Test of muscle awaits Rotherham Titans at Birmingham Moseley

By David Beddows | 04/10/2019

Test of muscle awaits Rotherham Titans at Birmingham Moseley
Action from last weekend's win over Cambridge at Clifton Lane. Pictures by DAVE POUCHER

ROTHERHAM Titans will have to win the physical battle if they are to post a rare win at Birmingham Moseley tomorrow.

After finishing third bottom of National One last season, investment has gone into the playing side to get Moseley competing at the top this term and they boast several players with Premiership backgrounds.

The Midlanders have won three out of their four matches so far to sit third and they also punctured Cinderford's unbeaten record last weekend, beating them 27-20.

It all adds up to a tough challenge at Billesley Common, where Rotherham have lost on their last three visits, most recently a 28-22 setback in January.

Titans director of rugby Martin Jenkinson said: "We know what to expect at Moseley. Last year we went there and conceded four rolling maul tries and we lost the game.

"We know it will be a forward onslaught and we have got to be ready for it but if our heads are in the right place then there is no reason why we shouldn't get a result there."

Titans travel in search of a first away win, both their victories so far coming at Clifton Lane.

Joint coach Anthony Posa added: "There are no easy games in this league, as we know, especially when you are coming up against a team in a bit of form. Moseley are coming into this off a great win as well.

"I've done my research and they're a big pack and so it is obviously going to be a huge physical test for us but it is not like the catch and drive is a secret weapon. We're doing our best to counter it and we can't wait to take that on."

Titans have made two changes to the team which beat Cambridge last week. Sam Boxhall comes in for his debut in place of Connor Dever at scrum-half while Lewis Wilson returns to the back row for Keifer Laxton. Kick-off is 3pm.

Check out today's Advertiser for more from the Titans camp.

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