Knights march on with sixth straight win

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Doncaster Knights are on track to become a dominant force in National League 1 according to director of rugby Clive Griffiths, after they won 36-19 at Richmond on Saturday.

Griffiths’ side maintained the league’s only 100 per cent record, cruising to a 36-19 away victory to make it six wins from as many games.

An early Shaun Jones try gave Doncaster the lead but the hosts’ full-back Thomas Platt struck back with a hat-trick of penalties.

David Clark and Tyson Lewis touched down either side of half-time to put the away side in control and Roberto Santamaria added another try shortly before the hour mark.

Lewis scored again six minutes from time and fly-half Paul Roberts added a penalty to his four conversions to complete the win.

Griffiths was pleased to see the Knights machine roll on for another week, though he was disappointed with second row Matthew Challinor’s sin-bin, which was immediately followed by the hosts’ second try.

“Each week it gets better and better and more cohesive,” he said. “If we can keep notching the wins up while getting more cohesive, further down the track we will be a strong force.

“It’s a good win for us on the road again. To score five tries to two away from home is not a bad return.”

Doncaster have enjoyed some dominant wins this so far this season but 11 minutes from time Richmond came within nine points of the visitors and looked to make a game of it.

Griffiths’ side eventually pulled away but he was full of praise for job opposite number Steve Hill is doing at Richmond.

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