MOST Oldham fans may see two newcomers in action for the first time at the Vestacare Stadium tomorrow (Sunday) when the curtain goes up on the 2019 Betfred League 1 campaign.
Young prop Titus Gwaze, who has signed from Wakefield Trinity on a one-month loan initially, is included in the 19 and will be hoping to make his debut.
Half-back Adam Brook played half a game at Swinton in the last pre-season game, but he is hoping to make his Vestacare bow against Workington Town (3pm), having also been named in the provisional squad.
- Liam Bent — sponsored by ORSA
- Anthony Bowman — sponsored by Graeme Lee
- Adam Brook — sponsorship available
- Ben Calland — sponsored by Luke, Abbie and Jessica Davies
- Jamie Greenwood — sponsored by Sandra Bullock
- Titus Gwaze — sponsored by Anne Kearns
- Ritchie Hawkyard — sponsored by Rita Walton
- Dave Hewitt — sponsored by Chris Noble MBE
- Jack Holmes — sponsored by David and Val Webster
- Aaron Jones-Bishop — sponsored by Les and Eileen Davison
- Phil Joy — sponsored by Past Players’ Association
- Lee Kershaw — sponsored by Rugby Oldham Supporters’ Trust
- Scott Law — sponsored by Les and Eileen Davison
- Zack McComb — sponsored by David and Val Webster
- Luke Nelmes — sponsored by John and Lynda McAndrew
- Gareth Owen — sponsored by Purpose Business and Marketing Ltd
- Jack Spencer — sponsored by Graeme Lee
- Emmerson Whittel — sponsorship available
- Matty Wilkinson — sponsored by John and Lynda McAndrew
The only players still available for sponsorship are Emmerson Whittel, Ben Davies, Harry Maders and Adam Brook, but there is scope for the sponsorship of head coach Scott Naylor, his assistant Peter Carey and conditioner Adam Neal.
- The opening game of the Betfred League 1 season ended in a 32-26 win for Doncaster in a thriller at highly-fancied Newcastle Thunder.
Thunder led 22-4 at half-time but Doncaster stormed back in the second half to stun the home side and get their season off to a flying start.