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Injuries force Titans to change

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Winger Joe Ewens returns from injury to replace David Strettle, who himself is now injured, while in the forwards, two changes have been made to the back row.

James Cockle gets his first start of the season at No.8 as he replaces Geraint Lewis, who moves to the bench, while Russel Earnshaw comes in at flank for the injured Craig Short.

Argentine fullback Bernardo Stortoni, only recently signed by the Titans, has been named on the bench.

Rotherham Titans: 15 Jon Benson, 14 Anthony Elliott, 13 Peter Jorgensen, 12 Jon Pritchard, 11 Joe Ewens, 10 Jason Strange, 9 Jacob Rauluni, 8 James Cockle, 7 Russell Earnshaw, 6 Leon Greeff, 5 Glen Kenworthy, 4 Glen Remnant, 3 Simon Bunting, 2 Chris Johnson (captain), 1 Nick Lloyd.Replacements: 16 Peter Smyth, 17 Christian Loader, 18 John Rawson, 19 Geraint Lewis, 20 Neil Spence, 21 Mattie Rhodes, 22 Bernardo Stortoni.

Kick-off: 15.00 BST

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