Rotherham Titans return to their spiritual home of Clifton Lane this weekend, as they brace themselves for a stern examination from their County rivals Yorkshire Carnegie; kick-off at The Lane on Sunday is 2pm.

Following the Titans opening weekend 24-23 win over Ealing Trailfinders, which was achieved with the final kick of the game from Tom Barrett, they face an enormous task this week as Yorkshire Carnegie visit South Yorkshire.

Carnegie have been touted as strong promotion contenders this term, and a quick glance at the squad which has been assembled at Headingley under Head Coach Bryan Redpath, and that's easy to see why.

The West Yorkshire side secured maximum points last week as a dominant forward performance saw them run out 39-22 victors over Jersey, with all five tries scored coming from the Carnegie pack. Titans will have analysed the footage of that game and no doubt be fully aware of the potential threat that awaits them.

Going into the clash Titans Head Coach, Mark Jones, has made just two changes to his starting line-up. Along the backline a fit-again Lloyd Hayes returns in the centres for Will Owen, whilst in the pack Jack Preece starts at hooker in place of Charlie Maddison.

Aware of the challenge which lies ahead, Mark Jones explained, "Last week against Ealing I thought we fell below the standards we've set as a group. We created lots of opportunities which we didn't capitalise on; we should have executed our chances better and put to the game to bed, but as a result of not doing that we were in a dog-fight right up until the end.

"We obviously need to improve and improve quickly if we are going to keep wining games in this league, particularly as we'll face a massive challenge from Carnegie.

"They're obvious favourites coming into the game. You only have to look at their squad and the calibre and experience they have in there. They've got a massive squad, great resources, they've recruited very well and they've got an excellent coach in Bryan Redpath.

"We'll have to execute our game at a high level which we know we can and then we need to give ourselves an opportunity going into the last 20 minutes to be in with a chance of winning. That's the key really; we'll worry about ourselves rather than the opposition.”

Titans: 15 Sean Scanlon, 14 Michael Keating, 13 Lloyd Hayes, 12 Joe Barker, 11 Curtis Wilson, 10 Tom Barrett, 9 Luke Carter, 1 Robin Hislop, 2 Jack Preece, 3 Mark Tampin, 4 Tom Holmes (C), 5 Barney Maddison, 6 Max Argyle, 7 Tom Calladine, 8 Tim Cree.

Replacements: 16 Charlie Maddison, 17 Toby Williams, 18 Lewis Thiede, 19 George Oram, 20 Ali Birch, 21 Andy Davies, 22 Will Goodwin