Rugby league: former Littleborough player signs to local rivals Oldham Roughyeds

Date published: 30 October 2021

A former Littleborough Rugby Union player has signed to local rivals Oldham Roughyeds as a part-time professional.

Young prop David Mills, 18, spent two years at Oldham St Anne's community club before moving on to Warrington Wolves at the age of 16.

New head coach Stu Littler said: “He's a Littleborough lad, went to Wardle Academy, but after spending so much of his key development time at St Anne's we can class him as a local.”

Mills said: "A few of my mates at Warrington who have been released at the end of their Academy time, like me, have packed in rugby, but there's no way I could do that.

"I've played rugby league since I was five or six, first at Littleborough and then at St Anne's, and I couldn't imagine life without it.

"My dad played in the Pennine League with Littleborough ARLFC back in the day and I grew up in an atmosphere of rugby, rugby and more rugby.

"At my age I'm not looking down just because I've left Warrington. I've taken on a new, big challenge; I'm looking up and I'll be giving it my best shot.

"I've only played against lads of my own age up to now, so it will be something new to play against men, but I'll be having a go and ripping in."

Littler said of the new boy: " He's got some 'whack' about him and he plays with aggression.

“He's a big lad and I'm glad to say we are getting some good, young local lads together.

“That's got to be good.”

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