DR duo from Leigh in Oldham's 19

OUR new dual-reg agreement with Leigh Centurions has produced immediate results with the inclusion of two young forwards from LSV, Jonah Cunningham and Jordan Dezaria, in Scott Naylor’s 19 for the visit of West Wales Raiders to the Vestacare Stadium tomorrow (Sun, kick-off 3pm).

Cunningham (20), who plays hooker or loose-forward, is the son of Keiron Cunningham, Leigh’s Head of Rugby and former St Helens star and coach.

Prop-forward Dezaria (21) was previously with French clubs Avignon and Catalans Dragons.

There are four changes from last week’s 19, with the two Leigh boys and the two on-loan 19-year-olds from Wakefield Trinity, Luke Hooley and Lee Kershaw, replacing Dave Eccleston, Kyran Johnson, Phil Joy and Matty Wilkinson.

Squad: Bent, Bridge, Briscoe, Crook, Cunningham, Davies, Dezaria, Hewitt, Holmes, Hooley, Jones, Kershaw, McComb, Nelmes, Owen, Rasool, Reid, Spencer, West.

After two narrow defeats, Roughyeds will be looking for a positive response
and a return to winning ways against a West Wales outfit that is still seeking its first win of the season.

With the second best defensive record in the division and the third best ‘points difference’ a win would lift Scott Naylor’s men back to third place so long as fifth-placed Workington Town can account for third-placed Hunslet at Derwent Park.

In his column in Roughyeds Review (our 24-page, full-colour match-day magazine which sells at £3) Scott says he is happy with our defence, but we need to be scoring more points.

You can also read the Anne Kearns column; Dave Naylor’s fan focus; George Cowburn’s look back at events in history; a two-page update on how Championship and League 1 clubs view Super League plans to revamp the sport; a pictorial history of Oldham v Welsh clubs as provided by the Oldham RL Heritage Trust; and much more.

Don’t forget Anne’s Female Fan Challenge, in which she is urging womenfolk among our fan base to bring another woman to a game.

And as a one-off at tomorrow’s game you can take match action shots on your mobile phone and submit them to the club’s media team with a prize on offer for what they believe to be the best one.

See here full details.


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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