Andy Titterrell has returned to Leeds after a return to former club Sale and a return to the Premiership.
It gave Titterrell a taste of the Premiership, which he has missed out on this season. He has revealed he is desperate to return to the Premiership again as soon as possible.
His return could come a lot sooner than it seemed possible in recent months. Leeds are still some way back, but are closing the gap on the play off places steadily. It remains a long shot but Titterrell and Leeds could be making a return to the big time within just a few months.
The Leeds outfit will need to work their way through the play off stage of the Championship and then face a tough semi final and final in order to secure their return to the Premiership next year.
Titterrell’s return to Premiership came courtesy of a short term loan at former club, Sale Sharks. He came off the bench for the Sharks’ Christmas matches against Newcastle and Leicester and will have received an instant and intense reminder than the Premiership is the place for any Rugby player to aim for.
Titterrell has been right to the top of the Rugby tree; winning the league with Sale five years ago and representing the Lions on their 2005 tour.
And now aged 31 Titterrell has made it clear that his ambition is still to play at the top level. Whether that be with Leeds or with a return to the league with a transfer to another club. He showed he could still cut the mustard at the top level and Sale fans were pleased to see their former hero back in their colours.
Many Sharks fans would welcome a return on a permanent basis, but Leeds will no doubt be hoping Titterrell won’t need to resort to a move to return. When the play offs get under way they will no doubt be targeting a return to the top flight themselves.