Posts archive for August, 2016

Gill Commits to 2017

AS part of his plan to become a Super League player with Castleford Tigers, young centre Kieran Gill has agreed a new season-long loan deal to stay at Oldham in 2017.

The 20-year-old, whose full-time contract with hometown club Cas has another 12 months to run, has scored five tries in nine games for Roughyeds since arriving in late June on an initial loan agreement to the end of this season, with an option for next year.

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Oldham quietly confident of staying up

OLDHAM RL admit to being “quietly confident” of staying up despite the 82-0 drubbing at Bradford and a 54-24 Bank Holiday defeat by Sheffield Eagles at Bower Fold.

Scott Naylor’s men have dropped below Swinton to third bottom, but with only three games left, Workington and Whitehaven are five points behind the Roughyeds and Whitehaven have still to come to Bower Fold.

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No charge for Owen and Middlehurst

ROUGHYEDS have received a double tonic ahead of the Bank Holiday Monday clash with Sheffield Eagles at Bower Fold (3pm kick-off).

Hooker Gareth Owen and second-row forward Gary Middlehurst, who were both sin-binned in the second half at Bradford, will receive no further sanction from the RFL.

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Songs of Praise

THERE will be a big rugby league slant on this Sunday’s ‘Songs of Praise’ TV programme on BBC 1 at 5.15pm. It will feature the story behind the recruitment and formation of the Fans’ Choir, which will sing the traditional Wembley hymn, ‘Abide With Me’ on the famous pitch before the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final between Hull FC and Warrington Wolves.

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Steve Gartland

THE life of former Oldham, Rochdale Hornets and Swinton Lions player Steve Gartland, who died last week aged 45, will be celebrated at Wembley tomorrow during the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup Final between Warrington Wolves and Hull FC.

In the sixth minute of the game, a crowd expected to top 80,000 will stand and do an impromptu minute’s applause in memory of Steve, who also had close connections with the Mayfield amateur club in Rochdale.

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