FORMER Wales rugby league international and Super League player Jake Emmitt will return to Lymm for the 2020/21 season, while Kieran Hughes has also joined from Warrington RUFC.

Twelve years after his last appearance in a Lymm shirt, and following a stellar career in rugby league where he had successful stints at St Helens, Castleford Tigers, Salford Red Devils, Leigh Centurions and more recently the Toronto Wolfpack, Emmitt is excited to bring his experience and leadership to the squad.

Having trained with the squad during last season before heading out to play the campaign with Carcassonne in France, the former Lymm High School student was impressed with the youth, enthusiasm and professional attitude on display and committed that he would return to the club that gave him his senior rugby debut.

Emmitt becomes yet another member of the squad that was born locally and raised through the Lymm rugby environment.

And it speaks volumes that, having experienced so much success throughout his professional career, that he is keen to finish his playing days back at Lymm RFC.

Director of rugby Adam Fletcher is excited by Emmitt’s signing and said: “I actually played with Jake when he made his debut for Lymm back in 2007/2008.

“He was always destined to have a great career in rugby league.

“I am extremely happy that Jake wants to return to Lymm to play this season.

“He played prop in rugby league, but we will play him as a centre or in the back row.

“His experience at the top level and his dedication to his trade will be a huge asset to the young lads coming through the club.”

Meanwhile Hughes heads to Lymm after having been in electric form over the past few seasons for Warrington.

And before they both made the move to Lymm last season, he formed a formidable combination with Nathan Beesley and Stephen Pilkington in Warrington’s backline.

Fletcher said: “Kieran has a very impressive try scoring record for Warrington and brings pace, power and an eye for a break.”

Despite the challenges and unknowns for the coming season due to the continuing coronavirus pandemic, Lymm RFC are planning as normal. Players interested in joining the club can contact