Dave Nicholson RIP

January 20th  2021 The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust was sad to learn of the death of ex-Roughyed Dave Nicholson on the Isle of Man. Fans will remember Dave as…

Law Cup put on hold until next year

IT’S 100 years since the first Law Cup was contested as a pre-season warm-up match between Oldham and neighbours Rochdale Hornets, but fans will have to wait another 12 months…

100th anniversary of the Law Cup – 2021

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Joseph Platt inducted into the Rugby League Roll of Honour

It is perhaps appropriate that on August 29th 2020, exactly 125 years since the formation of the Northern Union / Rugby League at the George Hotel in Huddersfield, Joseph Platt…

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The decision to put the Law Cup on hold until 2022 has been made jointly by both clubs because of logistical problems caused by the fact that Oldham are scheduled to start the 2021 campaign with a Challenge Cup tie on March 21, while Hornets won’t play until Betfred League 1 kicks-off in early May.
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It is perhaps appropriate that on August 29th 2020, exactly 125 years since the formation of the Northern Union / Rugby League at the George Hotel in Huddersfield, Joseph Platt the first secretary of the then new sporting body was inducted into the Rugby League - Roll of Honour. He is the first person to be posthumously so honoured.
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The Infirmary Cup (Law Cup) was first contested between Oldham and Rochdale Hornets in May 1921. The trophy was donated by the Rochdale MP, the Right Hon A. J. Law with the proceeds of the match being given over to the infirmaries in the two towns.
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Due to a decision by the Rugby League Record Keepers club to now include some fixtures from the 1918-19 season as senior matches, Joe Ferguson, Oldham’s record appearance maker has had his total increased to 631.
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Alan Taylor RIP

It is with sadness that Heritage Trust learned the news of the death of former Oldham player Alan Taylor at the age of 68.
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The Oldham Rugby League Heritage Trust have added to the website a video of the match against Batley on January 10th 1982.