Doncaster Knights: Returnee Richard List focused on job in hand

Richard List in action for Doncaster during his previous spell with the club.
Richard List in action for Doncaster during his previous spell with the club.

Knights returnee Richard List is refusing to look too far ahead and is focused on helping his hometown club get back to the Championship.

The Thorne born prop forward was a deadline day recruit from French Pro D2 side Narbonne.

After watching Saturday’s win over Blaydon from the stands, the 32-year-old is determined to make an impact during the promotion run-in.

“Clive [Griffiths] thinks I can add something, so hopefully it will have a positive effect on others in the team to have a new face and some fresh legs come in,” said List.

“I learnt a lot in France and hopefully I can bring those the skills and experiences over and put them to good use.

“Right now I am looking at this season only,” he added.

“I want to come in and add to a team that is already going well.”

List, who recently became a father, played at Castle Park up until 2009 when he swapped South Yorkshire for the south of France.

His decision to return was down to several factors.

“In my last spell here I played under Griff and that definitely played a part in my decision to return but also having someone with Darren’s [Morris] experience was a factor,” he said.

“I believe that scrum-wise you can never stop learning and to learn from someone with Darren’s CV is a massive for me.

“There are a few other familiar faces still here also. It’s great to see Kendo here and still going strong.

“I also have a little boy who was born in Narbonne and it will be nice for him to be around his grandparents.”

Knights also signed young Worcester Warriors fly half Tiff Eden on dual registration last week.