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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Widnes appoint Francis Cummins as new assistant

Francis Cummins has secured a return to Rugby League as Denis Betts’ assistant at Widnes. Cummins, who coached Bradford Bulls for two years between 2013 and 2014, has been selected to become Betts’ new number two with current assistant Brett Hodgson returning to Australia to take up a coaching role at Wests Tigers. The 40-year-old has most recently been the…

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Widnes end London’s promotion hopes

London Broncos’ promotion hopes were ended with a 38-16 defeat at Widnes Vikings. Mark Ioane crashed over to give London an early lead before Chris Houston and Ryan Ince saw efforts ruled out by the TMO. Matt Whitley, Lloyd White and Danny Craven crossed as Widnes opened up a lead before Runciman added a fourth on the half time hooter…

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Kear and London keen to make Betts eat his words

London star Elliot Kear has admitted Denis Betts’ controversial pre-match comments have helped further motivate the Broncos ahead of their do-or-die clash with Widnes. Betts, the Vikings head coach, claimed in his pre-match press conference that not one London player would make his side. The comments quickly made their way to the London players, who already have plenty to play…

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Combined XIII: Widnes v London

Denis Betts’s pre-match press conference hit the headlines after the Widnes head coach claimed not a single London Broncos player would make his team ahead of their encounter on Saturday. The bullish comments got the guys at TotalRL HQ wondering how a combination of the two teams would look out on the field. So, having carefully considered all the players…

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Betts raises the stakes ahead of Widnes’ clash with London

Denis Betts has ignited the fire ahead of Widnes’ crucial clash with London after bullishly claiming not one member of the Broncos side would make his team. The two teams lock horns on Saturday, with Widnes three points ahead of their capital counterparts with two games remaining. London, who have aspirations of reaching the Million Pound Game, could see their…

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Hull KR promoted back to Super League after edging Widnes

Hull Kingston Rovers sealed an instant return to Super League with a 12-6 victory over Widnes Vikings. Jamie Ellis kicked KR into a narrow lead however Hep Cahill touched down for Widnes’ first score midway through the half. Thomas Minns collected a Mose Masoe offload to give the hosts a narrow half time lead with Ellis’ touchline conversion. The game…

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