Doncaster Knigths: We’re building a great culture insists Kenworthy

Glen Kenworthy rises to claim a line out on his first start for the Knights in 18 months.
Glen Kenworthy rises to claim a line out on his first start for the Knights in 18 months.

Veteran lock Glen Kenworthy says a positive spirit has returned to Castle Park for the first time in years.

Knights have suffered severe injury problems during the first three weeks of the season.

But the fact they have picked up maximum points so far shows the strength of the spirit in the camp, according to player-coach Kenworthy.

“We’ve got great character,” he said. “We’re building a really good culture that hasn’t been here for a few years.

“What Clive Griffiths is doing here is great and it’s being matched off the pitch as well.

“We’ve got boys playing out of position because of the injuries and we’re still strong.

“It just goes to show the character we’ve got here at the moment.

“We’ve got three five point wins and we can see there is room for improvement.”

Michael Hills and Adam Kettle are facing fitness tests after suffering knocks at the weekend.

Ross Davies will be out for ten weeks after having an operation on Tuesday, while Tom Davies will have an exploratory procedure next week.

But there is good news on fly half Paul Roberts who should be fit for Saturday’s trip to Cinderford.

Kenworthy warned his team mates to expect ‘a dogfight’ this weekend.

Despite three bonus point wins so far, Kenworthy says the Knights should be ready for a battle in Gloucestershire this weekend.

“Cinderford are a tough side at home,” Kenworthy said. “I played there once many years ago and it was a real dogfight.

“That’s what we’re expecting, especially being down on numbers.”

The 39-year-old made his first Knights start for 18 months in the 38-17 win over Worthing Raiders last weekend, ending his exile into coaching.

“It’s nice to chuck the Donny jersey on again,” he said.

“I’ve been here for long enough, I’ll do anything for the club and do it for as long as I’m asked.

“But I was shattered after the game – I’m a 39-year-old playing a game with a bunch of boys.”