Tuesday, October 21, 2014
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Jon Clarke: Hodgson will improve senior players, too

Jon Clarke. ©RLPhotos

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


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


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


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


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 »

Match preview: Widnes Vikings v Bradford Bulls


Widnes will be hoping to continue their excellent start to the season by keeping Bradford Bulls in negative points, as the two sides collide at the Select Security Stadium on Sunday. The Vikings will be heading into the game in high spirits, after managing to keep Hull FC scoreless last week, winning 7-0 at the KC Stadium. And Denis Betts ... Read More »

Vikings welcome back trio of stars for Bulls clash


Hep Cahill is expected to return to the Widnes line-up for this Sunday’s clash with Bradford, after being named in Denis Betts’ 19-man squad. Cahill has missed the last four Vikings games with Huddersfield, Salford, Leeds and Hull but the Aussie is now fully fit and available to take his place in Denis Betts’ side for this weekend’s clash with ... Read More »

Beware of the Bulls, claims Patrick Ah Van

Patrick Ah Van. ©RLPhotos

Widnes winger Patrick Ah Van is refusing to take former club Bradford lightly this weekend, despite their precarious position in the Super League table. The Bulls – who are rooted to the bottom of the ladder on -2 points – travel to Widnes this weekend, and Ah Van is wary of Bradford, who he believes will be reinvigorated under their ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings confirm fixture changes


Widnes Vikings have confirmed that the re-arranged Round 2 First Utility Super League clash with Wigan Warriors will now take place on Wednesday, 18 June. (8pm KO) The Vikings were due to travel to the DW Stadium in the second week of the season but due to the Warriors commitments in the World Club Challenge in Sydney, the Vikings had ... Read More »