Doncaster Knights hat-trick hero Paul Jarvis says: ‘I knew we would win’

Knights celebrate the first of Paul Jarvis's three tries against Pirates
Knights celebrate the first of Paul Jarvis's three tries against Pirates
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Doncaster Knights may have left it late to claim victory over Cornish Pirates in their B & I Cup Pool D clash, but Paul Jarvis always felt they’d do it.

After scoring the match-winning injury-time try in the 29-23win at Castle Park, full-back Jarvis told The Star: “We always felt confident that we could win the game and we dug in at the end just like we did at Cross Keys.

“There is a really good team spirit. We are all mates off the field as well as on it and that makes it easier to play for each other.”

As well as scoring the winning try, which earned Knights a bonus point, the 25 year-old touched down twice in the first half.

His second deep in stoppage helped Knights go in 14-13 up: “It changed the mood in the dressing room to go in ahead,” he said. “We went out for the second with a better attitude and we opened up a 22-13 lead, though we almost let it slip again.

“It may not have been a diamond performance but we got what we wanted from the game.”

Jarvis switched to cover when wing Dougie Flockhart (quad) limped off in the first half,