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 150mph car chase.

The 30-year-old is looking to return to the sport, and is a childhood friend of Lions chairman Andy Mazey as well as knowing Swinton coach Stuart Littler well.

Mazey said: “Scott is a free agent and is someone that we are having a chat with.

“I go back a long way with Scott from living next door to each other, but there are other clubs interested too.”

Littler’s squad building has continued apace, and the club have signed St Helens halfback Rob Fairclough, Keighley winger Harry Aaronson, Rochdale utility Billy Brickhill and Leigh Miners Rangers centre Joe Digby.

Fairclough has spent time on loan at Swinton while Aaronson is a former Lions player.

Brickhill was Young Player of the Year at Hornets and Digby has joined clubmate Frankie Halton in making the step up to the professional ranks.

With prop Ben Austin also committing his future to the club, the Lions squad is now up to 14 players, and League Express understands a further addition could be Rochdale’s sought-after Player of the Year Lewis Hatton.