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Doncaster name their 19-man squad

​All the indications are that Doncaster will field a very similar team to that which won at Newcastle Thunder last week to set up tomorrow’s (Sun) big Betfred League 1 play-off clash against Oldham at the Vestacare Stadium, kick-off 2pm.

Please note the kick-off time — an hour earlier than usual because the game is to be screened live on the RFL’s OuRLeague app.

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There is nothing like being present, of course at live sport, and particularly at the sort of game and the sort of occasion we envisage at the Vestacare this weekend.
Sponsored by CDX Security of Warrington, the match will be handled by full-time Super League referee Liam Moore, an indication itself of the game’s importance, intensity and crowd appeal.

James Child will handle the other play off tie tomorrow, namely Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town, which kicks off at 4pm and will also be streamed live.

Among other sponsors and guests at the Oldham game will be a group from the Oldham Past Players’ Association and the Chief Executive of the RFL, Ralph Rimmer.

The winning team will go straight to the Grand Final on October 6, with promotion to the Championship as the ultimate prize, and the losers will get another chance next weekend against the winners of the Newcastle Thunder v Workington Town clash.

This is a real opportunity for rugby league fans in Oldham and surrounding areas to watch professional live rugby league on their doorstep.

It’s an all=pay, shared gate match with normal league match prices applying — adults £14, concessions £12, under-16s £2.

There will be an additional £2 transfer to seats for adults and concessions and a £3 transfer for under-16s.
Oldham’s 19-man squad will be announced shortly.

Doncaster have made two changes in their 19, Brandon Douglas and Connor Scott dropping out, to be replaced by Brad England and Joe Brown, who is on dual-registration from Hull FC.

Douglas was a sub last week and although Scott was in the 19 he didn’t play.

Of the 17 who beat Thunder 20-6 — and led 20-0 until a couple of minutes from the end — Douglas is the only omission for the big game at the Vestacare Stadium.

Squad: Beharrell, Boas, Bower, Boyle, Brown, Chase, Chrimes, Doherty, England, Halliday, Hedges, Howden, Kesik, Mariano, Nzoungou, Spiers, Tali, Washbrook, Wilkinson.

Curtain Raiser

There will be a curtain-raiser between St Anne’s under-7s and Limehurst Lions under-7s, kicking off at noon.

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