Doncaster Knights pair agree contract extensions

Winger Kyle Evans and back row Guido Volpi have agreed new one-year deals at Doncaster Knights.

Wednesday, 26th May 2021, 10:37 am
Kyle Evans

Welshman Evans, 29, scored four tries in his first four appearances for the club following his move from Merthyr RFC and has stood out in both attack and defence.

Argentinean back-row Volpi, 25, has joined permanently after impressing on loan from Osprey.

The pair have followed Billy McBryde and Sam Olver in penning deals for the 2021/22 season.

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“Kyle has been fantastic for us this year and we’re lucky to retain him for another season,” said Knights head coach Steve Boden.

“He’s a natural finisher and sets training standards very high through his competitive nature and strong work ethic making him very good for our environment.

“I am really happy to have signed Guido on a permanent basis from Ospreys.

“He is a big character within the squad and his game has developed leaps and bounds this season but what’s really exciting is that we feel there is a huge amount of growth in his game to unlock.”

Evans said: “I feel that I have strengthened as a player and that we have strengthened as a team also and I am excited to see the progress we can make next season.”

Volpi said: “I am really happy to have signed at Doncaster Knights we’ve had a really good year and it is a fantastic working environment that has been created.”

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