Doncaster Knights: Newcomer Armstrong ‘can make step up’, says Kenworthy

Jake Armstrong
Jake Armstrong

Glen Kenworthy has backed Doncaster Knights newcomer Jake Armstrong to successfully adjust from part time to full time.

The 21-year-old tight head has joined Knights from National One outfit Wharfedale.

Forwards coach Kenworthy said: “He didn’t miss a game for Wharfedale all season long last year and played really well in what we know is a very difficult division.

“He can play on either side of the scrum which is a massive bonus and is one of the most promising props to come out of National One.

“Jake’s a Yorkshire lad, going full time is a big opportunity for him but he looks to have the attributes to do really well in a Knights jersey.”

Armstrong, an ex-Yorkshire Carnegie academy player, has represented England at under 17, 18 and 19 level.

“After speaking with Clive [Griffiths] about joining I knew that Doncaster was an excellent fit,” said Armstrong.

“The club has big ambitions and I’m excited to be a part of it. I am very eager for the start of pre-season and I look forward to meeting all the players, staff and fans alike.”