Doncaster Knights 'need to be far better' against Coventry - Boden

Doncaster Knights head coach Steve Boden wants his players to take it up a notch when they welcome Coventry to Castle Park on Friday evening (6pm).

Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:09 pm
Updated Thursday, 11th March 2021, 4:13 pm
Doncaster Knights are in action on Friday evening. Photo: George Wood/Getty Images

Knights started the shortened Championship season with a last gasp 19-17 victory at Ampthill on Sunday.

But Boden wasn't overenamoured with the performance from his new-look team.

"We're really happy with the four points and the result but there's a lot of stuff that we've talked about this week that we need to be far, far better at," he told drfc.co.uk.

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"The key message was that if we go behind by not a lot we didn't chase the game and try and do something ridiculously outrageous to try and solve it quickly.

"We knew we had to grind a result out and we were prepared to do that.

"The discipline and the character to grind a result out in the end was pleasing.

"What we've questioned is why we were grinding the result out. Those are things we're trying to address."

Coventry started their season with a 10-9 win over Bedford Blues.

"They've got a wealth of talent in their squad," said Boden. "We're expecting a real physical battle, they've got some really big ball carriers and they've got a big pack.

"We can concentrate on Coventry quite a bit but from the weekend's fixture I think there's a few things we need to tidy up ourselves first."

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