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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Talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super 8s Qualifiers

Is it must-win for London on Saturday night? Tipped by many to cause a few upsets in the Qualifiers, things haven’t quite gone to plan for London thus far. They have just one point from their first three games and need to start picking up wins quickly if they are to get in the mix for the Million Pound Game.…

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Betts admits Leigh clash is “do-or-die” for Widnes

Denis Betts believes Widnes can secure their place in Super League with a victory over Leigh on Sunday. Both teams are currently locked on four points in the Qualifiers and occupy third and fourth place in the mini-series, with the Vikings currently occupying the final automatic safety spot while the Centurions are currently holding a Million Pound Game position. The…

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Players need contract protection, says Vikings star Dudson

Widnes star Gil Dudson has called for players to be given more protection with regard to their contracts. The Wales international is currently fight for the Vikings’ – and his own – future in the Qualifiers. Current regulations mean a players’ contract becomes null and void if their club is relegated to the Championship. Any Super League club that suffers…

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Betts talks up importance of points difference following heavy win over Featherstone

Denis Betts was satisfied with his side’s ruthlessness as they put Featherstone to the sword. The Vikings, who have been criticised regularly for their attack this season, scored 11 tries as they romped to a 58-10 win over the Championship side. The result puts Widnes above Leigh on points difference, and Betts admitted the one-sided nature of the scoreline could…

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