Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

Who will partner Theo Fages in the halves for St Helens in France? It’s been another week to forget for St Helens. Defeat to Hull was their third in succession, with their only victory this season against Leeds on the opening night. Keiron Cunningham’s gamble on Jon Wilkin backfired – and it begs the question: who will play scrum-half against…

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Vikings off the mark with a draw in Perpignan

Widnes Vikings fought back from a 14-6 half-time deficit to secure a 14-14 draw in Perpignan against the Catalans Dragons, getting off the mark in Super League this season after three matches. The game was played in heavy rain and on a pitch that became increasingly muddy as the match unfolded, with the conditions ensuring that there would be little…

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Vikings deserve compensation, says League Express editor

League Express editor Martyn Sadler has set out a means of compensating Widnes Vikings for the losses the club suffered last week after the hasty rearrangement of their fixture against Wigan Warriors last Friday night. The game should have been played at the DW Stadium, but Wigan postponed the match more than 24 hours before it was due to take place,…

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Wigan snatch late victory at Widnes

After all the controversy of the postponed game at Wigan, and it’s rearrangement at the Select Security Stadium, Wigan snatched victory from the jaws of defeat with a late Oliver Gildart try to win 26-28 against the eager Vikings, who had led for most of the game. Wigan scored the first try from Thomas Leuuai, converted by Morgan Escaré, but…

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Squad Watch: All the squads for Friday’s Super League games

Wigan v Widnes (8pm, Sky Sports) World champions Wigan have named an unchanged squad for Friday’s televised clash against Widnes Vikings. Coach Shaun Wane confirmed at Tuesday’s press conference that he would bring Willie Isa into his 17 for the game, but aside from that, it seems like he will make minimal changes. Widnes are without Tom Gilmore alongside regular…

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Giants pick up impressive win at Widnes

Rick Stone’s Huddersfield got off to a winning start as the Giants defeated Widnes 28-16. Two tries from Jermaine McGillvary and one from new captain Leroy Cudjoe helped the visitors to victory in a game consisting of two teams tipped to struggle this year. Charly Runciman opened the scoring for Widnes, but the Giants stormed back with tries Jermaine McGillvary…

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