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Widnes Vikings

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 »

Vikings apologise after fans invade pitch in Challenge Cup

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Widnes Vikings have released a statement following yesterday’s Challenge Cup semi-final loss to Castleford Tigers, in which a group of fans invaded the pitch at the end of the match. It reads: “We have pledged to work with the RFL to investigate the disgraceful scenes that followed at the conclusion of the Semi-Final of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup at Leigh ... Read More »

RFL release statement addressing Widnes pitch invaders

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Following the incident involving some spectators at the end of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup semi-final at Leigh Sports Village between Castleford Tigers and Widnes Vikings yesterday, the RFL have said they will await reports from the stadium, the police and the two clubs before deciding what action to take. The behaviour of the vast majority of fans was exemplary and ... Read More »

Vikings ‘second best’, says Betts

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Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts admits his side were “second best” during their semi-final defeat to Castleford Tigers, saying the team were outplayed throughout. The Vikings slumped to a disappointing 28-6 against the Tigers to ensure they wouldn’t be heading to Wembley for the cup final, and Betts admitted errors cost his side dearly. “There wasn’t much in it ... Read More »

Stats Zone: Challenge Cup semi-final special

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Leeds Rhinos v Warrington Wolves – Saturday, 2:30pm KO Leeds have not defeated Warrington in a Challenge Cup semi-final for over a century – since an 11-10 victory at Broughton in 1910. Warrington have won the last four meetings between the clubs at this stage since then. Leeds are appearing in a record-equalling 45th Challenge Cup semi-final (shared with Wigan) ... Read More »

There will be nerves, says Widnes Vikings star

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Widnes Vikings star Kevin Brown admits there will be nerves ahead of their huge semi-final showdown with Castleford Tigers on Sunday – but he says if the Vikings can control them, those nerves can be channeled into a huge positive. The Vikings and the Tigers are both just 80 minutes away from Wembley, and a return to the Challenge Cup ... Read More »

Rugby League World: Year of the Wolves?

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Warrington Wolves have long been tipped for Grand Final success – so is this finally their year? Rugby League World Magazine sits down with the four men charged with plugging the gap left by retiring halfback Lee Briers to find out. Chris Bridge, Richie Myler, Stefan Ratchford and Gareth O’Brien have all featured at halfback this season and are now ... Read More »

Six of the Best: Great Rugby League upsets

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In this week’s edition of Six of the Best, we’ve taken inspiration from a quite sensational weekend of Rugby League action that has recently passed us by. Super League was full of shocks, with the biggest perhaps Bradford’s stunning 16-8 win against last year’s champions, Wigan Warriors. That was James Lowes’ first win in charge of the club, and another ... Read More »

Kevin Brown will play in the Challenge Cup semi final

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Widnes playmaker Kevin Brown has been cleared to play in the Challenge Cup semi-final against Castleford a week on Sunday after shrugging off a knee injury. The 29-year-old was hit late by St Helens’ Sia Soliola in last week’s match and was taken off as a precaution. Fortunately for Vikings fans there seems to be no lasting damage and the ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings grant Lawton sabbatical

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Widnes Vikings have granted forward Adam Lawton a sabbatical from his contract with the club. The Vikings say the 21-year-old asked for a period of leave to enable him to move to Australia but the club will retain his registration in case he returns to First Utility Super League. Widnes chief executive James Rule said: “We obviously respect Adam’s request ... Read More »