Tough start for Titans

TITANS face a meaty first clutch of games in the Championship - including two derbies.

They travel to wealthy newcomers Ealing for the opener on September 4 followed by a white rose derby against Yorkshire Carnegie at Clifton Lane the following week.

The toughies continue as Rotherham then head to Cornish Pirates before another derby, this time at home to Doncaster Knights, followed by a trip to Bristol.

You'll find all the fixtures - plus a look at new coach Mark Jones - in Friday's Advertiser.