Doncaster Knights: Lewis wants to head into play-offs with momentum

Tyson Lewis
Tyson Lewis

Doncaster Knights might have nothing to play for in Saturday's final Championship game of the season at London Welsh but Tyson Lewis, for one, still wants to end the league campaign on a winning note.

“They are the only team we've not beaten this season and though I wouldn't go as far as to say 'we owe them one' for the defeat at Castle Park on the opening day of the season, we certainly want to beat them to maintain out momentum,” said the winger.

Lewis, who celebrated his 100th appearance with a brace of tries in the recent top-of-the-table clash against Bristol, has been at the club for four years.

“There have been some highs and lows during that time but obviously finishing second and becoming the first Doncaster side to reach the play-offs, with possibly more to come, makes this season special,” he said.

“We let ourselves down in the B&I Cup final last season and we were like rabbits caught in the headlights in the first half against Worcester – possibly because we were not expected to be there.

“The difference this season is that by finishing second we do deserve to be in the play-offs. We've just got to make sure we turn up on the day.”

In addition to scoring some spectacular tries this season, Lewis has also caught the eye in defence – a part of his game he says which has improved during his time at the club.

“You have to have a good all-round game because there is so much competition for places that if you have a bad game you can find yourself out of the team,” he said.

Lewis is aware of the buzz whenever he gets the ball in a good attacking position at Castle Park and loves nothing better than scoring a spectacular try.

But he is quick to give credit to his team-mates, particularly Will Hurrell and Mat Clark.

“They are a very strong pairing and you know what you are going to get from them and that allows me to concentrate more on my own game,” he says.