Doncaster RLFC: New boy Whiting hails Dons’ rich form

Richard Whiting, dual registered with Doncaster RLFC and Hull FC, pictured back in 2010, fending off current boss Paul Cooke. Picture Bruce Rollinson
Richard Whiting, dual registered with Doncaster RLFC and Hull FC, pictured back in 2010, fending off current boss Paul Cooke. Picture Bruce Rollinson
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Richard Whiting believes the Dons’ the rich vein of form will see the side go into this weekend’s tie with Featherstone Rovers full of confidence.

Paul Cooke’s side clinched their third successive win with a 22-10 victory at Barrow Raiders, keeping the Championship’s top two in their sights.

Whilst Leigh Centurions currently prove to be an immovable force with a 100 per cent record from their opening 13 games, Cooke’s men have the chance to stamp their authority on the league when they travel to second-placed Featherstone on Sunday.

And Whiting believes last weekend’s win at Barrow, where he made his Doncaster debut, could act as the perfect confidence booster against his former club.

“It’s a massive win. Speaking to Paul Cooke, the thing for Doncaster is to try and finish as high as possible,” said the dual-registered Hull FC man.

“It is a great three points and keeps Doncaster in third position and gives the club a building block to go into the game against Featherstone.

“The team should be really confident because all the lads have ground out the win.”

The second-rower also spoke in support of his dual registration.

“The game against Barrow was just what I needed - getting the 80 minutes and the run out,” he said.

“It is a really good outlet [dual registration]. I spoke to Cooke last week and he said the same thing. It has benefitted Doncaster massively throughout the season in getting some quality full-time players coming to play with them at different times.”