Posts archive for April, 2016

Featherstone’s new signings

FEATHERSTONE have completed two new signings in a bid to bolster their injury-hit squad for tomorrow’s game against Oldham at Bower Fold.

Hull FC youngster Jordan Abdull (20), who has played 27 first-team games for the Black and Whites, has signed on a month’s loan and former St Helens and Bradford Bulls winger Jamie Foster has signed for Rovers on a short-term deal.

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Sunday’s programme

THE headline on the front page of the Oldham RLFC match-day programme for Sunday’s clash with Featherstone Rovers at Bower Fold (3pm) — ‘Humber-lievable !’ —- gives the clue.

The greatest day in the history of Oldham RLFC (1997) Ltd, when we beat Super League club Hull KR 36-22 in the fifth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup at the KC Lightstream Stadium, is covered extensively in a six-page cup special, four pages of which contain pictures in full colour, taken by our official club photographer DAVID MURGATROYD.

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Touch Rugby kicks off

THE ever-popular Touch-Rugby programme is back on Oldham Rugby League Club’s Community schedule, starting at Whitebank Stadium this coming Wednesday, May 4 at 7pm when the club will be privileged to have a special ‘guest’ — the famous Rugby League Challenge Cup.

It will be at Whitebank as a forerunner to Oldham’s sixth-round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie against Super League leaders Warrington Wolves at Bower Fold next Saturday, May 7 (3pm kick-off) and anyone turning up for touch-rugby on Wednesday will be able to have their photographs taken with the world-famous silverware.

An opportunity not to be missed for all rugby league fans !

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Updated Whitebank office opening times

CONTRARY to previous announcements, the office at Whitebank will NOT be open on Monday for the sale of cup-tie and Summer Bash tickets.

It is, of course, a Bank Holiday. Apologies for the oversight.

The Whitebank office WILL be open this week from 9.30am Tuesday to Friday inclusive, closing at 1.30pm on Tuesday and Thursday; 3pm on Wednesday and 4pm on Friday.

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Middlehurst: No charge

THERE will be no further action against Oldham forward Gary Middlehurst, who was sin-binned for a high tackle in the 14-6 defeat at Whitehaven.

Reporting ‘no charge’, the RFL’s Match Review Panel said a yellow card was sufficient sanction for an offence in which Middlehurst made a legitimate attempt to tackle.

Contact was made with the inner forearm to an opponent’s head, but it was not excessive, the panel concluded.

That’s good news ahead of Sunday’s clash with Featherstone at Bower Fold, the first reverse fixture of the season.

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