Cornwall RLFC

Swinton Lions

Swinton Lions

Ground: Heywood Road (3,387)
Coach: Allan Coleman
Captain: Rhodri Lloyd
Last season: 14th Championship (relegated)

Despite finishing bottom of the Championship pile in 2021, Swinton have kept faith with Allan Coleman, the man who was placed in the Heywood Road hot seat after Stuart Littler departed last July.

Initially appointed on a temporary basis and unable to stop Swinton sliding through the relegation trap door, Coleman has been handed the task of helping Swinton make it back to the Championship at the first attempt.

A gruelling pre-season campaign has been the order of the day for Swinton with the club playing a series of friendly matches against Super League, Championship and League 1 opposition.

Results and performances have been encouraging with new signing from Oldham Dan Abrham catching the eye.

Swinton will be skippered again by Rhodri Lloyd, who has played in Super League for both Wigan and London Broncos. Lloyd’s former Warriors team mate Nick Gregson is also part of the Lions’ squad for 2022.

Quick Swinton facts: 

  • Swinton enjoyed a sustained period of success in the early 1960s when they won the old First Division (now Super League) championship in 1962-63 and 1964-65.
  • During the summer era, Swinton have won promotion to the second tier on three occasions (1996, 2011 and 2015)

Memorial Ground: Round 16; Saturday, July 23; 2.00pm
Heywood Road: Round 9; Saturday, May 21; 2.00pm