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Match report: Swinton Lions 20-33 Keighley Cougars

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In a nutshell Keighley Cougars will go into the last eight of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup after a thrilling victory against Swinton Lions at Leigh Sports Village, despite Anthony Bopwmanscoring three tries for the Lions. How it unfolded The Cougars opened the scoring when Danny Lawton touched down for a try that Danny Jones couldn’t convert. But then Bowman got ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions v Dewsbury Rams

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Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Winger Freddie Walker looks set for a spell on the sidelines after suffering ankle ligament damage against York City Knights, but Swinton Lions coach Ian Watson is hopeful that both Josh Barlow and Luke Menzies will be fit to face the Rams. Chris Atkin is unavailable after being selected for England Students and Anthony ... Read More »

Championship preview: Featherstone Rovers v Swinton Lions

John Bastian. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at the BIGFELLAS Stadium Featherstone Rovers coach John Bastian insists his side must make improvements if they are to beat Swinton Lions in Sunday’s Kingstone Press Championship clash. Rovers lost 22-16 against Doncaster last week, and Bastian is under no illusions about the threat Swinton will pose. Bastian said: “It won’t be easy. We’ve got some fixing up ... Read More »

Championship Preview: Swinton Lions v Barrow Raiders

Sunday 3.00pm at Sedgley Park Swinton Lions – who are unable to play at their regular venue at the Leigh Sports Village – will make a return to the former ‘home’ at Sedgley Park’s Park Lane ground at Whitefield. Centre Mick Nanyn is set to make his 350th career appearance. Nanyn is in his second spell with Swinton, playing 96 ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions v North Wales Crusaders

Kevin Penny from his time on loan at Harlequins RL. ©RLPhotos

Sunday 3.00pm at Leigh Sports Village Kevin Penny has scored a try in each of Swinton’s last five games. The three tries he has scored for the Lions in 2014 have come whilst as a dual-registered player from parent club Warrington. Swinton Lions are aiming to claim their first win of the Kingstone Press Championship season when they host North ... Read More »

Championship players and team of the week revealed

Vinny Finigan in his Sheffield Eagles days. ©RLPhotos

Batley Bulldogs winger Vinny Finigan and Oxford full-back Sean Morris have been voted Championship and Championship One players of the week. Both players scored two tries in their respective clubs’ wins over Halifax and London Skolars. Morris’ first effort also earned him the Try of the Week award and Barrow Raiders were rewarded for their win at champions Sheffield with ... Read More »

Championship preview: Workington Town v Swinton Lions

Workington's Brett Carter. ©PaulEnglish/LeagueExpress

Sunday, 3.00pm at Derwent Park Workington Town caretaker coach Craig Barker is hoping to build on last week’s first half display against Batley Bulldogs. Town led 10-6 at half time thanks to tries from Jason Mossop and Brett Carter, but ultimately fell to a 36-16 defeat. However, Barker believes the signs are there that Workington can progress again in Sunday’s ... Read More »

Championship preview: Swinton Lions V Sheffield Eagles

Richard Hawkyard. ©RLPhotos

Sunday February 23, 2014 Kick-off: 3.00pm Richie Hawkyard (pictured) could return for Swinton Lions, but Freddie Walker and Ben Warrilow are both still battling against shoulder injuries. Swinton earned a bonus point at Halifax last week, with two late tries from Andy Ackers narrowing the gap to just 10 points by full time. Lions coach Ian Watson said: “We were ... Read More »

Swinton to play 2014 home fixtures in Leigh

Leigh Sports Village. ©BenEast

Swinton Lions will play their 2014 home fixtures at Leigh Sports Village, it has been announced. It is the second time the Lions have used the Centurions ground as their home, the first being when their plans to build a stadium were put on hold in 2012. The financially-troubled club narrowly avoided relegation last year and are tipped to be ... Read More »

Menzies set to be a Swinton leader, says Watson

Swinton player-coach Ian Watson. ©RLPhotos

Swinton Lions coach Ian Watson thinks his latest signing will become one of the club’s leaders this year. Luke Menzies, 25, joined the club from Hunslet following spells with Batley and Hull KR. He is a powerful and impressive prop forward measuring 6’1” and weighing in at nearly 17 stones. Swinton claim he was offered a contract at Widnes, where ... Read More »