Law Cup Confirmation

Date published: Wednesday, January 9, 2013

OLDHAM Rugby League Club have confirmed that they will defend the Law Cup in the traditional pre-season derby clash with Rochdale Hornets at Spotland on Sunday, February 17 (3pm kick off).

No tickets will be sold in advance of the game, so everyone will pay at the turnstiles — £10 adults, £8 concessions (over-65s)  and £3 for under-16s.
Coach Scott Naylor would like to see his new-look squad in more warm-up games, but he acknowledges that they are proving difficult to arrange this year because Super League and Championship fixtures start a month earlier than those in Championship One, which kick off with pool games in a revamped Northern Rail Cup.
Roughyeds are waiting for other clubs to get back to them regarding friendlies, but so far only the Law Cup game has been confirmed as an opportunity for Naylor and the fans to run the rule over 11 new signings ahead of the season’s curtain-up on March 3.
The Oldham boss said: “In an ideal world I would like three pre-season games, but there is no point unless they are felt to be beneficial to the team and to the club.
“We are still working on it and trying to make the necessary arrangements, but we won’t be doing it just for the sake of doing it.”
Rochdale will already have had two practice games by the time they take on Naylor’s men — against the Rochdale and District town-team amateurs at Mayfield Sports Centre this Sunday, January 13 and against a side of mixed ability from their partner club St Helens at Spotland on Friday, January 25 (8pm).
Full-back Jonny Leather, who scored 16 tries in 16 games for Rochdale last season won’t be on view because he is the latest signing by Tony Benson’s Oxford.
The Roughyeds’ Supporters’ Association (ORSA) will meet at Whitebank tomorrow (Thursday) at 8pm.
All fans are welcome and newcomers wishing to join the club’s official supporters’ organisation can do so on the night.
The next ORSA quiz night will be at Whitebank on Thursday, January 24 (8pm) when a £70 jackpot prize will be on offer.