Swinton Lions are delighted to reveal their first new signing of 2022 – Reece Hamlett!
The Vikings followed up their victory against the Bulls with a hard-fought win against the Lions which saw Matt Cook and Paul Clough make their final career appearances and Referee Gareth Hewer controlling his last game before retirement.
Swinton Lionesses U16s continued their impressive form on Wednesday night beating Ashton Bears Ladies U16s 42-10.
The Lions put in a stunning performance at the Keepmoat Stadium to claim their second victory of the season.
Mike Peers joined the Lions in September 1981 from hometown club Warrington for whom he had made 55 first team appearances. Mike was a “players’ player”, operating as a natural loose forward. Mike had the lot, a good rugby brain, great hands, sidestep and an astute kicking game.
The Broncos might have got the two points, but they will know they were in a contest after a fantastic second half fight back by the Lions.
At Swinton Lions we are proud and thrilled to announce that just six months after forming our female teams, two of our “Lionesses” have been selected at international level, with both Maddie Corrigan and Holly Grimes being brought into the Ireland train-on squad for 2021 and 2022.
The Panthers got their season back on track with a mauling of the Lions scoring some excellent tries to keep them well in the play off hunt.
Swinton Lions RLFC can confirm that former Assistant Coach Allan Coleman, who was recently placed in temporary charge until the end of the current season, has now been formally appointed as Head Coach until at least the end of the 2022 campaign.
We are pleased to announce that Bradford Bulls winger or centre Reece Hamlett has joined the Lions on loan for the remainder of the season.