Head coach Gary Pearce parts company with Rotherham Titans after 13 straight wins

ROTHERHAM Titans have parted company with head coach Gary Pearce with the team near the top of the league.
Departure: Rotherham Titans head coach Gary Pearce.Departure: Rotherham Titans head coach Gary Pearce.
Departure: Rotherham Titans head coach Gary Pearce.

The club announced tonight that the Welshman had left the club by mutual agreement.

The news will come as a surprise to many supporters.

Titans have won their last 13 matches under Pearce, taking in the final six games of last season in National Two North and the first seven matches of this campaign.

Rotherham stand second in National Two North, two points behind leaders Leeds, and beat local rivals Sheffield at the weekend.

Pearce arrived at Clifton Lane in January, succeeding Adam Byron and bringing a wealth of experience having achieved dual-code international honours playing for Wales in both Rugby League and Rugby Union.

He has also enjoyed success as a coach, steering both Hull and Hull Ionians to promotion from Titans’ current division.

Pearce had a slow start at Rotherham, losing five of his first six games in charge, but then came the late-season momentum which has carried over into this season. Titans haven’t lost a league game since February, Pearce overseeing 19 league matches in total.

In a statement, the club said: “We would like to thank Gary for his hard work during his time at Clifton Lane and wish him well in his future endeavours.”

Titans have an extended break before their next game at home to Otley on November 4.

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