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Doncaster Knights v Jersey: Knights aim to finish campaign like they started

Doncaster Knights will be bidding to end the 2017-18 Championship season as they started it with a victory over Jersey.

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Rugby union: Wheatley Hills and Thornensians suffer relegation

Rugby union: Wheatley Hills and Thornensians suffer relegation

Both Wheatley Hills and Thornensians were relegated from their respective divisions on the last weekend of the Yorkshire League season.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights: We had no answer to Bristol, admits Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights will review their biggest defeat of the season today at Castle Park prior to having a few days off.

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Knights fail to spoil promotion party – Bristol 68 Doncaster 10

Doncaster Knights never looked like spoiling Bristol’s party at Ashton Gate on a night when they were presented with the Championship trophy.

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Tyson Lewis

Doncaster Knights: The weight is off insists Tyson Lewis

Doncaster Knights will travel to newly-crowned champions Bristol with a weight lifted from their shoulders.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights ready to spoil Bristol promotion party

Doncaster Knights will be aiming to spoil Bristol’s party in their penultimate Championship game of the season on Friday night at Ashton Gate (7.45pm).

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights: ‘You can never question the heart of this team’

Doncaster Knights raised hopes of a grandstand finale to their Championship campaign with a spectacular 50-19 win over second-placed Ealing at Castle Park.

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Cameron Cowell cannot hide his joy as he races in another try for Doncaster Knights in their demolition of Ealing

Knights end losing run by thumping second-placed Trailfinders - Doncaster 50 Ealing 19

Doncaster Knights put second-placed Ealing Trailfinders to the sword when sentencing the big-spending visitors to a 50-19 Championship defeat at Castle Park.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights aim to turn the tables on Ealing Trailfinders

Doncaster Knights resume their bid to secure a third successive top four Championship finish when they entertain second-placed Ealing Trailfinders at Castle Park tomorrow (2.30pm).

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights: Clive Griffiths proud of players despite cup defeat

Jersey Reds put paid to Doncaster Knights’ hopes of ending the 2017-18 campaign with some silverware.

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Ben Hunter

Jersey Reds 22 Doncaster Knights 10: Knights go down in B&I Cup quarter-final

Doncaster Knights bowed off the B&I Cup trail after going down 22-10 against Championship rivals Jersey Reds in their quarter-final tie at St Peter.

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Matt Challinor

Doncaster Knights: Discipline key against Red hot Jersey - Matt Challinor

Doncaster Knights turn their attention back to the B&I Cup tomorrow where they face a testing quarter-final tie away at Jersey.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights ‘underdogs’ in B&I Cup quarter-final at Jersey - Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights resume their quest for B&I Cup glory in tomorrow’s quarter-final in Jersey (3pm).

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Clive Griffiths was furious with the officiating in the defeat at Bedford.

Doncaster Knights: Clive Griffiths left fuming at match officials following Bedford defeat

Doncaster Knights’ boss Clive Griffiths hit out at the match officials on duty in the club’s 41-32 Championship defeat at Bedford.

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Dougie Flockhart returned to the Knights side following injury.

Bedford Blues 41 Doncaster Knights 32: Knights suffer third straight league defeat

A controversial last-minute Bedford penalty robbed injury-hit Doncaster Knights of a losing bonus point in their 41-32 Championship defeat at Goldington Road.

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Doncaster Grammar School rugby first XV 1967/8: Front row (l-r): Stuart Taylor, Mick Woodley, Terry Hudson, David Gibson (capt), Mick Germer, Cass Grey, Paul Linney. Back row (l-r): Mick Hobson, Dave Clarson, Slim Bettington, Pete Parkinson, John Stray, John Ash, John Blount, Tom Hird, Keith Pacey.

Reunion: Do you know anyone who played rugby for Doncaster Grammar School (Hall Cross) in 1967/68?

Hall Cross Academy was a very different place in 1968.

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Matt Challinor

Bedford Blues v Doncaster Knights: Knights aim to bounce back against high-flying Blues

Doncaster Knights will be bidding to get back to winning ways in the Championship following successive defeats when tackling Bedford Blues at Goldington Road tomorrow (3pm).

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Players and staff take part in a minute's applause in memory of Ian Williams who died in training last month.

“It’s all very raw” - Clive Griffiths makes admission as Doncaster Knights defeated on emotional day

In the week which sees the clocks go forward Doncaster Knights director of rugby Clive Griffiths wants his charges to turn the clock back.

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Matt Challinor is thwarted by Will Warden. Photo: Dean Atkins

Doncaster Knights 12 Richmond 22: Knights’ top four hopes suffer major setback

Doncaster Knights’ hopes of a top four Championship finish for the third successive year suffered another setback following their 22-12 defeat against Richmond at Castle Park, writes Steve Hossack.

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Steve Lloyd, Doncaster Knights. Picture: Chris Etchells

The Big Interview: Doncaster Knights benefactor Steve Lloyd on promotion politics, an ‘inadequate’ Championship and creating a ‘rugby legacy’ at Castle Park

They came oh so close to reaching the promised land of the Premiership in 2016, giving big-spending Bristol the fright of their lives in the play-off final.

But last year Doncaster Knights said the Aviva Premiership was out of their reach financially and wouldn’t go up even if they earned that right on the pitch.

So how does the land lie now at Castle Park and what does the future hold for a club that has risen from the Yorkshire League to the brink of the big time?

I spoke to benefactor Steve Lloyd who, along with Tony De Mulder, has been instrumental in putting Doncaster rugby union on the map.

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