Rotherham Titans’ medical staff are working flat out to try to make sure that fly half Garry Law is fit to make his first league appearance of the new season against Bedford Blues on Sunday at Clifton Lane (3pm).
Law, who scored 250 points last season in his first year at the Titans, missed last Sunday’s opening Championship 26-20 defeat against London Scottish because of an ankle injury.
However, optimistic reports strongly suggest that Law may well be fit to play in the club’s first home game; his return would undoubtedly boost Rotherham who lost by just six points at Scottish in a competitive performance which satisfied coach Andre Bester.
“We were unlucky but if we keep on working hard the results will take care of themselves and we will get some big results this season.
“I am happy with our players both collectively and individually.”
Assuming that Law returns, it will be interesting to see where the Scotsman will play. Bester may decide to stick with Ulster fly half James McKinney, who made a promising Championship debut at London Scottish, and pick Law in the centre.
Whereas it is hoped that last season’s leading points’ scorer will have overcome his ankle injury in time for Sunday’s match, a similar injury to prop Shane Cahill, who also missed the opening match, will prevent him playing for Rotherham, it is thought, until the Championship clash a week on Sunday against Nottingham at Meadow Lane.
This Sunday’s game will be one of the toughest of the entire season.
Bedford, in top form, started their campaign with a seven try win against Moseley who were beaten by 50-6.