Match Preview: West Wales Raiders vs Doncaster

Doncaster will be looking to keep their 100% record as they travel to Wales to take on League One’s newest side.

The West Wales Raiders had their first game against Newcastle postponed due to a problem with the matchday medical equipment which prevented the round one game from taking place.

Both teams were in Challenge Cup action last weekend, with West Wales visiting the Bradford Bulls, but were defeated by the West Yorkshire side 82-6. Meanwhile, Doncaster welcomed the Myton Warriors and came out 82-6 winners also.

Doncaster will host last years League One surprise package Newcastle in the fourth round, after the Thunder recorded a club record 74-0 win over the Hemel Stags.

Richard Horne’s Doncaster got their League One season underway against Coventry Bears and will be wanting to make sure they make a good impression when they travel to Wales on Sunday.

Dons halfback Jack Miller, who is currently out with a ankle injury, is happy with the mood in the changing room and believes that this year could be Doncaster’s best chance at gaining promotion.

“The mood is pretty good, all the boys are in good spirits following the first two games,” Miller told LeagueOneHub.

“I think we’ve got to look at how we are starting the games both against Coventry and Myton we didn’t start particularly well. Making errors and penalties is what we need to be better on. Being more ruthless and starting strong will be key.”


Jack Miller wants a successful season with the Dons having missed out on promotion over the past two seasons. Image Credit: Rob Terrace.


“There is a great feeling around the place this year, we know how tough the competition has been in previous competitions.

“This year there are at least 6-7 clubs who are pushing for the top two spots. So we will take each game as it comes.”

During the week West Wales revealed their 35th signing of the season with Andrew Rees – Spowart joining the Raiders. Spowart is no stranger to the try line having been a preliric try scorer for Waunarlwydd, Swansea and Llanelli RFC.




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