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Sheriffe comes in to replace the Law Man!

BUILDING for the Betfred Championship, newly-promoted Oldham have replaced Scott Law with another experienced front-rower from Yorkshire in 33-year-old Jode Sheriffe, formerly of Halifax, Bradford, Keighley and Dewsbury.

He’s signed a one-year deal after an approach by Roughyeds’ new boss Matt Diskin and talks with club chairman Chris Hamilton.

Said Diskin:

“We needed a big, craggy prop up there in the middle, especially so since Scott Law headed off to Australia.

“Like Scott, Jode has been around a long time and he knows the game inside out. We’ve done well to get him because there aren’t a lot of players about who fit into that mould.

“He’s passionate about the game — always has been — and he’s the sort of personality who will be good for us around the club and in the dressing room as well as on the pitch.”

Capped by Jamaica and from a family that’s steeped in rugby league, his elder brother is Simon Grix’s newly-appointed assistant coach at Halifax, Rikki Sheriffe, and his younger brother Jesse has played for several clubs in Yorkshire.

Said Jode:

“The Championship is a tough competition, but it will be a challenge I’m relishing. I can’t wait to get started.

“From what I gather Oldham seems to be a closely-knit, family-type of club and that was one of the main things that appealed to me when I talked to the chairman.

“I was looking for something new when Matt messaged me and asked me what I was going to be doing next season. Then I met Chris (Hamilton) and it all moved on from there.

“I’m passionate about rugby and about the development of kids in the sport. Family is also very important to me and one of the reasons I love rugby so much is because its like one big happy family.

“In all the talks I’ve had with different people, the Oldham club came across as a good place to be and that was a big thing in my decision to sign.”

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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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