Law delighted to be back involved
Local journalist Guy Williams has kindly submitted the article below, which features Titans Club Captain Garry Law and his thoughts on Titans progress this term and his own recovery from injury.
The positive come-back by fly half Garry Law in Sunday’s Championship victory against Nottingham was highly significant; after missing more than six months of the season because of a serious hip injury, Law’s promising return was perfectly timed as Rotherham need such an experienced player fit approaching the promotion play-offs which they are on course to make.
The 29 year old Scotsman, the Championship’s top points’ scorer with more than 250 during the 2011/12 season, injured a hip muscle taking a conversion in a pre-season match at Hull Ionians in August 2013.
Back in training since Christmas, Law made a short appearance last month as a replacement against London Welsh, but of much more importance was the 25 minutes he played at Meadow Lane.
“I loved it, it was great to get stuck in, make a few tackles and get my hands on the ball again,” says Law.
“I thought I did pretty well and it was good to feel part of the team once more. When you are injured, you never feel that and you have massive ups and downs when you’re out. It’s very frustrating to be injured when the team’s going so well. It’s annoying missing success when you know you have contributed to it in the past.
“Now, I’m feeling good, feeling fresh and gradually returning to goal kicking. When it comes to place kicking, I’m not pushing it and putting in 80 per cent effort. When I was out, I helped with the video analysis and I’ve been impressed. The vibes were good at the start of the campaign, so I’m not surprised at how the team’s performing. The squad is good and Lee Blackett, the coach, has been the driving force. He has created a great atmosphere and Tuesday nights at Clifton Lane when the fans meet the players have been a real success.
“I’m confident that Rotherham can finish in the top four and have told the players it will be a massive failure if we don’t. The pressure will be off us because Rotherham are the underdogs, but if we keep our style and keep chucking it about, we will put pressure on the bigger names.”
Having a player of Law’s experience available again has delighted Blackett, “Everyone thinks highly of Garry and he showed nice touches at Nottingham. He’s keen, wants to be part of the team and Garry is one our leaders on the pitch and now he’s back, we’ve got competition for places.”