Size matters for Dons as Waller signs

Brett Waller tries to find a way through the Eagles defence
Brett Waller tries to find a way through the Eagles defence

TONY Miller has added giant prop forward Brett Waller to his pack as his squad re-building shows no signs of slowing.

Hull-born Waller, who joins from Gateshead Thunder, is Dons’ third new recruit since the end of a memorable 2012 campaign, following in the footsteps of Dennis Tuffour and Brooke Broughton.

Waller is 6’5” tall and weighs in at over 17 and a half stone.

The 25-year-old was an ever present for Gateshead last season, scoring an impressive 14 tries from the front row, after spending two seasons at York City Knights.

Dons head coach Tony Miller said: “Brett’s got a good engine and regularly played 80 minutes for Gateshead in Championship One last season.

“He has good defence, can offload in the collision and knows where the try line is which is a big bonus for us.

“Going up a division we needed some size in our pack and Brett will certainly give us that and also give the team plenty of go forward.

“Brett is impressed by what we are trying to do as a club and wants to play a big part of our continued development.”

Waller, who was best man for Dons star Lee Waterman, said: “I had offers from three other Championship clubs but once I knew Doncaster was interested in me I had no hesitation to accept their offer.

“I’m really looking forward to joining up with the team and I know quite a few of the lads already so I know I’m joining a well-run club.

“I had a knee construction in 2010 and missed a few games with York and my confidence was a bit low so I decided to join Gateshead and decline York’s offer of another year with them.

“My dad lives up in Middlesbrough so that was a major factor when I joined Gateshead but it also enabled me to get some much needed game time under my belt which did my knee the world of good.”