Doncaster rugby teams ready to hit the Toon

Local sporting history will be made on Sunday when Doncaster RLFC and Doncaster Knights both take on their Newcastle counterparts in a double header at Kingston Park.

Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 12:03 pm
Updated Wednesday, 25th September 2019, 12:04 pm
The Dons are hoping to beat Newcastle and land a place in the League One play-off final. Photo: Rob Terrace

The Dons will take on Newcastle Thunder in the semi-final of the Betfred League One play-offs (noon) with Knights taking on Newcastle Falcons in a Championship Cup Pool 2 game kicking off at 3pm.

Spectators will be able to purchase tickets to watch both games.

The Dons beat Thunder, who are owned by the former Premiership club, 20-6 in the first round of the play-offs and also won there in the league at the start of the season.

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The winners will play Oldham at the Vestacare Stadium, where the Dons have twice lost in recent weeks, in the play-off final the following weekend.

Both Knights, who beat Hartpury 42-22, and relegated Falcons, who won 21-8 in Jersey, got their Championship Cup campaigns off to a winning start at the weekend.