Doncaster RLFC to start League One life against All Golds

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Doncaster RLFC will begin life in Kingstone Press League One at home to University Of Gloucestershire All Golds.

The opening round of fixtures take place on Sunday, March 6.

The following week sees the Dons travel to Keighley Cougars, before a meeting with head coach Gary Thornton’s former club York City Knights at the Keepmoat Stadium on Good Friday.

Doncaster travel abroad on June 4 to take on League One newcomers Toulouse Olympique XIII at the Stad des Minimes.

They end the regular season at Rochdale Hornets on July 10.

Like the Championship, the 15-team competition will then split into two.

The top eight teams will face each other with all points carried over from the regular season.

The teams who finish first and second will then play-off for a place in the Championship, while the loser will join the play-offs with the teams who finish third, fourth and fifth to battle it out for the second promotion spot.

The bottom seven teams go into the Kingstone Press League One shield.