RFL approve renewal of Widnes membership

The Board of the Rugby Football League have granted RFL membership to the consortium that agreed a deal with the administrators to take over the club yesterday. The RFL therefore anticipates that Sunday’s Betfred Championship fixture against Featherstone Rovers will go ahead. A 12-point penalty has been applied, which is effective immediately, meaning that the Vikings will now go to…

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Salford move towards safety with victory over Widnes

Salford Red Devils secured their second successive victory in the Qualifiers today, when they defeated Widnes Vikings 32-6 at the A J Bell Stadium. Widnes opened the scoring in the third minute when Ed Chamberlain dropped a Liam Finn kick and the Vikings quickly transferred the ball to Charly Runciman, who touched down for a try that Krisnan Inu converted…

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Widnes eyeing up audacious swoop for Wakefield half-back Liam Finn

Widnes have made a play to add Wakefield scrum-half Liam Finn to their squad ahead of Friday’s transfer deadline. Finn has found opportunities increasingly tough to come by in the Trinity side in recent weeks – and with his playing future appearing to lie elsewhere in 2019, Wakefield hierarchy are understood to be open to him moving away on loan…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Castleford v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Mend-A-Hose Jungle, Sky Sports) Castleford make three changes to their squad – with a potential debut for youngster Lewis Peachey on the horizon. Jamie Ellis, Nathan Massey and Peachey are in – while Joe Wardle, Gadwin Springer and Tuoyo Egodo are the ones who miss out. Meanwhile, Simon Woolford makes one change to his Huddersfield squad;…

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Swift hat-trick powers St Helens to victory

A hat-trick from Adam Swift helped St Helens gain a comfortable 36-6 victory tonight over Widnes Vikings at the Totally Wicked Stadium. Swift has been edged out of the St Helens regular matchday 17 this season by Regan Grace, but tonight he came in for Tommy Makinson on the right wing and showed St Helens supporters that he is still…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Wigan v Warrington (7:45pm, DW Stadium, Sky Sports) There are two blows for Wigan for their top-four clash with Warrington; Joe Greenwood is out with an ankle injury suffered on debut against Leeds last Thursday, while prop Romain Navarrete is also suspended. Ben Flower does, however, hand Shaun Wane a boost by returning – young prop Sami Kibula is also…

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Widnes sign Anthony Gelling on two-year deal – as first revealed by League Express

Widnes have confirmed the signing of former Wigan centre Anthony Gelling on a two-year deal – a transfer first exclusively revealed by League Express last month. The Grand Final-winning centre will link up with the Vikings for the start of next season, having secured a move back to Super League following a one-year stint in the NRL with New Zealand…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

St Helens v Wakefield (7:45pm, Totally Wicked Stadium Sky Sports) The Super League leaders are unchanged for Friday’s clash with Wakefield Trinity as they look to further solidify their position at the top of the table. Wakefield, fresh off Sunday’s win against Widnes, make one change as they look to keep up the pace with the top four; captain Danny…

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