Doncaster RLFC v Dewsbury Rams: Leaf to be honoured at final home game

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Doncaster RLFC will pay tribute to the career of Shaun Leaf in tomorrow’s final home game of the season against Dewsbury Rams (2pm).

The programme will contain several testimonials to 31-year-old Leaf’s time at the club and a percentage of the money from season tickets, which will be on special offer, sold on the day will be donated to his fund.

The former British Students’ international joined the Dons as a stand-off but subsequently played in a number of other positions including centre, full-back and loose-forward.

Leaf, who joined the Dons as an 18-year-old, will lead the two teams out, retired on medical advice in June having suffered several head injuries during the season.

Anyone purchasing a season ticket on the day will have the chance to win Club Doncaster vouchers by ‘converting’ a goal kick after the game.

The end of season awards will be presented around 5.15pm in the Legends Lounge in the East Stand.

Head coach Gary Thornton is hoping that the team, who have won only once to date in 2015, can go out on a high note.

”It will be tough because Dewsbury are a very good team but we’ll certainly be giving it a go,” he said.

“If we play like we did at Hunslet on Sunday we’ll give ourselves a chance.”

Loose-forward Mike Emmett and utility man Ryan Wright return to the squad.

“I’ve had a bit of a selection headache this week,” said Thornton.