Heywood Road

Swinton Lions’ upcoming away fixture against French side Toulouse Olympique will now kick off at their Heywood Road base in Sale.

Swinton Lions were set to travel to France to take on Toulouse Olympique in their Betfred Championship clash on May 22.

However, it has been agreed with the Rugby Football League that the fixture will now take place at Heywood Road due to the current Coronavirus restrictions and quarantine regulations.

Recently Swinton Lions staged Toulouse’s match against Wideness Vikings after the French side were compelled to play the match in England.

The Operations Director for the club, Steve Wild, admitted he was ‘only too happy’ to help again this time around.

He said: “When CEO Cedric Garcia approached us with a view to staging their scheduled game against the Lions here as well, we were only too happy to oblige.

“Again, I would like to thank our stadium hosts Sale FC for their support and co-operation.

“I know our fans would usually love a trip out to Toulouse, but with that not being possible this year, then hopefully this is the next best solution.

“Hopefully we will also see a good crowd, albeit within current restrictions.”

The game will still kick off at 3pm on Saturday 22 May and supporters wishing to attend the game can purchase tickets through the Swinton Lions website, with strict covid protocols in place.

The game will also be streamed live via ‘Our League’.

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