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Big day for Leatherbarrow

SCOTT Leatherbarrow played 17 times last year for a London Broncos side that finished second to Leigh Centurions in the regular Championship season and then took Salford Red Devils to the wire for the right to play in the Million Pound Game.

A Wiganer, he later moved back north to become a Roughyed on a two-year deal — and on Sunday he faces the prospect of going head to head with his former team, shouldering heavy responsibility as our chief play-maker, main tactical kicker, vice-captain and goalkicker.

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Summer Bash 2017 — 100 days to go

Our 2017 Summer Bash fixture against Rochdale Hornets is only 100 days away today.

Taking place on Saturday May 27 (2.30pm KO) at Blackpool’s Bloomfield Road ground, the Oldham/Hornets game is one of four to take place that afternoon and fans with day or weekend tickets will be able to take in all the thrilling action.

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Thaler the man in charge

BEN Thaler, one of England’s top referees, will handle Oldham’s Kingstone Press Championship game against London Broncos at Bower Fold, Stalybridge on Sunday (3pm kick-off).

Thaler (35), from Wakefield, and Oldham’s Robert Hicks were England’s full-time referees on the international panel that officiated at last year’s Four Nations Series.

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Stadium development is well underway

Vestacare Stadium, formerly known as Whitebank Stadium, is undergoing a transformation. Work to level the playing surface and lay a new 3G artificial surface has begun in earnest.

Club photographer Dave Murgatroyd took a series of photographs to show the stadium before the diggers moved in and again once the old pitch had been removed.

The photos are presented in a slideshow for the curious who can then move the additional before/after sliders below.

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Naylor puzzled by penalty count differential

SCOTT Naylor will be asking the Rugby Football League to identify differences between what Featherstone were doing and what Oldham were doing in an evenly-contested game which Rovers edged 8-6.

Referee Tom Grant awarded the home side 11 penalties, including six in a row, either side of half-time.

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