Titans look for win so as to avoid leaders

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The outcome of Rotherham’s final Championship game at Clifton Lane against Bristol on Saturday is important because it will determine in which group in the promotion play-offs each club is placed.

If Rotherham, now seventh, maintain their good record at home and win, they will take part in Pool B which includes two games, home and away, against Doncaster Knights who won their British and Irish Cup clash 46-29 on Tuesday.

So the prospect of two more tough South Yorkshire clashes, which will be money spinners, is an exciting one for both clubs.

If, however, Rotherham were to lose to Bristol, who are on 40 points in the Championship table, the Titans would drop to eighth position and would then go into Pool A.

If that was the case, Worcester Warriors, top of the Championship and favourites to regain their place in the Premiership, would be visiting Clifton Lane and Rotherham would have to travel to Sixways.

Whilst Titans have lost only twice at home in the first part of the season - against Worcester and Plymouth- beating Bristol will be stiff and the West Country side are in good form having beaten London Welsh, Birmingham-Solihull and Plymouth in their last three league matches.

The Bristol danger man Rotherham is centre Junior Fatiolofa, a big, powerful threat in Bristol’s back line, who can cause havoc.

Fatiolofa scored against Plymouth, and as the teams are evenly matched with similar records, a close game can be predicted.

Bristol lost to Rotherham in the opening game of the Championship season, Titans’ only away win, so they will be keen for revenge in the bid to overhaul them.