Kenworthy backs Knights to break away duck

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DONCASTER Knights go into battle for the last time this year in tomorrow’s Championship game at Bristol.

“We’ve not won away from home in the league this season but I’m hopeful that we can go down there and pick up a result,” head coach Glen Kenworthy said. “Don’t get me wrong, they are a good team. But put it this way, they aren’t the team of old.

“Their scrum used to be awesome, as was their driving lineout and things like that. But we feel that we can have a crack at them in the scrums and at least get parity where in recent seasons we haven’t been able to do that.

“Obviously their driving lineout is still a threat and we’ve worked hard in training to try and counteract that.”

“The Memorial Stadium is never an easy place to go and there is always a decent crowd and the boys like playing in front of big crowds,” he added. “In previous seasons when we’ve had a decent side out we’ve gone down there and done alright.

“Even last season when the scoreline might not have indicated it, we played very well.

“We gave them a good game when we played them in the first home game of the season and could have beaten them and if we can front them up in the forwards and make our tackles count we could force them into playing a bit of rugby, which isn’t always their preferred way of playing.

“They tend to live off scraps but they are really good at it. But if we can keep our discipline in check we are capable of getting something.”

Knights, meanwhile, have confirmed former director of rugby Brett Davey has left.

His future at Castle Park had been in doubt since the the arrival of former Wales coach Clive Griffiths as director of professional rugby shortly after their defeat against Bedford Blues last month - a result which left the club propping up the table.

Davey, who spent two years as No 2 to Lynn Howells, had been in charge for 18 months. He had not been involved with the squad since Griffiths’ arrival.