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31 October 2017


Dynamic front-row forward Ben Austin is the latest Lion to renew his contract with the club for 2018.

Now in this fourth season at the club, Ben came through the Academy system at Wigan Warriors but made his debut for the Lions in March 2015 against Hemel Stags. He’s now made 77 appearances for the Lions, scoring six tries.

Probably his most memorable try of the 2017 campaign came in the last minute away at Dewsbury Rams in the Super 8s, when he plunged over under the posts to secure a dramatic victory for the Lions. Ben also chipped in with another important try in the crucial relegation decider at home against Oldham Roughyeds.

Ben never takes a backward step and at the age of 22 he will continue to improve. He’s someone who loves the club and is very popular player amongst the Lions faithful.

Our Head Coach Stuart Littler said, “I am delighted Ben has decided to continue his promising career with us. He has really developed well over the past three years and he is a tough, uncompromising forward, who only knows one direction. Ben is a good trainer and always adapts well to our coaching sessions. He is a well-liked character in our dressing room and he has really bought into the club’s new vision. I am expecting more progression from Ben and a massive season in 2018.”

Great to have you back on board Ben – yet another superb addition to our 2018 squad!


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