Doncaster Knights sent to Coventry on must-win mission

Ben Hunter is back in the starting XV this afternoon. Picture: Andrew Roe
Ben Hunter is back in the starting XV this afternoon. Picture: Andrew Roe
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Doncaster Knights could be promoted back to the Championship today.

However, their primary objective is to beat Coventry and keep their noses in front of Rosslyn Park heading into the final round of fixtures.

Rosslyn Park should be too strong for National One basement side Hull Ionians this afternoon.

So the onus is on Doncaster to do the business at the Butts Park Arena and stay top of the table going into a potentially decisive final day.

Doncaster currently have a four point advantage over Rosslyn Park.

Clive Griffiths’ men, however, have a far trickier final two games, facing third placed Coventry today ahead of another banana skin at Blackheath on April 26.

Danny Kenny starts at number eight today after impressing from the bench in Knights’ win over Wharfedale last weekend.

Ben Hunter returns to the first XV for the first time since fracturing his wrist, replacing the injured Roberto Santamaria.

Matt Challinor is joined by Shaun Jones in the second row, while Kenny’s inclusion sees Adam Kettle move to blindside flanker and Michael Hills at openside.