Roughyeds sign Emmerson Whittel

Oldham have signed former Bradford Bulls, Gloucester All Golds, and Keighley Cougars forward Emmerson Whittel. The 24-year-old, who has penned a one-year deal with the club, arrives at the Vestacare Stadium having departed the Cougars in a bid to revive his injury-struck career. Whittel becomes the third Cougars player to sign for the Roughyeds, following the recent arrivals of former…

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Oldham snap up hooker Greenwood

Oldham have moved swiftly to continue their extensive recruitment drive, after securing the services of promising hooker Jamie Greenwood from Huddersfield Giants. The Roughyeds fought off a number of interested parties to complete the deal, and the 20-year-old has become the 16th player to sign on the dotted line at the Vestacare Stadium during the off-season. “I know [Roughyeds centre]…

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Championship Shield Results – Bradford win again

Championship Shield: Swinton Lions 16-30 Bradford Bulls Sheffield Eagles 28-35 Dewsbury Rams Batley Bulldogs 22-22 Oldham Toulouse Olympique 50-12 Rochdale Hornets Full coverage of all the weekend’s Championship Shield matches will feature in Monday’s issue of League Express, available in the shops and online from Sunday evening.

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Wanna be a Theatre Star? Casting call for `Rugby League in the Blood’

‘Rugby League in the Blood’ is a new play, currently at its final draft stage, which is based on the shared memories of members of the Oldham and Rochdale communities and tells the story of the special relationship between Rugby League and those two towns. Rugby League’s official charity arm, Rugby League Cares, is on the look-out for performers and…

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Rochdale seal Summer Bash comeback over Oldham

Rochdale Hornets came from 18-points down to seal a remarkable 38-28 win over Oldham Roughyeds at the Summer Bash. Alan Kilshaw’s side trailed 26-8 shortly after the half hour mark as their Manchester rivals looked certain to take the points but five tries, with only a penalty goal coming in reply, saw them complete a sensational turnaround in front of the Sky…

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