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Freeman extends his stay at the Lane

Rotherham Titans are delighted to announce that Toby Freeman has agreed terms which will see him extend his stay in South Yorkshire until the summer of 2014.

Twenty-five years-old Freeman joined the Titans last year from Spanish side Ampo Ordizia and made 21 appearances, scoring two tries, both of which came in the Titans final two games of the season.

Freeman, whose previous clubs include Penryn, Exeter Chiefs and the Cornish All Blacks enjoyed a successful first season at Clifton Lane, which saw him put in several man-of-the-match performances. His ability to play in the second and back rows makes the versatile Cornishman an important component of the Titans set-up.

Titans Head Coach Lee Blackett is delighted Toby has agreed to stay on for next term and explained, “Toby had a good year with us and we saw him progress as the season developed. It was a touch difficult for him at times because one minute we used him in the second row and the next we put him in the back row. But Toby’s very adaptable and as a result he becomes a vital squad member because of that adaptability.

“Toby’s ball-carrying at times has been exceptional and his try in the last match against London Scottish was outstanding; there can’t be too many back row players in the division that would have scored from there. His defence when he gets his tackling right is top drawer and he puts in some very dominant hits.

“We are really happy that he’s re-signed and we hope the progression that he’s made this year will carry on through into the new season.”