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Player focus . . . Ben Davies

Our next player focus is on our hugely popular prop-forward Ben Davies.

After being taken to a training session by his uncles at the age of seven, Ben got the rugby bug and has been playing ever since, initially for Leigh East, writes JENNY McGRANE.

He then signed for Wigan Warriors and at the start of 2010 he was loaned out to Widnes. From there Ben went on to Halifax and Whitehaven.

Before the start of the 2017 season he signed for Oldham after playing against us in our first season of Championship rugby.

His hero growing up was former Oldham and St Helens star Tommy Martyn, while the best player he has played against is former Leeds, Warrington and Bradford forward Adrian Morley.

Ben Davies

He loves a moan at training and describes himself as an old head who is ‘laid back, sarcastic and daft’.

Away from rugby, his hero is Oasis front man, Noel Gallagher and his hobbies include reading and eating out.

According to his better half he would be Mr Greedy in the Mr Man series.

He would take Phil Joy with him to a desert island so that he could drown him at sea and get away with it.

His thoughts on the season so far?

‘We haven’t hit our straps yet. We’ve played well in patches but not consistently enough. We can beat anyone on our day so we’ll do okay in the play-offs.”


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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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