Tough times

League Express Championship correspondent GARETH WALKER hears about the efforts of one club to reverse its financial troubles. OLDHAM Chairman Chris Hamilton has seen more than most in terms of what it takes to run a Rugby League club outside the top flight. In almost 22 years in charge of the Roughyeds, Hamilton has fought the club’s own day-to-day battle…

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PODCAST: The Total Rugby League Show – Episode 2

The Total Rugby League Show returns this week with a look back at all the results from a superb opening weekend of the Super League season. On this week’s show, Ben Hughes is joined by League Express Editor Martyn Sadler, Rugby League Journalist Doug Thomson, and by Rugby League World Editor Matthew Shaw. Plus we talk the London Broncos with…

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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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Naylor believes Oldham have turned a corner

Oldham head coach Scott Naylor believes his side has the guts and desire to escape relegation. The Roughyeds salvaged a point at Batley despite falling 22-0 down inside just 21 minutes. It was a pivotal point for Naylor’s men, who moved level on points with Swinton, who occupy the final safe spot in the Championship. Despite admitting his side’s consistently…

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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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