Rugby union: New deals for Rotherham Titans trio

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Three Rotherham Titans players have signed extended deals with the Clifton Lane club.

Gareth Denman, Ben Thomas and Dan Sanderson have put pen to paper on deals which will see the forward trio remain with the Titans until the summer of 2014.

“I’m delighted that the three boys have made the commitment to extend their stay,” said Titans head coach Alex Codling.

“Ben has established a very good partnership with Dan Sanderson in the second row.”

“They’ve been working really well together in terms of the set piece and around the field.”

“Gareth is making huge progress and I was delighted with his performance against Jersey last week.”

The trio’s extensions bring the total number of players retained by the Titans for the 2013-14 season up to nine.

Marshall Gadd, Barney Maddison, Charlie Mulchrone and Lee Blackett have all recently signed extended deals with the club, while Garry Law and Harry Hannan’s current deals expire at the end of next season.

Codling also revealed the club are speaking to several other players in an attempt to extend their current contracts.

“I’m happy with how our recruitment is progressing for next season, it’s an ongoing process and we are speaking to a number of other players within the group.”

Rotherham are seventh in the RFU Championship table.