Doncaster RLFC: Tuff blow for Dons

Dennis Tuffour in action last season against Swinton.  Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Dennis Tuffour in action last season against Swinton. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Dennis Tuffour has left the Dons because of work commitments, the club have confirmed.

After signing a new contract at the end of last season, Tuffour has now exited the Championship club ‘upon request’.

The winger had been highly praised for last season’s displays under then-coach Tony Miller in which several of his powerful and pacy runs helped Doncaster on their way to the play-offs.

A statement on the club’s website read: “Dennis felt he had to end his current contract at the club earlier than expected to provide substantial support for his family with other work commitments.”

Carl Hall, Doncaster RLFC’s chief executive, added: “Due to work commitments we have had to let Dennis go early.

“He is a great player but we understand he has a family to support and sometimes these things happen.

“We would all like to thank Dennis for everything he has contributed to the Dons since being a member of the squad, and wish him all the best in the future.”

Tuffour previously played for York City Knights and Hull FC on a dual-registration contract.

Doncaster look poised to sign Ryan Wilson and Alex Starling after it was revealed the pair are expected to be released from the remainder of their Hull FC contracts.

Doncaster, who are gearing up for their second friendly under new leader Paul Cooke on February 2 at Dewsbury Rams, had wanted the youngsters, both 20, on season-long loans. However, they should join on a permanent basis.