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  1. Richard Horne wants his side to cut out basic errors when they take on Coventry Bears in Betfred League One this weekend. The Dons go into the game on the back of a Challenge Cup victory over Featherstone Lions, and the head coach says they need to produce a stronger performance on Sunday. He said: “We’ve played them recently and they came out and played well, we’re focusing on making sure our start is good. “Getting to the end of our sets is an issue for us, we’re putting ourselves under pressure defensively due to making simple errors. “At the weekend we had just over 50% completion rate which we’ll struggle with against the better teams.” After beating the Bears 38-16 in the previous meeting between the two sides last month, Horne believes staying composed will be key. He added: “We’ll be working hard on tidying areas up, we haven’t quite found our consistency yet and got into games to put points on the board. “The problem at the moment is that we back an error up with another error rather than just completing a set. “Patience is key for us and when we make a half-break it’s important to be clinical and make the most of it.” Tickets for the game against Coventry Bears are available from tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  2. Club Doncaster staff will join CEO Sleepout which challenges bosses from businesses across Doncaster to swap their warm beds for a night sleeping out to raise money and make a stand against homelessness. Dons chief executive Carl Hall, Doncaster Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin, Club Doncaster Foundation chief executive Jim Lord, and group head of communications and marketing Shaun Lockwood will be joining dozens of business leaders and executives braving cold temperatures on the night of May 20 to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across Doncaster. This is the first CEO Sleepout to take place in Doncaster and will be taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium. Funds will be distributed between the Real Help Doncaster – an alternative giving campaign jointly spearheaded by the Doncaster Council and Changing Lives – the Club Doncaster Foundation, and CEO Sleepout charity. The CEO Sleepouts began six years ago and is the brainchild of Teesside businessman and philanthropist Andy Preston. The events have generated a staggering £2 million to date, supporting charities and causes that work hard to tackle poverty and homelessness in cities across the UK. Dons chief executive Carl Hall said: “I’m really pleased to be part of the CEO Sleepout. It’s great to be joining the CEOs from across Club Doncaster to represent the Dons at this important event. I’m sure the business community of Doncaster will get behind the initiative and help raise money for the charities associated to the event.” CEO Sleepout’s chief executive Bianca Robinson said: “We are very grateful for the many busy individuals who give up their time to take part in our fundraising events across the country and want to challenge business people across Doncaster to show compassionate leadership on these issues and get involved. “Sleeping out for one night doesn’t come close to the reality of being homeless and hungry and we acknowledge that. But our participants are raising funds, awareness and giving up their warm bed to help others - and that’s a great thing! We’re inviting CEOs, senior level staff and their teams to take part in what is sure to be a memorable and rewarding night.” You can sponsor Carl for the CEO Sleepout here: https://www.justgiving.com/fundraising/carl-hall4 If you’re interested in signing up for the CEO Sleepout Doncater, head to: https://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/doncaster. View the full article
  3. Club Doncaster staff will join CEO Sleepout which challenges bosses from businesses across Doncaster to swap their warm beds for a night sleeping out to raise money and make a stand against homelessness. Dons chief executive Carl Hall, Doncaster Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin, Club Doncaster Foundation chief executive Jim Lord, and group head of communications and marketing Shaun Lockwood will be joining dozens of business leaders and executives braving cold temperatures on the night of May 20 to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across Doncaster. This is the first CEO Sleepout to take place in Doncaster and will be taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium. Funds will be distributed between the Real Help Doncaster – an alternative giving campaign jointly spearheaded by the Doncaster Council and Changing Lives – the Club Doncaster Foundation, and CEO Sleepout charity. The CEO Sleepouts began six years ago and is the brainchild of Teesside businessman and philanthropist Andy Preston. The events have generated a staggering £2 million to date, supporting charities and causes that work hard to tackle poverty and homelessness in cities across the UK. Dons chief executive Carl Hall said: “I’m really pleased to be part of the CEO Sleepout. It’s great to be joining the CEOs from across Club Doncaster to represent the Dons at this important event. I’m sure the business community of Doncaster will get behind the initiative and help raise money for the charities associated to the event.” CEO Sleepout’s chief executive Bianca Robinson said: “We are very grateful for the many busy individuals who give up their time to take part in our fundraising events across the country and want to challenge business people across Doncaster to show compassionate leadership on these issues and get involved. “Sleeping out for one night doesn’t come close to the reality of being homeless and hungry and we acknowledge that. But our participants are raising funds, awareness and giving up their warm bed to help others - and that’s a great thing! We’re inviting CEOs, senior level staff and their teams to take part in what is sure to be a memorable and rewarding night.” If you’re interested in signing up for the CEO Sleepout Doncater, head to: https://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/doncaster. View the full article
  4. Club Doncaster staff will join CEO Sleepout which challenges bosses from businesses across Doncaster to swap their warm beds for a night sleeping out to raise money and make a stand against homelessness. Dons chief executive Carl Hall Rovers, Doncaster Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin, Club Doncaster Foundation chief executive Jim Lord, and group head of communications and marketing Shaun Lockwood will be joining dozens of business leaders and executives braving cold temperatures on the night of May 20 to sleep rough and raise thousands of pounds to support charities fighting homelessness and poverty across Doncaster. This is the first CEO Sleepout to take place in Doncaster and will be taking place at the Keepmoat Stadium. Funds will be distributed between the Real Help Doncaster – an alternative giving campaign jointly spearheaded by the Doncaster Council and Changing Lives – the Club Doncaster Foundation, and CEO Sleepout charity. The CEO Sleepouts began six years ago and is the brainchild of Teesside businessman and philanthropist Andy Preston. The events have generated a staggering £2 million to date, supporting charities and causes that work hard to tackle poverty and homelessness in cities across the UK. Dons chief executive Carl Hall said: “I’m really pleased to be part of the CEO Sleepout. It’s great to be joining the CEOs from across Club Doncaster to represent the Dons at this important event. I’m sure the business community of Doncaster will get behind the initiative and help raise money for the charities associated to the event.” CEO Sleepout’s chief executive Bianca Robinson said: “We are very grateful for the many busy individuals who give up their time to take part in our fundraising events across the country and want to challenge business people across Doncaster to show compassionate leadership on these issues and get involved. “Sleeping out for one night doesn’t come close to the reality of being homeless and hungry and we acknowledge that. But our participants are raising funds, awareness and giving up their warm bed to help others - and that’s a great thing! We’re inviting CEOs, senior level staff and their teams to take part in what is sure to be a memorable and rewarding night.” If you’re interested in signing up for the CEO Sleepout Doncater, head to: https://www.ceosleepoutuk.com/doncaster. View the full article
  5. Doncaster RLFC are calling for any former Dons players to take part in a touch rugby match prior to the home fixture with West Wales Raiders, Sunday May 26. Ex-Dons stars are invited to take part in a 40 minute touch rugby game against a squad of 26 fans chosen through a random draw, as a curtain raiser to the Dons Betfred League One fixture with West Wales Raiders. All participants will receive minutes on the pitch in the game, pre-match food and drink and a ticket to the Dons game. Any former players interested in taking part must contact Doncaster RLFC chief executive Carl Hall via email on carl.hall@clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  6. The Dons return to league action against Coventry Bears at the Keepmoat Stadium this weekend. Richard Horne’s side have won two and lost two of their opening four league games, and come into this one on the back of a 46-6 victory over Featherstone Lions in the Coral Challenge Cup fourth round. The Bears earnt back to back wins in their opening two league games with victories over Newcastle Thunder and West Wales Raiders. They have though since been defeated by Keighley Cougars and Hunslet respectively. Who’s the gaffer? Tom Tsang is a highly rated young coach given the work done with Coventry since he arrived at the club. After adapting to the third tier, Tsang ensured that the Bears became more competitive last season and tested themselves against some of the best in the competition. After beating early season favourites Newcastle already this season, Coventry and Tsang have given themselves a genuine belief that they can more than match anyone in Betfred League One. Ones to watch Nathan Conroy The hooker joined the club ahead of the 2019 campaign after leaving Keighley. Still only 23, Conroy started his career with Bradford Bulls and played a couple of Super League games before going out on loan to Oxford and Dewsbury Rams. A permanent move to Dewsbury followed before his move to Cougar Park. After the financial troubles at Keighley, Conroy could prove to be an astute signing for the Bears. Chris Barratt Barratt is the club’s longest serving player after agreeing a new deal at Butts Park Arena at the end of last season. The start of 2018 saw the forward suffer a broken leg which ruled him out long-term, but he returned to steady the Bears’ ship towards the end of the year. As the club captain, Barratt isn’t too far away from making his 100th appearance for the club, which shows his commitment to the cause. Kameron Pearce-Paul The 22-year-old is a versatile outside back who is equally as comfortable in the centre position or on the wing. After coming through the ranks with current Super League side London Broncos in 2016, Pearce-Paul enjoyed loan spells with Hemel Stags, London Skolars and Oldham before moving to Coventry on a temporary basis in 2018. He impressed with eight tries in 24 appearances, and the move was made a permanent one ahead of the 2019 campaign. Last time out The Dons progressed in the Coral Challenge Cup with a 38-16 victory against the Bears at the Keepmoat Stadium last month. Coventry were in the game and drew level just after half-time, before the Dons ran out comfortable winners. 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
  7. Doncaster RLFC have named their new mascot as Parky after winning with 47% of the vote. Parky, who is named after former Dons player Kevin Parkhouse, will be introduced to fans for the first time on Sunday as Coventry Bears travel to the Keepmoat Stadium in Betfred League One. Doncaster RLFC chief executive Carl Hall said: “It’s with great pride to say we can now call our new mascot Parky, Kevin was Dons through and through and it’s a nice way for us to remember him. I need to thank the Yorkshire Wildlife Park for all their hard work throughout the process as they become our mascot sponsor for the remainder of the season.” Buy tickets early for the visit of Coventry Bears to the Keepmoat Stadium in Betfred League One and save from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576, or via tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  8. The Dons fifth round Coral Challenge Cup tie against Batley Bulldogs will take place on Sunday April 14, kick-off 3pm. Richard Horne’s side will take on the Championship side after overcoming amateur side Featherstone Lions in the fourth round. Ticket prices are as follows: Adult - £15 Concession 60+ - £11 Children 5-16 - £1 Children U5 - Free View the full article
  9. It’s time to get arty with play-doh at the Dons second family fun day of the season. Creation Station will conduct a play-doh workshop outside Donny Dog’s Kennel from 2.00pm on Sunday April 7 for fans ahead of kick-off, and you can even try to re-create the new Dons mascot. Prior to kick-off the Club Doncaster Foundation Family Stand will also have skills games for fans to take part in, alongside Rugby League Live and FIFA19 on the Xbox’s and Playstation’s in the Kennel. Secure your seat now and save on matchday prices ahead for the visit of Coventry Bears to the Keepmoat Stadium in Betfred League One by purchasing in advance from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576, or via tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  10. Kieran Cross says he is targeting a string of good performances after his hat-trick against Featherstone Lions in the Challenge Cup fourth round. Cross scored three and had a hand in two other tries as the Dons won 46-6 at the LD Nutrition Stadium. He said: “I was Challenge Cup top try-scorer a couple of years ago so to get a hat-trick is a good start for me this year. “I feel my performances haven’t been where they need to be so far this season, so this will help me to improve now.” The win secured the Dons’ passage into round five of the competition, and Cross says their play was too quick for the Lions. He added: “In all fairness we probably made it hard for ourselves with errors coming away from our own line so they deserve credit for that. “They couldn’t cope with our play at times, we played quick rugby which we knew could hurt them. “We’ve seen some upsets already in the competition, we had a good chat before the game about not having any complacency.” View the full article
  11. The Dons will face Betfred Championship side Batley Bulldogs in the Coral Challenge Cup fifth round. Richard Horne's side have already beaten Coventry Bears and Featherstone Lions in the competition respectively. The tie will be played over the weekend of April 12-14. View the full article
  12. Doncaster RLFC will run a final fans vote to name the club’s new mascot via their official twitter account. In collaboration with the Yorkshire Wildlife Park three names are in the running, Roary, Parky and Pride. Supporters can now vote for their favourite through the club’s official twitter account, or emailing media@clubdoncaster.co.uk with their name of choice. The vote will run until 5pm Wednesday April 3, with a winner being announced before the Dons face off against Coventry Bears at the Keepmoat Stadium in Betfred League One Sunday April 7. Secure your seat now for the visit of Coventry Bears from the Club Doncaster Box Office on 01302 762576, or via tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. View the full article
  13. Richard Horne felt the Dons did enough to get the job done after beating Featherstone Lions 46-6 in the Coral Challenge Cup fourth round. Horne’s side scored five unanswered second-half tries to seal their progression, and the head coach says getting into the hat for the next round was the most important thing. He said: “It was a tough game for us, they played with some really good energy and probably had a higher completion rate than us. “We had a few players playing in different positions, they all slotted in fairly well and got the result in the end. “We got the result and that is all that matters in a cup competition, we’ll look forward to the draw and see who we get.” Hooker Kieran Cross scored a hat-trick at the LD Nutrition, and Horne was impressed with his all-round performance. He added: “Crossy probably hasn’t started the season as well as he would have liked, but he showed what he’s capable of with some nice tries. “His running from dummy-half and the pace he showed was good, his defence was also solid at the other end of the pitch.” View the full article
  14. Richard Horne felt the Dons did enough to get the job done after beating Featherstone Lions 46-6 in the Coral Challenge Cup fourth round. Horne’s side scored five unanswered second-half tries to seal their progression, and the head coach says getting into the hat for the next round was the most important thing. He said: “It was a tough game for us, they played with some really good energy and probably had a higher completion rate than us. “We had a few players playing in different positions, they all slotted in fairly well and got the result in the end. “We got the result and that is all that matters in a cup competition, we’ll look forward to the draw and see who we get.” Hooker Kieran Cross scored a hat-trick at the LD Nutrition, and Horne was impressed with his all-round performance. He added: “Crossy probably hasn’t started the season as well as he would have liked, but he showed what he’s capable of with some nice tries. “His running from dummy-half and the pace he showed was good, his defence was also solid at the other end of the pitch.” View the full article
  15. The Dons will be ball No.4 in Monday night’s Coral Challenge Cup fifth round draw. Richard Horne’s side progressed after a comfortable 46-6 victory over Featherstone Lions in the fourth round. The draw will be live on the BBC Sport website from 7pm on Monday. View the full article
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