Richard Lepori fit again and raring to go!

02 November 2021

Italy international Richard Lepori, who had an outstanding start to the 2021 campaign before a freak gym accident brought his season to a premature end, has agreed to a contract extension.

Lippy, who turned 30 a few days ago, joined us in June 2019 after a spell at Sedgley Park RUFC. He is strong both in attack and defence, and rarely produces anything other than a rock solid performance on the wing. Richard will be looking for a successful season in 2022, particularly with the prospect dangling of playing for Italy in the World Cup next autumn.

Upon signing his new contract Lippy said, “I’m really happy to be staying at the club for next season. Swinton Lions has a lot of good people in it, both on and off the field, and I know everyone involved is determined to get the club back to playing in the Championship. With the squad we are putting together, we will be challenging ourselves to bounce back.”

Lions’ Head Coach Allan Coleman added, “Having Richard back for next year is massive for us because we missed him so much last season. He is such an important player for us. His talking and leadership qualities are brilliant and he helps the staff so much with his constructive insight. It’s fantastic that following his injury he is now fit and raring to go.”

 

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