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Yorkshire Carnegie v Rotherham Titans, Sunday 3rd December, 3pm

25th November 2017 3:58 pm By Phil Daly

Yorkshire Carnegie welcome Rotherham Titans to Emerald Headingley on Sunday 3rd December for an eagerly anticipated Yorkshire derby.

Former Carnegie Director of Rugby Andy Key is now in charge at the Clifton Lane and he will face his former club for the first time. There are a number of former Carnegie players in the Rotherham ranks which will add extra spice to next weeks game. The game marks the half way point in this season’s Greene King IPA Championship season and Rotherham are yet to gain a victory this term. They came incredibly close last time out when they conceded a try in the final second at London Scottish.

In contrast, Yorkshire got back to winning ways at Jersey with a hard earned 20-10 win in the Channel Islands.

Last time out Carnegie earned a 52- 26 win over the Titans, making it ten wins for Carnegie in their 14 league meetings. There are a number of familiar faces in the Rotherham squad, with former Carnegie Academy players Dan Grange, Guy Borrowdale, Luke Cole and Joe Barker all now playing for the Clifton Lane club.

Tickets are £17 for adults, £10 for concessions and £5 for juniors. Seniors are 65 and over and students upon production of a valid student card. Junior denotes a child who is 16 and under. Children under five do not need to pay.

Advance tickets can be bought in person at the club, online at www.yorkshirecarnegie.com or by calling 0371 423 1315

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Yorkshire Carnegie 47 Rotherham Titans 11

3rd December 2017 5:30 pm By Max Baker-Smith

Yorkshire Carnegie comfortably beat Rotherham Titans 47-11 in the Yorkshire derby at the Emerald Headingley.

The game began evenly with both teams getting their hands on the ball in the opening exchanges, but Rotherham came out the better after they won a penalty in Yorkshire territory. Titans fly half Lee Millar obliged and comfortably slotted the kick straight between the posts to take Rotherham into an early lead.

Carnegie responded swiftly with a try. A well set driving maul from a lineout saw prop Marc Thomas cross for a score in the corner. Scrum half Will Homer missed a tough conversion as Carnegie held a slender two point lead.

The lead was almost lost as quickly as it was gained when Carnegie gave away a penalty at the scrum just outside their 22. However this time Millar could not add the points from tee as he pulled his kick wide.

Carnegie didn’t dwell on this missed opportunity and put pressure straight back on to Rotherham, and this told quickly as they scored their second try of the game. Pete Lucock stabbed a grubber kick through and latched onto himself to touch down for a superb individual try. Homer added the extras as the Yorkshire lead was beginning to look more comfortable.

Carnegie then began to dominate the game with a strong spell of possession. This dominance told as the driving maul, a real feature of Carnegie’s game on the day, resulted in another try. This time Joe Buckle was the scorer, and Homer easily added the extras.

It looked as though Yorkshire may run away with the game, but Rotherham had other ideas as they got on the ball themselves and began to look threatening. Having been camped in the Carnegie 22 for a while it looked as though the attack had lost its momentum, but slick hands saw winger Ben Foley cross in the corner for the Titans, however Millar missed the resulting conversion.

Once more Yorkshire didn’t allow Rotherham to get a foothold in the game as they responded with a try of their own quickly afterwards. The driving maul again was the force behind the try as Buckle scored his second of the game. Homer, continuing to look very assured from the tee, added the extra points easily.

History then repeated itself as Yorkshire scored their third try from the driving maul on the stroke of half time. Captain Richard Mayhew the man to touch the ball down. Homer put the conversion between the posts to leave Carnegie with a 33-11 half time lead.

Carnegie did not rest on their lead when they came out for the second half, as from the kick off they regained the ball. A slick backs move then left Chris Elder free to score unchallenged, with Homer again adding the extras.

Rotherham refused to lie down though, and held their own for the majority of the half, having the bulk of the possession and territory without ever showing the cutting edge to score.

Carnegie’s extra quality shone through towards the end of the half, and despite Rotherham’s best efforts they could not prevent Yorkshire from adding to their tally. Yet another well executed driving maul saw Buckle go over to complete his hat trick. With the extras added by Homer the lead was stretched to 35 points.

The Titans continued to give a good account of themselves, maintaining good territory and playing attacking rugby, however ended up with no rewards as the Carnegie defence stood firm despite a yellow card for replacement Harry Newborn and they ran out comfortable winners.

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