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  1. Another good win for the team today in the wind and rain and some good tries scored. What does everyone else think ? Riggy
  2. Don't forget the Lions are in action again this Sunday at The Queensway Sports Stadium in Wrexham when the play North Wales Crusaders with a 2-30pm kick off. Food and Drink is available at the ground. Come and roar the Lions on
  3. Five amendments that will enhance Rugby League matches for players, spectators and viewers will come into effect for the 2017 season Betfred Super League, Kingstone Press Championship and League 1 and Ladbrokes Challenge Cup to make the game safer, more exciting and more continuous. The changes have been devised by the RFL Laws Committee, a group with game-wide representations and relate to scrums, goal line drop outs, 20 metre restarts, 40/20 kicks and markers. RFL Chief Executive Nigel Wood, who chairs the Laws Committee, said: “The changes will allow more exciting and continuous play which will enhance the match day experience for players, spectators, coaches and TV viewers. “The Laws Committee took into consideration views from across the game and I am sure the changes will be well received by everyone involved.” The Law changes and amendments were approved by the game at a meeting of the Rugby League Council held on Thursday December 15. Details of the changes are as follows: Scrums All defensive players outside the scrum, other than the scrum halves must retire ten metres or more behind the mark where the scrum is formed and shall remain until the ball has emerged correctly from the scrum. This previously stated that defensive players outside the scrum had to retire five metres or more from the scrum. Goal Line drop out The previous rule of a player being able to straddle the dead ball line or touch in-goal line and be awarded a 20m restart has now changed. Where the ball is stationary in the in-goal area comes into contact with a player in touch, in goal or over the dead ball line, the ball is deemed to have been made dead by that player. The ball must have bounced on the ground either on or over the dead ball line/touch in goal line for a 20m restart to be awarded. 20 metre restarts An additional rule is now included in the 20 metre restart law that the initial tackle affected on the team taking the 20-metre optional restart shall be a zero tackle. 40/20 kick The changes regarding the 40/20 law now clarify where and when the tap kick will be taken. It specifies that the tap kick will be taken 20 metres in from the touchline where the ball first crossed the touchline but no closer than 10 metres from the goal line. Markers Provides clarification on the position of markers once a tackle is complete. Thanks to RFL Media for info
  4. There are going to be some big scores in that division this season
  5. Yes of course JD mentioned he had a squad of 23 and there are 22 on my list
  6. List updated further up the page. JD also confirmed Liam Marshall should be available also Looks like a good squad and they are already training hard
  7. Just a reminder that tonight at Moorside Social Club on Moorside Road, Swinton is the FANS UPDATE EVENING. Starts at 7-30pm Thanks Riggy
  8. Another great player to grace the Swinton Shirt sadly missed R.I.P Kevin
  9. ERM why does it say 2016 ?? Should it not read 2017 ?
  10. Tomorrow Thursday 20th October is the Lions 150th Birthday. Please see the website for details and come celebrate this historic day for the club including the Church Service Thank You Riggy
  11. Hi Wales play Serbia in Llanelli tomorrow and Rhodri Lloyd and Jake Emmitt are in John Kears 19 man squad for the game KO 3PM There is live coverage on S4C from 2-45pm you can view through your SKY and free view channels. Press the red button to select English commentary Riggy
  12. Still some seats left for booking info see main website under Heritage Shirt / Whitehaven Coach. Try and get there and support the lads forget the football the Lions need your support . Thank You
  13. Thanks Roger what time you picking me up ?
  14. The coach will depart the White Lion at 1030am on Sunday and the Pub will be open from 10am. Filling nicely but please book as soon as possible . Thanks
  15. Pasties now we are talking Alan Well done on the Promotion you guys have worked hard over the last few years but will miss our game with you next season