Cornwall RLFC


Match Preview – Oldham (a)

May 6, 2023

Cornwall RLFC are back in action after a two week break with a trip to Oldham this Sunday – 1.00pm.

Ahead of this Betfred League 1 Round Seven clash against the Roughyeds, here is all your essential pre-match information.

Squad Selection

Mike Abbott has named his 21-man squad for the trip to Whitebank. Recent loan capture Leo Tennison, who has joined the Choughs from Hull Kingston Rovers, comes straight into the travelling party.

Along with Tennison, fellow loanee Ewan Badham also makes the cut after his temporary switch from divisional rivals Rochdale Hornets was extended for a further two weeks.

The only notable absentee is George Mitchell who, after picking up the supporters’ Player of the Match award against Dewsbury last time out, has suffered a hamstring injury in training.

Cornwall Squad:

Our Opposition:

Oldham have also named their 21-man squad for Sunday’s match. Roughyeds chief Stuart Littler is without star halfback Martyn Ridyard and fellow experienced campaigner Jack Blagbrough.

Both players miss out through injury although their absence is tempered by the inclusion of Wigan Warriors trio Harvey Makin, Kieran Tyrer and Harvey Wilson, on dual-registration.

We’ve Met Before:

24/04/22 – Oldham 48 Cornwall 22 (L1 R5)

21/08/22 – Cornwall 12 Oldham 32 (L1 R20)

Coaches Chat:

Cornwall head coach Mike Abbott sat down to discuss Sunday’s game with

Abbott’s opposite number Stuart Littler has also been previewing Sunday’s match.

“Moving into this season-determining spell, we need to get some momentum,” Littler said.

“We’ve got some big games around the corner and we are not getting ahead of ourselves.

“We need a performance against an improved Cornwall to build into these games that we’ve got coming up.

“They’ve got some good players and pose a threat, and we’re looking forward to the challenge on Sunday.”

Match Officials:

Four officials have been appointed for Sunday’s game.

Referee: Kevin Moore

Touch judges: James Collier and Connor Griffiths

Reserve referee: Lee Haggerty

Principal or Alternate?

It’s back to black for the Choughs at Oldham with the side wearing our principal 2023 ensemble.

Our home kit can be ordered from Whirlwind Sports – Click Here


Tickets are available in advance and priced accordingly:

Seated: Adult £17, Concession £11, Student £6, Under-16s £3

Standing: Adult £16, Concession £10, Student £5, under-16s Free

Advance tickets can either be printed in advance or shown on a mobile device. 

To buy: Click Here

Follow the Match:

With the Choughs playing away and on a Sunday, there is no coverage from BBC Radio Cornwall.

The game is not being streamed on any other platform. If you see a link advertising the game on social media, please ignore, it’s a scam.

We try our best to filter out the spam links on a matchday.

There will be regular updates across our social media channels and official website before, during and after the match.