Richmond 12 Doncaster Knights 40: Knights return to winning ways in London

Doncaster Knights bounced back from their defeat to Saracens and took another big step towards the Greene King IPA Championship play-offs with a convincing 40-12 win at struggling Richmond.

By Paul Goodwin
Saturday, 24th April 2021, 8:33 pm
Doncaster Knights. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images
Doncaster Knights. Photo: David Rogers/Getty Images

Sunday’s heavy defeat to star-studded Sarries might have had a negative impact on weaker minds and bodies.

But Knights produced a business-like performance at the Athletic Ground to run in seven tries and earn a bonus point victory.

Steve Boden’s side have now won six out of seven games in a shortened ten-game season and lie second in the table. The top four qualify for the play-offs.

Knights’ tries came from Howard Packman (2), Guido Volpi, Will Holling, Jack Davies and Jerry Sexton. Sam Olver kicked four conversions and Billy McBryde one.

Play-off chasing Cornish Pirates, meanwhile, suffered a surprise 18-20 defeat at home to Ampthill.