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Our second-row Danny Boys labelled as ‘danger men’

DEWSBURY Rams and their head coach Lee Greenwood come to Bower Fold tomorrow (Sun), having labelled our second-row pairing of Danny Langtree and Danny Bridge as the biggest dangers and the men to watch.

Greenwood, a former Oldham winger and eldest brother of Jamie, the young hooker who played for us last year, has steered the Rams to two league wins out of three so far this season — a win at Halifax and a home triumph against Widnes Vikings last week.

This is what he has said about the Oldham game on the Rams website:

“Oldham are a decent side. Matt (Diskin) has changed their style of play. They are largely using the same squad that got them promoted. Against Bradford they ‘borrowed’ five players so a third of their team wasn’t theirs.

“However, like us, they’ll do whatever they can to get the wins. They pass the ball well and they have good second-rowers, Langtree and Bridge, who can play anywhere on the pitch and would get into nearly every side in the division. They are very good players so we’ll have to be on it to handle them.

“There is no over-confidence from me because I remember the Keighley friendly. They are in League 1 and have lost their first league and cup match. They looked better than we were in some parts of the game that day, being hard and fast around the middle. I have already reminded our guys about that day.

“If that game serves as a reminder to our lads that we need to be good to beat Oldham, fine by me. It can be easier to prove something when you are an underdog. Oldham will not take us lightly but when they looked at the fixtures before the season started they would have looked at this as a winnable match.

“It’s not going to be an easy fixture. No fixture is easy. We are on a decent run of form and performances and when you are on that you want the next game to come around quickly. We’ve pulled off two results that no one outside the dressing room expected us to get so the next one, Oldham, is massive for us.

“This is the first game in which I wouldn’t say we were favourites but we aren’t going in as massive underdogs. It’s going to be a different type of challenge for us. I’ve been quick to get the boys to focus on Oldham because losing this one would take the edge off those wins (against Halifax and Dewsbury).

“This is a big one in our season. If Oldham win they get two points and go level (on points) with us again. On the other hand we can win and turn what’s been a good start into a fantastic start.”

So there you have it . . . the talking and the writing stops here. Game day next . . . see you there !


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Club Cash

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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