Rotherham Titans hope to get try-scoring loanee back on board

By David Beddows | 07/02/2020

Rotherham Titans hope to get try-scoring loanee back on board
Action from last week's clash with Chinnor.

ROTHERHAM Titans are hopeful they haven't seen the last of two-try debutant Tom Benjamin this season.

Brought in on loan from Championship side Nottingham last week, the full-back went over for a brace in his first outing against Chinnor last week. 

Although has been recalled by his parent club and won't play a part in tomorrow's trip to National One leaders Richmond, coach Steve Salvin says he might be back.

Wing Dan Leake misses out tomorrow after aggravating the hamstring that had kept him out for three weeks.

Jamie Cooke and Kieran Frost, who both went to hospital for treatment on injuries sustained in last weekend’s game, are available for the trip to the capital.

Prop Rikki Stout, back from long-term injury, makes his first start of the season and there is also a recall for fly-half Morgan Bunting and a return at number eight for the fit-again Anthony Maka. George Castledine replaces Benjamin in the no.15 shirt.

Rotherham sit 12 points shy of the safety line with nine games to go and face a Richmond side chasing a ninth straight win.

Salvin added: “We understand how difficult this game is going to be because Richmond are an excellent side and looking at the league table, we go into it as massive underdogs

“We’ll go down there with the intention of getting something from it."

Team: Castledine; Robbins, Cooke, Dunne, Bacon; Dever, Bunting; Whitfield, Newborn Stout; Preston-Routledge, Ward; Waddington, Poole, Maka. Replacements: Bergmanas, Dennis, Frost, Boxhall, Allan.

Kick-off is 2.30pm.

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