Saturday, January 31, 2015
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Widnes Vikings

2000 already signed up for Widnes record attempt

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On February 5th 2015, Widnes Vikings, NHS Halton CCG and Halton Borough Council will join forces to stage an official Guinness World Record attempt involving local businesses, school children and Halton residents. The World Record attempt at 11am will launch the ‘Big Viking Health Kick-Off’, a campaign to raise awareness about the importance of knowing your blood pressure and will ... Read More »

Denis Betts signs contract extension with Widnes

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Widnes Vikings have announced that Head Coach Denis Betts has signed a one-year extension to his current contract.  The new deal will take Betts’ contract through to the end of the 2017. Betts has been charge at the Vikings since 2012, and helped steer the club to an appearance in the Super League play-offs last year, as well as a ... Read More »

Expect yellow cards in 2015 – but that’s no bad thing

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League Express and Rugby League World reporter Aaron Bower gives an insight into what’s in store for fans with a new rule change in 2015.. Wednesday night was a night I’d been looking forward to for some time. After the Warrington v Widnes game was postponed on 28 December, the rearranged fixture was one I’d had penciled in for quite ... Read More »

Hull KR and Widnes strike up unique ticket deal

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Hull Kingston Rovers and Widnes Vikings have teamed up in a unique partnership that will offer discounted tickets to season pass holders travelling to matches between the two clubs. In what is believed to be the first agreement of its kind in Super League, it will reward loyal supporters travelling to watch their team away from home at either the ... Read More »

Wolves-Vikings pre-season clash postponed

Warrington Wolves have confirmed that their pre-season clash against Widnes Vikings, scheduled for today at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, has been postponed because of a frozen pitch. The game has been re-scheduled for the evening of Wednesday 7 January. Read More »

Pitch invasion fine: Widnes and RFL release statement

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The RFL and Widnes Vikings have accepted the decision of an independent Tribunal to fine the club £20,000 for serious breaches of the sport’s Operational Rules at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village in August. The governing body and Widnes Vikings are continuing to work with all relevant agencies to bring to account the individuals ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings fined £20,000 for Challenge Cup pitch invasion

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Widnes Vikings have been fined £20,000 after an independent tribunal found them guilty of serious breaches of RFL Operational Rules following crowd disturbances at the end of a Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers played at Leigh Sports Village played on Sunday August 10. Widnes were found to be in breach of Operational Rule D1.8c (improper conduct), D1.10b (safety/misconduct of ... Read More »

Betts confirms Kevin Brown promotion

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This story was initially published in the 3rd November issue of League Express, before being formally released this week. Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts has confirmed that Kevin Brown will captain the club in 2015 after the retirement of 2014 leader Jon Clarke. Brown, who was vice-captain last season under Clarke, was the natural successor in the role according to ... Read More »

Brown to Cronulla cools as Sharks circle Brisbane’s Barba

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Kevin Brown’s rumoured move to the NRL with Cronulla took another step back today after reports emerged linking the Sharks with Brisbane utility Ben Barba. Cronulla are in the market for a half-back to replace disgraced Todd Carney and new Broncos coach Wayne Bennett has reportedly given the green light for rival clubs to negotiate with several of his side’s ... Read More »

Widnes CEO: Kevin Brown is going nowhere

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Widnes chief executive James Rule has refuted growing rumours that Vikings half-back Kevin Brown is poised for a move to the NRL Thirty-year-old Brown, who was named in Super League’s Dream Team this year, has been heavily linked with a move to Cronulla Sharks in the Australian press recently, with many insisting he is the Sharks’ number one transfer target. ... Read More »