Man of the match Ryan Burrows says Leeds Carnegie are not getting carried away with their promotion prospects after clinching a comprehensive derby victory over Rotherham Titans at Abbeydale Stadium.
No 8 Burrows, who used to play for the Titans, was in destructive mood along with the rest of the Carnegie pack as they put Rotherham to the sword to win the Yorkshire Regiment Trophy.
The win also sets them up nicely for the promotion play-offs, with Leeds likely to finish third in the Championship, thus facing second-placed London Welsh in the semi-final.
Rotherham Titans are set to meet Bristol in the semis with a place in the Premiership the prize in the final.
Leeds opened up a 24-0 lead in the first half at Sheffield’s Abbeydale Stadium, with Glyn Hughes kicking four penalties before Fred Burdon and Christian Georgiou crossed the whitewash.
Rotherham responded at the start of the second half a with try from Ali Birch but Leeds’s pack squeezed the life out of their opponents’ rally.
Two late tries by Titans flier Jamie Broadley sandwiched a penalty try for Leeds as they closed out the win in front of an excitable crowd in the early evening sunshine in south Sheffield.
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