Hyde and Scott could face Rams on debuts

Kieran Hyde has joined Swinton Lions and could make his debut against former club Dewsbury Rams in February.
Kieran Hyde has joined Swinton Lions and could make his debut against former club Dewsbury Rams in February.

Kieran Hyde and Greg Scott could be in line to make their Swinton Lions debuts against former club Dewsbury Rams on the opening day of the 2016 Championship season.

Winger Scott made 64 appearances for the Rams and was one of the club’s longest serving players having joined under previous coach Warren Jowitt in 2012.

Serious injuries saw Scott miss the end of the 2014 campaign and the majority of last season and he has opted to switch to Swinton.

He was joined this week by teammate Hyde and in a twist of fate, the pair could be in line to face the Rams when Glenn Morrison’s men visit Sedgley Park next February.

Hyde played over 50 games in three seasons with the Rams, scoring 11 tries and landing 77 goals, and his last appearance came on the final day of the regular Championship season when Dewsbury slipped to a 16-12 defeat at home to Batley.

Hyde was also part of the Rams Reserve side who defeated Leigh Centurions in the Reserve Grade Grand Final.

Like many Championship and Super League clubs, the Rams have sent their condolences to the family of rugby league referee Chris Leatherbarrow, who died last Sunday.

Mr Leatherbarrow had officiated at Championship and Super League level, including numerous games involving Dewsbury.

RFL chief executive Nigel Wood, said: “We are all truly shocked and saddened by the news of Chris Leatherbarrow’s untimely death.

“This is a dreadful tragedy and our thoughts and prayers are with Chris’ family, friends and colleagues at this terrible time.”

Dewsbury Rams tweeted: “We’re saddened to hear about the death of Rugby League referee Chris Leatherbarrow. Our thoughts and prayers are with those close to him.”