TITANS vice-skipper Tom Calladine has said that Titans’ home capitulation against against fellow strugglers Bedford wasn’t good enough — and that the side has to make amends this weekend.
Rotherham were thumped 36-21 in one of their worst performances for years, third-bottom Bedford running in five tries to their three.
It led to long talks afterwards between the club management while Calladine apologised for the team’s poor display.
“There’s no way you can sugar coat that,” he said. “It was so disappointing.
“After the Leeds game we looked at everything but it just fell apart. We need a big response now this weekend.”
That won’t be easy with Titans having to travel to Cornish Pirates, who thumped Yorkshire Carnegie at Headingley on Saturday, following a display which left them shell-shocked.
It lacked quality as Rotherham were picked apart by fast-running Bedford but more importantly there was a dearth of heart as tackle after tackle was missed.
Ironically, Rotherham had a good start as Will Owen scored nine minutes in, converted by Lee Millar.
But by half-time they were 19-7 down as the visitors claimed tries from Elliot Clement-Hill, the lively Ollie Dodge and Ben Adams.
There was no way back after that even though Jake Henry gave them hope with a 47th minute try.
Myles Dorrian kicked a penalty then converted a Jordan Burns touch-down before a penalty try rekindled hopes of a losing bonus point, only for Blues to have the final say with a Piers O’Connor score.
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