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LAWSON: TIGERS HAVE PLAY-OFF POTENTIAL

GB star Richard Lawson is backing SGB Premiership newcomers Sheffield to mount a play-off push after becoming their final 2020 signing.

05 / 12 / 2019, 09:08

Great Britain star Richard Lawson is backing SGB Premiership newcomers Sheffield to mount a play-off push after becoming their final 2020 signing.

The 33-year-old makes the move from Ipswich and joins a promising side, featuring triple world champion Nicki Pedersen, Jack Holder, Josh Grajczonek, Kyle Howarth, Todd Kurtz and Ashley Morris.

They've shown they're not just going in there to make up the numbers and for me when you look at our team now, if we can keep that group together for the majority of the season then it's definitely play-off material.

Richard Lawson

Lawson is impressed by Tigers’ ambition and is backing a strong-looking side to be in title contention in their SGB Premiership debut season.

He said: "The Sheffield promotion has always shown a lot of ambition and I think that's shown with everything they've done over these past few weeks.

"Stepping up to the Premiership is a big thing for any club, especially when you haven't been up there for a while.

"But they've shown they're not just going in there to make up the numbers and for me when you look at our team now, if we can keep that group together for the majority of the season then it's definitely play-off material.”

Tigers co-promoter Damien Bates is backing Lawson to thrive at Owlerton. He said: “I don't think he has had a bad meeting at Sheffield from what I can remember.

"I'd be very surprised if he didn't add to his starting average and I think he can score some big points for us.

"To have him in the middle order of a team is a big bonus for anyone and we're over the moon with how we're lining up for next season."

Photo: Taylor Lanning

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