Rotherham Titans square up to National One's top scorers

By David Beddows | 24/01/2020

Rotherham Titans square up to National One's top scorers
Action from the Titans' clash with Darlington at Clifton Lane back in October.

ROTHERHAM Titans' survival fight takes them north to Darlington Mowden Park tomorrow with director of rugby Martin Jenkinson insisting: "There is more to come from us."

Since the seven-try thumping at Sale just before Christmas, Titans have taken seven points from their three matches capped by last weekend's 22-20 victory over the only team realistically within catching distance, Birmingham Moseley.

Eight points better off, Moseley's fate is still in their own hands ahead of a tricky home date against Old Elthamians tomorrow.

And while Titans will be interested in what is going in that game, nothing less than 100 per cent concentration will be needed against a strong Darlington team.

Coached by ex-Titan Garry Law, they are National One's top scorers, averaging more than 30 points per match.

Rotherham's director of rugby Martin Jenkinson said: “Seriously, we can go anywhere in this league and on our day get a result and while that is the situation there is more than hope for us.

"Is there more improvement to come? Yes. We have only had a few weeks with our new coach Steve Salvin and Matt Smith working together.

Zak Poole...marks his 50th game tomorrow in Rotherham colours.

"We're doing better and it is just a pity we couldn't have got things together earlier in the season.”

Tomorrow marks captain Zak Poole's 50th consecutive game for Rotherham, a run that has included ten tries. 

A hamstring injury for Anthony Maka has paved the way for Alfie North to join the back row. Among the replacements are two players recalled from their loan periods at Sheffield Tigers and Sheffield RUFC respectively, back row Ben Waddington and utility back George Castledine.

Darlington were 18-13 winners at Clifton Lane in October, courtesy of a last gasp try.

The match will be played in the echoey atmosphere of the Darlington Arena, the 25,000-capacity stadium that once housed the town's football club.

Kick-off is 3pm.

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