Boston Thirteens appoint former Wales captain Peter Lupton as player-coach

Peter Lupton in action for Wales at the 2013 World Cup

Former Wales captain Peter Lupton has been appointed player-coach of North American Rugby League side Boston Thirteens.

The 39-year-old made almost 300 career appearances in the UK for London Broncos, Hull, Castleford, Crusaders, Workington and Barrow. He won five caps for Wales and played in the 2013 World Cup.

Lupton moved to Boston in 2015, taking on a player-coach role to help them reach the Northern Conference Final that year. In more recent times, he has played rugby union for Boston Irish Wolfhounds and New England Free Jacks.

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Boston will compete in the North American Rugby League, a 14-team competition which starts its first ever season on the weekend of June 19-20.

Boston Thirteens tweeted: “As much as he is relishing the head coach role for the inaugural season of Rugby League North America, he’s not done playing just yet. You’ll see him once more don the 13s Green and Gold uniform to lead the team into battle from the front.”

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