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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 »

Kevin Brown to Cronulla Sharks back on, say reports

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Widnes Vikings playmaker Kevin Brown is set to join NRL side Cronulla Sharks in the coming weeks, according to reports in Australia. The 30-year-old refuted claims he was set to join the south Sydney club last month, but rumours are again circulating that the St Helens-born stand-off is the Sharks’ number one target to replace Todd Carney, who was kicked ... Read More »

Gerrard signs new deal at Widnes Vikings

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Widnes Vikings prop-forward Alex Gerrard has signed a new deal at the Club to keep him at the Select Security Stadium for the next three Super League seasons. Gerrard has emerged as one of the best young British props in Super League over the past 18 months and head coach Denis Betts has moved swiftly to sign him up for ... Read More »

MacGraff Leuluai relieved by Matty Russell return

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Widnes Vikings backrower MacGraff Leuluai has spoken of his relief at seeing Warrington’s Matty Russell return to the field just two weeks after the Wolves fullback came off worse in a clash between the pair. Leuluai faced no further action for the challenge in the opening play-off clash between the two sides. But Russell had to be stretchered off the ... Read More »

Phil Joseph: I want to be a professional boxer

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Widnes Vikings forward Phil Joseph has revealed he could take part in his first ever professional boxing match as soon as next month, as he admitted he would love to turn pro alongside his Rugby League career. Joseph is training full-time during Widnes’ off-season after getting the approval of coach Denis Betts to do so. He described the move as ... Read More »

Widnes’ Phil Joseph to take up boxing in off-season

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Rugby League players are known for doing a wide range of things during the off-season – but Widnes forward Phil Joseph is doing something very different, taking up boxing to stay in shape. Joseph will be training in Salford full-time during the off-season to ensure he is in peak fitness for the start of the 2015 Super League season, insisting ... Read More »

Interview: JJB meets Widnes captain Jon Clarke

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Leeds Rhinos forward and Rugby League World journalist Jamie Jones-Buchanan hears the remarkable life story of retiring Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke… Having been a BMX junior champion, spent time in prison and being one of Super League’s top hookers for over a decade, Jon Clarke has quite a life story. Now at 35, he is about to embark on ... Read More »

Chris Clarkson joins Widnes on loan for 2015

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Widnes Vikings have signed Leeds Rhinos utility forward Chris Clarkson on a one-year loan deal for the 2015 First Utility Super League season. Clarkson has struggled to hold down a regular place in the Leeds side this year – even spending time out on dual-reg with Championship One side Hunslet – but he will join up with the Vikings in ... Read More »