PGRFC is delighted that Club Captain Ally Murray will continue in the role as the club prepares for its return to National Two. Ally, who broke Dave Chadwick’s league appearance record during the 2021/22 season, is fast closing in on 250 league appearances for the club and has also represented Lancashire having earned a recall for the 2021/22 County Championship season.
Also re-signed for 2022/23 are fellow Lancashire representatives Oli Tripper and Ben Dorrington. Both earned their County Caps during the 2022/23 season and were standout performers for the club during the previous campaign. Now both experienced campaigners, they will bring their influence to proceedings in National Two.
Also re-signed are home grown products Oga Mabaya, Harrison Moulding, Jacob Browne and Sam Gale. All four players came through the clubs M&Y system and were key figures in the promotion and cup winning season.
The above seven re-signings are just part of over 25 players to have committed themselves to the club for the upcoming campaign. A number of new singing are also now confirmed and the announcement around further re-signings and new arrivals will be made in due course as we build towards pre-season which begins on Tuesday 5th July.
The off season is always a busy period with a number of comings and goings during what is an increasingly busy period for clubs. The new coaching team have been busy in familiarising themselves with the squad and adding those players they believe can positively enhance the group. This process is ongoing whilst conversations with Sale Sharks around having Dual Registered players have also taken place and have been positive to date.
One confirmed departure that was announced towards the end of last season is that of Number 8 Matt Lamprey. Matthew was a superb servant to the club during his five years at Lightfoot Green. He made his 100th appearance during the 2021/22 campaign and continued his phenomenal try scoring record by adding a further 29 tries to his record during the season. However Matthew felt he didn’t want to step back up to National League standard particularly with a growing and young family to content with. We wish him well in what he does next.