Leeds highly rated prop Daniel Smith has joined Oldham on a dual registration.
Roughyed boss Tony Benson explained what former Oldhamer Barrie McDermott, now head of youth development at the Rhinos, thinks of the young prop.
He said, “He is very impressed with Smith and particularly with his hand-eye co-ordination. In some aspects he reminds Barrie of the Sculthorpes.
“He thinks Smith has a big future ahead of him and he believes the time he will spend at Oldham will form an important part of his development.”
Smith represented Wakefield service area between 2005 and 2008 and won both Yorkshire Cup and the National Cup with that organisation during his time.