Sheriffe replaces the Law Man at Roughyeds
Date published: 01 November 2019
Newly-promoted Championship side Oldham have replaced Scott Law with another experienced front-rower from Yorkshire in 33-year-old Jode Sheriffe, formerly of Halifax, Bradford, Keighley and Dewsbury.
He's signed a one-year deal.
Said coach Matt Diskin: "We needed a big, craggy prop in the middle, especially so since Scott Law headed off to Australia.
"Like Scott, Jode has been around a long time and he knows the game inside out. We've done well to get him because there aren't a lot of players about who fit into that mould.
"He's passionate about the game -- always has been -- and he's the sort of personality who will be good for us around the club and in the dressing room as well as on the pitch."
Capped by Jamaica and from a family that's steeped in rugby league, his elder brother is Simon Grix's newly-appointed assistant coach at Halifax, Rikki Sheriffe, and his younger brother Jesse has played for several clubs in Yorkshire.
Said Jode: "The Championship is a tough competition, but it will be a challenge I'm relishing. Oldham seems to be a closely-knit, family-type of club and that was one of the main things that appealed to me when I talked to the chairman."
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