Rotherham Titans tweak preparations for next test

By David Beddows | 30/11/2018

Rotherham Titans tweak preparations for next test
Action from last week's victory at Caldy.

ROTHERHAM Titans have taken preparations for their next National One fixture indoors this week.

The first team squad have concentrated more on theory than training as they look to iron out inconsistencies in their game.

Titans scored five tries in last weekend’s 33-29 win at Caldy but also conceded five, the victory coming after two successive defeats.

They sit sixth in National One, four points ahead of Cinderford, tomorrow’s visitors to Clifton Lane.

Head coach Joe Barker told the Advertiser: “Physically we are OK, it has been more about the mental side of the game this week.

“We’ve been doing some video work and looking at our decision making. We know we can do it in match situations, it is just about making the right decisions.”

Centre Harry Dunne and back row Zak Poole have both overcome injuries. Dunne came off in the second half at Caldy with a hip problem. Poole suffered a cut to the head which required stitches.

Titans will be striving for a win in front of the Lane faithful after a defeat to Cambridge a fortnight ago in which they slip an 11-0 lead at interval to lose 25-14.

Full-back Callum Irvine said: “That game proved we can’t just rock up and play rugby, we have to rock up and do the right thing at the right time. We’re all good enough rugby players, which is why we’re here, but we have to keep proving why we’re here and do it week in and week out.”

Kick-off is 2pm.

For much more on the Titans catch today’s Advertiser.

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