Yorkshire Carnegie Head Coach James Lowes says his side will face a battle against Doncaster Knights on Sunday afternoon when they return to Headingley Carnegie for their first home game of the season, kick off 3pm.

It will be a strange experience for Yorkshire with their home already beginning to be re-shapen by a £40 million redevelopment of the famous Headingley Stadium however however Lowes says his side will have enough to concentrate on on the field to worry about the demolition job taking place around them.

He commented, “It was good to get the win at Nottingham last week but we know we will need to improve again on Sunday against Doncaster. They have won both their opening games and are always tough to play against. Clive Griffiths as their coach is always very enthusiastic and passionate and you can see that his team are built in that image. Our young winger Louie Brown did well last week at Nottingham and took his try really well but with Doncaster up this week, we have opted to go with Harry Davies on the wing. Harry is a big bloke at 6’4” and he will certainly ask some questions on attack. He has settled in well since arriving from Bath and I am keen to see how he goes on Sunday.

“It is a bit odd at Headingley at the moment with the South Stand coming down very quickly but it is also exciting to think what is coming over the next 18 months when we have a world class facility to play in,” added Lowes.