The longest journey of the season awaits the Titans

Article published:
February 15, 2019

Taunton Titans leave early Saturday morning for one of their longest away trips of the season when they head to Bury St Edmunds. One of the longest trips could also be one of the toughest as Bury look to take revenge from the fixture earlier in the season when they made the trip to the Commsplus Stadium and were sent on their way after a 50 points to 0 loss.

Bury St Edmunds have had a mixed season so far but find themselves sitting in 6th place thanks to their impressive amount of try bonus points and will be looking to add to that column this Saturday. In the lst fixture at the end of October ran in 8 tries with Nick Mason scoring after 2 minutes. The other tries that day were scored by Jarrard Hayler, Dan Lee, Nick Mason getting his second, Noah Sixton, Connor Baker, Ratu Vakalutukali and Sam Prior with the rest of the points coming from the boot of Gary Kingdom.

There are only 11 players from the previous game in the match day squad this week and there are a few changes from the squad that scraped through the narrow victory last time out against Old Albanians. In the forwards Barrie-John Chapman replaces the injured Milo Reynolds and Jarrard Hayler and Sam Prior come into the back row for unavailable Julian Salvi and Ben Oliphant-Thompson. In the backs James Keay replaces the unavailable Freddie Fraser and on the bench Andy Hamilton, Andy England, Sam Daly and Sam Brown find themselves promoted into the match day squad.

The Titans Team for Saturday

1 Connor Baker

2 Chris Francis

3 Isaac Dalton

4 Barrie-John Chapman

5 Dan Ogden

6 Jarrard Hayler

7 Max Woodward

8 Sam Prior

9 Jacob Nash

10 Lewis Webb (Captain)

11 James Keay

12 Toby East

13 Nick Mason

14 Aron Struminski

15 Gary Kingdom

16 Andy Hamilton

17 Alfie  Petch

18 Andy England

19 Sam Daly

20 Sam Brown

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Keith Brooking

Press Officer

Keith's started his career at Newton Abbott, moving to Bath U21's and then onto Exeter. With spells for Wakefield and Cornish All Blacks, Keith returned to Exeter Chiefs for 199 appearances. Joining the Titans as coach from 2012.