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Rotherham Titans’ 55-5 friendly win perfect build up for big kick-off

Rotherham Titans, their confidence boosted by a 55-5 weekend victory at National One club Hull Ionians, return to training tomorrow as they begin their preparations for the first Championship game of the new league season against London Welsh at Clifton Lane on Sunday.

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Michael Hills

Doncaster Knights aiming to build on strong foundations - Michael Hills

Doncaster Knights captain Michael Hills will be restricted to cheering from the sideline when the club kicks-off its 2016-17 Championship campaign at London Irish on Saturday.

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Doncaster Knights, pictured in pre-season training, have completed their friendly programme ahead of next weekend's Championship kick-off.   Picture: Marie Caley

Doncaster Knights 64 Mowden Park 0: Knights complete build-up with 10-try win

Doncaster Knights ended their pre-season campaign on a high at home to Darlington Mowden Park.

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Dougie Flockhart, pictured with teammates during training. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Knights Training MC 1

Doncaster Knights: Dougie Flockhart believes bar will be raised again this season

Dougie Flockhart is one of the key figures at Castle Park both on and off the pitch.

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Rotherham Titans 2016-17, Rotherham, United Kingdom, 23rd August 2016. Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Rotherham Titans usher in new campaign

As Rotherham Titans prepare for the new season, one feature stands out above all else: the size of the forwards - huge players who have several points to prove because they were granted little game-time at their previous clubs.

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Doncaster Knights: Australia international Beau Robinson arrives

Doncaster Knights: Australia international Beau Robinson arrives

Doncaster Knights have signed former Australian international Beau Robinson on a one-year deal.

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Clive Griffiths, Doncaster Knights Director of Rugby. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Knights Training MC 17

Doncaster Knights boosted as key trio prepare to return

Doncaster Knights complete their pre-season build-up when entertaining Darlington Mowden Park on Saturday (2.30pm).

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George Tresidder - Rotherham Titans  Photo by Glenn Ashley.

Rotherham Titans ready to challenge the big boys

Given his background at Leicester Tigers, one of the giants of English rugby, fans of Rotherham Titans can expect that new scrum half George Tresidder to play a major role in the new Championship season which starts against London Welsh at Clifton Lane a week on Sunday.

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Tyson Lewis was among the scorers as Doncaster Knights beat Canada

Report: Doncaster Knights 20 Canada 16

Doncaster Knights maintained their 100 per cent record against international opposition when beating Canada 20-16 at windswept Castle Park.

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Class tells as Titans crash against top club Saints

Class tells as Titans crash against top club Saints

Rotherham Titans’ coach Justin Burnell has promised that lessons will be learned from the defeat by Premiership club Northampton Saints who comfortably beat the Clifton Lane side by 52-5 in their second pre-season friendly at Franklin’s Gardens.

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Will Thomas

Rotherham Titans new boy is settling into his new life in Sheffield Andrew Lawton

It hasn’t been the smoothest start to life in Sheffield due to housing issues for Rotherham Titans’ new signing Will Thomas but the full-back says he’s now fully settled into his new life.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights set for Canada clash

Doncaster Knights will break new ground at Castle Park tomorrow (2.30pm) when taking on a national side for the first time in their history.

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Rotherham Titans: Giant Hicks gets starstruck at Ennis-Hill and Joshua

New Rotherham Titans forward Tom Hicks admits he has been a little starstruck as he has rubbed shoulders with some sporting greats during pre-season training.

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Michael Hills. Photo: John Ashton

Doncaster Knights: Michael Hills ruled out for ‘lengthy period of time’

Doncaster Knights captain Michael Hills faces a lengthy spell on the sidelines.

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Tom King - pic by Martin Bennett/ Gloucester Rugby

Rotherham Titan Tom is ready to compete for action

Tom Hicks, 24, one of several new forwards signed by Rotherham coach Justin Burnell, returns to Northampton Saints on Saturday as the Titans play their second pre-season friendly.

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Michael Hills

Newcastle Falcons 34 Doncaster Knights 12: Skipper Michael Hills in race to be fit for kick-off

Doncaster Knights influential captain Michael Hills looks to be facing a race against time to be fit for the club’s Championship opener at London Irish.

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Action from a pre-season friendly between Sheffield Tigers and Rotherham Titans. Photo: Chris Etchells

Sheffield Tigers 7 Rotherham Titans 67: Tigers take positives despite heavy defeat against full-time Titans

With only three weeks left before the start of their new league campaigns, Rotherham Titans and Sheffield Tigers, who clashed in a pre-season friendly at Dore Moor, are both satisfied with the outcome.

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Clive Griffiths

Newcastle Falcons v Doncaster Knights: Knights set for friendly opener

Doncaster Knights will battle it out with Premiership outfit Newcastle Falcons in their opening pre-season fixture at Kingston Park on Saturday.

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Clive Griffiths

Doncaster Knights: Griffiths welcomes rule changes

Doncaster Knights boss Clive Griffiths has welcomed rule changes ahead of the start of the club’s pre-season campaign at Newcastle Falcons on Saturday.

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Steve Lloyd

Doncaster Knights: Funding issue could result in London-centric Championship - Steve Lloyd

Doncaster Knights benefactor Steve Lloyd fears that the Championship could become dominated by London-based clubs.

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