Lessons for Rotherham Titans ahead of Cambridge exam

Lessons for Rotherham Titans ahead of Cambridge exam

By David Beddows | 27/09/2019

Lessons for Rotherham Titans ahead of Cambridge exam
Toby Williams drives forward in Rotherham's previous home game against Sale FC.

ROTHERHAM Titans are primed for a "huge test" when Cambridge come to Clifton Lane tomorrow.

Both teams have lost two and won one of their opening three games in National One and both suffered narrow defeats last time out.

Titans were felled by a late try at Plymouth and Cambridge in similar fashion by joint league leaders Cinderford.

And having seen Rotherham leave themselves an uphill task in Devon by going 19-0 down inside the first 25 minutes, co-coach Anthony Posa wants the home players to get control for longer periods this time.

"Sport can be cruel but we are not pointing the fingers at anyone but ourselves because we can't start a game how we started last week," he said.

"The positive thing is that we clawed our way back and went within a whisker of winning. We just have to turn our good patches into longer spells.

"Every team in this league is a good team and when they have momentum we have to be positive against them and get the momentum back by doing the simple things right."

Rotherham joint head coach Anthony Posa.

Titans lost at home to Cambridge last season after leading 11-0 at half time, although they did turn the tables in the return fixture in March, winning it 24-20.

"There are no easy games, we know this is going to be a huge test," added Posa.

"Cambridge have a couple of big centres and I know they are going to be strong in certain areas but it more about us getting our processes right."

Kick off tomorrow is at 2pm.

Check out today's Advertiser for more from Clifton Lane, including a feature with fly-half Morgan Bunting's father and club legend, Simon Bunting.