Lions in Moore talks

Swinton Lions are among the clubs showing an interest in offering experienced ex-England playmaker Scott Moore a route back into the professional game. The former St Helens, Widnes, Huddersfield, North Queensland, London Broncos, Castleford, Wakefield and Bradford halfback or hooker was jailed for one year and eleven months earlier this year after being tasered six times by police following a…

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Toulouse defeat Swinton in France

TOULOUSE scored five tries in the final 15 minutes to seal a 46-14 win and end Swinton’s hopes of opening-day Championship success in the South of France. Chris Hankinson kicked penalty goals either side of half-time to reduce the home lead to 20-14, but the visitors were unable to force a third try. And a 65th-minute score by Stan Robin…

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Swinton’s future safe despite latest winding-up petition, insists club CEO

Swinton Lions CEO Stephen Wild insists the club’s future is secure despite being issued another winding-up petition. The Championship club received notice of the petition earlier this week after being unable to clear off the entirety of the debt hanging over the club. It is the seventh occasion the club has been issued a winding-up petition in just over 12…

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Championship Shield Results – Bradford win again

Championship Shield: Swinton Lions 16-30 Bradford Bulls Sheffield Eagles 28-35 Dewsbury Rams Batley Bulldogs 22-22 Oldham Toulouse Olympique 50-12 Rochdale Hornets Full coverage of all the weekend’s Championship Shield matches will feature in Monday’s issue of League Express, available in the shops and online from Sunday evening.

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Roundup: 13th August

More details from all of today’s games, alongside the rest of the weekend’s action, will feature in Monday’s League Express. Widnes Vikings picked up their first win of the 2017 Qualifiers as Corey Thompson’s brace helped them to a 36-12 victory at Halifax. Despite Fax’s red-hot winger Ben Heaton making it six tries in two appearances, they barely threatened a…

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Swinton land quintet

Swinton Lions have landed five new signings to bolster their squad ahead of their fight for Championship survival. The financially-troubled Lions have signed Widnes prop Dan Norman, halfback Thomas Coyle and former North Wales back Jack Hansen while also adding Mark Nicholson, brother of Swinton’s current hooker Anthony, and former Catalans youngster Ilias Bergal. Paperwork for all five was completed…

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Swinton coach can hold his head high

GARETH WALKER, the Championship correspondent of League Express, pays tribute to Swinton coach John Duffy for his role with the Lions over the last 18 months. THE future of Swinton Lions may as yet be uncertain, following their recent financial difficulties. But whatever lies ahead, the recent role of coach John Duffy should not go unnoticed. The Lions’ issues have…

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Wigan book quarter-final spot

Wigan Warriors eased past Championship Swinton Lions 42-12 to book their place in the quarter-finals of the Challenge Cup. Joel Tomkins Liam Farrell, Joe Burgess and Liam Marshall touched down as Wigan raced into an 18-0 lead at the break. Grant Gore went over shortly after the restart with Chris Atkin’s goal cutting the deficit further but it wasn’t to…

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Grading every Championship club’s first half of the regular season

Hull Kingston Rovers (1st): A Heading into the season, the Robins couldn’t really win. Everyone expected them to take the Championship by storm, so their current position at the top of the league is no real surprise to anybody. But their efforts so far this season should not be underestimated. The Robins haven’t had it easy in games with London,…

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REPORT: Atkin drop goal seals dramatic win

Swinton Lions 23-22 Rochdale Hornets A late Chris Atkin drop goal sealed a dramatic victory for Swinton Lions over Manchester rivals Rochdale Hornets. Mike Butt put Swinton ahead within the opening minute after the Lions had retrieved an attempted short kick off. Penalties from Atkin saw Swinton 10-0 in front but Lewis Galbraith went over for Rochdale before two kicks…

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