Doncaster Knights signing

Doncaster Knights have signed Newport Gwent Dragons hooker Rhys Buckley for the 2012/13 season.

22 year-old Buckley has graduated through the professional youth set-up in South Wales.

He spent two years in the Principality Premiership for Pontypool before being picked up by his region.

The Director of Rugby seems to be putting a strong side together for next season and the aim is to reach the top four – giving us a chance of promotion in the play-offs. I hope I will bring a bit of experience to the side having played regular regional rugby earlier in the season, but found myself behind a former New Zealand international and Welsh World Cup hooker. I’m already excited to get involved in pre-season and win a first team spot to further my rugby career with Doncaster as the Club share my ambitions to succeed at the highest level.

– Rhys Buckley