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Only one change in 19

Scott Naylor is sticking more or less with the squad that won at London Skolars last week for tomorrow’s (Sunday) big clash with Newcastle Thunder at the Vestacare Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

There’s only one change in the 19, Paul Crook coming in for Lee Kershaw who has been recalled by his parent club, Wakefield Trinity.

Squad: Harry Aaronson, Liam Bent, Jimmy Beckett, Danny Bridge, Adam Brook, Paul Crook, Ritchie Hawkyard, Dave Hewitt, Kyran Johnson, Phil Joy, Danny Langtree, Scott Law, Cameron Leeming, Zack McComb, Gareth Owen, Ed Smith, Jack Spencer, Emmerson Whittel, Matty Wilkinson.

Smith and Beckett, who made their debuts in the win at London, are in line to play in front of a Vestacare crowd for the first time.

The other three new signings, Kiedan Hartley, Luke Hooley and Declan Kay, all signed on loan to the end of the season, will have to wait for their opportunities and will benefit from having more preparation time with the squad.

Crook’s inclusion, together with that of Adam Brook, will give Naylor the option of going for either youth or experience to combat the obvious threat of Quentin Laulu-Togagae or QLT as he is popularly known.

Big names in the Thunder squad are QLT, Keal Carlile at hooker, Liam McAvoy and Joel Edwards at prop, Kieran Gill in the centre, Misi Taulapapa on the wing and Lewis Young at full-back.

There will be a curtain-raiser between the under-7s of Waterhead and Westhoughton Lions, starting around 1.30pm and a second appearance of the season by Oldham Foodbank, which will graciously accept donations of tinned and other long-life foods.

Roughyeds are hoping for their best crowd of the season so far for what promises to be a gripping contest between second-placed Thunder, who will be seeking their eighth win in a row, and third-placed Oldham.

If Roughyeds were to win they would leapfrog Thunder in the Betfred League 1 table and move up to second, snapping at the heels of title favourites Whitehaven.


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Club Cash

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

The 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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