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.
✍️ 𝗧HIRTEENS APPOINT LUPTON AS HEAD COACH
— Boston 13s RLFC (@Boston13s) April 28, 2021
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.”