ROTHERHAM Titans bounced back from three weeks off with a convincing victory in Adam Byron's first game as head coach.
They beat Tynedale 38-14 at Clifton Lane, running in six tries to maintain their unbeaten start in National Two North after an enforced break which included Steve Salvin's resignation and Covid issues in the camp.
Tries from Rikki Stout, Mat Clark and Tom Lewis and two conversions from Lloyd Hayes opened up a 19-0 lead by half time.
Lewis went over for the four-try bonus point try soon two minutes after the restart and although Tynedale rallied with two converted scores of their own, a penalty try and a late touchdown from replacement Alastair Donkor closed out the victory.
"It was great to experience the atmosphere of a home game and see what the Titans are all about," said Byron, who came in from Sheffield RUFC last week.
"In the first half we did the job but in the second half we just needed to problem-solve a bit more.
"It was still good to get the five-point win, that's what we asked the lads to do."
The win keeps Titans fifth in the table.
Next Saturday they go to Loughborough.