Another tough encounter for the Titans

Article published:
December 1, 2018

With 3 losses in a row Taunton Titans will be hoping to stop the slide down the table, however they will face a stern test from near Neighbours Old Redcliffians.

A local derby always puts a bit of spice into the game and with some former Titans in the Old Reds squad it will mean so much more to them to produce a result at the Commsplus Stadium.

Old Reds are in their second season in National League 2 South and find themselves with 2 wins so far this season and fourth from bottom and will be insuring the Titans will fell the pressure of their 3 losses and be hoping to claim their 3rd win of the season. Travelling down the M5 won't faze Old Reds as they have run a lot of teams close this season one of them being Tonbridge Juddians, who the Titans lost heavily to last week, where Old Reds only lost by 2 points at Tonbridge and outscored TJ's by 5 tries to 2. Former Titans players that will be looking to impress and show how far they have moved on is prop Jake Caulfield, fly half Kieran Hill and centre Christian 'Smiler' Gervais.

Following on from their defeat last week the Titans have made a couple of enforced changes due to injuries and unavailability. In the back row Jamie Fleming, who was forced to leave the field is replaced by Julian Salvi, In the backs Ollie Rice pushes in one to replace the unavailable Nick Mason with new International winger Aron Struminski coming into the team. A late replacement also sees Noah Sixton replace Oscar Kolowski who is ill. On the bench Alex Spurdle recovers from illness to claim his place back in the squad. Cory Teague and Sam Brown are brought into the squad after a good performance in the Warriors.

Titans Team

1 Connor Baker

2 Chris Francis

3 Sonny Haines

4 Stu Persey

5 Dan Ogden

6 Ben Oliphant-Thompson

7 Julian Slavi

8 Sam Prior

9 Jacob Nash

10 Lewis Webb (Capt)

11 Noah Sixton

12 Freddie Fraser

13 Ollie Rice

14 Aron Struminski

15 Gary Kingdom

16 Alex Spurdle

17 Isaac Dalton

18 Cory Teague

19 Charlie Williams

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.