Our next player focus is on our young hooker from Huddersfield Giants academy, Jamie Greenwood.
Jamie has been playing rugby for as long as he can remember — first at Siddal where he followed in the footsteps of his brothers, who are now in charge at Dewsbury. Lee, his elder brother, had a season at Oldham in the later stages of his playing career before he went into coaching.
Both brothers had a massive influence on their youngest sibling who was given little option but to follow them into rugby league.
Jamie came from the same amateur club as Zack McComb and when he had the opportunity to come to Oldham it was only natural that he should seek the opinions of brother Lee and Zack, both of whom spoke highly of the Roughyeds and of the club’s ethics and ambitions.
Both had only good things to say about Oldham and Jamie was left in no doubt that it was a good club where he would have a good chance of winning some honours.
Jamie’s rugby league hero is Phil Joy. Jamie described himself as ‘king of extras in the gym’ and ‘full time legend’.
The best player he has played against is former Halifax Elite Rugby Academy prop Titus ‘T-Bone’ Gwaze, who has been recalled by Wakefield Trinity after spending the first half of tihs season on loan at Oldham.
Of the current Oldham squad, he would take fellow Yorkshiremen McComb and Adam Brook to a desert island with him; McComb because he would ‘help to pass the time’ and Brook because he ‘knows everything about everything’ so he could organise a rescue and get them home.
When asked where Oldham will finish the season in terms of Betfred League 1 he said:
“We all want to finish top”