Briscoe checked out tonight

HEADED by new-boy Craig Briscoe, players who picked up knocks in Oldham’s 22-0 win at Barrow will be assessed at training tonight as thoughts turn to Sunday’s Law Cup clash with neighbours Rochdale Hornets at Spotland

The visit to Craven Park was an eventful one for Briscoe and for the club’s other new signings,  Danny Grimshaw, Jack Spencer and Jamel Chisholm.
Briscoe, taking a short pass from Grimshaw close to the Barrow line, was determined to score against his former club, but he went down in a two-man tackle and damaged a knee. He was carried off in the eighth minute and took no further part.
Grimshaw, who sparked the attack that led to Richard Lepori’s opening try, picked up a dead leg near the end and was taken off as a precaution.
Spencer spent ten second-half minutes in the sin bin for a late challenge on Brad Marwood after his kick downfield.
Chisholm took a painful blow to a thigh muscle and was taken off near the end.
Said assistant boss Lee Spencer: “We’ll assess them tonight. Craig has slightly strained an anterior knee ligament, but with a bit of luck he should be okay by weekend.
“We’re hopeful that ‘Grimmy’ and Jamel will be okay too, but we’ll know more tonight.”
+ Originally fixed for Sunday, July 3, the Roughyeds’ KP Championship game at Sheffield Eagles will now be played on Friday, July 1 (8pm kick-off), subject to RFL approval.
Sheffield Hallam University Sports Park is unavailable that weekend on Saturday and Sunday.
Said Oldham chairman Chris Hamilton: “We are not happy with this because Sheffield are full time and we’ll have to travel on a busy Friday after our lads have been at work all week.
“I have told Eagles what we think, but I accept they have genuine ground problems. We are in a similar position so we take a sympathetic view and we have reluctantly agreed.”

Club Cash Lottery

SINCE Covid-19 caused us to temporarily abandon door-to-door CLUB CASH lottery collections last Spring there's never been a better time to come on board and help Roughyeds to get through these hugely challenging times.

Why ? The £500-a-week rollover jackpot is back -- not only that there are now TWO £50 prizes and TWO £25 prizes in addition to the first prize of £1,000, a second prize of £100 and ten consolation prizes of £10.

But the return of the jackpot is the big lottery news. It's back this week and it's been won first time out, so next week's jackpot is again £500 but if nobody touches lucky it will go up to £1,000 the following week and increase by £500 a week, if not won, to a maximum of £10,000.

We have seriously missed the regular income from collections on the doorstep, but we cannot thank too much those supporters who have got behind the club in these unprecedented times of hardship by keeping their Club Cash memberships going or, indeed, by joining for the first time, knowing that for £1 a week they can help the club to combat Covid and prepare with confidence for the challenges of Betfred Championship rugby in 2021.

You can send a cheque to cover a set number of weeks; take out a bank standing order -- our preferred option; complete a bank transfer; or pay for several weeks up front by credit or debit card.

You can download a standing order form by clicking on the link at the end of this news release and following the instructions or you can contact our Club Cash administrator John McAndrew (tel: 07980 129541; email: or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to:

he easiest way, though, is to download a standing order form below. The latest prize updates are shown on the form as follows (all for £1): £1,000, £100, £50 (2), £25 (2), a number of £10 consolation prizes and the £500-a-week rollover jackpot.

Best of luck!

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