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  1. NEWS | Miller learning from Horne

    Jack Miller says he has learned a lot from Richard Horne since the head coach took over at the Dons midway through last season. The half-back scored over 150 points for the club in 2017, and believes working with someone who has played in his position at the highest level can only benefit him. "You can never learn too much and i'm always getting pointers from him, he knows the position very well and the fact the advice is coming from someone like him means it matters more," he said. "As soon as he talks I want to listen, and it's been that way since he stepped through the door last year, I take on board so much of the areas he thinks I can improve my game. "I think things are going well, it's the fittest myself and a few of the boys have felt in a long time. Our middle unit looks big and strong so hopefully we will hit the ground running." The Dons face Coventry Bears in the Betfred League One opener this weekend, and Miller wants to get off to a good start with competition for places now high within the squad. "You can't have an off game when you know there is someone breathing down your neck to take your place, i'm doing everything I can to make sure i'm consistently in the team," he added. "I want to play every game and improve, last season was bit stop-start and it was hard for me to get a rhythm, especially when we had a change of head coach midway through the season. "We changed styles slightly and I had to get used to that, hopefully we will hit the ground running from minute one and that's what I want against Coventry." Read the rest of the Jack Miller interview in our matchday programme for this week's game against Coventry Bears. Tickets for the game against Coventry are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  2. During this week's edition, Carl looks ahead to this weekend's Beftred League One opener against Coventry Bears at the Keepmoat Stadium. View the full article
  3. SQUAD | 19 named for Coventry clash

    Richard Horne has named his 19 man squad for this weekend's Betfred League One opener against Coventry Bears at the Keepmoat Stadium. New signings Ryan Boyle, Connor Bower, Richard Owen and Liam Harris are all included, and are set to make their first competitive starts for the club. See the full squad below: Connor Bower, Ryan Boyle, Zac Braham, Kieran Cross, Sam Doherty, Brad England, Liam Harris, Jordie Hedges, Aaron Jones-Bishop, Kyle Kesik, Charlie Martin, Jack Miller, Hakim Miloudi (D/R), Jason Muranka, Richard Owen, Connor Scott, Russ Spiers, Jason Tali, Liam Welham. Tickets for our game against Coventry Bears are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  4. NEWS | Hall pleased with Myton draw

    Carl Hall says the Challenge Cup draw against Myton Warriors is one which suits both sides. The Dons will face the amateur side for the second season in a row at the third round stage of the competition, and Hall believes both clubs will benefit. He said: "It's a good draw, they are a fantastic club and it will be good to welcome them here again, they enjoyed it here at the Keepmoat Stadium last year. "I'm looking forward to it, the most important thing is to play our rugby. Both clubs get on really well so we're looking forward to the challenge. "Last season they had a young side so they enjoyed the occasion, the amateur clubs are always going for the upsets so we need to get the job done." Tickets for the Dons season opener against Coventry Bears are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  5. NEWS | Horne wants good start

    Richard Horne says the Dons players are ready to go ahead of the Betfred League One opener against Coventry Bears this weekend. The game against the Bears is a repeat of last season's first league game, and Horne is confident his side can get off to a good start. He said: "We've been ready for a couple of weeks now after the break we've had, the boys are keen to get back into the routine of playing every week. "We'll have more of a structure in the way we want to play, pre-season is about testing different combinations and making sure everyone is ready for the league campaign to start. "We're looking for a performance in the first game, you're never firing on all cylinders first up so for us we want to perform well enough to get the two points." Horne has a fully-fit squad to pick from, and believes he will need all of his players to chip in at some point over the course of the 2018 campaign. He added: "Everyone is fighting fit which gives me a little bit of a selection headache, but that's good to have going into a new campaign. "It's going to be a big squad effort throughout the season so we'll need everybody to play their fair share of games, they will all get their opportunity to show what they can do. "I think every team in the competition this year is going to be competitive, we want to put enough pressure on Coventry which will see some gaps open up in their defence." Tickets for the game against Coventry at the Keepmoat Stadium are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  6. NEWS | Myton date confirmed

    The Dons' Challenge Cup third round tie against Myton Warriors will take place on Sunday February 25, with the game kicking off at 3pm. The game is a repeat of last year's clash at the Keepmoat Stadium, where the Dons ran out 34-6 winners. Tickets for the game are priced at £10 adults, £8 concessions and £1 U16s. You can buy from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  7. NEWS | Burrow tips Dons for success

    Rob Burrow believes the Dons are set-up for a successful season under his former Great Britain team-mate Richard Horne. The pair came up against each other while playing for Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC respectively, and Burrow says the Dons are in good hands with Horne in charge. He said: "Richard Horne was a great player, he always seemed to get the better of me. He was very good and I was probably on the winning side more often, but he was always someone who was the benchmark. "He had a great career in the game and i'm sure he will bring everything he learned and take that into his coaching role with the Dons. "It was great to catch up with him at the season launch, I roomed with him when we played for Great Britain and i'd not spoken to him for years but it didn't feel like that when we finally caught up." Burrow was up on stage at the Dons 2018 season launch on Friday February 2, and says he thoroughly enjoyed the experience - having told some exclusive stories to those in attendance. He added: "It was really enjoyable, it was really nice to be asked to do it at a club like Doncaster. I used to go to Tattersfield a lot so i remember the club and it's always nice to go back. "The pressures were different to playing, i've played at Wembley in front of 70,000+ and the speaking is much more personal, there are similarities in the way that you have to prepare well for it. "I wasn't nervous about speaking in front of people because i've done that quite a lot throughout my career so i enjoyed it and it felt like it flowed." The Dons get the Betfred League One season at home to Coventry Bears this weekend, you can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  8. NEWS | Burrow tips Dons for success

    Rob Burrow believes the Dons are set-up for a successful season under his former Great Britain team-mate Richard Horne. The pair came up against each other while playing for Leeds Rhinos and Hull FC respectively, and Burrow says the Dons are in good hands with Horne in charge. He said: "Richard Horne was a great player, he always seemed to get the better of me. He was very good and I was probably on the winning side more often, but he was always someone who was the benchmark. "He had a great career in the game and i'm sure he will bring everything he learned and take that into his coachin role with the Dons. "It was great to catch up with him at the season launch, I roomed with him when we played for Great Britain and i'd not spoken to him for years but it didn't feel like that when we finally caught up." Burrow was up on stage at the Dons 2018 season launch on Friday February 2, and says he thoroughly enjoyed the experience - having told some exclusive stories to those in attendance. He added: "It was really enjoyable, it was really nice to be asked to do it at a club like Doncaster. I used to go to Tattersfield a lot so i remember the club and it's always nice to go back. "The pressures were different to playing, i've played at Wembley in front of 70,000+ and the speaking is much more personal, there are similarities in the way that you have to prepare well for it. "I wasn't nervous about speaking in front of people because i've done that quite a lot throughout my career so i enjoyed it and it felt like it flowed." The Dons get the Betfred League One season at home to Coventry Bears this weekend, you can purchase tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  9. NEWS | Home draw in Challenge Cup

    Doncaster will host amateur side Myton Warriors in the third round of the Challenge Cup for the second year in a row. It is a repeat of the 2017 draw, where the Dons ran out 34-6 victors over the Hull-based side at the Keepmoat Stadium. The tie will be played over the weekend of February 24-25. View the full article
  10. Join the Dons for our Big Family Day Out as we open up our new season against the Coventry Bears. Experience a family day out like never before with our new family zone with activities including facepainting, sports skills tests, an animal roadshow, chance to take the players on at Rugby League Live on Playstations, practice your rugby skills with our tackle bags and much, much more with live music and food and drink available to buy inside the ground. All this plus live Rugby League! All children attending will receive a free gift! Tickets are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576 or by going to tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. Tickets for 16 and under are only £1. View the full article
  11. Two students from Club Doncaster Sports College have been given the opportunity to be part of the England Colleges Player Development Programme. In partnership with England Rugby League, England Colleges has been reformed and are hosting four sessions across the season that provide a pathway for players to be selected for the England Academy. Adam Wilkinson and Ben Howe from Club Doncaster Sports College have been selected and will travel to Preston next Monday. Doncaster Rugby League Chief Executive, Carl Hall said: “I would like to wish both the lads all the very best for this opportunity. This is a fantastic reward for all the hard work Doncaster Rugby League Academy and Club Doncaster Sports College do. “Their work hasn’t gone unnoticed, Ben has been invited to train and be in and around the Dons first team. I would like to congratulate them on this achievement.” College Principal, Adi Turnpenny added: “We are delighted both students have this opportunity to go to the England College Player Development Programme. It’s a great example of the college students benefiting from the college and the Dons Academy pathways.” For more information about the courses at Club Doncaster Sports College and the Dons Academy please contact 01302 764663. View the full article
  12. Two students from Club Doncaster Sports College have been given the opportunity to be part of the England Colleges Player Development Programme. In partnership with England Rugby League, England Colleges has been reformed and are hosting four sessions across the season that provide a pathway for players to be selected for the England Academy. Adam Wilkinson and Ben Howe from Club Doncaster Sports College have been selected and will travel to Preston next Monday. Doncaster Rugby League Chief Executive, Carl Hall said: “I would like to wish both the lads all the very best for this opportunity. This is a fantastic reward for all the hard work Doncaster Rugby League Academy and Club Doncaster Sports College do. “Their work hasn’t gone unnoticed, Ben has been invited to train and be in and around the Dons first team. I would like to congratulate them on this achievement.” College Principal, Adi Turnpenny added: “We are delighted both students have this opportunity to go to the England College Player Development Programme. It’s a great example of the college students benefiting from the college and the Dons Academy pathways.” For more information about the courses at Club Doncaster Sports College and the Dons Academy please contact 01302 764663. View the full article
  13. Kieran Cross says the Dons are feeling confident with a week to go until the Betfred League One opener against Coventry Bears. The game at the Keepmoat Stadium is a repeat of last year's opening fixture, and Cross wants to get off to a positive start. "There is a good mood in the camp, we've been working hard in training and everyone is itching to get out on the field now," he said. "You can tell straight away with the experience we've brought in that some of the lads have been involved at a higher level and have been in the game a long time. "Richard has changed some things and brought in the players he wanted, i think the boys have really bought into it and we're a more professional outfit this year." Now in his third year with the Dons, Cross wants to establish himself further with his hometown club after finishing last season as joint top tryscorer, alongside Jason Tali. "The first couple of years here were a learning curve for me, now i've got to grips with the speed of this level of rugby i think this year is the next step for me," he added. "There are only a few Doncaster lads in the team now so we're close to the fans, we want them to know how much we care and that we're giving it everything every week. "I think this year could be great for us, i'd recommend all fans to come down and support us as they could make the difference." You can be a part of the Dons' opening league game against Coventry Bears by purchasing tickets from the Club Doncaster Box Office, on 01302 762576 or at tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk View the full article
  14. During this edition, Carl discusses the matchday experience available to youngsters attending the Coventry Bears game on Sunday February 18. View the full article
  15. NEWS | 2018 Season Launch

    The Dons launched the 2018 season in style on Friday 2 February at the Keepmoat Stadium. The first team squad were introduced to the gathering of supporters and club partners who were in attendance, whilst head coach Richard Horne offered his thoughts on the upcoming season and the strength of his playing squad. The guests were also treated to a hilarious half hour with guest speaker, Leeds Rhinos legend, Rob Burrow, who gave away some of the behind scenes secrets of life as a Super League player both through the good times and the bad. The Dons kick off their Betfred League One campaign against Coventry Bears on Sunday 18th February. You can experience a family day out like never before with our new family zone with activities including face painting, sports skills tests, an animal roadshow, the chance to take the players on at Rugby League Live on Playstations and XboXes, practice your rugby skills with our tackle bags and much, much more with live music and food and drink available to buy inside the ground...all this plus live Rugby League! All children attending will also receive a free gift! Tickets are available from the Club Doncaster Box Office CLICK HERE or by calling 01302 762576. View the full article