Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bennion Delighted to Join Lions' Pride

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Bennion Delighted to Join Lions' Pride

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SWINTON have landed another coup as they put together a strong squad for the 2019 Betfred Championship season, bringing in Gavin Bennion on a one-year deal.

The 24-year-old forward left Salford Red Devils earlier this month after just one season in Super League, but enjoyed a hugely impressive 2017 campaign with Rochdale Hornets. Bennion has previous experience with the Lions, having appeared on dual registration from Warrington Wolves in the 2013 and 2014 seasons, before a loan spell earlier this year in which he made seven appearances for the club.

The move has been funded in part by Swinton's Pride Builder fund, with the club fending off strong competition from both full and parttime clubs to secure the prop or second-rower's signature. Said Bennio: "I'm really happy to be joining Swinton Lions and can't wait for the season to start. …

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