Our next player focus is on Adam Brook.
Adam joined Oldham at the start of the season on a season-long loan from his home-town team Halifax, from which club he had also been out on dual-reg with Newcastle Thunder.
In previous seasons he also played for Keighley Cougars and for Bradford Bulls between 2013-2015.
He played several sports as a boy, but chose rugby league to pursue seriously because he preferred it to the others and there were a lot of disciplines within it that appealed to him, writes JENNY McGRANE.
When the opportunity arose to go out on long-term loan from Halifax he opted to join Roughyeds because he has friends here and we were a team that was pushing for promotion.
“I always wanted to play at the highest standard I could get and Oldham was a great platform for that.”
Adam’s rugby hero is his Dad, who is still playing at the age of 45 and never leaves anything on the pitch.
In the wider world he puts Mum on a pedestal because she has been through some tough times and always comes out stronger on the other side.
His hobbies are golf, NFL and NBA.
Adam describes himself as the team talker,who will ‘talk to everybody and anybody that will listen or at least pretend to listen’. He is also driven and loyal. Mr Rush would be his Mr Man character.
The best player he has played against is Wigan stand-off George Williams.
He would take Scott Law to a desert island because he is the closest we’ve got to a Caveman so he would hopefully keep them alive.
Thoughts on the season so far?
“It’s been frustrating from both a personal and a team point of view. It didn’t help when I got injured early in the year. We could have done a lot better but it looks like we’ve a good chance of finishing second which will be good going into the play-offs.”