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New boy Field in 21-man squad

OUR latest signing Oli Field, a talented youngster from Leeds Rhinos, goes straight into Stu Littler’s 21-man squad for Sunday’s clash with in-form Doncaster at the Vestacare Stadium, kick-off 3pm.

Also stepping up are young half-back Robbie Butterworth, back in the 21 after missing the last two games while under an RFL suspension, and Kian Morgan, the centre from Yorkshire who missed out last time.

The three to lose out are the injured James Thornton, who is going through head-knock protocols, plus Will Cooke and David Hewitt, who were in the 21 for the Rochdale game, but not in the 17 who played.

Five of our seven young loanees are included — centre Connor Carr, half-back Butterworth and three forwards, Dane Windrow, Oli Field and Johnny Openshaw, who made a stunning debut against Rochdale with several exciting breaks from dummy half.

The two loan signings who are not in are Nyle Flynn and the injured Dec O’Donnell.

Squad: Jordan Andrade, Robbie Butterworth, Callum Cameron, Connor Carr, Liam Copland, Jack Coventry, Oliver Field, Joe Hartley, Kian Morgan, Jason Muranka, Luke Nelmes, Dom Newton, Johnny Openshaw, Owen Restall, Martyn Ridyard, Sean Slater, Tom Spencer, Calvin Wellington, Emmerson Whittel, Dane Windrow, Billy Yarrow.

Round 15 — Sunday July 17
Vestacare Stadium, Oldham


Owen Restall
Greg Burns
Calvin Wellington
Ben Cockayne
Martyn Ridyard
Travis Corion
Luke Nelmes
Joe Fella
Tom Spencer
Keelan Foster
Jason Muranka
Tom Halliday
Callum Cameron
Alex Holdstock
Emmerson Whittel
Ben Howe
Sean Slater
Ben Johnston
Jordan Andrade
Loui McConnell
Jack Coventry
Aaron Ollett-Hobson
Joe Hartley
Dave Petersen
Dom Newton
Dean Roberts
Liam Copland
Connor Robinson
Ethan Morgan
Leon Ruan
Billy Yarrow
Sam Smeaton
Dane Windrow
Robbie Storey
Connor Carr
Jason Tali
Robbie Butterworth
Misi Taulapapa
Johnny Openshaw
Ross Whitmore
Oli Field
Aaron York

Match Officials

  • Referee: C. Worsley
  • Touch Judges: L. O'Brien, P. Brooke

The Players’ Association will again have a large group in hospitality, including — for the first time — ex-winger Geoff Munro and a forward whose links with the club span 60 years, Terry Ogden.

Geoff and Terry will be the latest Roughyeds old boys to collect their numbered Heritage certificates, maybe on the pitch at half-time together with some of those who were originally presented with them inside and thus out of view of most people in the ground.

Falling into this category are Adrian Alexander, Ray Hicks, Mike Elliott, Martin Murphy, Joe Warburton, Shane Tupaea, Leo Casey and Scott Ranson.

In a long career at Watersheddings, Munro scored 84 tries in 195 games. He topped the club’s try-scoring chart in 1979-80 with 29, which included a hat trick of hat tricks, three tries in three successive games.

His 29 tries that season made him the top try scorer in the Second Division and he was only one try behind the top two in the First Division, Keith Fielding of Salford and Steve Hubbard of Hull KR.

Some 20 years or more earlier, a young Terry Ogden signed for his home-town club but realised he had a raft of top forwards in front of him so he signed for Salford, who were about to embark on a glorious run of success with the likes of Mike Coulman in the forwards, Kenny Gill at stand-off and Colin Dixon in the centre or in the second-row.

Terry made 138 appearances for Salford in the 1960s, topped off by a Challenge Cup Final appearance at Wembley when Salford were beaten by Castleford.

Salford lined up like this:

Ken Gwilliam; Bill Burgess, Stuart Whitehead, Chris Hesketh, Paul Jackson; David Watkins, Jackie Brennan; TERRY OGDEN, Martin Dickens, Charlie Bott, Mike Coulman, Colin Dixon, Ron Hill.


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