RotherHAm Titans scored seven tries in a 15-try bonanza at Mennaye Field yesterday – but still ended up on the losing side.
The Clifton Lane men are still looking for their first win of the season after a fourth successive loss, yet they could take a lot of heart from their attacking display against Cornish Pirates.
They also showed plenty of fight after falling three tries behind in the first 12 minutes.
Scrum-half Rhodri Davies got them off the mark with the first of his three tries. Tom Williams’s score on the stroke of half-time brought Rotherham to within 10 points at 38-28, and earned them their first point of the season as they passed the four-try mark.
And following Davies’s third score, a try by hooker Luke Cole pulled Rotherham to within five points and touching distance of the lead. But that was as close as they got as a penaty try was awarded to Pirates 10 minutes from time and a late penalty finally ended the Titans’ resistance.
Luke Peters and a penalty try completed Rotherham’s septet of scores while Lee Millar added four conversions and Caolan Ryan two. Head coach Andy Key said: “To score 47 points is a very good effort – but to concede 62 is unacceptable.”