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Club Doncaster

Challenge Cup success

6 August 2017

Club Doncaster were in the spotlight again last weekend as the Keepmoat Stadium hosted a high-profile Challenge Cup semi-final.

A crowd of 14,526 watched as Hull FC beat Leeds Rhinos 43-24 to book their place at Wembley to take on Wigan Warriors.

Club Doncaster chief executive Gavin Baldwin said: “This was our second year hosting a semi-final and it was even bigger and better than last year’s occasion, and I’d like to thank the RFL for putting their faith in us once again.

“Our staff worked tirelessly to make it a great occasion, with 14,526 fans enjoying the day. They can be proud of their efforts, especially with a home game for the Dons the following day and our Doncaster Rovers opening day on Monday making it a busy period for our operations team.”

Doncaster Rugby League chief executive Carl Hall said: “What an atmosphere we had, with a sold-out Challenge Cup semi-final.

“Bringing a game of that magnitude to Doncaster is something that I am immensely proud of, and to put the sold out signs up of the sport that falls under my remit as part of the Club Doncaster family is special.

"I would like to thank all the Club Doncaster staff who worked their socks off to get the fixture and went above and beyond their normal work duties to make it a success, what a game it was as well with our dual reg partners Hull FC going on to dominate the second half and find themselves back at Wembley defending the trophy they won last season.

"I was sat there with Gavin Baldwin thinking how one day we would love to recreate this full-house at a home game for the Dons. It just makes me more and more determined to make our club better and one day replicate that with us."

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