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Titans bolster their squad

Titans Rugby are pleased to announce two further recruits to their squad for the upcoming 2012-13 RFU Championship season.

Joining the Clifton Lane based side are fly half James McKinney from Ulster and back-rower Alex Rieder from local rivals Leeds Carnegie.

James McKinney at 21 years-old is a hot prospect with a good pedigree, having represented Ireland at the Junior World Championships in 2010 and 2011. During the 2010 tour, McKinney demonstrated his kicking accuracy with an impressive 83% strike rate.

McKinney also had a notable schools career, playing fly half for Campbell College and representing Ulster and Irish Schools.

McKinney is a talented youngster who signed a development contract with Ulsterin 2011-12 after coming through their Academy ranks. He’s an elusive runner who reads the game well and his ability with the boot, both out of hand and at the posts, are sure to make him an important player in the Championship next term.

Alex Rieder swaps West for South Yorkshire as he looks to progress his career with Titans Rugby. The Kendal born 20 years-old back rower is 6’ 3” and approaching 16 stone and he’s expected to bring lots of pace and power to the Titans back row.

Rieder joined Leeds Carnegie in 2009 from North Ribblesdale and has represented Yorkshire from U15 to U20 levels. He won theCounty Championship with North Ribblesdale and the Yorkshire Cup with Leeds Carnegie.