Doncaster RLFC promoted to Co-operative Championship

Dons' Lee Waterman (centre) is within one try of equalling the club record number of tries in a season. Picture: Andrew Roe
Dons' Lee Waterman (centre) is within one try of equalling the club record number of tries in a season. Picture: Andrew Roe
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DONCASTER are officially back in the second tier of English rugby league.

Rochdale's 31-12 defeat to Whitehaven on Sunday afternoon confirmed the Dons' return to the Co-operative Championship.

Tony Miller's side have lost just twice this season and will now turn their attentions to winning the Championship One title - worth £50,000 in prize money.

Dons' promotion is a rags to riches tale after the club almost folded three years ago when they entered administration.

But under the trusty leadership of co-owner Carl Hall and head coach Miller, the Dons have steadily rebuilt and this year enjoyed one of the most successful seasons in the club's 61-year history.

More reaction to the Dons' promotion in this week's Free Press.