Bridge in 22-man Irish squad

​DANNY Bridge, who has signed a new one-year contract at Oldham, has survived the cut and is included in coach Stuart Littler’s 22-man Ireland squad for World Cup qualifiers against Spain and Italy.

They play Spain away on Saturday and Italy in Dublin on November 9 in a bid to go forward to World Cup 2021, which will be held in England.

Bridge’s Irish selection comes in the week that Oldham’s new head coach Matt Diskin described him and his Roughyeds second-row partner Danny Langtree as among the top five second-rowers in the Betfred Championship.

Centre Zack McComb, who has left Oldham to sign for Sheffield Eagles, has been fast-tracked into the 22, which also includes former Roughyeds players Michael Ward (Batley) and Greg McNally (Leigh).

Others in the squad include Tyrone McCarthy (Salford), James Bentley (St Helens), Bob Beswick (Toronto), George King (Wakefield) and Liam Byrne (Wigan).

Boundary Park Visit

THE Oldham club wishes to publicly thank Oldham Athletic for the invitation to attend Tuesday night’s game against Walsall at Boundary Park, which Latics won 2-0 with goals by man-of-the-match Scott Wilson and Desire Segbe Azankpo.

Roughyeds chairman Chris Hamilton and half a dozen players, headed by club captain Gareth Owen, were invited on to the pitch before kick-off, introduced to the crowd, and congratulated for their achievement in winning promotion to the Betfred Championship.

Other players in attendance included Ritchie Hawkyard, Jack Spencer, Cameron Leeming, Phil Joy and Harry Aaronson, who scored four tries in nine appearances while on loan from Swinton Lions.


Club Cash Lottery

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

he 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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