Doncaster Knights: ‘We’re shaking off relegation tag’, says Ross Davies

Ross Davies. Photo: Marie Caley.
Ross Davies. Photo: Marie Caley.

Ross Davies insists the Knights are dispelling their ‘relegation candidates’ tag thanks to a collection of impressive results.

Doncaster bounced back into the Championship at the first time of asking this term.

With that comes the label of being one of the favourites to go straight back down again.

However, Knights’ prop forward Davies insists he and his Doncaster team-mates have given as good as they’ve got with three wins from their opening five domestic fixtures as well as B&I Cup success - propelling Clive Griffiths’ men to fourth in the division.

“I’m looking forward to the rest of our season,” said Davies.

“I think if you’d offered us fourth place in the league after five games in pre-season, especially having already played Worcester and Leeds, then we’d have bitten your hand off.

“We’ve moved on from the disappointment of the Cornish Pirates game and feel it’s gone really well.

“Promoted teams normally struggle in the Championship and everyone outside the group had us down as relegation candidates but so far we’ve managed to give as good as we’ve got.

“Hopefully we can maintain this start and be up there going through Christmas and into the tail end of the season.”

Davies was also full of praise for the work done by Griffiths and coaches Paul Cooke and Glen Kenworthy.

“They deserve a lot of credit for the environment we have created. Everyone is positive with a good vibe both on and off the field,” the Welshman added.