Moseley v Rotherham Titans: Cup trip could provide welcome relief for Titans

Michael Cromie.
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Rotherham TITANS head to Moseley today in Pool One of the British & Irish Cup seeking to win for the first time in three games after league defeats to Jersey and London Scottish.

Head coach Mark Jones has made made five changes to the side, three of which are in the backline. A new half-back combination of Dan White and Will Goodwin come in for Andy Davies and James McKinney, while Jack Hayes comes into the side at outside centre for Lloyd Hayes.

“If you make errors, even in their half, they have the ability to score.”

Rotherham Tians’ coach, Mark Jones.

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The two changes in the pack see Michael Cromie start at loose head for Robin Hislop and at openside, Canadian International Kyle Gilmour gets the nod in a reshuffled back row.

“Moseley are a good team,” said Jones. “We had a real tough battle against them in the league earlier in the season and that was a thriller.

“We were just lucky we were able to keep our discipline in the second half a bit more than they did and we ended up having a great win in the end as we picked up five points.

“They are a side who score a lot of points, they’re averaging around 25 points a game and we know they’re a side that never go away and we have to respect that.

“If you make errors, even in their half, they have the ability to score.

“They did it here when they were down to 11 men and they did it last week against Bristol; their transition from defence to attack is really good and we’ll need to make sure we look after the ball.”