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6th June 2019, 16:13 | Swinton

Two in and one out at Swinton Lions

Two in and one out at Swinton Lions

Betfred Championship side Swinton Lions have confirmed the double signings of Richard Lepori and Samy Kibula. 

Lepori has signed on a deal that will see him play his Rugby League at Heywood Road until the end of the season while Kibula has joined on a one-month loan from Wigan Warriors.

Swinton Lions Head Coach, Stuart Littler, said: “Richard is a proven Championship outside back who has also represented Italy in the last World Cup.

“After meeting Richard, he is a player who is coming here for all the right reasons and is a player who is coming to us with a bit of a point to prove.

“Richard will bring tonnes of energy and a high work rate which are qualities we demand in our outside backs.

“I am delighted we’ve been able to get the deal with Richard over the line after previously attempting to sign him in the pre-season.”

Swinton Lions Chairman, Andy Mazey, said: “I am delighted that we’ve been able to get Samy onboard with us.

“Stuart did a lot of analysis on Dewsbury ahead of our recent home game and identified Samy as a huge threat and one of their best middles who was going very well.

“He’s a big athlete and is getting better week by week and he has great hands for a middle and can play a bit, so it’s a great coup for us to bring him to the club at this stage of the season.”

Lepori represented Italy in the 2017 Rugby League World Cup and has made over 100 career appearances for Oldham, Whitehaven and Rochdale. Kibula has spent a large proportion of 2019 on loan with fellow Championship side Dewsbury Rams. 

Meanwhile Daley Williams has left the club.