Doncaster Knights: Tyson Lewis wants club to keep good form going into 2020

Wing Tyson Lewis is hoping to carry on in 2020 where he left off in 2019 when Doncaster Knights return to action tomorrow night.

Thursday, 9th January 2020, 11:00 am
Doncaster Knights v Hartpury University. Doncaster's Tyson Lewis. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP-21-09-19-KnightsvHartpury-2

Knights return to Championship action with a trip to face leaders Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park.

The long-serving wing showed that he remains one of the best finishers at Championship level on his return to action after a calf injury last month when bagging several tries.

“It’s always good to score tries and I still get the same buzz as I did when I was younger,” said the 34 year-old.

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“I play to score tries and I’ve been doing that again this season as well as enjoying the rugby.

“It’s good to know that the crowd get excited when they sense there is something on when I get the ball and the hunger to score tries and make things happen is certainly still there.”

As well as boasting blistering pace, Lewis has shown throughout his career that he can also handle the physical side of the game.

“The physicality is part and parcel of the game,” he said. “You are not just a wing you are a rugby player and as such you have to go into places where you might get hurt at times be that in attack or defence.”

Looking ahead to the remainder of the 2019-20 campaign Lewis says: “We want the fans to start enjoying games more and to get them excited by the quality of our play. That is a big target for us for the rest of the season.

“We’ve started to get back to how we were playing at the start of the season in recent weeks. It’s a work in progress but we are getting there.

“Rugby is a team game and there is a multitude of different elements to it and whether a team is struggling to defend or lacks a cutting edge in attack or whatever the case may be there is no magic fix.

“It needs all those elements to come together to enable us to play how we want to play and the last couple of games has seen that start to happen and we are looking for a more positive second half of the season.”

“Whatever level you are playing at you are in it to win it. Our goals haven’t changed since the start of the season and we hope to finish in the top half of the table at least.”