Monday, December 22, 2014
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Widnes Vikings

Vikings release Dave Allen and Keiran Butterworth

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Widnes Vikings have confirmed that Dave Allen and Kieran Butterworth will leave the Cclub at the end of the season. Allen rejoined the Vikings in 2010 after a spell in Cumbria and has played an important role in Denis Betts’’ squad since his return but he will move on to pastures new once the Vikings’ play-offs assault is complete. The ... Read More »

Vikings: Kevin Brown refutes Cronulla Sharks rumours

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Widnes Vikings captain Kevin Brown claims he is not interested in joining Cronulla Sharks and insists the club has not been in contact with him, despite speculation linking the Englishman with a move to the NRL’s bottom club. The 29-year-old, who led the club to its first ever play-off berth thanks to Sunday’s win against Bradford Bulls, said he has ... Read More »

Opinion: Could Club Call finally deliver at the final hurdle?

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If Rugby League has become at least mildly popular amongst the mainstream media for one thing in recent years, it is the game’s bravery when it comes to innovation. Granted, some of the things the game has trialled over the years haven’t exactly been a resounding success – think the World Club Challenge of 1997, for example – but some ... Read More »

Video highlights: Widnes Vikings v Wigan Warriors

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Extensive video highlights from Friday’s Super League round 25 clash between Widnes Vikings and Wigan Warriors at the Select Security Stadium. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on our free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League Express newspaper and Rugby League World magazine. You can also connect with ... Read More »

Vikings secure play-off place with Wigan victory

Widnes Vikings almost certainly secured themselves a place in the Super League play-offs tonight at the Select Security Stadium, defeating Wigan 24-10 in front of 6,223 supporters and effectively ending Wigan’s challenge for the League Leaders’ Shield. Wigan had selected a strong squad, including the returning Michael McIlorum, who had been out for two months with injury, and their coach ... Read More »

Vikings take out League Express advert to apologise to Tigers

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Widnes Vikings purchased a full-page advertisement in this week’s League Express newspaper to apologise to Castleford Tigers for their fans’ involvement in a disgraceful pitch invasion following their semi-final defeat to the West Yorkshire club. The page read: “Congratulations, Castleford Tigers. “Widnes Vikings would like to take this opportunity to apologise to each and every person or organisation with a ... Read More »

Betts: Widnes Vikings lacked composure

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Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts admitted his side “lacked composure” for spells of their 28-14 defeat to Huddersfield Giants – but did say his side showed plenty of purpose following their Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Castleford last weekend. The Vikings led 8-6 seconds until seconds before the half-time hooter, before a try from Huddersfield’s Joe Wardle put the home ... Read More »

5 things to expect from the Rugby League weekend

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Wigan Warriors and Hull KR kicked off another action-packed Rugby League weekend with a fantastic 14-14 draw on Thursday night, and set the platform nicely for another weekend full of drama, twists and turns. With Super League back for just one week before taking another break for the Challenge Cup final, it is already shaping up to be a massive ... Read More »

Isa charged on two counts of dangerous contact

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Widnes Vikings player Willie Isa has been charged with two disciplinary offences following incidents in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford Tigers at Leigh Sports Village. Isa has been charged with Grade B dangerous contact on Castleford Tigers player Kirk Dixon in the 62nd minute of the game. He has also been charged with Grade B dangerous contact on ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: The occasion got to us – Denis Betts

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In the latest episode of TotalRL TV, Widnes boss Denis Betts reflects on his side’s convincing Challenge Cup loss but refuses to be drawn into commenting on the pitch invasion by Vikings fans. What do you think about this story? Discuss this and much more on or free fans’ forum. For more Rugby League news and features, subscribe to League ... Read More »

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