Damage limitation and a competitive performance are Rotherham Titans’ priorities as they go into their last Play-off match of the season at Bedford tomorrow.
Titans will finish bottom of Pool B whatever happens at Goldington Road tomorrow, after a run of inadequate performances in the Play-offs.
With five successive defeats, Rotherham have not delivered, and it would be a major shock if they were to win tomorrow.
Coach Andre Bester, keento assess younger players in competitive games with a view to next season, has given a contract for next term to fly half Cliffie Hogson who has improved since he joined the club on trial in July last year.
Hodgson, from Paarl near Cape Town in South Africa, has benefited from playing league rugby regularly.
Titans (from): M.James, Hampsey, Swatkins, S.James, Rhodes, Hodgson, Bedford, Kilbane, O’Donnell, Harris, McGowan, Doneghan, Dougall, Burrows, George, Loney, Smidt, Aikman, Worrall, McMahon, Du Randt, Welding, Hunt.