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RUGBY UNION: London Welsh v Rotherham Titans
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Final score: welsh 47, titans 16
Rotherham are still running hard, but this will be a big home win
Socino converts for 47-16
Titans rewarded with try from Gadd
Yellow card for Welsh's Mitch Lees
They keep battering away and finally force a 5 metre scrum
Rotherham have another chance from a line-out
Titans denied a try by a knock on
Robinson converts for 47-9
Now Awcock scores from Jewell's pass
Both sides have rung the changes and the intensity has slipped a little
Titans are now just playing for pride, but will keep fighting
That's six tries now and there is almost half an hour left!
Robinson converts for 40-9
And they score again as Pete Browne goes over!
This is a big statement from Welsh so far.
Robinson converts for 33-9
Stegmann collects Lewis' chip for fifth Welsh try
We are under way again
Can Welsh replicate that in the second half? Rotherham will surely have got an earful from their coaches
But drags the kick wide and it's half-time with Welsh leading 26-9
Socino lines up a fourth penalty
That was the bonus point I had not expected, but Rotherham are still a threat
This is rampant stuff from the Exiles!
Robinson converts for 26-9
Stegmann scores Welsh's fourth try!
A few technical issues here with updates! Score still 19-9 to Welsh
Socino penalty makes it 19-9
Robinson misses conversion so Welsh lead 19-6
Welsh try Tideswell
Rotherham have responded well to their nightmare start. Welsh have not been as dominant as the score would suggest.
He lands it for 14-6
Socino will have another shot at goal after a scrum penalty.
This is very open for a top-of-the-table clash
Juan Pablo Socino replies with a penalty. Welsh lead 14-3
Welsh have been in the Titans 22 twice and come away with 14 points - Justin Burnell will be delighted.
Robinson converts to put Welsh 14-0 up
Great start gets even better as Richard Thorpe goes over
Will Robinson converts to make it 7-0
Welsh try from close range - prop Nathan Trevett powers over
Welsh win penalty on halfway and set up the line-out
The sides are out and it's time for action
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.
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.
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
This promises to be a high-octane clash, with Welsh needing to raise their game significantly if they are to defeat leaders Rotherham.
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.
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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