Doncaster RLFC: Carl Hall salutes Kyle Kesik ahead of testimonial match with Leeds Rhinos

Dons chief executive Carl Hall has paid tribute to '˜bus conductor' Kyle Kesik ahead of his testimonial game against Leeds Rhinos.

Thursday, 10th January 2019, 15:25 pm
Updated Thursday, 10th January 2019, 15:29 pm
Kyle Kesik

Castleford-born Kesik is the club's longest serving player after joining from Sheffield Eagles in 2009.

Tomorrow's match at the Keepmoat Stadium (3pm) will mark the start of the 29-year-old's benefit year.

'Kyle's stuck with us, through some tough times as well,' said Hall.

'He's been great. He's probably matured a hell of a lot over the last few years.

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'We all know he wears his heart on his sleeve. He's fiery but he gives his all in every game.

'It's a thoroughly deserved testimonial.

'He's a big Leeds fan and Gary Hetherington came good for us. He deserves it and he's earned it.'

Hall, with a big smile, added: 'He's a mad man on the bus journeys coming home, which he's famous for.

'But I only have to turn round every now and again and give him a look! We've got a really good relationship, there's a mutual respect there.

'The boys love him, he's a great kid.

'Truth be known he's quite quiet until he's had a dark fruit cider and then he's a different man! 

'He's great, he's no bother. He's very passionate and he just loves the club.'