Doncaster RLFC: Carl Hall relaxed about Mitch Clark’s international clearance

Mitch Clark
Mitch Clark

Dons chief executive Carl Hall says he has no concerns about the red tape surrounding new signing Mitch Clark.

Clark, who was born in England but learnt his trade at NRL side Penrith Panthers, was unveiled as Doncaster’s ‘marquee signing’ last month but the club are still to confirm that he has received international clearance.

“We’re just still waiting on Mitch’s visa clearance which should be coming through really early in the new year,” Hall told the club’s official website.

“We’ve not got too many issues and concerns about that because, looking at the paperwork, he ticks every box and at the end of the day he’s British.

“We’ve scrutinised the paperwork and what we need to do so it’s just a waiting game.

“We’re comfortable with it, we think it’ll all go through no problem.”

Clark, 21, can play across the pack but is expected to be utilised in the front row - and Hall says his signature was much-coveted.

“There was a lot of competition for his signature,” said Hall.

“However my relationship with his father Trevor, who I played alongside at Bradford, was a key factor in bringing Mitch to the club.

“He has a lot of potential and we hope we are able to get the best out of him here at Doncaster.”

Meanwhile, scrum half Danny Nicklas has signed a new one-year contract.