Socino, Mulchrone to leave Titans

TABLE-topping Titans are bracing themselves for the loss of at least two key players.

And coach Lee Blackett will be keeping his fingers crossed that it doesn't destabilise their promotion push.

Argentinean centre Juan Pablo Socino is expected to sign for Newcastle while Worcester have signed Charlie Mulchrone as one of their new recruits for next season.

And with Laurence Pearce still on Leicester's radar it means Rotherham face the prospect of replacing three of their best players, regardless of whether they are promoted.

Despite the news, Blackett will press on with his planning for the toughest three weeks of the season. Saturday's hard-fought 16-6 win over Moseley is followed by Sunday's trip to London Welsh and they then face successfive games against London Scottish and Bristol.

You'll find a full analysis of how Titans will cope with the loss of Socino and Mulchrone in this Friday's Advertiser.