Doncaster RLFC: There’s a long way to go, warns Hall

Carl Hall
Carl Hall

General manager Carl Hall insists no one is getting carried away by the Dons’ strong start to the season.

After winning seven of their opening ten matches, the Dons sit third in the Championship, level on points with second placed Featherstone.

While planning is underway for seasons beyond the current one, Hall says no one at the club will breathe easy until this term’s goal of a top eight finish is guaranteed and has warned there is still plenty of rugby to be played.

Finishing in the top eight would put the Dons in the new second tier in 2015 where promotion to the Super League becomes a possibility.

Hall said: “The future is good. We’ve already spoken about where we need to go and what finances we will need.

“Everyone is working very hard behind the scenes with Doncaster Rovers chief executive Gavin Baldwin, Paul Cooke and myself, coming up with what sort of budget and the sort of players we will need and where that will take us to.

“We are not getting to far ahead of ourselves though, we are fully focused on finishing in the top eight of the Championship this year.

“We don’t want to get too carried away and throw these budgets around and we haven’t even made the eight.

“The whole focus at the moment is to make the eight, sitting in second and third is great.

“At the moment we are sitting there because we have earned it, but there is a hell of a lot of rugby to go and I am not comfortable with where we are at all in the league because you only need to lose three or four games then you are in the dogfight down at the bottom.”