Rotherham Titans gear up for important Yorkshire derby

By David Beddows | 14/02/2020

Rotherham Titans gear up for important Yorkshire derby
Action from last week's match at Richmond.

ROTHERHAM Titans take on Hull Ionians tomorrow in a "must win" basement battle at Clifton Lane.

Ionians arrive at Clifton Lane on the back of ten straight losses and their only victory so far came against Canterbury, the only team below them.

For the Titans, 11 points from safety in National One with eight games to go, it's a big opportutnity to get a win and to start putting pressure on the next team above, Birmingham Moseley. They are away to Sale FC.

Rotherham drew 20-20 with Ionians in the first match at Brantingham Park in November after the home side missed two late penalties to win.

Titans coach Steve Salvin said: "We know the significance of this match and I've no doubt Hull Ionians do as well. 

“Let's give them a bit of respect. They will be coming to Rotherham thinking it's an opportunity to win a game because they drew with us at their place and they'll want their season to finish on a high.

“This is going to be an incredibly tough game.”

Titans are monitoring the fitness of prop Rikki Stout (foot) and centre Jamie Cooke (ankle) who picked up injuries in last week's defeat at Richmond.

Kick-off is 2pm.

More in today's Advertiser, including a money-off voucher to tomorrow's match offering £5 adult admission or two adults and two children for £10.


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