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Hewitt available for selection

Hewitt available for selection

ROUGHYEDS scrum-half Dave Hewitt will be available for selection against London Skolars at the New River Stadium on Friday (7pm kick-off) despite getting a red card near the end of our recent game at North Wales Crusaders.

He was sent off with the home side’s outside half Jordan Gibson after a 78th minute altercation.

The RFL’s disciplinary body, however, has decided to take no further action against Hewitt or Gibson.

The Oldham player was dismissed for allegedly striking and Gibson for allegedly running in and punching, but in each case it was decided there would be no charge.

Skolars traditionally have a home game the night before the Betfred Challenge Cup Final and this year we take on the Londoners on Friday night ahead of the following day’s Finals double-header at the magnificent Tottenham Hotspur Stadium.

Featherstone Rovers play Leigh Centurions in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final, followed by Huddersfield Giants v Wigan Warriors in the Betfred Challenge Cup Final.

Stu Littler’s men train Tuesday and Wednesday this week, thus giving the players a relaxed Thursday night, and the 21-man squad will be announced on Wednesday.

Public Meeting on Thursday Evening

Don’t forget that on Thursday night, starting at 7pm, we have a public meeting at the Fox and Pine, Greaves Street, concerning the launch of our women’s team.

We have already had considerable interest shown by potential players and coaches, but there are several other roles to fill as well such as club welfare officer, game-day manager and first-aider.

Women’s rugby league is a massive growth area in our sport and we are hoping for a large turn-out at Thursday’s meeting which, apart from anything else, is an opportunity for anyone interested in playing, coaching, or getting involved in this new initiative in any way, on or off the field, to come along, hear what it’s all about and to register their interest.

Anyone can ring the office on 07904 898177 but most of all we would love to see you on Thursday when, together, we can get cracking on the formation of a squad in which the women of Oldham can prove they know a bit about this great game of ours!

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