Rotherham Titans chase league double at Blackheath

By David Beddows | 12/04/2019

Rotherham Titans chase league double at Blackheath

ROTHERHAM Titans know they will have to dig deep if they are to complete a league double over Blackheath tomorrow.

It took a huge effort to win the first fixture on a filthy day at Clifton Lane in December.

Trailing 7-0 at half time, Titans turned in their grittiest half of the season to claw back to win 10-7 with a penalty deep, deep into stoppage time from Alex Dolly.

Blackheath's promotion push has since trailed off, as has the Titans', but the London club are 16 points ahead in fourth spot.

“We are just going to have fun,” said head coach Joe Barker. “Our group of lads won't ever be together again in this shirt so it will be good to go to Blackheath and try to do the double on them. Not many teams can say they've done that.

“We will see what we can do down there. Blackheath are an extremely good club and team but what we have here is a good team culture and we are going to try to finish up with two good games now against them and another team near the top, Old Elthamians.”

Barker reverts to the bench tomorrow after fearing in last week's win over Bishop's Stortford. His place in the centres is taken by Harry Dunne, who is joined by Ellis Abrahams in a new centre partnership.

Team: Sam Allan; Dan Leake, Ellis Abrahams, Harry Dunne, Connor Field; Callum Irvine, Alex Dolly; Dan Richardson, Jack Bergmanas, Will Dennis; Antony Dickinson, Luis Ball; Ali Thomson, Zak Poole, Seb Nagle-Taylor.

Replacements: Rikki Stout, Dan Preston-Routledge, Joe Barker, Connor Dever, Henry Roberts.

It will be Rotherham's first visit to the Rectory Field since 1999 when they won 29-19 in the league.
Kick-off is 3pm.


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