Oldham RLFC 2011 Away Kit

Date published: Thursday, March 17, 2011

STAND by for a colour change if you’re an Oldham RL fan planning to watch Roughyeds at Workington on Sunday.

Tony Benson’s men will unveil their new away kit for the first time at Derwent Park when they run out . . . in pink and black.

Sunday’s tough test in Cumbria will be the side’s first away game of the new Co-operative Championship One campaign and, with two exceptions, the new kit will be used every time Roughyeds are on the road.

“The RFL has ruled that we can’t wear pink and black at either South Wales or Gateshead because of potential colour clashes,” said Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton.

The new colour scheme will be on show, however, when Roughyeds go to Workington (twice), Keighley, Whitehaven, Swinton, Doncaster, London Skolars and Rochdale.

Depending on the draw, it might also add some razzle-dazzle to the club’s fourth-round Carnegie Challenge Cup tie if Roughyeds have to travel.

The fourth-round draw will take place on Sunday and will be broadcast live on BBC Radio Five Live at 1.30pm. Super League clubs come in at this stage.

Former Great Britain coach Brian Noble and BBC sports presenter George Riley will make the draw for round-four ties taking place across the weekend of May 6, 7, 8.

Round five will take place two weeks later, but clubs winning through to the quarter-finals will then have a two-month wait before their next tie.

Roughyeds have a double header this weekend with John Hough’s reserves team taking on Widnes Vikings at Whitebank on Saturday (2.30pm kick off).

Vikings beat Roughyeds twice in the league last year — and then completed a hat-trick by knocking Hough’s men out of the play-offs with a win on Merseyside.

“Plenty of motivation then for us to turn things round,” said Hough, who has already led his side to pre-season wins against Dewsbury and Halifax at Whitebank.

“They were three cracking games last year and this has the potential to be another as we bidto get our home league programme off to a flyng start.

“I’m sure we get the biggest crowds in our division and vocal support from the fans can definitely influence our young players.”

Admission prices are the same as last year, namely £4 for adults and £2 for concessions and under-16s.

Maybe fans who are not intending to travel to Cumbria will instead take the opportunity on Saturday of watching the current crop of up-and-coming players whom the club has assembled in the second team.