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It seems that last minute drama doesn’t just stop at Doncaster’s football club. Doncaster Rugby League followed their owners Rovers forte of pulsating finishes, when they defeated Barrow Raiders 30-28 with virtually the last kick of the game on Sunday.
The afternoon was proclaimed Rovers Day, in celebration of the uniting of the town’s two premier sporting sides and the Dons wore their red and white change strips in recognition, which saw them move second in the Championship division.
And Dons supremo Carl Hall has said that those who are staying away don’t know what they’re missing, “Doncaster’s been known for too long for ‘boom and bust’, but now under the ownership of the Rovers, people need to understand that it’s secure and the biggest let down is that people are missing out on some good rugby, and since I’ve been here, this is probably the best brand of rugby we’ve played and a lot of people are missing out,” he said.
“Rovers fans that came on the weekend can’t wait to come again as the game had everything and I’ve been watching the game all my life and it had my heart pounding at the end and right to the final whistle, the game could have gone either way and we were lucky.”
Under the Club Doncaster scheme, the town of Doncaster is leading the way with two sporting sides striving for success and rewarding local sports fans.
“The biggest thing for me is that we’re the first club in the country to have a ‘Club’ – a football club, a rugby league club, a foundation, gyms – where else can you buy a season ticket to go to all of these things and 11 local gyms?” asked Hall.
“We need to get people behind these Club Doncaster tickets and for £50 per month, if you’re a fan and use the gym, then it’s all on one card and there’s a lot more benefits if you’re a card holder and I’m sure it pays for itself.”
The Dons are aiming to finish in the top eight places in the division, which would see them qualify for the end of season play-offs and a chance of playing in the newly formatted Super League II as of next season.
As such, the club are offering fans the chance to purchase tickets for the remaining games at £71.04, which works out at £8.88 per game. More information HERE.
“If we can get the message out to everyone, give us a go for the last eight games and if you like what you see then come back, I guarantee that if you do then you’ll be hooked and you’ll want to go every week,” finished Hall.