Tyson Lewis admits that Doncaster Knights will be aiming to prove the doubters wrong next season.
From Wharfedale to Worcester, and Blaydon to big-spending Bristol, Knights face a huge step up in quality in the Championship.
But winger Lewis, who penned a new two-year deal at Castle Park this week, insists he and his teammates are excited about the challenge ahead.
“I’m looking forward to righting some wrongs from last time in the Championship,” said the 29-year-old, who was part of the Doncaster squad relegated last year.
“It’s going to be a step up from last season.
“There are some big strong teams with good set ups in this league but we have a lot of boys with experience in this division and even higher in some cases.
“We know what to expect and what we need to do to succeed.
“I just hope everyone is as excited as I am to prove any doubters wrong.”
Lewis, 29. finished top try scorer in National One last season with 22 tries to his name.
“I really want to try and carry last season’s performances through to the new campaign, hopefully I can keep on scoring and doing what I do on the wing.
“As a team, first of all we’ve got to make sure we stay in the league and take some scalps along the way.
“I have no doubts that we will be able to compete in the Championship.
“We almost stayed up last time and I feel we’re much stronger now than we were then.
“I’m confident we can get the wins that we will need and also enjoy ourselves along the way.”