Fresh from last weekend's humping at Exeter, Rotherham looked to home advantage to return to winning ways and welcomed back their first choice front row to the starting line-up.
In contrast, Otley were shorn of another 3 key players with Mike McComish, Tom Denton and Kyle Dench - arguably the stand-out players from the 2 previous matches - both being withdrawn in order to rest knocks.
With Ian Shuttleworth, Robin Kitching and Steve Parsons out with injuries, the ubiquitous Xavier Andre and Danny Smith started on the wings with Peter Wackett at full-back. Loan prop Adam Hopcroft made his 2nd appearance at tight-head with Kris Fullman also out with injury. Dan Hyde returned to lead the side from the back-row albeit at No.8 rather than his preferred position at openside.
Full match report to follow.
Rotherham: Hunt, Feley, Buckley, Briers, Claessons, Whitehead (c), West, Corsar, Conroy, Prescott, Challinor, Hayter, Burrows, Du Plessis, Skurr
Otley: Wackett; Andre, Burrell (Buchanan 20), Mooney (Greendale 44), Smith; Rhodes, McCormack (Brown 60); Trethewey (Wederell 65), Kay (Steele 60), Hopcroft, Parr, Williams (Craig 65), Baldwin, Rowan (Bland 60), Hyde (c)
Referee: Rowan Kitt (RFU)
Tries: Skurr (2), Claessons, Briers, Whitehead, Hunt
Cons: West (2), Whitehead
Pens: West (2)
Pens: Rhodes (2)
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