Player Focus — Aaron Jones-Bishop

Our next player focus is on our Jamaican international winger and brother of Wakefield Trinity centre Ben Jones-Bishop.

Aaron played twice for Jamaica last year in their victories over Canada and the USA. He has always been around rugby league. He used to watch his brother’s games and started playing as soon as he was old enough, writes JENNY McGRANE.

Cricket bored him and when he tried football he got sick of players diving all over the floor, pretending to be hurt.

He said:

“Once you get the rugby league bug, no other sport compares”

Aaron signed for Oldham because he felt he wasn’t getting enough game time at Doncaster. He needed a change and after he spoke to his friend and former Oldham player Jamel Chisholm he decided Oldham would provide him with a good opportunity for him to get decent game time at a great club. Unfortunately, he suffered a serious knee injury early in the season.

His rugby hero is Leeds Rhinos legend and now Hull KR player Danny McGuire. Best players he has played against are also Leeds Rhinos legends — Rob Burrow, Joel Moon and Ryan Hall.

His hobbies are eating sweets and winding people up. He describes himself as smiley, annoying and as Mr Forgetful from the Mr Man series.

He also says he is the youngest old man of the team . . . just the opposite to Lee Kershaw.

Zack McComb would be his choice of team mate on a desert island because he always rose to a challenge and would do anything if you said he couldn’t or you would time him.

Season so far?

“I think we’ve done okay. We’ve let a few games get away from us but we sit in second so that says it all and I’m confident that we will finish at least where we are.”


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