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Clive Griffiths signs two-year contract extension at Doncaster Knights

Clive Griffiths has signed a two-year contract extension at Doncaster Knights. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Clive Griffiths has signed a two-year contract extension at Doncaster Knights. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

  • by Paul Goodwin Doncaster Knights
 

Director of rugby Clive Griffiths has signed a two-year contract extension at Doncaster Knights.

The Welshman has penned a new deal until the end of the 2015/16 season, the Castle Park club confirmed on Tuesday.

Griffiths returned to Doncaster in November 2011, taking the reins from Brett Davey, after leaving the club in 2007 to become head coach at Worcester Warriors.

He failed to keep Knights in the Championship but has since overseen a U-turn in the club’s fortunes, with Doncaster on the brink of an instant return to the second tier.

“I love working at Castle Park and I feel I still have a big job to do here,” said Griffiths.

“I really enjoyed my first stint in Doncaster. At one stage we were top of the Championship and narrowly missed out on promotion, that showed what can be achieved at the club.

“I want to bring those days back to Castle Park.

“Right now I feel I have a great bunch of players and a great support staff around me.

“The tools are in place, we just need to use them properly.”

Knights are currently seven points clear at the top of National One with seven games left to play - but Griffiths is taking nothing for granted.

He said: “There are seven teams in National One that are going to have a huge say in our destiny going forward so let us not get ahead of ourselves.

“We have to get out of this division either this year, or whenever, and then we can take stock.

“We are hell bent on getting this team back into the Championship.

“If we achieve that, we will take stock and look at progressing from there.”

Tony De Mulder, club president and chairman of directors, said: “I am delighted that Clive has agreed to a further two year contract that will run through to the end of the 2015/16 season.

“Retaining a director of rugby with Clive’s proven attributes as a top-level coach is a key component of the club’s aspiration to further develop coaching across all rugby talent at Castle Park.”

 

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