Horne praises Dons performance

Doncaster coach Richard Horne has praised his side’s performance after they produced a Challenge Cup upset, beating Batley Bulldogs 16-12.

The Dons are the lowest ranked team left in the competition alongside four Championship sides and eleven teams from Super League in the final 16 of the Cup and Horne is delighted to be in the hat alongside the game’s elite.

“We are pretty busted at the moment and we had a lot of players playing out of position but the boys turned up for each other on the day and worked hard and sometimes that is all you have to do to give yourselves an opportunity to win games and we took it.”

Menzie Yere made his debut for the Dons after signing on loan from Sheffield Eagles. The centre scored a crucial try and Horne was thankful for the impact Yere made to his side.

“Menzie was able to give us some useful background information on Batley, who we haven’t played in a competitive game for a few years,” said Horne.

“He also has a lot of experience and scored an important try and I thought he played really well.

“He’s not played for Sheffield this season and he’s come here to get game time and we’ll see where it goes from there.”