Titans go top of cup table

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Rotherham Titans club skipper, fly half Garry Law, who missed the excellent 20-16 win at Llanelli in the British and Irish Cup because he injured his leg yet again, will see the Clifton Lane medical staff today to assess the scale of the damage that prevented him making his first appearance this season.

Law was ruled out of the win which took Titans to the top of Pool Three on nine points, after hurting his leg in a training session before the team left for Wales.

Coach Lee Blackett moved centre Lloyd Hayes to the No 10 position where he rose to the challenge, kicking two penalties and two conversions.

Rotherham’s win by two tries to one against strong Welsh opponents was set up by a powerful performance by the Titans’ pack who laid on tries for hooker Tom Cruse and flanker Jack Preece.

“This is a really good result for us away from home and we were on a roll in the second half,” explained Blackett. But if we want to win our group, we can’t afford to lose any more games. We have three remaining and we have to win them all if we want to reach the knock-out stage.”

Rotherham, who have beaten Bedford and Llanelli and lost narrowly at Connacht, are back at Clifton Lane on Saturday for the return fixture against the Welsh side.

The second games against Connacht and Bedford take place on consecutive weekends in January.

*Rotherham Titans: Keating, Broadley, Gill, Roberts, Wilson, Hayes, White, Hislop, Cruse, Tampin, Maddison, Thomas, Rieder, Preece, Freeman.

Tries: Cruse, Preece; conversions: Hayes 2; penalties: Hayes 2.