Doncaster Knights: Australian full back Woodhouse jets in

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The Knights have completed the signing of versatile Australian full back Jacob Woodhouse until the end of the season.

The 22-year-old former Australian age group cap arrives at Castle Park from Manley RUFC who compete in Sydney’s Shute Shield competition.

Pacy Woodhouse can also play on the wing and at outside centre with his versality proving a big attraction for Knights director of rugby Clive Griffiths.

Woodhouse is delighted with the move from the southern hemisphere but admits he is not relishing the major climate difference in Doncaster from his native land.

He said: “I am delighted to have been given the opportunity to join Doncaster Knights.

“The move to the Knights is an exciting opportunity and I’m looking forward to embracing all the new challenges that’ll come my way.”

“Adapting to the different weather conditions might take a little time as Australia is currently experiencing temperatures of 30ºC.

“Playing through the Sydney winter season the temperature rarely falls below 15ºC so I am definitely expecting rather different playing conditions in Doncaster.

“I’m honoured to be joining the club and I can assure the club’s fans that I will be giving my all in order to repay the faith the coaching staff have shown in bringing me to the club.

“I look forward to making a significant contribution to the side as we push for promotion.”