Bryan Redpath says his team know the challenge ahead of them when they take on Doncaster this Sunday in the second leg of the Greene King IPA Championship Play Off.

Redpath’s side go to Castle Park with a 13-point deficit after losing to the Knights in the first leg, and the Carnegie head coach says his side will need to improve their set piece if they are to be in with a chance of progressing through to the final. 

Looking ahead to the game Redpath said: “The team are obviously disappointed following last week’s game, we never gave ourselves a real chance and I think we have to give Doncaster a lot of credit for how they played the scrums. When the game opened up in the last twenty there were some good opportunities, but ultimately it’s the first 60 where the games are closer and we weren’t close enough at 27-3 and it was always catch up rugby.

“We can’t worry about the scoreboard and the deficit, we have to focus on our performance and what we need to be better at. Our scrum needs to be better and when we have opportunities in their 22 we have to nail them.  We just need to focus on the things we can control and if we don’t do that we don’t win the game.

“The forwards are proud of their own positions and if we don’t have them as a team we don’t function and that’s simple, any team starts with set pieces that allows the carry and the clear to be more dynamic and if we don’t have that we are on the back foot.

“Oli Goss took a head knock so we have to go through the right protocols, Mike Myerscough got a bash to his shoulder so we will give them as long as we need to give them, but the other part is we need everyone to train fully over the next couple of days to make sure everyone is really clear.  We have big improvements to make around our game this weekend.”