Titans skipper apologises after drubbing

By Paul Rickett | 07/04/2018

Titans skipper apologises after drubbing

CAPTAIN Tom Calladine says the Titans' 49-14 beating suffered at London Scottish was a huge disappointment, as the Clifton Lane man shipped seven tries against the second-bottom side.

Up against a Scottish team that had lost their last six, Rotherham returned to their bad old ways with an abject display with defence the main problem as they were repeatedly cut to shreds.

It wasn't good enough and Calladine underlined that afterwards.

"It was very disappointing," he said. "Considering the improvement we've made recently and some of the performances we've put in we should have done better than that.

"We're sorry for our travelling fans because they deserved better. They've been fantastic all season."

He was spot on because contextually, it was a display up there with the worst in what has been a tortuous season. Rotherham were fancied to win but in the end they were miles off the mark

Scottish opened an early 18-0 lead to put Rotherham on the back foot and even though they got a toe-hold on the game when Andrew Foster burrowed through from a drive, a third try from the hosts made it 25-7.

Rotherham were given hope when they were awarded a penalty try from the last move of the first half, Scottish repeatedly infringing under pressure and it was important that the visitors used that momentum to score first after the restart.

They didn't and the Exiles went on to score four unanswered tries as they were quicker to every breakdown, rarely allowed Titans into their 22, and showed much more heart and determination.

Titans now have to pick themselves up against Yorkshire Carnegie in next week's home finale. They know they can't afford to replicate this performance.

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