Rotherham Titans can take a big step towards securing their place in the top eight of the Championship when they travel to Moseley tonight.
The Titans’ confidence has soared after their superb win against Doncaster last Saturday, but in order to beat the Birmingham club, Rotherham’s form away from home will have to be transformed.
Without a league win in the Championship away from Clifton Lane since late August, the Titans need to rectify that record.
Moseley may have won only four matches in the Championship, but they like to spread the ball on their pitch, and as Rotherham found out at Esher recently, they are vulnerable when sides attack them from wide positions.
Rotherham’s forwards, such as Sam Dickinson and Ryan Burrows, should not find Moseley’s pack as tough a nut to crack as Doncaster’s, and will be hopeful of breaking through against a defence which is one of the weakest in the league.
Moseley have leaked more than 100 points more compared with the Titans, although in terms of attacking skills, the teams have identical records; both have scored 41 league tries.
It could be the team’s goal kickers who decide the contest: Moseley’s Oliver Thomas and Juan Pablo Socino, who bagged 25 points last week.
Having scored almost half of Rotherham’s points against the Knights, Socino has moved up to fourth place in the Championship’s goal kicking league.
With 31 conversions, 46 penalties and one drop goal, Socino has shone and the Titans are keen to retain his services for next season.