Levy Nzoungou named in Oldham's squad

Strong-running French forward Levy Nzoungou is named in Scott Naylor’s 19-man squad for tomorrow’s game against North Wales Crusaders at the Queensway Stadium in Wrexham (kick-off 2.30pm).

Nzoungou is available to Roughyeds under our dual registration partnership with his parent club, Salford Red Devils. He appeared in Oldham colours for the pre-season friendly game against Keighley Cougars at the Vestacare Stadium, scoring a try under the posts in Oldham’s 52-6 victory.

At the start of the regular season he signed for our Betfred League 1 rivals Whitehaven on a month’s loan and was a prominent player for our opposition as Oldham came away from The Recreation Ground with a 14-0 victory.

North Wales Crusaders have their own dual registration arrangement with Super League club Widnes Vikings and coach Mike Grady has included the Widnes players Stanton Albert and MacGraff Leuluai in his own 19-man group.

Stanton Albert
MacGraff Leuluai

Wakefield born Leuluai has over 100 Super League appearances under his belt and followed in the footsteps of his father (James), uncle (Kylie) and brother (Thomas) to play in England.

Papua New Guinea player Albert is a prop forward who made 3 appearances for his country during the 2017 World Cup and has represented Penrith Panthers in the Queensland Cup.

Tomorrow’s squads:

Oldham (from): Bent, Bridge, Briscoe, Crook, Eccleston, Hewitt, Holmes, Hughes, Joy, Langtree, Martin, McComb, Neal, Nelmes, Nzoungou, Rasool, Spencer, West, Wilkinson

Crusaders (from): Bloomfield, Trumper, Houghton, Atherton, Roper, Smith, Walker, Hudson, Moore, Brennan, Albert, Leuluai, Johnson, Conroy, Thompson, Baker, Case, Davidson, Sheen

Team Photo-shoot

The Oldham players and management gathered together after training this morning (Saturday) to post for this season’s squad photograph. The event had been postponed on two previous occasions due to the spate of poor weather but went ahead today without a hitch; mostly.

We captured the action on video:

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: mcandrewj@aol.com) or speak to the club direct on 07904 898177 or email to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

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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