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Betts hails Vikings in wake of Saints win

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Widnes coach Denis Betts has piled praise on his players after the Vikings dispatched St Helens 40-26 just days after a humiliating defeat to Warrington. The former Great Britain star said: “It was a local derby on our home pitch in front of our home fans so the result is very pleasing. We came very close over the last couple ... Read More »

Match report: Widnes Vikings 40-26 St Helens

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In a nutshell The Vikings shocked their near neighbours with their first home win against Saints in the Super League era, scoring six tries and knocking Saints off the top of the Super League table. How it unfolded The Vikings led by 18-16 at the interval after a thrilling half of rugby. They scored tries from Hanbury, Isa and Gerrard, ... Read More »

Full-time report: Warrington Wolves 44-6 Widnes Vikings

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In a nutshell Warrington put in a polished and impressive display to thoroughly outclass Widnes Vikings in front of a strong crowd at the Halliwell-Jones Stadium. How it unfolded 4’ – Gareth O’Brien opens Warrington’s account for the day after powering over from close range, via the video referee. Chris Bridge lands the conversion: 6-0. 11’ – O’Brien involved again, ... Read More »

First-half report: Warrington Wolves 24-0 Widnes Vikings

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How it unfolded 4’ – Gareth O’Brien opens Warrington’s account for the day after powering over from close range, via the video referee. Chris Bridge lands the conversion: 6-0. 11’ – O’Brien involved again, this time putting in a superb kick that finds Joel Monaghan on the wing, the Aussie making easy work of the grounding. Bridge converts from the ... Read More »

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 »