Ian Watson has agreed to return to Swinton for another season as assistant player coach.
The veteran scrum-half is back for his fourth year in his second spell with the Lions.
Watson, 36 on Friday, is in the middle of his testimonial year.
He said: “I love playing for this club and although I have not actually signed the contract yet I have agreed to come back for another season in the same role as a player and assistant coach.”
“It’s an exciting new era for Swinton and I’m delighted to be involved,” he added.
Watson holds a record 31 caps for Wales and felt it was appropriate to play the game against Welsh opponents.
He said: “Crusaders coach Clive Griffiths was my first coach for Wales and I’ve always kept in touch with him.
“I thought it would be a nice touch to play against his side.”