RUGBY UNION: New role as Dougie Flockhart stays at Knights

Contract: Dougie Flockhart.
Contract: Dougie Flockhart.
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DONCASTER Knights have confirmed that top points scorer Dougie Flockhart will extend his contract at Castle Park, taking on the position as head of strength and conditioning as well as playing a pivotal on-field role.

Flockhart and fellow back Oli Goss have shared the position this season, helping to maintain and improve the squad’s fitness levels since the loss of Paul Devlin last September.

In addition the ex-Esher kicker has enjoyed a prolific third season with the Knights, scoring eight tries including a hat-trick against his former club in February, capped by a double away to London Welsh in the play-offs. The Scottish winger has made 26 starts in 27 appearances for the Knights this campaign – more than any other player - and director of rugby Brett Davey will be hoping he will go on to make many more next season.

“We are delighted he has accepted our offer as he has been one of our most consistent players,” he said.

“He also brings a lot to our conditioning work and I’m pleased that he will become our full-time strength and conditiioning coach on his own, combining it with his playing which he has proved he has the ability to do.

“Dougie has improved as a player season on season at Castle Park by playing regularly and he is an important cog of the Knights’ future.”