Doncaster Knights sign Wigglesworth and Sproston

Doncaster Knights have signed full back Jim Wigglesworth from Bedford Blues.
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The 22-year-old, who also has a background in rugby league, becomes the latest addition to Clive Griffiths’ new-look back division.

Wigglesworth found his opportunities limited at Goldington Road, sitting behind the Blues’ all-time leading point scorer and Canadian international full back James Pritchard in the pecking order.

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He has spent time at Nottingham, Cambridge and Hull, and has also represented Derby and Hull FC’s under 20s in the 13-a-side game.

“I am really looking forward to joining the Knights this season, moving back to Yorkshire is a little like coming home for me,” said Wigglesworth, originally from Derbyshire.

“From what I know about Doncaster it seems like a great family club which is really important to me.

“I’ve always admired Castle Park, it is a great place to play rugby and it’s a good feeling to be able to call it home.”

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n Prop Joe Sproston, 23, has joined Doncaster Knights from National Two North champions Ampthill.

“He’s a big unit of a man but very mobile and difficult to stop,” said Griffiths.

“He’s a bit of a wildcard and probably needs a full time environment to realise his full potential.”