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Giants' Louis Senior joins us on loan

OLDHAM RLFC is delighted to announce the loan signing of outside back Louis Senior from Huddersfield Giants.

The young wing or centre has played 23 games in Super League, scoring 14 tries in the elite competition. He hasn’t played this season, but he scored five tries in eight Super League games only last year and he is itching to start playing again.

Louis Senior
Louis Senior

He will train with Roughyeds for the first time tomorrow (Thursday) night and he will be in contention for a Bower Fold debut against Widnes Vikings on Sunday — his 21st birthday.

His twin brother Innes is also at Huddersfield, but is currently out on loan at Wakefield.

Said Louis:

“I’m really looking forward to joining Oldham. It will be great to be playing again. I’ll feel a bit of pressure, I suppose, because I want to make a good impression, on my 21st too if I’m playing on Sunday.

“I’ve probably played more wing than centre, but I’m happy in either position.”

A Meltham lad, Senior started playing rugby league when he was seven with his local club. He then moved to Newsome Panthers in Huddersfield and signed for the Giants on scholarship when he was 14.

He made his Super League debut on the wing against Leeds Rhinos in 2018 as a 17-year-old after showing well in the under-19s.

He is coming to Oldham initially on a two-week loan agreement, similar to those which brought in Jack Bibby and Jack Croft, both of whom have been transferred back to Wigan Warriors and Wakefield Trinity respectively.

Oldham head coach Matt Diskin said:

“Louis has a good pedigree. He’s played a fair bit of Super League. He will give us some real quality on the fringes.”

Chairman Chris Hamilton added:

“Louis is another quality young player, who can do a good job for us.

“He will train with us tomorrow and he will be in contention on Sunday.

+ The club expects to have news about supporters’ attendance at Sunday’s game at Bower Fold at some point in the morning. It will be announced immediately on the club website and social media platforms.

Louis Senior images via SWPix

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