TotalRL’s expert fan panel preview Friday night’s Super League action

Warrington v St Helens Warrington fan – Peter Thomas There are games that take place every season that you look out for when the fixtures are announced and then there are games that fill you with a sense of dread. This Friday’s clash with St Helens ticks both boxes for me and being wholly honest, I’m concerned. Saints are more…

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

Wakefield v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Sky Sports) Wakefield make three changes for Friday’s televised clash with Huddersfield. Out go the injured Kyle Wood, plus Reece Lyne and Justin Horo. In their place come Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel and Keegan First. Giants coach Rick Stone makes one change to his 19-man squad for the game. Forward Adam Walne drops out due to…

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ROUND-UP: The best of today’s rugby league action

Krisnan Inu scored two tries as Widnes Vikings picked up a 23-6 win over Leeds Rhinos in today’s only Super League fixture. Toulouse Olympique stunned Championship favourites Leigh Centurions as the French full-timers came from 20-6 behind to win 32-26 despite Eddy Pettybourne being sent off before half time. London Broncos continued their 100% start to the season with an impressive 47-16 defeat over the previously unbeaten Toronto Wolfpack. There was also home wins for Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers while Halifax picked…

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Tough times in 2017 already bearing fruit for Widnes ahead of Warrington clash

One of the loudest messages this pre-season – and there were plenty – came from Widnes Vikings. Yes, 2017 was tough. And yes, the club did came perilously close to relegation from the Championship. But those tough times would stand the club in great shape for a better 2018. Vikings coach Denis Betts and chief executive James Rule certainly weren’t…

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Tigers hold on to edge out Vikings

Castleford Tigers held on nervously to register their first victory of the Betfred Super League season with a hard fought 13-12 verdict over an improving Widnes Vikings at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle today. In a game that was nip and tuck in the first half the Tigers went ahead just before the interval with a try in the corner by Greg…

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Widnes Vikings sign PNG international Stanton Albert

Widnes Vikings have signed powerhouse Papua New Guinea prop, Stanton Albert. The highly-rated ONG international joins the Vikings from PNG Hunters – where he will link up with brother Wellington, who has also signed for Widnes this year. Stanton joins the club on a two-year deal, pending visa approval. The prop made three appearances at the recent Rugby League World…

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Widnes create crowdfunding page to support family of Kato Ottio

Super League side Widnes Vikings have created a crowdfunding page to try and raise £5,000 for the family of Kato Ottio following the player’s sudden death earlier this week. At the time of writing, that target was well on the way to being reached, with the rugby league community typically showing overwhelming support in someone’s hour of need. Ottio was…

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