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Great Britain squad update

Sam Burgess, Kallum Watkins and Stevie Ward have been ruled out of contention for Great Britain’s four-match tour of New Zealand and Papua New Guinea this autumn.

Burgess ended the NRL season with South Sydney with a shoulder injury, and Watkins, who joined Gold Coast Titans from Leeds Rhinos earlier this year, has a rib problem.

Ward suffered a hamstring injury in Leeds’s last game of the Betfred Super League season against Warrington Wolves last month.

“It’s disappointing to lose players, and they are all gutted to be out of contention for the tour,” said Kevin Sinfield, the RFL’s Rugby Director who has chaired the Great Britain selection panel, during a training session at the Manchester Institute of Health and Performance today.

“The reaction we’ve had from all players is overwhelmingly positive about the return of GB, and that was the case for Kallum, Stevie and especially Sam, as he’s one of the few guys in contention to have played for Great Britain previously.

“But injuries happen, they test your strength in depth, and they provide opportunities to others. We’ll still have plenty of quality and experience in our squad when it’s announced next week.”

Great Britain will name a 24-man squad for the tour next Monday, with selection to be finalised after Saturday’s Betfred Super League Grand Final between St Helens and Salford Red Devils.

So far the following 11 members of the squad have been confirmed, following their selection for the England squad which will travel to Sydney this weekend for the Downer World Cup Nines:

Tom Burgess (South Sydney), Daryl Clark (Warrington Wolves), Jake Connor (Hull FC), James Graham (St George Illawarra Dragons), Ryan Hall (Sydney Roosters) Jack Hughes (Warrington Wolves), Jermaine McGillvary (Huddersfield Giants), Jake Trueman (Castleford Tigers), Elliott Whitehead (Canberra Raiders), Gareth Widdop (St George Illawarra Dragons), George Williams (Wigan Warriors).

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AS you all know from your own experiences these are tough times for everybody, but we believe you will agree that OLDHAM RLFC is taking massive inspiration from the fabulous NHS and other key workers in tackling Covid head-on, while looking forward positively to the 2021 season and better times ahead thanks to the outstanding work now being done to get people vaccinated as quickly as possible.

Nevertheless, we have to face facts and be realistic enough to accept that the club urgently needs every pound that is currently coming in from whatever source. One of those sources is our Club Cash lottery and we would like to take this opportunity to thank all those who support us on this. A lot of you who used to pay our collectors on the doorstep have responded to our suggestions on how to pay by different methods and we are extremely grateful for that. Thanks again. You will never know how much difference your contributions make.

Alas, our income from the lottery has dropped by more than 50 per cent over the course of the pandemic and that would be a huge blow financially at any time let alone a time of unprecedented hardship because of the pandemic. It really is a situation we seriously need to address.

With that in mind the prize fund for the duration of the latest national lockdown will be temporarily reduced from February 10.

You will still be able to win a £1,000 first prize, plus £100, £50, £25 and ten £10 prizes every week, while continuing to provide vital support for the club and it will only cost you £1 a week. You can’t get a decent coffee for that, but the difference it makes to the club when multiplied a few times over and then multiplied again by 52 – the number of weeks in the financial year – is of major significance.

If you can help us at all — for £1 a week — it would be hugely appreciated by everyone with Oldham RL Club at heart. The prize structure still represents good value for money for an outlay of £1.

To those who are already members and help us accordingly, we very much hope to retain your support at this extremely difficult time.

Should you wish to play but don’t, due to the pausing of cash collection rounds, we have other options available, which you can discuss with our lottery administrator, John McAndrew on 07980129541 or from the club on 07904 898177.

Alternatively, you can send an email to: mcandrewj@aol.com or to: enquiries@roughyeds.co.uk

The prize fund will be increased back to previous levels as soon as latest lockdowns are released. Please watch our website and social media platforms for further announcements.

Finally, if you want more information about the lottery or you wish to discuss your membership please contact one of the numbers given above.

A huge thank-you to you all.

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