Knights ‘face six massive games’

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Doncaster Knights boss Clive Griffiths says tomorrow’s trip to survival rivals Moseley is just the first of six massive games for his side.

The Welshman insists the Knights must approach all games as must-win, not just those against sides towards the foot of the table.

“All our games are massive now,” Griffiths said.

“We’ll be saying it about Moseley, about Rotherham next weekend and probably about the Plymouth game at the end of the season.

“We are approaching every game as a must-win.”

The Knights are still in last place in the Championship but the gap to second bottom Jersey was cut to one point with the impressive 23-17 win over Leeds a fortnight ago.

Victory this weekend could take Doncaster above their hosts who sit three points above in the standings.

Griffiths expects a tough test against a Moseley side who will be determined to avoid defeat.

But he says confidence in the Knights camp is at a new high following their heroics against Leeds.

He said: “The situation is much brighter than what it was a few weeks ago.

“We were quite a way adrift but the win over Leeds has changed everything and now I feel it’s in our hands.

“Moseley will try and attack us from the front and try to stifle us.

“We’ll try to play our way out of it because we’re committed to a certain brand of rugby.

“The lads showed against Leeds how well they can defend and it took a breakaway and a penalty try for them to get near us. I really think we’re well equipped for this fight.”

Griffiths faces a selection headache in the front row with Tom Davies suspended and Tomas Francis injured. Impressive centre Will Simpson will be out for a minimum of a month after suffering a hamstring injury against Leeds.