Highly-rated Butterworth joins Roughyeds

Date published: 02 June 2022

Oldham Rugby League Club has announced the loan signing of Wakefield Trinity's 19-year-old half-back Robbie Butterworth, who has been catching the eye in the Super League club's Reserves team.

Like his Trinity and now on-loan Oldham colleague Dane Windrow, Butterworth is at Oldham for the remainder of the season, although Wakefield have a 48-hour recall clause once the initial two weeks have been completed.

As boys, he and back-row forward Windrow played in the same team at Brighouse Rangers before the two of them jointed Trinity on scholarship when they were aged 14 or thereabouts.

From there, their careers have followed similar pathways via Trinity's scholarship and academy squads, although Windrow has graduated to the first-team squad while the slightly younger Butterworth has been playing in the Reserves.

Butterworth is expected to be in contention for Sunday's home game against Swinton Lions, which kicks off at 3pm.

You will get the unique opportunity at the game of using your camera or mobile phone to have your photograph taken with one of the three World Cups, the men's, women's and wheelchair trophies which will be up for grabs in the autumn.

RFL officials will be there with the famous trophies from 1.15pm to kick-off, situated just inside the ground near the turnstiles.

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