Rotherham Titans boost as promising scrum half signs new deal

Alex Codling.
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ROTHERHAM have received another boost for next season following the decision of one of the club’s most promising younger players to re-sign for the Titans.

Scrum half Charlie Mulchrone, 23, has agreed to remain at the Clifton Lane club following successful talks with coach Alex Codling.

“I am thrilled that Charlie has re-signed. He has come on in leaps and bounds this season in the Championship and is a scrum half of huge potential,” said Codling who is also negotiating with several other Rotherham players he wishes to retain.

Mulchrone’s re-signing is the fourth Codling has made and follows the same decision by forwards Barney Maddison and Marshall Gadd and centre and backs’ coach Lee Blackett, all of whom sense that Rotherham are moving in the right direction.

Meanwhile, it is looking increasingly probable that Saturday’s game in the British and Irish Cup against Welsh side Aberavon will be called off because of the icy weather.

The Clifton Lane pitch is like granite and when it is inspected later this morning by RFU referee Brian Campsall, it is thought he will decide that the surface is unplayable and too dangerous for the players.

Both clubs will have to rearrange the fixture which will now probably take place in mid-week at a mutually convenient date to be fixed.

Codling’s attention is now switching to next weekend’s Championship game in Jersey which will be the Titans’ first visit to the Channel Islands.

He is hoping that Welsh forward Rory Pitman, who made his come-back from injury a week ago against Plymouth, will benefit from a rest this weekend so that he can be included in the squad.

One forward who will definitely not be playing is hooker Dan Baines who seriously damaged a knee at Plymouth.

He has been examined by a specialist this week and it is understood that Baines will not play again this season.