Archive: May 2022

Terry Gorman RIP

14th May 2022

The Heritage Trust are sad to report the death of former Oldham player Terry Gorman.

A talented half-back, Leigh born, Terry joined Oldham in October 1972 from Swinton to take over as “A” team coach.

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He wasn’t really signed to play in the first team but whenever the club was desperate for a stand-in scrum- half, Terry was drafted in to fill the gap.

This soon happened when Oldham played a Great Britain team in a friendly as part of the World Cup warm up programme on October 18th 1972. No one gave Oldham a chance against a GB side packed with stars such as Paul Charlton, Clive Sullivan, Chris Hesketh, John Atkinson, Mike Stephenson, Phil Lowe and John Holmes but on a dramatic night under the Watersheddings lights, Terry in the backs and Frank Foster in the pack conjured up an incredible victory for the Roughyeds. Terry was indeed the star of the show darting over for two second-half tries in an amazing 18 – 15 success for Oldham.

In all Terry played in ten first team matches for Oldham. He started his career at Huddersfield before having spells at Batley, Huyton and Swinton.

The sincere condolences of the Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust are offered to all of Terry’s family and friends.


Bob Pugsley RIP

May 2022

The Heritage Trust are sad to report the death of former Oldham player Bob Pugsley.

A second row or loose forward, Bob joined Oldham from Bridgend R.U. during the 1958-59 season making his debut at the Boulevard, Hull on March 14th 1959.

Bob played 14 first team matches for Oldham scoring 2 tries before a slipped disc injury interrupted his Oldham career in September 1959.

The sincere condolences of all the local Rugby League community are extended to all of Bob’s family and friends.