Can the Titans keep the pressure on the teams around them

Article published:
February 8, 2019

After an enforced free weekend last week due to the snow the Titans get back to League Rugby this Saturday when the host Old Albanian at 3 pm. Last week OA's were also victims of the snow so this weekend could see two refreshed teams going at it. Some free flowing rugby would normally be on the cards with these two teams but with storm Erik hitting over the next couple of days the conditions might not be so free flowing.

Last time out Taunton returned victorious from OA's with a bonus point win 21 - 35 scoring through Jarrard Hayler, Alfie Petch, Lewis Webb, Connor Baker and a penalty try, with Gary Kingdom adding the extras to all of the tries. OA's scored their trys through Dan Watt, Peter Warne and Toby Munday with Watt converting all 3. At one point the Titans were leading 0 -23 before the hosts got back into the game with 2 tries either side of the half time whistle, however Taunton managed to hold on and stretch their lead before OA's closed the gap once more.

Since that game OA's have had a mixed season and have won 9 out of their 20 games this season and are sitting 9th in the table.

After a week off the Titans have made a couple of enforced changes since the London Irish Wild Geese game. Back in to the team comes Connor Baker for the injured Sonny Haines & Isaac Dalton and Alfie Petch swap places with Alfie this time on the bench. Julian Slavi replaces the Jarrard Hayler who played for the Navy mid week. The back line is unchanged from the previous game.

The Titans Team for Saturday

1 Connor Baker

2 Chris Francis

3 Isaac Dalton

4 Milo Reynolds

5 Dan Ogden

6 Julian Salvi

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 Alfie Petch

18 Sam Prior

19 Jarrard Hayler

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.