Preview: Doncaster v South Wales

Under-strength Doncaster will be without four key players as they look to get back on track with a victory this week.

Dons coach Tony Miller will be without Nathan Anderson (hamstring) and Aaron Henry (cheekbone) for a month each, while Grant Edwards (two months – knee) and Craig Fawcett (six weeks – finger) are also sidelined.

Doncaster lost 26-0 against amateurs Siddal in last week’s Carnegie Challenge Cup game but Miller is calling for his troops to rally against adversity.

Miller said: “The players’ pride was dented by the defeat, as was mine.

“We have to stick together and work hard to try and put thing things right… only ourselves can dig us out of the hole that we’re in.”

Scorpions coach Anthony Seibold is hoping for a second successive win at the start of his club’s debut season in Co-operative Championship One.

Having already seen off Workington in the first weekend of fixtures, the Scorpions travel to south Yorkshire in confident mood.

However, there will be no underestimating Doncaster’s capabilities.

Seibold said: “Doncaster will be a difficult proposition at their home ground. They have had a tough couple of weeks results wise but you can bet your last penny they will have a tough week in training this week and come out firing at Keepmoat Stadium on Sunday. Any time a team is upset like they were by Siddal last week in the Challenge Cup the coach will look to get some sort of response from his players.”

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