Doncaster Knights friendly fixtures

DIRECTOR of rugby Brett Davey will visit former club Coventry as part of the Knights’ tough three game pre-season programme.

The Knights will visit the Butts Park Arena on Friday, August 12 to play National League One side Coventry, also a previous club of Ben Toft and Lee Audis.

The Coventry clash is sandwiched between two other friendlies for the Knights.

They will kick off the pre-season programme with the visit of Hull RUFC to Castle Park on Friday, August 5.

Hull finished seventh in National League Two North last season.

Knights will round pre-season off with a trip to Welsh Premiership outfit Bedwas on Saturday, August 20.

Davey said: “A well planned pre-season is as much about players getting to know each others’ game as it is fitness.

“We have plenty of new players this season and I am of the opinion that we have the pre-season planned correctly to allow us to be fit and ready for the RFU Championship 2011-12 season.”