Rugby Union: Thrilled Codling lauds Titans

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Coach Alex Codling lavished praise on his Rotherham Titans players following their 26-22 victory over Moseley at Clifton Lane.

It was Titans second consecutive home win in the space of four days and the result moved them up to seventh place in the Championship. In their final league match of the season, Codling’s men host London Scottish this Saturday and could end a turbulent season in sixth spot.

Codling, who will be in charge for the last time against Scottish following his decision to leave at the end of the campaign, said: “Considering we were down to 14 men for the last 25 minutes following the red card against Latu Makaafi, this was a fantastic result. I was really proud of the spirit the boys showed. The half backs; Charlie Mulchrone and James McKinney worked well and in the pack, Laurence Pearce at number eight was outstanding.”

Rotherham scored two tries: centre Eamonn Sheridan broke through on 16 minutes and then the Titans’ forwards earned the award of a penalty try just after an hour gone.

Fly-half McKinney struck 16 points, four penalties and two conversions. Flanker Makaafi was sent off for punching.