Doncaster hand deal to former Samoa international

Misi Taulapapa

Former Samoa international Misi Taulapapa has signed a new one-year contract with League 1 club Doncaster.

The 39-year-old forward has scored three tries in 11 appearances for the Dons since arriving at the Keepmoat Stadium ahead of last season.

Taulapapa has made more than 300 career appearances for New Zealand Warriors, Cronulla Sharks, Sheffield, Featherstone, Newcastle Thunder and Doncaster.

Misi Taulapapa has won three caps for Samoa and played in the 2008 World Cup.

A Doncaster statement read: “His experience and the standards he sets himself have continued to bring the best out of those around him in the dressing room.”

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Doncaster bring in former Castleford and Bradford back

Jack Sanderson

Doncaster have signed former Castleford and Bradford outside-back Jack Sanderson for the 2022 League 1 season.

The 23-year-old returns to the Dons having scored 12 tries in 21 games whilst on loan from Super League side Hull in 2018.

Sanderson moved to Castleford in 2020 before spending last year with Bradford in the Championship. He becomes Doncaster’s fourth new signing for 2022, with Connor Robinson, Greg Burns and Leon Ruan having signed.

On his move to Doncaster, Sanderson said: “When the option came up to come back to Doncaster it felt like a really good fit at this stage of my career.

“When I was here on loan a couple of years ago that was probably my best and most consistent period of my career so I want to get back to those levels.

“From my time her before I was treated really well. I’ve got a good relationship with Richard Horne and Carl Hall.

“I’ve grown up a lot as a person and a player, I’ve learnt a lot over the past year or two which will stand me in good stead.”

Meanwhile, Doncaster will host three games at next year’s World Cup; starting with France v Greece on October 17. Samoa take on Greece on October 23, whilst Papua New Guinea face Wales on October 31.

READ MORE: League 1 ins and outs for 2022: Signings club-by-club

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