Rotherham Titans target winning end to 2019

By David Beddows | 20/12/2019

Rotherham Titans target winning end to 2019
Connor Dever grinds out the hard yards against Canterbury.

ROTHERHAM Titans need at least six more wins to avoid relegation from English rugby's third tier.

And, says director of rugby Martin Jenkinson, “we can get our season back on track”.

Titans snapped a run of five straight defeats and claimed their first home victory since September with last Saturday's last gasp win over Canterbury.

The victory also lifted Rotherham to within eight points of fourth-bottom Birmingham Moseley, who have lost their last six on the spin.

The second half of the eason begins tomorrow with a trip over the Pennies to take on Sale FC, who sit three places above. The match is followed by a two-week break, the first of a hectic National One calendar. And although that time will allow Rotherham to rest, re-group and get players back fit, they don't want to spend Christmas stewing over a defeat.

Happy skipper Zak Poole after last week's victory.

“When you are losing week after week and you don't have enough players to do what you want to do in training, it is hard," said Jenkinson. "The Christmas break will come at the right time but we have an important game this weekend. We have to go to Sale and get a win and put a run together. I know that might sound silly after just sneaking a 20-19 victory with the last kick of the game but that's how you have to think. You must think positively.

“We've won four games in the first half of the season. If we can win six or seven in the second half of the season then we should be fine.

“Our target is to win every match.”

Kick-off at Heywood Road tomorrow is at 2pm and there is more on the Titans, including an interview with last week's late match winner Morgan Bunting, in today's Advertiser. 


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