Could we have another high scoring affair between these two teams

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January 25, 2019

After a disappointing 2 point loss last weekend the Titans will have to pick themselves up as they host London Irish Wild Geese, and anything less than their best will mean that there could be another high scoring nail biting game between these two teams.

Over the last two seasons the lowest score either team has scored is 24 points and both teams have picked up the try bonus point in every game. Over the 3 games the Titans have scored 115 points and Wild Geese have scored 105 so this Saturday could be another classic high scoring tit-for-tat game. Both teams will also be looking to start the game with a bang as it seems no matter how high scoring the games are the team that score first go on an win. Over the 3 matches the longest wait for a try was 10 minutes with 2 of the games having tries in the opening minute, so make sure you arrive early and don't miss any of the action.

In the game earlier in the season it was the Titans that scored first and they went on to win 36 - 46 and with 6 tries for both teams it was the boot of Gary Kingdom that was the difference. The Titans try scorers that day were Ollie Rice, who scored in the opening minute, followed by Sam Brown, Jarrard Hayler, Ben Oliphant-Thompson, Ratu Vakalutukali with Sam Brown getting his second 15 minutes from the end.

This weekend sees a couple of changes from last weeks battle at Canterbury. In the front row a straight swap between Isaac Dalton and Alfie Petch sees Petch get the start. In the back row Max Woodward comes in, after an impressive debut last week, for the unavailable Ratu Vakalutukali and Jarrard Hayler returns to replace the injured Charlie Williams, The only change in the backs sees the back line that finished the game last weekend start with Ollie Rice missing out due to an injury.

1 Sonny Haines

2 Chris Francis

3 Alfie Petch

4 Milo Reynolds

5 Dan Ogden

6 Jarrard Hayler

7 Max Woodward

8 Ben Oliphant-Thompson

9 Jacob Nash

10 Lewis Webb (Captain)

11 Freddie Fraser

12 Toby East

13 Nick Mason

14 Aron Struminski

15 Gary Kingdom

16 Alex Spurdle

17 Isaac Dalton

18 Andy England

19 Sam Prior

20 Oli Massy-Birch

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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.