Monday, December 22, 2014
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Match preview: Warrington Wolves v Widnes Vikings

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It’s another local derby following on from St Helens v Wigan, as Warrington and Widnes lock horns in what will surely be a tasty clash. Warrington Wolves are without prop Paul Wood and versatile forward Simon Grix, who were injured in last Friday’s home defeat by Hull KR. Gareth O’Brien and Ben Evans are brought in by coach Tony Smith. ... Read More »

Vikings were not up to scratch, claims Betts

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Widnes boss Denis Betts described his side as ‘below par’ after watching them get on the wrong end of a Catalan Dragons thumping in Perpignan yesterday. The Vikings conceded 40 points for the first time this season in their loss to the French outfit, who have finally look to have hit form after slow start. Betts said: “We had some ... Read More »

Match Report: Catalan Dragons 42-20 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell On a scorching afternoon in Perpignan the Catalan Dragons were too strong for Widnes Vikings, scoring nine tries as they gave their best performance of the season. How it unfolded The Dragons scored two tries in the first ten minutes, through Ben Pomeroy and Elliott Whitehead, neither of which Thomas Bosc could convert. And they extended their ... Read More »

Get the new Rugby League World Magazine!

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The May 2014 issue of Rugby League World Magazine is available to download now. Get the app from Apple Newsstand or GooglePlay, or click here to read it online now at Pocketmags.com. Print edition in shops from Friday 11th April. Get it delivered from the TotalRL.com Shop. What’s inside: Few players in Super League have had the spotlight cast as ... Read More »

Jon Clarke: Hodgson will improve senior players, too

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Widnes Vikings captain Jon Clarke believes the appointment of former Warrington full-back Brett Hodgson as assistant coach will not only help his side’s youngsters develop, but keep senior players sharp as well. The 35-year-old hooker said: “Brett will have just as much of a positive impact to the young players as he will to the more established first teamers. “He’s ... Read More »

Brett Hodgson to join Widnes coaching staff permanently

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Widnes Vikings have today confirmed the appointment of Brett Hodgson as an Assistant Coach from next pre-season. Hodgson, 35, has been working with the Vikings in a part-time capacity this season as a Coaching Consultant to the Club, but from November 2014 will join the Vikings back room team and becomes one of Denis Betts’ Assistants on a two-year contract. ... Read More »

Match report: Halifax RLFC 10-34 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell Halifax got off to a flying start but Widnes had too much quality and eventually ran out comfortable winners. How it unfolded 9’ – Halifax open the scoring through Ryan Fieldhouse, who outwits the Vikings defence to pounce on a kick. Steven Tyrer converts: 6-0. 18’ – Fax are in again thanks to a Scott Murrell kick, ... Read More »

Danny Tickle relishing Halifax return

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Widnes forward Danny Tickle is relishing the prospect of going back to where it all began for him, when the Vikings travel to Halifax on Sunday for their Challenge Cup fourth round clash. The Manchester-born 30-year-old signed for the West Yorkshire outfit straight out of school and made his Super League debut with the side in 2000, aged just 17. ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 22-18 Bradford Bulls

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In a nutshell Widnes held off a spirited Bradford side in a scintillating encounter that was anyone’s game until the last few seconds. How it unfolded 15′ – Home side strike first through Jack Owens, who sneaks in out wide. The Bulls fans are furious with referee’s decision. Danny Tickle hits the post with his conversion attempt: 4-0. 26′ – ... Read More »