Widnes Vikings sign PNG international Stanton Albert

Widnes Vikings have signed powerhouse Papua New Guinea prop, Stanton Albert. The highly-rated ONG international joins the Vikings from PNG Hunters – where he will link up with brother Wellington, who has also signed for Widnes this year. Stanton joins the club on a two-year deal, pending visa approval. The prop made three appearances at the recent Rugby League World…

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Widnes create crowdfunding page to support family of Kato Ottio

Super League side Widnes Vikings have created a crowdfunding page to try and raise £5,000 for the family of Kato Ottio following the player’s sudden death earlier this week. At the time of writing, that target was well on the way to being reached, with the rugby league community typically showing overwhelming support in someone’s hour of need. Ottio was…

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COLUMN | Widnes’ youngsters threaten to propel the Vikings to new heights

Widnes offered fans a glimpse into the future during their recent pre-season match with Warrington. And what the Vikings fans witnessed was remarkably encouraging. Denis Betts named a side with an average age of 21 for the club’s match with their fierce rivals Warrington who, in contrast, fielded seven senior-capped internationals. Despite that, Widnes’ young-guns put in a superb display…

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Widnes confirm they had “genuine interest” to sell their Super League license this year

Widnes Vikings did have “genuine interest” from parties interested in buying their Super League licence and relocating them earlier this season. That’s according to the club’s chief executive, James Rule, who told League Express that there were legitimate offers from parties who were keen to set up a Super League side in a new area – as revealed by League…

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Widnes come out in support of LBGT charity

Widnes Vikings have joined forces with LGBT charity Stonewall. In a significant move, the Vikings have become the first Super League club to come out in support of the LGBT community and have partnered up with the organisation behind the ‘Rainbow Laces’ campaign. As part of the move, the ‘Rainbow Laces’ logo will be displayed on the reverse of the…

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Widnes Vikings to become latest side to launch Women’s team

Widnes Vikings have revealed that they plan on becoming the latest side to create a Women’s Super League team. The Vikings, in partnership with the Vikings Sports Foundation, are spearheading plans to encourage increased engagement in the game, by delivering innovative programmes that support girls as young as seven to participate in the sport – and at the heart of…

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Scout Report: Will Matthews

Our man Down Under, Andrew Ferguson, gives us the lowdown on Widnes’ new signing, Will Matthews. Factfile Name: Will Matthews DOB: March 30, 1988 – 29-years-old Height: 186cm – 6’1 Weight 105kg – 16st 5 Position: Second-row/loose-forward Profile Will Matthews has been used as a ball running utility from the interchange intermittently throughout his decade-long career in the NRL. He…

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