Lewis Else: Swinton hoping to keep half-back despite unavailability

Warrington's Ben Currie and Swinton's Rhodri Lloyd in action during the Betfred Challenge Cup match at Heywood Road, Sale

Swinton Lions have announced the reason why Lewis Else has been unavailable so far since arriving at the club.

Else joined the club ahead of the 2022 season from Championship side Widnes, but has not featured for the Lions yet. He is set to remain unavailable for the time being.

The club say this is due to a change in Else’s work commitments. However, they do hope that the situation will change and have kept his registration.

A statement on the club website reads: “Due to a change in work patterns, which have affected Lewis’s availability to attend training sessions. Head Coach Allan Coleman has been unable to select him for recent squads.

“However, it is our intention to retain Lewis’registration, in the hope that should Lewis’work patterns become more favourable in the future. Then Allan can reconsider him for match-day duties.

“However, for the foreseeable future, it’s unlikely that Lewis will be available for selection.”

Swinton start League 1 campaign with big win

League 1 favourites Swinton Lions opened their 2022 campaign with a 82-4 victory over West Wales Raiders at Heywood Road.

Liam Forsyth returned to action following a year out with injury. It was a dream return as the former Wigan centre opened the scoring and the points didn’t stop for Allan Coleman’s side.

Second-favourites Keighley also began their campaign with a 32-6 triumph over Oldham. Alix Stephenson, Aaron Levy (2), Lewis Young, Nathan Roebuck (2) all crossing for tries.

On Saturday, Hunslet returned home from the capital with two points following their 28-10 victory over London Skolars. 

Skolars found themselves down to 12 with a red card in the second half for a dangerous tackle. Joe Summers opened the scoring, but it was London who took a 10-4 lead at the break.

However, second-half tries from Jack Mallinson, Jason Mossop, David Gibbons and Harvey Whiteley saw Alan Kilshaw’s side claim the win.

League 1 round-up: Favourites Swinton open with big win & Keighley beat Oldham

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