Crowd can boost us, says Codling

OUTGOING coach Alex Codling says the Clifton Lane crowd can be a 16th man as Titans aim to put and end to Cornish Pirates’ top four hopes tomorrow.

Codling was delighted with the way fans stuck by the team in their last home outing against Newcastle, when Rotherham collapsed to a 28-0 defecit before fighting back in a thrilling second half.

He’s hoping for more of the same tomorrow against a Pirates side desperate for pioints to haul themselves back into the play-off frame.

He said: “It's always great to be playing at home and the supporters were inspiring in the second half against Newcastle.

“They — and we — endured a pretty tough opening 20 minutes against the Falcons when we trailed 28-0 early on. At some other rugby grounds the supporters would have got onto the players backs, but not here at the Lane.

“The support they gave the players in the second half was truly incredible and the boys spoke about that afterwards."