Neil Briggs still a Titan!!!
He may have played in over 100 Premiership games, he may have played on 2 occasions for the England Saxons and he is currently plying his trade at Premiership Champions Leicester Tigers, but in heart Neil Briggs is still a Titan.
Last night in the clubhouse at the Home of Rugby in Rotherham, former Titans favourite and local lad Neil Briggs shared an evening with Lee Blackett and a group of Titans supporters. The evening proved to be incredibly successful with all those in attendance enjoying a thoroughly entertaining evening.
Briggsy told how he considered Rotherham Rugby Club to be “his club” after he made his professional rugby debut at Clifton Lane in September 2004. Such is his love for the club, when Lee Blackett recently contacted him to see if he could assist him with some coaching, he didn’t hesitate to help out his old club.
Briggs explained to an attentive audience how his career had developed since graduating from the Titans Academy under Geoff Wappett and Andy Northey. He told of his disappointment how just a week after being made Captain of Sale Sharks, he sustained a nasty shoulder injury which kept him out for the season and never did captain the side in which he won the Premiership title.
He explained that his time in France with Bourgoin was a wonderful experience and likened the great family ethos and culture over there to the Clifton Lane experience. Briggs went on to describe the scrimmaging in France as brutal and the toughest he had ever experienced.
He finished off by explaining how happy he is that he is able to give a bit back to the club that put him on the professional rugby road.
Next Tuesday in the clubhouse we have another fantastic treat for supporters, when this time we have an audience with former Titan and England International Hendre Fourie, affectionately known at Clifton Lane as Shrek.
Put the date in your calendar and make sure you don’t miss out on another great evening at the clubhouse, as one of the best players ever to pull on the Titans jersey speaks to Lee Blackett and hopefully a packed clubhouse.