DONCASTER DONS: Lucas Walshaw boosts Dons title bid

New boy: Lucas Walshaw
New boy: Lucas Walshaw

TITLE-chasing Doncaster Rugby League Club have boosted their squad ahead of the run-in by signing Lucas Walshaw, a 6’ 5” back-rower from Super League Wakefield Trinity Wildcats, on a dual-registration.

Walshaw, who can also play centre, will come into contention for Sunday’s testing clash against fourth-placed Whitehaven at the Recreation Ground.

“Wakefield, who have been very good to us this season, rate him highly and he is on the fringe of their first team squad,” said Miller.

“He’s been playing for their Under-20s but they want to see him playing at a higher level to gain experience and they’ve allowed him to come here for the season.”

Strong-running prop Alex Rowe, meanwhile, has returned to Sheffield Eagles after a spell on loan.

“We brought Alex in at a time when Craig Lawton was struggling with his back and such as Grant Edwards was still on the comeback trail,” said Miller.

“But both are now fit and challenging for a place in the team.

“We also wanted to be fair to Alex in case he wants to try and go somewhere else on loan. If we had kept him for another week or so and then send him back to Sheffield, it would have been too late to go anywhere else this season.”

The club, who have rearranged their training schedule this week, will train tomorrow morning before heading for an overnight stay in Cumbria.