55, 71) View the full article
  9. PREVIEW | Horne wants belief

    Richard Horne believes the Challenge Cup tie against Featherstone Rovers this weekend will be a good marker for where his players are at as they test themselves against a team from the league above. Rovers travel to the Keepmoat Stadium having won nine of their opening 11 league games, and Horne knows his side will need to perform well to progress. He said: "This weekend is going to be a really big test for us, Featherstone are a good Championship team and we'll see how we go. I think it's tough to predict how the game will go and we can only play what's in front of us. "We've built up a bit of confidence over the past few weeks and most of the boys are fresh having contributed at some point, they will benefit from that and we have a healthy squad to pick from. "The tests don't come much bigger than this at the moment, the boys are looking forward and it allows us to see where we're at but we know that we're going into the game as huge underdogs." The Dons go into the game on the back of two straight wins in Betfred League One, and Horne says the squad is confident they can cause an upset on Sunday. He added: "We need to go out there and enjoy it, we want to play an expansive style of rugby and move them about a bit as that is what the cup is about, we will just have to see what happens. "We know we've got the quality in our side to post points, if we play our natural game and get the ball out wide then our quality on the edges will cause Featherstone some problems." Tickets for the game against Featherstone are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion. View the full article
  10. During this edition, Carl looks ahead to this weekend's Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Featherstone Rovers at the Keepmoat Stadium. View the full article
  11. Richard Horne has named his 19 man squad for the Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Featherstone Rovers this weekend. See the full squad below: Ryan Boyle, Zac Braham, Kieran Cross, Sam Doherty, Brad England, Jordie Hedges, Jordan Howden, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Kyle Kesik, Charlie Martin, Jack Miller, Jason Muranka, Richard Owen, Jack Sanderson (Loan), Connor Scott, Russ Spiers, Jason Tali, Liam Welham, Brandan Wilkinson. Tickets for the game against Featherstone are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. Please arrive as early as possible to avoid congestion. View the full article
  12. Richard Horne has named his 19 man squad for the Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Featherstone Rovers this weekend. See the full squad below: Ryan Boyle, Zac Braham, Kieran Cross, Sam Doherty, Brad England, Jordie Hedges, Jordan Howden, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Kyle Kesik, Charlie Martin, Jack Miller, Jason Muranka, Richard Owen, Jack Sanderson (Loan), Connor Scott, Russ Spiers, Jason Tali, Liam Welham, Brandan Wilkinson. Tickets for the game against Featherstone are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
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  14. NEWS | Hospitality boxes sold out

    Hospitality boxes are now sold out for the Dons’ Betfred League One fixture against Bradford Bulls on Sunday April 29 at 3:00pm. The Dons’ host the Bulls in an early-season top of the table clash, in what promises to be an exciting encounter at the Keepmoat Stadium, and other hospitality packages are still available, however there are now only a handful of packages remaining. Hospitality packages are available from £35 + VAT per person, and includes a two-course meal, a hospitality seating match ticket, and a complimentary matchday programme. For more information, call 01302 764665, or email commercial@clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  15. PREVIEW | Boyle relishing cup tie

    Ryan Boyle reckons the Dons should believe in themselves ahead of the Challenge Cup fifth round tie against Featherstone Rovers this weekend. Boyle was with Castleford when they reached the final of the competition in 2014, and says a good cup run can help any team with their league campaign. He said: "I was with Castleford in 2014 when they got to the final, I was injured for the game and was still coming back so it was slightly bitter sweet for me. It was a great occasion for the town and everyone involved so it was brilliant to be a part of. "It's a massive game, there are two teams and there can only be one winner. We know our fans will be right up for it has they have been all season, we are grateful for their backing. "It's a bit of an old saying but anything can happen, we're looking to win every game given how we've started in the league. It's going to be a massive challenge but one that everyone is really looking forward to." Boyle returned to the side recently after missing the Easter period with a hamstring injury, and is looking to make up for lost time as he looks for promotion in his first year with the club. He added: "I pulled my hamstring in the Whitehaven game and it came as a suprise to me as I'm not the quickest so I had never experienced myself anything like that before, I was gutted to miss the York game and failed a fitness test on the day of the game. "It's frustrating to miss out but injuries are part of sport so you just have to get back fit as quick as possible, one thing that I really liked was that I never felt like a burden to the club and they never rushed me to get back. "I've not really hit my straps just yet and I've got plenty more to give, once I've got more games under my belt I think the fans will see the best of me and what I am capable of giving to the team." Tickets for the game against Featherstone are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article