Rotherham have prepared for their Championship match at Esher tomorrow with the advantage of being able to video from their televised game on Tuesday when they lost to Nottingham by 37-8.
The Sky broadcast from Meadow Lane highlighted Rotherham’s strengths and weaknesses...the latter resulting in five tries. However, coach Andre Bester is also be able to reflect with some satisfaction on the performance of his forwards, not least Colin Quigley, Adam Kettle, Sam Dickinson and try scorer Ryan Burrows.
As the pack showed in periods at Nottingham and before that against London Welsh, they have the power and skill to frustrate opponents and force them to turn over possession. Rotherham have not won away in the Championship since the opening match of the league campaign. Therefore, a win tomrorow against opponents, who are third from bottom, is all the more important if Rotherham are to remain on course for a top eight place.
Esher, coached by former Roth favourite Mike Schmid, are finding it hard to compete in the league with only four wins in 18 games, but, like Titans, are not a strong attacking side. The Surrey side have scored 294 points in comparison with Rotherham’s 330, but the Titans’ defence is much tighter. Esher have conceded 562 points..a fact which should encourage Rotherham to record a rare away win.