LiveRUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Rotherham Titans

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4:11pm

Final score: welsh 47, titans 16

4:09pm

Rotherham are still running hard, but this will be a big home win

4:06pm

Socino converts for 47-16

4:05pm

Titans rewarded with try from Gadd

4:04pm

Yellow card for Welsh's Mitch Lees

4:02pm

They keep battering away and finally force a 5 metre scrum

4:00pm

Rotherham have another chance from a line-out

3:58pm

Titans denied a try by a knock on

3:53pm

Robinson converts for 47-9

3:52pm

Now Awcock scores from Jewell's pass 

3:49pm

Both sides have rung the changes and the intensity has slipped a little

3:43pm

Titans are now just playing for pride, but will keep fighting 

3:39pm

That's six tries now and there is almost half an hour left!

3:38pm

Robinson converts for 40-9

3:37pm

And they score again as Pete Browne goes over!

3:36pm

This is a big statement from Welsh so far. 

3:32pm

Robinson converts for 33-9

3:31pm

Stegmann collects Lewis' chip for fifth Welsh try

3:27pm

We are under way again 

3:24pm

Can Welsh replicate that in the second half? Rotherham will surely have got an earful from their coaches

3:13pm

But drags the kick wide and it's half-time with Welsh leading 26-9

3:12pm

Socino lines up a fourth penalty

3:09pm

That was the bonus point I had not expected, but Rotherham are still a threat

3:05pm

This is rampant stuff from the Exiles!

3:05pm

Robinson converts for 26-9

3:04pm

Stegmann scores Welsh's fourth try!

3:02pm

A few technical issues here with updates! Score still 19-9 to Welsh

2:59pm

Socino penalty makes it 19-9

2:58pm

Robinson misses conversion so Welsh lead 19-6

2:57pm

Welsh try Tideswell

2:51pm

Rotherham have responded well to their nightmare start. Welsh have not been as dominant as the score would suggest.

2:45pm

He lands it for 14-6

2:44pm

Socino will have another shot at goal after a scrum penalty.

2:43pm

This is very open for a top-of-the-table clash

2:41pm

Juan Pablo Socino replies with a penalty. Welsh lead 14-3

2:40pm

Welsh have been in the Titans 22 twice and come away with 14 points - Justin Burnell will be delighted.

2:39pm

Robinson converts to put Welsh 14-0 up

2:39pm

Great start gets even better as Richard Thorpe goes over

2:36pm

Will Robinson converts to make it 7-0

2:35pm

Welsh try from close range - prop Nathan Trevett powers over

2:32pm

Welsh win penalty on halfway and set up the line-out

2:31pm

2:30pm

The sides are out and it's time for action

2:29pm

It may not be on their minds today, but Welsh have picked up just five bonus points this season, compared to Bristol's 13. This, in particular, means the top of the table is very congested.

2:25pm

Kick off is in around 5 minutes. Conditions are not too bad, although the pitch has a number of muddy patches. This will be Welsh's last game here until March 23.

2:21pm

Here are today's teams

London Welsh: Jewell, Stegmann, May (capt), Parker, Awcock, Robinson, R Lewis, Trevett, Vella, Tideswell, West, P Browne, Lees, Kirwan, Thorpe. Reps: Morris, Hepburn, Griffiths, Nimmo, Pienaar, Davies, Scott.
Rotherham: Scanlon, Broadley, Roberts, Socino (capt), Keating, Murphy, White, Hislop, Sowrey, Quigley, Thomas, Sanderson, Rieder, Birch, To’oala. Reps: Cruse, Gadd, Tampin, Thomas-Brown, Williamson, Mulchrone, Law.

Rotherham include former Welsh players Alfie To'oala and Ed Williamson

2:18pm

This promises to be a high-octane clash, with Welsh needing to raise their game significantly if they are to defeat leaders Rotherham.

2:12pm

Welsh slipped to fourth after Leeds and Bristol won yesterday. Rotherham enter the match on a ten-game winning streak. Click here for our preview coverage.

http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/sport/rugby/london_welsh

2:10pm

London Welsh are looking to bounce back from last week's 36-15 defeat at Plymouth with a home win that would return them to the top of the table.

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5:21pm Sun 9 Feb 14

caz1111 says...

Great game with lots of passing. So pleased they are back at the top of the league. The Kassam teams are doing well,. just hope it continues for both.
Great game with lots of passing. So pleased they are back at the top of the league. The Kassam teams are doing well,. just hope it continues for both. caz1111
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