Preview: Yorkshire Carnegie v Doncaster Knights

Clive Griffiths pictured training at Castle Park Rugby Club. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Training MC 22
Clive Griffiths pictured training at Castle Park Rugby Club. Picture: Marie Caley NDFP Training MC 22
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Clive Griffiths is keen for his side to move on from their ‘bad day at the office’ against Worcester Warriors.

The Knights recorded their first defeat of the season last weekend, succumbing to a 32-16 loss at the hands of the visiting Warriors pack.

That result also saw the 16-month unbeaten run of the Castle Park fortress come to an end as Worcester punished Griffiths’ men early on and Doncaster never really recovered.

However, the Knights have the chance to get back to winning ways tomorrow when they face Yorkshire Carnegie.

Welshman Griffiths is eager for his side to bounce back in the Yorkshire derby and put last Saturday’s setback behind them.

“If you have a bad day at the office, you have to turn up the next day and you’ve got to work hard. You’ve got to get back on the horse,” the Knights’ director of rugby said.

“It’s how you take the losing and how you bounce back.”

Griffiths admitted that the harsh realities of life in the Championship were in full force against the Warriors as Dean Ryan’s side burst into a 12-0 lead inside the first 12 minutes as Worcester capitalised on Doncaster’s slow start.

“We gave gifts in abundance,” said Griffiths.

“It was stop-start, we got in behind them but we didn’t finish apart from the catch and drive lineout try.

“There’s a lot of lessons to be learnt, we’ve lost a game and this was always going to be a game we found tough.

“But we could’ve done a lot better and we could’ve given them a harder game.

“We’re disappointed with that.”