Dons in the mood for Toulouse Super 8s clash

Jordan Howden was influential for the Dons
Jordan Howden was influential for the Dons
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Bring on Toulouse, says Doncaster RLFC’s assistant coach Andrew Vincent.

The unbeaten French club and League One Super 8s leaders visit the Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday.

The Dons reclaimed their place in the top five, who will contest the promotion play-offs at the end of the Super 8s campaign, with a 36-24 win over Hunslet on Friday.

And with Barrow beating York City Knights yesterday, they retained fourth spot and boast a game in hand over the three clubs above them.

“The win has given the boys a big boost and I honestly think that we can beat Toulouse if we can turn the same side out,” said the Kiwi.

“We’ll still be without suspended scrum-half Jordie Hedges but I thought (third-choice hooker) Kieran Cross came in and did a terrific job standing in for him.

“He’d looked okay in the training runs in midweek but he took it to another level during the game and with stand-off Jordan Howden returning after injury we had a lot more organisation than we had against Barrow.

“Being a stand-off in my playing days I know how important the role is because you not only have to play your own game but you also have to help to put team-mates in space.

“Hopefully, if he hasn’t suffered any reaction the pair can do a similar job.

“I’m really looking forward to the game because I think it is a game that we can win and if that were to prove to be the case it would give us a huge boost in the remaining games.”