TAUNTON Titans are scheduled to start their debut campaign in National 1 with a match away to Leeds Tykes on Saturday, September 4.

The Titans won promotion from National 2 South in 2019/20, only for community rugby’s 2020/21 season to be wiped out by the Covid-19 pandemic.

So it’s on to the 2021/22 campaign, which pits Taunton against clubs with serious rugby pedigree.

Their first home fixture is on September 18, when Rosslyn Park visit the Towergate Stadium.

Taunton’s full league fixtures are as follows:

Sat, Sep 4 - Leeds Tykes (A)

Sat, Sep 11 - Darlington Mowden Park (A)

Sat, Sep 18 - Rosslyn Park (H)

Sat, Sep 25 - Bishop’s Stortford (A)

Sat, Oct 2 - Rams (H)

Sat, Oct 9 - Sale FC (A)

Sat, Oct 16 - Old Elthamians (H)

Sat, Oct 23 - Cinderford (A)

Sat, Oct 30 - Birmingham Moseley (H)

Sat, Nov 13 - Blackheath (A)

Sat, Nov 20 - Caldy (H)

Sat, Nov 27 - Chinnor (A)

Sat, Dec 4 - Cambridge (H)

Sat, Dec 11 - Tonbridge Juddians (A)

Sat, Dec 18 - Plymouth Albion (H)

Sat, Jan 8 - Darlington Mowden Park (H)

Sat, Jan 15 - Rosslyn Park (A)

Sat, Jan 22 - Bishop’s Stortford (H)

Sat, Jan 29 - Rams (A)

Sat, Feb 12 - Sale FC (H)

Sat, Feb 19 - Old Elthamians (A)

Sat, Feb 26 - Cinderford (H)

Sat, Mar 5 - Birmingham Moseley (A)

Sat, Mar 12 - Blackheath (H)

Sat, Mar 26 - Caldy (A)

Sat, Apr 2 - Chinnor (H)

Sat, Apr 9 - Cambridge (A)

Sat, Apr 16 - Tonbridge Juddians (H)

Sat, Apr 23 - Plymouth Albion (A)

Sat, Apr 30 - Leeds Tykes (H)


THIS week also brought the announcement that former Taunton player Dan Frost is to join Premiership club Wasps from Cornish Pirates ahead of the 2021/22 season.

The 24-year-old joined Pirates in 2018, the Taunton-born hooker having played for his hometown club as well as North Petherton, Bath Academy and England Under-18s.

Somerset County Gazette:

BIG MOVE: Dan Frost playing for Taunton Titans (pic: Clayton Jane Photography)