Rotherham Titans set aim of top four Championship spot

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A TOP four place in the Championship is the aim this season of Rotherham Titans’ coach Andre Bester and skipper and fly half Garry Law.

As Rotherham prepare for another game against a Premiership side, Sunday’s clash at Saracens, Titans’ officials also promised that this season the club would compete seriously in the British and Irish Cup. Bester has recruited more than 20 new players who include almost 10 fresh faces in the forwards; much is expected of Welsh number eight Rory Pitman, aged 22, who was playing for the Ospreys in South Wales before being signed by Bester.

“We have worked so hard in pre-season that it would be silly not to have the ambition of finishing in the top four of the league,” explains Pitman who has played for Wales in two Junior World Cups.

“To be honest, I’ve been surprised by the calibre of the players here. There are definitely some future internationals at Clifton Lane.

“Our pre-season programme has been one of the toughest mentally and physically I’ve experienced. “Andre is pushing us to places where we don’t want to go. The Championship is going to be a physical league and one which will suit my game and Rotherham’s,” Pitman added.

Titans first league game is a week on Sunday at London Scottish.