Knights out to scupper Pirates at Castle Park

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This weekend marks the start of the second half of the Championship season and Doncaster Knights are entertaining the Cornish Pirates who they lost narrowly 39-32 last September.

It was an exciting game with the Knights being denied a try at the death by the referee. The visit of the Pirates to Castle Park is always eagerly anticipated and they add to the great atmosphere on match days.

We have had some great games over the years with the Pirates and both sides will be looking to start countdown to the play-offs with a bang.

For the Pirates’ game the club have introduced a family ticket (two adults and two children) for £15 in the stand and £10 on the terrace.

Great value for money, I’m sure you’ll agree, in these trying economic times!

After this weekend the Knights have two away fixtures against Moseley and London Scottish.

Both are must-win games for Doncaster if we are to have a good run towards the play-offs.

The club have put together a special offer for the trip to Moseley to try to encourage as many members as possible to travel to support the team.

The Christmas spirit is starting to creep in at Castle Park.

Whilst walking around the buildings yesterday, I counted something like 50 trees as well as various decorations and other add-ons aimed at creating a great festive feeling.

Tickets for the club’s Xmas lunch on December 17th are really selling well and a full house of over 350 is expected.

That day, of course, sees Knights entertain Swansea in their final British & Irish Cup group game.

The unrest at Twickenham continues apace with the leaking of confidential reports to The Times.

These reports form part of the ongoing review of England’s poor World Cup performances, on and off the field.

One wonders who benefits most from these type of leaks?

I can’t see how they can benefit the review process that is currently taking place even though I have a great deal of empathy with the views that appear to have been expressed in them.