Doncaster Knights: Clark in good spirits ahead of Fylde test

Mat Clark
Mat Clark

Doncaster Knights centre Mat Clark insists his flawless start to life at Castle Park was exactly what he was looking for after leaving Leeds Carnegie in search of first team rugby.

Brought in by director of rugby Clive Griffiths for his experience further up the English rugby ladder, Clark has been an ever-present in the Knights starting XV, scoring six tries in five appearances.

Add to that the fact that his new team sit top of SEE National League One with five bonus-point wins and you begin to see why his acquisition seems to have been so influential.

Clark is not alone in a clinical Doncaster backs unit with the likes of Tyson Lewis and Bevon Armitage also impressing – the former scoring one of five tries in the 35-5 win away to Cinderford at the weekend.

And having well and truly settled into the team Clark admits he couldn’t have asked for a better beginning at Doncaster.

“It was great to get another victory at the weekend against Cinderford who can be really dangerous. We do a lot work on our defence and that paid off,” said Clark.

“I have had a lot fun to be honest since I joined and it is nice to be at Doncaster. I am getting on really well with everyone here.

“I was at Leeds Carnegie last year but I wanted to get some more game time and with the ambition the club has for the future it was an easy choice to make.

“It is good having people like Tyson Lewis outside me and he has got some serious wheels and is a great finisher, while Bevon Armitage is also playing really well and Chris Eggleshaw has been solid at the back of the scrum.

Tomorrow sees Doncaster put their unbeaten record on the line at home to Fylde, a side who suffered their first defeat of the season at the weekend losing 50-45 in a thrilling encounter against Worthing Raiders.

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