Scott hints at rotation

WITH five Shield games left and a few players nursing late-season knocks, Oldham RL boss Scott Naylor has hinted that he will rotate his squad, starting at Bradford Bulls on Sunday.

The only player he has ruled out is Craig Briscoe, whose serious knee injury has brought his season to a premature end.

In addition to the 17 who won impressively at Swinton, he will consider the claims of Danny Grimshaw, Jack Blagbrough, Adam Files, Richard Lepori and Michael Ward, whose two-game suspension has now been cleared.

Said Naylor: “We have choices to make, bearing in mind that we have five games left and, like all clubs, one or two boys who have niggles that need to be managed.”

Oldham (from): Turner, Clay, Gee, Gill, Chisholm, Palfrey, Hewitt, Joy, Owen, Dickinson, Middlehurst, Langtree, Thompson, Hope, Hughes, Burke, Spencer, Grimshaw, Blagbrough, Files, Lepori, Ward.

Bulls, a full-time outfit currently surrounded by speculation they might soon have new owners, beat Roughyeds home and away in the regular season.

They are certain to finish top of the Championship Shield mini-league so they have little to play for other than wounded pride, having failed to qualify for the Middle 8s and a chance to return to Super League.

Said Naylor: “We’ll be testing ourselves against a side that should have finished in the Championship top four, bearing in mind the money they spent to get there and the quality of their players.”

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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