Doncaster Dons out to make history in final

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DONCASTER Rugby League Club’s utility forward Mike Emmett is determined to make it an historic day for the Keepmoat Stadium side in Sunday’s Championship One final at Warrington.

The Dons have never won a major championship in their 61-year history and Emmett - voted the club’s Man of Steel last Friday - has never played in a Grand Final before.

“Barrow are the only team in the league to beat us at home this season so we want to put the record straight,” he told The Star.

“We finished top of the table and we feel that we are the best team in Championship One and we want to prove that by winning the Grand Final.

“We know that Barrow are a good team and that there wasn’t a lot between the three top sides in the league so a lot will depend on who turns up on the day.

“We know we’ve got a few players out injured but we are confident; you can’t go into any big game and expect to win if you aren’t confident.

“Having played them three times this season we know all about them just as they will know all about us. They have some good individual players such as second-rower Liam Harrison and full-back Andy Ballard.

“We kept them both fairly quiet when we beat them at home in the league but they were more prominent when they beat us in the Play-Offs. A lot could depend on how well we contain them on Sunday,”