Hunslet signs two more as club mourns ex-winger’s death


Outside back Kieron Lawton and prop Peter Ryan have both signed one-year contracts and will join former Midlands team-mates Jordan Bull, Tyler Walton and Nathan Newbound at South Leeds Stadium for pre-season training.

Lawton, 20, is a product of amateur club Doncaster Toll Bar and has played for England Community Lions at under-19 level, as well as spells with Castleford Tigers, Hull KR and Doncaster.

Ryan, 27, was born in Nenagh, County Tipperary and captained the Irish Student team.

New Hunslet signing Kieron Lawton. Photo by Hunslet RLFC.

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Meanwhile, Hunslet is mourning the death of former winger Tommy Thompson, who played for the club from 1962 to 1970.

A former Hunslet Junior, he scored 90 tries in 222 games for Parksiders and was capped by Yorkshire.

Thomson was a try scorer for Hunslet in their 1965 Yorkshire Cup final loss to Bradford Northern at Headingley.

Hunslet signs Peter Ryan in action for Irish students. Photo by Hunslet RLFC.

His best season for the South Leeds side was in 1967/68, when he scored 28 tries in 36 appearances.

Thompson transferred to Bradford in the 1970/71 season and spent three seasons at Odsal, scoring six tries in 19 games.

Hunslet mourns former winger Tommy Thompson who scored 90 tries in 222 appearances in the 1960s.

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