Rugby Union: Doncaster Knights places up for grabs, says director Brett Davey

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DONCASTER Knights face their toughest pre-season test away to Premiership club Gloucester today.

Knights go into their final warm-up game having had mixed results in their two previous games - being well beaten at Newcastle before cruising to a 53-0 win over Cambridge last week.

Despite the size of the Knights victory, director of rugby Brett Davey says they have plenty of things to work on.

With the start of the club’s Championship season just a week away, Davey says it is the last chance for the players to impress before next Saturday’s long trip to Plymouth.

“There are still places up for grabs before Kendo (head coach Glen Ken worthy) and myself sit down early next week and review all the three warm-up games,” said the Welshman.

“I’m particularly interested to see how our pack goes against Gloucester.”

Andy Boyden and David Bradford, who came off the bench in the second half of last weekend’s game for their first taste of competitive action, are both likely to have a longer run-out today.

By their own high standards, Gloucester had an indifferent campaign last season in all competitions.

The close season has seen a new head coach, Nigel Davies, appointed and an influx of new players. Today’s game will be their last pre-season game before they take on Northampton in their Premiership opener.