CASTLE PARK MEN CROWNED KINGS

SUPPORTERS of Doncaster RFC were celebrating this week after their team was crowned champions of National Division Two with three games still to play.

A deserved 37-19 victory at Bracknell put them 18 points clear of second placed Newbury - but there will be no easing up in the remaining fixtures.

Coach Pieter Muller said: "What we have achieved is great for the club but we want to win our last three games and finish the season properly."

Muller does not intend to experiment and will field his strongest side in Saturday's home game against Wharfedale at Castle Park (2pm).

And he has already set his championship winners another target - to win the Yorkshire Cup.

Doncaster play Bridlington or Hull in the second round next Tuesday and Muller added: "It would be a wonderful way to end the season by reaching the final and finishing up with two trophies."

Doncaster took a lead they were never to relinquish after just three minutes at Bracknell when captain Rob Liley kicked a penalty after Bracknell were caught offside.

He was on target again with the conversion following a seventh minute try from South African Donavan Van Vuuren before James Craig scored his first for the club.

The Castle Park men temporarily lost the plot just before the interval with Dan Cook sin-binned for obstruction and Oliver Cook similarly yellow carded for a punch.

But normal service was restored when Van Vuuren scored his second and went on to complete his hat trick with Phil Reed touching down in between.

* Wheatley Hills reached the second round of the Yorkshire Cup after beating North One promotion hopefuls Hull Ionians 25-20 on Tuesday night.

The York Road side will travel to Morley in the second round.