Tyler's tries lift Oldham spirits

Date published: 18 August 2021

In-form Oldham Rugby League Club prop Tyler Dupree is raising spirits at the relegation-threatened Betfred Championship club by running in tries galore.

Roughyeds might be struggling with 11 losses and a draw in their last 12 outings, but Dupree is proving to be one of the most prolific forward try scorers in the sport's second tier.

The 21-year-old former Leeds Rhinos front-rower has scored at least one try in Oldham's last SIX outings -- one against Dewsbury Rams, Bradford Bulls, Whitehaven, London Broncos and Sheffield Eagles and two against Swinton Lions.

His total for the season so far is nine and with five games still to go he's closing in on former Oldham forward Michael Ward's ten in 2015 and 2017 -- the most scored in a season by a Roughyeds prop in the annals of the 'new' Oldham club, formed in 1997.

James Barran, Fenton Rogers and Brad Jinks, who picked up knocks in a bruising battle with Sheffield Eagles last Sunday, will be checked out before Roughyeds name their 21-man squad for Sunday's home game with Toulouse Olympique.

On-loan back Lloyd Roby won't be included because he's gone back to his parent club, Widnes Vikings.

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