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.
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.
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!