Roddy takes the reins at Oldham Rugby Union Club

OLDHAM RUGBY Union Club has appointed former Cheshire county player Chris Roddy as its new coach.

Roddy arrives at Manor Park with an excellent rugby pedigree having played for the last 15 years in national leagues for Macclesfield, Preston Grasshoppers and Stourbridge.

At 6ft 5in and weighing 18 stone, Roddy, pictured, is equally at home in the back row or second row.

Roddy appeared for Cheshire in the county championship final at Twickenham and has been a regular for the Great Britain police team which has just returned from a highly successful tour of Argentina and Uruguay.

Roddy has long been determined to move into coaching and has already completed his level two qualifications.

In addition to his duties with Oldham, Roddy will also be coach to the recently re-formed Greater Manchester Police team.

He said: “I am delighted to be taking on the role as head coach.

“After meeting several people around the club, I am convinced this will be a fantastic and en-joyable challenge.

“I can’t wait to get started and hopefully bring success to the club which is full of potential and aspiration.”

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