Knights close ranks

Doncaster Knights v Cornish Pirates. Knights player Oliver Goss escapes a tackle for a moment. Picture: Holly Allen.
Doncaster Knights v Cornish Pirates. Knights player Oliver Goss escapes a tackle for a moment. Picture: Holly Allen.
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Knights’ ongoing injury crisis has pulled the squad closer together, according to assistant boss Brett Davey.

Davey, who will replace Lynn Howells as Doncaster’s director of rugby in May, says the main aim this week is to get 22 players fit for their crunch play-off opener at Cornish Pirates on Sunday (3pm).

But despite the Castle Park club’s injury problems, the Welshman insists the Knights go into the climax of the Championship campaign in good spirits.

Davey (pictured right) said: “The players have been really good and they’re determined to come through what’s been a testing few weeks.

“We ended the game at Ayr a fortnight ago with ten forwards and five backs on the pitch - which shows you the kind of problems we’re having.

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