Doncaster RLFC to face Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos in pre-season

Doncaster and Leeds have met recently in pre-season.
Doncaster and Leeds have met recently in pre-season.

Doncaster RLFC will host Super League giants Hull FC and Leeds Rhinos during pre-season, the club has announced.

Brian McDermott’s Leeds side will visit the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday, January 29 (3pm).

The following Sunday (February 5) will see the Dons tackle Challenge Cup winners Hull FC, coached by Lee Radford.

Following this week’s confirmation of the Leeds game, Dons chief executive told the club’s website: “It’s good. This is one of three cracking friendlies which will test us.

“We’re looking forward to them, they’ll be challenging and it will give us a good indication of where we are and hopefully – against a higher level team – we want that intensity.

“The game will be physically challenging and quick.”

Ticket details are yet to be announced.

n Doncaster this week confirmed the signing of experienced winger Richie Barnett.

The 35-year-old, who has represented Jamaica at international level, lists Hull FC, Warrington Wolves and most recently Hunslet Hawks among his former clubs.

Head coach Gary Thornton said: “I am delighted to have brought in a player of Richie’s ability and experience.

“He is a proven try scorer at Championship and League One level and has been a very consistent performer over a number of seasons. He has a good track record wherever he has played, and will add to our attacking options.”