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Matty Fletcher a coup for the Lions!

17 October 2023

Ex-Oldham and Crusaders ball-playing 13 joins Lions!

The latest signing here at Swinton is 23 years old back-row or loose-forward Matty Fletcher, who comes to the Lions after two excellent seasons with North Wales Crusaders.

Matty was born at Ashton-under-Lyne, but his first venture into the professional game was as a youngster in Australia with Norths Devils from Brisbane. In 2020 he returned to England to play for his local club Oldham, and then also had a stint with Dewsbury Rams before his arrival at Crusaders in 2022. His game has matured impressively at Crusaders and we feel he will now be a great fit for the Lions.

Head Coach, Alan Kilshaw, said, “Matty is a player who I’ve been really impressed with over the past two seasons when he has been a stand out performer in the North Wales Crusaders team. We feel his best role is as a 13 because he has some really good ball playing attributes. Matty has also played well at back-row and has filled in at stand-off. He was another player who was chased hard by a number of teams, but he has bought into what we want to achieve at this club and we are delighted to have him here for 2024.”


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