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Hull of a draw for Roughyeds

Date published: 21 March 2011

OLDHAM RL Club has welcomed the fourth-round Carnegie Challenge Cup draw which pairs the Roughyeds with a potential money-spinner at Hull FC.

The Championship One side from the Whitebank Stadium (capacity 1,502) will play the Super League giants in the eight-year-old state-of-the-art 25,586 all-seat KC Stadium, home of both Hull FC and their soccer neighbours Hull City.

It will be Oldham’s first Challenge Cup tie against Super League opposition since they lost 46-4 at Wakefield Trinity Wildcats in the last eight in 2008 after beating the British Army at Aldershot, Swinton away and Dewsbury away to reach the quarter-finals.

Said Roughyeds chief Chris Hamilton: “It’s a good draw for us. We couldn’t have played a Super League club at Whitebank, so if we were going to be drawn with one it was obviously beneficial to be drawn away.

“Like all clubs in our position we wanted a tie that would give us a good chance of progressing or one with the potential to make us a bit of money and I think we have got the latter, given how well supported Hull FC are.

“They have international players right across the park, and we will be taking them on in a magnificent stadium. It will be a day to remember for everyone.”


Well, at least CH has spoken honestly by saying that the only thing the club will get out of this game will be cash - although miracles, they say, do happen. :)


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