Swinton Lions consider Leigh Centurions groundshare

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Swinton have been groundsharing with Salford at the Willows this season

Championship One winners Swinton Lions could be play their home games at Leigh Sports Village next year.

Swinton have been playing home games at Salford this season, and are weighing up moves to Leigh or Sedgley Park.

"Both options have been accepted by the RFL, both outside the City boundaries," said Swinton chairman John Kidd.

"We are continuing to explore the possibility of playing in the City of Salford and a decision will be taken as and when the finite costs are known."

Since leaving Station Road in 1992 Swinton have played at Bury football club's Gigg Lane and Park Lane, home of Sedgley Park RUFC, where they are again considering a move back to.

A ground-share with Northern Rail Cup winners Leigh looks more likely, which would see both clubs compete in the Championship after the Lions promotion.

The club have announced plans to move into a new £3.5m venue at Agecroft by April 2012, but the final details of that are still waiting to be agreed.

"The project has two or three issues to resolve before an application for planning permission can be presented," Kidd added.

The Lions play their final home game at the Willows on Friday night against Rochdale.

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