Doncaster Knights: Discipline vital for Pirates revenge mission - Griffiths

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Doncaster Knights will do battle with Cornish Pirates for the second time this month in tomorrow’s B&I Cup Pool D clash at Castle Park.

Both sides won their opening game in the competition last weekend.

Pirates will also set course for Castle Park buoyed by their 24-22 Championship win over Clive Griffiths’ men a fortnight ago. However, Griffiths is confident Knights can avenge the defeat – providing they capitalise on their chances and maintain their discipline.

“There are a lot of refereeing errors when it comes to sin-bins but sometimes we don’t help ourselves as was the case when Jamie Lennard was yellow-carded early in the second half in the Pirates’ game,” said Griffiths.

“It was a needless sin-bin and while he was off they scored two tries and it badly hurt us.

“But it just wasn’t the sin-binning which cost us that day. We squandered a lot of chances in the first half and 12 handling errors and 20 missed tackles says it all.

“I think they defended better than they had previously done this season, but I still think that we were the better team on the day.

“They didn’t compete at the breakdown and just put a line of players across the field and ‘parked the bus’ as it were.”