ROTHERHAM Titans skipper Will Owen says his side showed bags of character in fighting back from a worst-ever start to a game in Sunday's drubbing at Yorkshire Carnegie.
Four tries inside ten minutes left the Clifton Lane man foundering and they ended up losing 56-26.
But Owen says to come back and grab a four-try bonus point against the promotion chasers showed plenty of spirit - which he hopes will continue in the remaining six RFU Championship games.
“We started in our shells at Headingley and it hurt us," he says. "We shipped those four tries before we started playing and when we did we took four tries off them.
“The negatives are still outweighing the positives - and there are still a lot of positives. You talk about spirit and a lot of teams would have gone into their shells after that first ten minutes or so and would have leaked tries all game.
“I don’t think they did anything diiferent all game but we upped or game and changed our tempo. But they’re the second best team in the league and I don’t think they ran out of steam it was more of a case of us upping our own game."
You can catch the full interview with Will in this Friday's Advertiser.