ROTHERHAM Titans admit they are “hurting” after their league season was put back to the New Year due to the coronavirus pandemic.
The ruling that no rugby games below the Championship will take place until January at the earliest following a spike in Covid-19 infections is a blow to clubs up and down the country, not least Rotherham, who were relegated from National One on a “best playing record formula” when last season was cut short by the crisis.
The latest decision was taken after a Government scheme to bring supporters back to sports grounds in October was scrapped.
Speaking at a fans’ meeting, director of rugby Martin Jenkinson said: “The advantage we’ve got is a very low overhead base but even then we are hurting. There are still things to pay for.
“It is far too long a period to tick over. There are only so many times you can keep poking the fire or stoking the pot but we’ve got to do it. Everybody is in the same boat.”
In the meantime the squad is ticking over with home training and voluntary fitness sessions at the club.
Two more new singings will be announced to supporters at the club from 7pm tonight, one of them a former player. All welcome.
See this week's Advertiser for an in-depth look at developments at Clifton Lane.