RUGBY LEAGUE: Oxford aim to take the sting out of Scorpions

8:00am Friday 4th July 2014

Chinnor's new signing Daz Oliver says his first priority is to cement a place in the National 2 South side’s line-up.

The giant lock was brought in following a recommendation to coach Matt Williams by fellow RAF serviceman Andrew Tibbatts, who recently re-joined Chinnor.

Oliver, who is 6ft 6 ins tall and weighs more than 18 stone, is based at RAF Halton in Buckinghamshire.

A key member of the RAF Rugby team, Oliver has recently returned from duty in Afghanistan and was previously based at RAF Leuchars in Fife, Scotland.

And he says he is looking forward to his latest mission.

“I’m excited to be relocating to RAF Halton and getting the boots back on after a year out,” said Oliver.

“I want to cement by place in the Chinnor team then take that form into the Army/Navy Championship. A big year is ahead.”

Williams was delighted with the new signing.

“Upon hearing Daz was relocating to RAF Halton, Tibbo (Andrew Tibbatts) was on my case to bring him to Oxfordshire.

“There has been a lot of interest in Daz which is not surprising as he is big, hard and knows his way round the field.”

Chinnor have also re-signed Fijian No 8 Ledua Jope.

Latest Sport news

CRICKET: Long arm of the Law Downs Sandford

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 8th July 2015

Thame Town stay top of Division 1 of the Cherwell League – but only after staving off apparently certain defeat at lowly Long Marston.

AUNT SALLY: Holt haul not enough to halt leaders Yarnton

Oxford Mail:

7:00am Wednesday 8th July 2015

ALAN Holt’s 15-dolls (4-5-6) were in vain for Black Prince A as they were pipped by Section 2 leaders Yarnton British Legion, writes ANDY BEAL.

Stalwart Mickey Lewis set to leave Oxford United

Oxford Mail:

6:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Mickey Lewis and Alasdair Lane are no longer part of Oxford United’s coaching staff, the Oxford Mail understands.

TENNIS: Alexis Canter wins in Wimbledon's boys' doubles

Oxford Mail:

8:54pm Tuesday 7th July 2015

OXFORDSHIRE'S Alexis Canter teamed up with fellow Briton Finn Bass to advance to the second round of the boys' doubles at Wimbledon today.

FOOTBALL: Oxford City welcome new Spanish trio as squad takes shape

Oxford Mail:

8:30am Tuesday 7th July 2015

OXFORD City’s Spanish contingent will return this week ahead of their pre-season campaign, which begins against Hungerford Town at Newbury Town on Saturday.

ROWING: Constantine Louloudis is inspiration for Great Britain glory

Oxford Mail: Constantine Louloudis was in Oxford University's winning crew

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

The return of Oxford University president Constantine Louloudis helped Great Britain’s eight to victory in the grand Challenge Cup.

RUGBY LEAGUE: Battling Oxford fall to late storm against high-flying Keighley

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Oxford gave pacesetters Keighley Cougars a good test before three late tries gave the hosts a 44-14 win in Kingstone Press League One on Sunday.

RACING: Victoria Pendleton criticism sparks Lawney Hill response

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Oxfordshire racehorse trainer Lawney Hill has responded to criticism of Victoria Pendleton’s bid to become an amateur jockey.

GOLF: Eddie Pepperell confident of making Open line-up

Oxford Mail:

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Eddie Pepperell has revealed he withdrew from the French Open with a back problem – but it will not jeopardise his participation in The Open next week.

FOOTBALL: Cowley Workers squeeze home in Cup

8:00am Tuesday 7th July 2015

Premier Section side Cowley Workers had to come from behind to beat Section 3 hosts Littlemore British Legion 5-4 in the first round of the Greene King ODDA’S Men’s Summer Seven-a-side Cup.

Back

© Copyright 2001-2015 Newsquest Media Group

Oxford Mail: site_logo http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk

Click 2 Find Business Directory http://www.oxfordmail.co.uk/trade_directory/