DONCASTER Rugby League Club will face a stern examination of their Championship One title credentials in tomorrow’s game against leaders Barrow at the Keepmoat Stadium (3pm).
The Cumbrians recorded a 25-8 win when the two sides met at Craven Park at the start of the season and are one of only two teams to have beaten the third-placed Dons in the league this season.
Dons boss Tony Miller admits that his side will have to play better in the return if they are to deny the visitors a double.
“I’ve watched a few of their matches and they are a very good side as their record of only one defeat all season would suggest,” Miller told The Star.
“They haven’t always played great when I’ve watched them but they always seem to come up with the right result so they must be resilient and mentally tough.
“They like to drop the ball off inside and we’ve done some work in training this week to try and counter that. It is certainly something that we are aware of.
“We’ve also done some work on the ruck area because we weren’t as tight as we should have been in our last game at South Wales a fortnight ago.
“I’m confident that we can beat them and I am looking forward to the game. I think it will be an expansive game and good to watch and hopefully there will be a decent crowd.
“But, as I say, they are a good side and we are going to have to play well to beat them.
“I like the look of their full-back, Andy Ballard. He comes into the line well and often gets on the end of kicks by their half-backs.
“They like chipping the ball over the defensive line so that is something we’ve got to look out for and full-back Mick Butterfield will have to make sure that he doesn’t stand too deep.”