British & Irish Cup final: Knights coach Kenworthy fires warning to Worcester

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Don’t disrespect us.

That’s the message from Knights coach Glen Kenworthy to Worcester Warriors ahead of today’s British & Irish Cup final (5.10pm).

Promotion chasing Worcester go into the Sky-televised Castle Park clash - Knights’ first major cup final - as big favourites.

But New Zealander Kenworthy says if the Warriors choose not to field a full-strength team it would act as motivation for Doncaster.

“They are the best team we’ve played this season and speaking personally they are head and shoulders above Bristol,” said Kenworthy.

“They have threats throughout the side and they are an awesome outfit who do all the basic stuff really well and they are very well drilled.

“We know that to beat them on the night we’ve not only got to be at our best but we’ve also got to have a bit of luck as well.

“But it’s a final and certainly if they come here and they don’t show the right attitude then they’ll be in for a long night.

“There has been talk that they could turn up with the side which has played in the B&I Cup all season and which is very different to their normal league side.

“If they do that it won’t show us any respect and that will act as a motivation.

“We want them to bring their strongest team up here.

“It’s a big day for the club, the game is being shown live on Sky and hopefully there will be a big crowd,” he added.