HAVING won their first home game of 2017 last weekend, the Titans will now be looking to right some wrongs from earlier in the season as they make the short trip to Clifton (ko 2.30pm).

Clifton had the edge in attitude and physicality during their narrow 32-30 win at Hyde Park, which is something the Titans will need to correct this weekend in what will be a great local derby.

Since Christmas Clifton have had a tough run of fixtures including two of the top four at home but have picked up two noticeable wins away against Worthing and a big win at Canterbury.

The last time the teams met both teams scored four tries with the boot of visiting fly half Bradley Barnes proving to be the difference.

Taunton had a 12 point lead with 20 minutes to go after tries from Richard Bright, Dan Frost, Oli Massy-Birch and Sean Lonsdale with Gary Kingdom kicking the rest, but two converted tries in 10 minutes saw Clifton take the spoils.

Clifton’s celebrations at the final whistle are likely to be used as motivation for the Titans as well as the opportunity to claim the local bragging rights.

The Titans are also out to prevent their rivals from up the M5 becoming the first team to do the double over them this season.

After two bruising encounters the Titans will need to assess some of the players that took bumps, while they are also looking to strengthen the squad before the registration deadline on February 24th.

Looking ahead, Forwards Coach Chris Brown said: “The players are united in their approach to the run-in.

“They are determined to work hard and I feel they are capable of raising performance standards to new levels.

“We still have to make improvements, but we are heading in the right direction.”