A Knight’s Tale: Local lad Tom Davies set for Castle Park farewell

Tom Davies
Tom Davies

Today’s game against Bedford Blues could well be my last at Castle Park.

I'm just finishing my masters degree in chemical engineering and although I still love my rugby, it may be the right time for a new challenge.

If that is the case then I want to go out with a smile on my face and help the club beat Bedford and Plymouth Albion in our last match next weekend.

It's pleasing to go into our last two games of the season having successfully retained our Championship status following promotion last year and being a Donny lad I'm proud of our performances as a team this season.

I missed last season following a knee reconstruction and I missed several months (either side of Christmas) with another knee injury but not as serious and I've enjoyed being back playing.

I've enjoyed my time at Doncaster and apart from a spell at Cardiff I've played all my rugby here.

We want to finish as high as we possibly can, ninth is probably the best we can now achieve.

We feel that we are a better side than our league position has suggested for most of the season and that we are a mid-table side.

But maybe we haven't had the consistency of performance and we had a dip in form in mid-season.

I don't think the Championship is any more tougher at the top but the league as a whole is probably more competitive than when we last played in it and, on their day, the teams at the bottom can beat those near the top.

It would have been nice to have a winners' medal from the B&I Cup final to remember from my time at Doncaster but Worcester were the better side and deserved to win.