Six-try Rotherham Titans keep up winning start
ROTHERHAM Titans stretched their unbeaten start to the season to four games with a comprehensive win over Huddersfield.
Titans ran in three tries in each half to take it 43-15, with Will Milner slotting five conversions and a penalty.
Big and physical, Huddersfield caused problems early on and trailed only 10-8 at the end of the first quarter despite losing a man to the sin bin early on.
Hooker Luke Cole’s try plus the conversion and a penalty from Milner, deputising for the injured Lloyd Hayes, gave Titans the advantage before they pulled away to lead 24-8 at the break with scores from hard-running replacement Tipiloma Kivalu and centre Harry Dunne.
To their credit, Huddersfield kept Rotherham waiting for their four-try bonus point but once skipper Zak Poole claimed it on 56 minutes, it was as good as game over.
Tries from Kareem Eissa, who also picked up a yellow card, and wing Jack Taylor brought the try tally to six before Huddersfield went over for a late converted consolation score.
Titans head coach Gary Pearce said: "We have taken a step forward today against a tougher opposition than we’ve faced this season.
"The sides we’ve played at home recently didn’t have Huddersfield’s physicality and to be fair to them they got stuck in and we played played some good stuff.
"The scoreline probably doesn’t reflect the game. We left a few points out there but it was the performance we were after. It was high tempo. particularly second half.”
Titans are away to Tynedale next Saturday.