‘Emmy’ chooses Oldham to kick-start his career

OLDHAM RLFC has further strengthened its pack with the capture of Emmerson Whittel (24), a back-rower who has played at Bradford Bulls, Gloucester All Golds and Keighley Cougars.

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He follows his former Cougars team mates Richie Hawkyard and Scott Law to the Vestacare Stadium, having signed a one-year deal.

Said Roughyeds boss Scott Naylor: “We’ve done our homework on Emmerson and we’ve heard nothing but good things about him.

“He’s a tough, gritty lad — just the sort we like at Oldham.”

He suffered a broken jaw while playing for Keighley in  2017 and in only his ninth game back he tore an anterior cruciate ligament in a knee.

“I’m fully recovered now and I’m looking forward to kick-starting my career at Oldham,” he said.

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