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White Knight for Doncaster

02 December 2011

  • Scrum-half White to the rescue
  • Lee Audis seriously injured in car accident

Dan White joins Doncaster Knights from Leeds Carnegie

Photo: Getty Images

Doncaster Knights have announced the new loan signing of 22 year-old scrum-half Dan White from Championship rivals Leeds Carnegie.

The former England Under 18s half-back played against the Knights in the British and Irish Cup defeat at Castle Park and the away win at Headingley this season prior to now being drafted into the Doncaster squad to provide cover for skipper Chris Hallam, after Lee Audis disastrously suffered serious injuries in a road accident.

Hull-born White joined Carnegie’s Academy from his hometown club in 2007 and since then has had loan spells with Nottingham, Sedgley Park, Harrogate and Otley. Since Leeds were relegated from the Premiership last season his opportunities to play first-team rugby have increased making four Championship appearances so far as well as playing in two British and Irish Cup fixtures.

White is relishing his chance to link up with the Knights, providing him with more regular level two rugby at a young age – but the club must stress their gratitude to Leeds and their coaches, particularly Diccon Edwards and Mark Luffman.  

I can't thank Leeds enough – Davey

DOR, Brett Davey said: “It is a great opportunity for Dan, but it wouldn’t be possible without the help of Diccon and Mark at Leeds who were very understanding of our situation.

“I can’t thank Leeds enough, it has been a terrible time losing Lee to a serious injury in such a horrific way, but Leeds have been through something similar with James Tinckell so were hasty to support us.

“Dan is here indefinitely on loan, until we can find a permanent fixture or Lee returns – I hope the lad can take the chance and impress at Castle Park.”