Doncaster Knights boss’ rallying cry ahead of crunch Cornish Pirates clash

Doncaster Rugby Union Football Club - Lynn Howells 2009/2010

Doncaster Rugby Union Football Club - Lynn Howells 2009/2010

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LYNN Howells has issued a ‘come and support us’ plea to the Doncaster public ahead of one of the biggest games in Knights’ history, writes Paul Goodwin.

Victory at home to Cornish Pirates on Saturday would see the Castle Park club qualify for the Championship promotion semi-finals for the first time - leaving Doncaster within touching distance of the Aviva Premiership.

Howells, who will leave his role as director of rugby at the end of the season, hopes this weekend’s final Pool B clash won’t be his last game in charge.

He said: “This is probably the biggest game we’ve had since I came to the club - and obviously I hope it won’t be my last.

“We’d absolutely love to get into the semi-finals and then we can take it from there.

“All we’re concentrating on at the moment is continuing our good run of form against Cornish Pirates this weekend.

“It’s in our hands and the boys are really up for the challenge.

“We really want the Doncaster public to come out and support us,” he added.

“It’s a big day for Doncaster Knights - and we’d love anyone from the town with an interest in sport to come down to Castle Park and cheer us on.”

*For the full story, and more build-up to Knights v Cornish Pirates, see this week’s Free Press.