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Dons in crucial clash this Sunday

5 September 2014

With the international break taking place, why not get down to the Keepmoat Stadium this Sunday and support the Dons in one of the biggest games in their history.

Doncaster RLFC face one of the biggest games in the clubs history this Sunday (3pm) as they entertain Batley Bulldogs in the Kingstone Press Championship in the last domestic game of the season.


The Dons who currently sit in third spot in the Championship have the opportunity to finish in second place should Paul Cooke’s side beat Batley on Sunday and Featherstone Rovers suffer defeat at relegation threatened Keighley Cougars.


Doncaster have had a fantastic 2014 campaign performing above and beyond all expectations and securing a minimum top four finish.


Finishing in second place would secure Doncaster home advantage in the play-offs along with an increased £250,000 in prize money.


The Dons are looking to finish the league campaign on a high and Cooke’s side are looking for their fourth successive win.


Last weekend the club leapfrogged Halifax into third spot with an emphatic 39-18 win which proved to be one of the games of the season.


Doncaster have only lost at the Keepmoat Stadium twice this season, winning the rest of their 10 matches and will be looking to extend that record on Sunday.


Cooke comes up against his former boss John Kear, who guided Hull FC to Challenge Cup success in 2005, where the Dons player coach scored the winning try.


Five teams are being relegated from this years Championship due to the competitions rebrand in 2015 and there are still four teams fighting it out to avoid the final relegation place.


Batley are one of those teams, they currently occupy the ninth and final spot in the Championship but only by points difference and know a defeat could ultimately send them down to Championship 1.


The Bulldogs come into the game on the back of just one win in four matches, but that win was an emphatic victory over relegated Swinton Lions last weekend.


With both teams having everything to play it promises to be a fantastic match of rugby league.  For tickets click here.


Season tickets also go on sale at the game for a special one-day sale.  For more information click here.


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