Inspired by the Rugby League World Cup? Here’s where you can play or watch Rugby in Doncaster…
Posted: Tue, 1 Nov 2022 09:32
October was a big month for Doncaster rugby fans, with the long-awaited Rugby League World Cup finally taking place at venues across England, including three matches right here at Doncaster's own Eco Power Stadium.
The men's teams for France, Greece, Samoa, Papua New Guinea and Wales all played matches at the Eco Power Stadium, with thousands of people coming out to show their support and enjoy the electric atmosphere live sport brings.
The city has also played host to the Samoan Rugby team, who have been out and about visiting many local schools and groups across the borough.
If you or your family or friends have been inspired by the Rugby League World Cup and have wondered what opportunities are available in Doncaster to watch or participate in Rugby (no matter what skill level you are starting at!), read on for a roundup of what's on offer on your doorstep…
Where to play Rugby League in Doncaster:
• Bentley ARLFC
All players welcome, open to all abilities. There are teams from under 6's to under 15's, as well as an open age 1st and 2nd team. The club also runs 'Cubs training' sessions for reception and nursery aged children. More information: https://www.facebook.com/bentleyarlfc/
• Doncaster Toll Bar ARLFC
All players welcome, open to all abilities. There are teams from under 6's to under 11's, as well as a 1st and 2nd team, a masters team and a tots club (from age 3). More information: https://www.facebook.com/Donnytollbar/
Where to watch Rugby League in Doncaster:
As well as the fantastic clubs listed above, who have games open to the public to watch, Doncaster is of course home to Doncaster Rugby League Club, The Dons. The season begins again in February 2023 and tickets are on sale from tickets.clubdoncaster.co.uk. Doncaster Rugby League Club is based at The Eco-Power Stadium.
For more information about The Dons visit: https://www.doncasterrugbyleague.co.uk/
If the Rugby League World Cup has inspired you to pick up a rugby ball, Doncaster is also home to an abundance of Rugby Union clubs as follows:
- Doncaster Knights Mini Juniors (and Micros) https://www.drfc.co.uk/teams/mini-juniors/
- Wheatley Hills https://www.wheatleyhillsrufc.co.uk/
- Thornensians RUFC https://m.facebook.com/ThornensiansRUFC/
- Doncaster Demons https://www.drfc.co.uk/teams/demons/
The Doncaster Knights are a Rugby Union club based at Castle Park, Armthorpe. For information on upcoming fixtures please visit their website: https://www.drfc.co.uk/fixtures/
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