Key trio to leave Titans

TITANS have lost three key players after Mark Tampin, Max Argyle and Jordan Davies signed for Championship rivals Jersey.

The trio, all highly-rated at Clifton Lane will move to the island at the end of the season.

Born in Kingston-on-Thames, 24-year-old Tampin has played for Rotherham for the last three seasons, amassing more than 80 appearances. He was previously with Leeds Carnegie for three years, during which time he featured as a dual-registered player in the National Leagues with Wharfedale, with whom he travelled to Jersey in October 2011, and Harrogate.

Argyle, 23, played his first senior rugby for his home town club, Derby, and then for Sheffield Tigers before joining Rotherham in 2013. He has played around 40 matches for the Titans and also been dual-registered with Hull and Hull Ionians in the National Leagues.

Former England Under 18 international Davies, 26, played for Sale Sharks in rugby union's Aviva Premiership, and for Salford City Reds in Super League (rugby league) before moving to Rotherham in the latter stages of the 2013/14 season, since when he has made almost 50 appearances.