Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Widnes Vikings

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 »

Robins too strong for winless Broncos

Hull Kingston Rovers were far too strong for London Broncos at The Hive this afternoon, defeating their hosts 10-62 to move to just one point outside the top eight. Rovers fullback Greg Eden scored a hat-trick, while the Broncos remain winless after 22 rounds of the Super League competition. In very hot conditions it was all too easy for the Robins, ... Read More »

Makinson Hat-Trick as Saints cane Vikings

Tommy Makinson scored three tries, and prop forward Mose Masoe scored two as St Helens remained at  the top of the Super League table with a 44-22 victory over Widnes Vikings at Langtree Park tonight. But both sides suffered injury blows. Kevin Brown left the field after 20 minutes after suffering a bad knock apparently suffering from concussion, while Luke ... Read More »

Betts delighted to land Bradford Bulls star

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Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts admits he is delighted to finally secure the services of Manase Manuokafoa – after finally managing to convince the powerhouse prop to sign up for 2015. Manuokafoa has signed a two-year deal with the Vikings to remain in Super League, after Bradford Bulls were relegated last weekend. Betts said he tried to sign the Tongan ... Read More »