The Titans return to action this week after a week off, and hit the road again with the 1st XV.
Tensions are high in the Titans camp after being frustrated with no fixture last weekend. This resulted in some of the Crown’s second tier sticking it to the 1st XV at training. The titans scrum was said to be “much better than the 1st XV” by an anonymous African with a bandage fetish.
With the influx of new students in the City, the Titans seem to be putting together a good squad capable of competing in their league and providing depth to the 1st XV.
That bodes well for competition for places and also means a fired up side will head to Braidhome on Saturday, looking to claim a double victory in the West.
But who are the Titans Coaching Staff:
Head Coach, Clinton Davie
Clinton is still fighting the urge not to play, this South African Stalwart has been assistant to Dougie Gray over several years and now steps up to the hot seat. Clinton is not a sympathetic coach, he comes from the school of “get on with it”, but his enthusiasm rubs off. Clinton has close links with Dundee University having coached at Riverside for the last couple of seasons.
Ian Robertson Assistant Coach/Borders Survivor:
Former Player retired through injury, Ian bolsters the coaching options for the Titans this year. A P.E teacher by trade, he comes with coaching experience and a knowledge of the club and players. He wouldn’t be described as articulate but his love of lineouts (bordering on obsession) and Martin Johnston are a site to behold.
Team Manager Jimmy The Pig (JTP):
You’ve heard of the Matalan Morinho, we have the Pot Bellied Pochettino. Titan’s manager Jimmy returns for his second spell at the club, bringing a wealth of knowledge on local players and brings an organisation and behind the scenes work that so often gets overlooked or cannot be handled by the coaches. Jimmy also has an interesting method of encouragement for the players offering unique Smirnoff based incentives.