Knights out to stun title contenders

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DONCASTER Knights are aiming to register their first points of the season at Cornish Pirates in tomorrow’s tricky Championship encounter at Mennaye Field, kick-off 3pm.

“We knew when the fixtures came out that our opening two fixtures against Bristol and Pirates would be two tough games,” said Knights boss Brett Davey.

“They are a good side and were beaten play-off finalists last season and are one of the favourites to win the league this year. I think that they are a better side than Bristol, who beat us 38-12 at home last weekend.”

Whilst Knights were going down heavily against the former Premiership side, Pirates were surprisingly held to a 27-27 draw at Moseley.

“I think they were as disappointed as we were with their score,” said Davey, who feels the margin of their opening day defeat to Bristol wasn’t a true reflection of how the game panned out.

“Having had chance to watch the game again I don’t think that we were as bad as I though immediately after the game. We were still in the game after an hour.

“We’ve got a lot of new faces and it is going to take a little time to gel. But we’ve worked on the things that we highlighted we didn’t do well in the Bristol game.”