Rotherham Titans out to make gains on table toppers

Rotherham Titans out to make gains on table toppers

By David Beddows | 25/10/2019

Rotherham Titans out to make gains on table toppers

ROTHERHAM Titans are being challenged to put a winning run together, starting with tomorrow’s clash against table toppers Richmond.

The Clifton Lane side hit back from back-to-back defeats to net their best win of the season last week, beating National One promotion contenders Chinnor 26-24 on their own patch.

Rotherham have been on the wrong end of several tight scores, hence why we remain in the lower reaches of the tabl, but the teams are so tightly bunched that a good run of form could propel them back into contention.

Looking forward to tomorrow’s game, Titans director of rugby Martin Jenkinson said: “Richmond are everybody’s favourites to win the thing, and probably correctly so, but having said that they lost at home last week.

“It is such a tight league, everybody can beat everybody and it’s on the margin. We just have to make sure we’re on the right end of the results for a change.

“Last season we put two runs together where we won five games on the bounce and we need a run like that again.”

Already hit by a string of injuries in their front row, Titans have fresh concerns over Harry Newborn (left), who is struggling with a rib problem. 

Another prop, Reece Ward, is out for another five weeks and number eight Anthony Maka misses out again tomorrow with a calf issue. 

In the back division, Harry Dunne and Sam Allen won’t be involved due to work commitments but second row Elliott Ward returns.

Kick-off is 2pm.

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