Doncaster-born Will Holling signs new deal with Doncaster Knights

Homegrown youngster Will Holling has signed a new two-year deal with Doncaster Knights.

Wednesday, 2nd June 2021, 6:00 am
Will Holling. Photo: Blueline Photography

The Doncaster-born hooker has enjoyed a breakthrough season, making seven appearances and scoring against Bedford Blues, Ealing Trailfinders and Nottingham.

Holling, 23, became the third graduate of Knights’ academy to sign a senior deal when he followed in the footsteps of Sam Jones and Sam Pocklington.

Head coach Steve Boden said: “Will Holling is growing game by game, he’s had a decent apprenticeship and now it’s his time to kick on and become a leader.

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"With still plenty of development to go we’re really excited to see how far Will can go.”

Holling said: “As a Donny boy I’m very happy to be extending my time at the club.

"Personally I’m looking forward to building on the last two years here. We’ve had a good season this year and I’m hoping we can kick on again and see what we can achieve as a team next season.”

Fellow hooker George Roberts has also signed a new two-year deal.

The 23-year-old has shown good versatility since arriving from Welsh Premiership outfit RGC 1404 in the summer.

“George has been a great discovery, coming in pretty unknown from semi pro rugby,” said Boden. “We believe George has the drive and determined mindset to push on to a higher level.”

Meanwhile, back row Sam Graham scooped the Players’ Player and Coaches’ Player of the Year awards. Winger Kyle Evans was the Supporters’ Player of the Year.