Langtree leads in try list

Date published: Wednesday, May 1, 2013
DANNY Langtree’s try-scoring feats in Oldham’s second-row continue to be recognised.
His two against Oxford gave him six for the season, pushed him ahead in the Roughyeds’ list — and, for the second time,  earned him a place in the Premier Sports Championship One team of the week.
The 22-year-old former St Helens forward also picked up another point in the division’s player-of-the-year rankings which took him to joint ninth place overall after three rounds.
Second to Langtree at club level is 19-year-old hooker Adam Files, who has touched down in each of the Roughyeds’ last four games to register five tries in total.
Coach Scott Naylor said of Files, who is on season-long loan from Salford City Reds: “I’ve never seen anyone at his age so dangerous ten metres from the line.
“Hookers are like props — they don’t come into their own until their mid-20s.”
In a nine-club division it’s Oldham’s turn to have a bye this weekend, but the under-20s play the youngsters from Championship leaders Halifax at Whitebank on Friday, kicking off at 7.30pm.

The first team’s next test is at unbeaten Hemel Stags on Sunday week, May 12.

The Junction Inn, Ripponden Road, are planning to run a supporters’ bus, seats to be booked and paid for before 10pm next Thursday, May 9. Ring (0161) 633 2759.

The annual meeting of the supporters’ association (ORSA) will be on Wednesday, May 15 (7.30pm) at the Lyceum, Union Street.

Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton will be among Radio Manchester’s studio guests tomorrow (Thursday) between 6pm and 7pm to debate the future of rugby league in the two part-time professional divisions below Super League, the Kingstone Press Championship and Championship One.