Valiant Knights: The Photobook

Those of you read this ickle blog regularly will know that around Christmas ickledot selected what he thought were his best rugby shots from 2016. At that time you might have wondered why there were no images of Doncaster Knights included.

Heartbreak of final defeat (above) and Joy in a significant semi-final try

Well, the secret can now be revealed. The best of the Knights pictures were being held back for a special project: a photobook! Entitled Valiant Knights, it's a personal photographic recollection of the season which saw the club almost reach the Aviva Premiership. The culmination of this was the second of two encounters with Bristol back in May.

Tyson Lewis and the crowd wait to see which way the ball bounces

As we all now know, the play-off final was ultimately lost despite a famous victory in Bristol. The pictures featured here are a few which didn't quite make it into the final pick. To see which ones did you'll have to wait until Saturday when the booklet will be available in the club shop before the game against Ealing Trailfinders. Just to whet your appetites though, here are the front and back covers. Very exciting!

Front Cover: Knights driving for the line in the closing seconds of the final with Bristol

Back Cover: Just a few of the season's leading lights