Ben Davies back for a third season at Oldham

Former Super League prop Ben Davies has committed to League 1 side Oldham for a third season.

Davies, 29, played 37 times in the top flight for Wigan, Widnes and Castleford, and moved to the Roughyeds from Whitehaven in 2017.

He missed the first half of last season with a back injury.

Coach Scott Naylor said: “He missed a lot of pre-season work but his back troubles have now been sorted out by our physiotherapists.

“His vast experience is of great value to the team and you can see that from the way he plays.

“He’s a tough lad; he knows the game inside out; and he carries the ball superbly, as you would expect from a player who has played for so long at a high level.

“We need his experience and his know-how and it’s great that he is staying with us for 2019.”

Davies becomes the 10th player signed up by Oldham for 2019.