Former Leeds Rhinos winger finds ambitious new club

Former Leeds Rhinos and Featherstone Rovers winger Luke Briscoe has joined Doncaster for next year.

The 29-year-old adds both Super League and plenty of Championship experience to the Dons after starting his career with Leeds Rhinos before turning out most recently for Featherstone Rovers.

“I’m a player that likes to do all the hard work, coming out with yardage and getting the group going forward,” he said.

“I’m looking forward to pre-season, getting involved with the group bonding together and let’s see what we can do next year.”

In 2018, Briscoe broke the record for tries in consecutive games with a tally of 17 – surpassing Martin Offiah’s record of 15 which had stood for 31 years.

Briscoe’s arrival continues the theme of adding proven quality and experience to the Dons squad as chief executive Carl Hall and head coach Richard Horne prepare for life in the Championship following promotion.

Former teammate Loui McConnell has also put pen to paper to extend his stay at the Dons in 2024. The loose forward played his part in Doncaster RLFC’s promotion back to the Betfred Championship seeing him take the personal accolade for his performances.

”Theres still a real good buzz around the club leading into this pre-season with our promotion and with the work Richard (Horne), Carl (Hall) and the team have put in behind the scenes, I want to be a part of that out on the pitch next year.”

McConnell signed permanently for the Dons in November 2022 after a couple of loan spells and the Dons are delighted he is still here and continues his career as a Don.

Brad Knowles has also signed a new deal as well. The 30-year-old had a fantastic debut season in the Dons promotion winning campaign seeing them back in the Betfred Championship.

”Easy decision to stick with Doncaster, the club has a lot of ambition and they look after you like no other club I have been at.”

The forward went on to say, “The boys are great and I’m looking forward to building on what we achieved last year.”

Knowles signed for the Dons in November 2022 and the club are delighted he will be staying for another season.