Briscoe on the ball

SCOTT Naylor has high hopes of Oldham new boy Craig Briscoe, who will face a big test against his former Barrow team mates at Craven Park on Sunday.

 22-year-old Wigan-born back-rower signed for Leigh as a 16-year-old and played 52 senior games for them before going to Barrow — initially on loan — and enjoying two good seasons with the Raiders.

He was offered a new deal at the end of last year, but opted to return to the Championship with newly-promoted Roughyeds.
Now, says Naylor, he is relishing the prospect of going back to his former club for the first time and going head to head with a lot of familiar faces.
Based on Briscoe’s Oldham debut at Keighley, and what he has seen of him over eight weeks of pre-season work, Naylor is backing the lad who was reared at Wigan St Jude’s to make a big impact this year in the Roughyeds’ jersey.
He has already played a lot of Championship rugby, first with Leigh and then for Barrow in 2014 when they were one of the five clubs to drop into League One as part of the RFL’s major revamp of the league structure.
Said the Oldham boss: “I liked what I saw of Craig when he played against us for Barrow last season and I’ve been really happy with him since he joined us.
“He’s going to be a very good player for us in the Championship and he will be a big loss to Barrow.”

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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