Langers' arm injury to be assessed

Danny Langtree, forced off by an arm injury in each of Oldham RL Club’s last two games, will be assessed at training on Tuesday night.

“He’s got a bicep problem,” confirmed coach Scott Naylor.

He had to walk off near the end of the Toulouse game, but he lasted less than half an hour of the Featherstone match.

Liam Thompson (sternum) was also in the wars during the Roughyeds’ 32-14 defeat at Bower Fold by Featherstone Rovers, who sealed their place in the Middle 8s with a couple of regular Championship games still to go.

Nine injured players — , Scott Leatherbarrow, Adam Neal, Richard Lepori, Scott Turner, Craig Briscoe, JackGareth Owen, Danny Grimshaw and — were in the stand watching the game, plus Sammy Gee, who was serving a one-match ban.

Gee will be available for Sunday’s game away to Sheffield Eagles, and Naylor hopes some of the walking wounded might also be fit in time.

Despite defeat, Roughyeds stay third bottom, ahead of Bradford Bulls and Swinton Lions.

New boys Matty Wilkinson and Sadiq Adebiyi and George Tyson scored Roughyeds tries, while David Hewitt landed one conversion.

Featherstone scored six tries — three of them in a ten-minute spell in the first half.

“They’re a good side, but without that little first-half bad spell we would have run them close,” said Oldham’s man-of-the-match winner Luke Adamson. “I think we can take a lot of positives out of it.”

Only Rochdale, of the bottom six, won. They beat Swinton 33-28 at the Crown Oil Arena, ahead of their eagerly-awaited derby clash with Oldham at Bower Fold — the last game of the regular season — on Sunday, July 23.

By losing their last four games, Toulouse have dropped out of the top four, creating a distinct possibility that they will figure in the bottom-eight Shield fixtures, to be played in August and September.

Each team plays the other seven home or away with all points counting towards the final Championship table.

Teams finishing in the bottom four play three at home and four away.

Teams finishing in the next four up get four games at home and three away.

Fixtures are worked out according to a pre-agreed formula, depending on where teams finish in the Championship after the 23-game regular season.

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