Dons to start pre-season against Sheffield Eagles

The Dons will host Sheffield Eagles in pre-season.

Tuesday, 29th November 2016, 8:29 am
Updated Tuesday, 6th December 2016, 3:14 pm
Sheffield Eagles v Doncaster
Sheffield Eagles v Doncaster

The two sides will meet at the Keepmoat Stadium - for the South Yorkshire Cup - on Sunday, January 22 (3pm).

Dons chief executive Carl Hall said: “It would be great to start the season with a bit of silverware, so the boys will be going all out to impress the coach and lay a platform for a successful season.”

Super League sides Leeds Rhinos (January 29) and Hull FC (February 5) will also visit the Keepmoat for friendlies.

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Meanwhile, the Dons have signed former Sheffield and York utility man Corey Hanson.

The Jamaican international, who plays mainly in the back-row and loose forward positions, has signed a one-year deal with Gary Thornton’s side.