Doncaster RLFC: We’re ready to raid bogey side Rams - Carbutt

Matt Carbutt during a clash with Dewsbury last season. Picture: Malcolm Billingham
Matt Carbutt during a clash with Dewsbury last season. Picture: Malcolm Billingham

Primary school teacher Matt Carbutt is hoping the Dons can dish out a rugby lesson to Dewsbury Rams in tomorrow’s Championship clash.

The Rams have won all four games between the two sides since the Dons returned to the Championship and will fancy their chances of completing a second successive double.

But the in-form prop, who gave his team-mates top marks following last weekend’s 22-22 draw at second-placed Featherstone, who had beaten the Rams a week earlier, says the Dons can turn the tables at the Tetley’s Stadium.

“I know some people are saying that Dewsbury are our bogey team but I don’t believe in such things,” said Carbutt, in his fourth season with the club.

“We know we haven’t played well against Dewsbury in the last two seasons, including when we lost (20-12) against them at home back in March.

“We also know it is a tough place to go with it being a tight pitch, but we are determined to get our revenge. We feel we owe them one.

“We are going into the game having picked up eight points from three tough away games and whilst it would have been nice to have beaten Featherstone, we’d have settled for that at the start of the month.

“We left it late but such is the spirit within the side that we always feel that if we are still in contention going into the last 15 minutes that we can pick up a result.

“Although we needed a last-minute try to share the spoils, I thought that we did enough to win the game. I certainly felt that we should have been further ahead at half-time.

“That result has boosted our confidence going into the Dewsbury game and, as I say, hopefully we can go there and pick up another good result.”