Cahill commits to Titans

Rotherham Titans are pleased to announce loose head prop Shane Cahill has penned a deal that will see him stay at Clifton Lane for the 2012-13 season.

Cahill has enjoyed a successful first season at the Lane making 23 appearances for the club, scoring one try along the way.

Titans’ coach Andre Bester said of the news, “We are pleased Shane has committed his future to the Titans and we believe if he continues to work hard and develop his game, he can be an extremely dominant loose head prop in the Championship next season.”

Cahill, who is still only 24 years of age, was thrilled at the prospect of another season at Rotherham said, “I ‘m really pleased to have signed for Rotherham again for next season. I feel I’ve had a good first year here and believe things will go even better next term. I’m looking forward to working hard and getting my head down in preparation for next year’s challenges.”

Shane’s had more than his fair share of injury problems in the past and is relieved to be playing rugby again as he explained, “Before arriving at Rotherham I’d virtually not played for 3 years due to varying injury problems. During that time I broke my leg and was out for the best part of 18 months to 2 years. Then I signed for Doncaster the season before this and unfortunately tore my cruciate in the first pre-season game for them and didn’t get back in.

“Fortunately for me Andre came in and gave me the opportunity. At first things didn’t go as well as I’d hoped, but I just kept my head down and continued to work hard in training and things just went better for me as the season progressed.”

Cahill concluded with his eyes set firmly on the future, “Like all rugby players I am ambitious and desire to play at the highest level possible. I know a club like Rotherham with Andre in charge is a great place to be and we’ve seen once again this year many of the players are moving on to the next level of elite rugby.

“The training regime is very testing under Andre and the Monday session after the weekend game where we do the guts end of 100 live scrums can be brutal. But I feel it’s that kind of training that has helped me to develop as well as I have this year. Andre is a front row man himself and he understands exactly what’s going on in there and what it takes to play and compete there.

“Although I had several options available, I thought staying at Rotherham underneath a coach like Andre is definitely the best thing for me right now.”