Oldham sign Leeds forward

Oldham have confirmed the signing of Leeds Rhinos forward Tyler Dupree for the 2021 season.

The 20-year-old was a former member of the Halifax Elite Academy, and was also a scholar at Salford Red Devils.

He had several loan spells at Featherstone Rovers, York City Knights and Batley Bulldogs before being allowed to leave the Rhinos at the end of his contract.

He told the club website: “I knew immediately that Oldham was the club for me when I met Matt Diskin for a coffee.

“Everything he said fitted in with my thoughts on the game and my hopes and aspirations for the future.

“I’m really looking forward to getting started at Oldham and to progressing my game under Matt, who was a legend at Leeds in his playing days.”

Oldham Head Coach Diskin added: “He’s a very talented young prop who has been in the first-team squad at Leeds and has come through the Rhinos systems. He still has a bit of maturing to do as a front-row forward, but what a talent!

“With ability like that, he has the rugby world at his feet. We’ve had to face a lot of competition to get him and that says a lot about him and a lot about his potential. I’ve absolutely no doubt that if he works hard and applies himself at Oldham he will have every chance of returning to Super League in the not-too-distant future.”

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