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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