Rotherham Titans have made a strong start to their Rugby Union season and remain unbeaten. 

The Titans are positioned 5th in the table, having won eight of their opening nine games and narrowly missing out on victory against Sedgley Park in a thrilling 22-22 draw.

Along with Stourbridge, The Titans are one of only two unbeaten teams in the league and have two games in hand over their promotion rivals. Should the Titans win their two games in hand against 7th placed Loughborough and 14th placed Huddersfield, those accumulated additional six points would propel the Titans into second position in the league. 

After the eighth week of matches, The Titans were hit by the sudden news that coach Steve Salvin would be resigning after two years at the helm in charge of the club. The Titans reacted swiftly, and acquired a new coach in Adam Byron. The former Sheffield Rugby Club manager spent seven and a half years in charge of Sheffield. 

Commenting on his appointment Adam said: “I am incredibly excited to be joining Rotherham Titans as head coach. Rotherham is a club that has a very proud history and has had some exceptionally talented players represent it over the years and I am really looking forward to getting stuck into the job. 

“We have massive quality here in terms of the players at Rotherham and we all know what we need to do to achieve our goals for the rest of the season. 

“To be working with such a talented bunch is really exciting; they have got us this far already and I’m looking forward to adding a few small details that can maybe take us even further.”

Adam Byron’s first game in charge will be against Loughborough away, a tough test against a side who are two places below them currently in the league. The Titans will go into the game confident with the knowledge that Loughborough have a try difference of minus twelve while the Titans have a difference of plus 126.