Betts insists Warrington derby is not a dead rubber for Widnes

On paper, there is very little at stake for Warrington and Widnes tonight: but Vikings coach Denis Betts insists the game is anything but a dead rubber. Eleventh-placed Widnes cannot finish any higher than their current league position, and the Wolves cannot escape the Qualifiers ahead of Thursday night’s clash between the two sides. But Betts has knocked back suggestions…

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Key duo return for Warrington as Widnes make six changes

Warrington Wolves have welcome Kevin Brown and Matty Russell back into their 19-man squad to face Widnes. The pair have missed the last six weeks of action, with England halfback Brown nursing a foot injury while Russell has endured a knee problem. But the duo will return on Thursday as the Wolves look to build on their win over Wigan.…

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Widnes forward Hep Cahill signs new deal with the club

Widnes Vikings have been handed a major boost with the news that forward Hep Cahill has agreed a new two-year contract with the club. The forward was reportedly subject of interest from other clubs – but not Leeds, as League Express revealed two weeks ago following heavy rumours the Rhinos were interested in his services. However, Widnes have beaten off…

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Betts calls for a response from Widnes following recent setback

Denis Betts has challenged his side to move on from their setback at Huddersfield and kick-start their preparation for the Qualifiers. The Vikings suffered a humiliating 40-0 defeat at Huddersfield last week, a result that confirmed their place in the bottom four by the end of the regular season. It was a blow to Widnes’ recent signs of improvement, having…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

Castleford v Salford (8pm, Sky Sports) There are changes aplenty for the league leaders ahead of Friday’s televised clash with Salford. Adam Milner, Jake Webster and Larne Patrick are all missing following last week’s win over Wakefield, with Kevin Larroyer, Tom Holmes and Jake Trueman coming into their squad. Salford are yet to name their squad. Castleford squad: Eden, Foster,…

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Giants demolish sorry Widnes

Widnes Vikings were consigned to the Qualifiers for the second time in three years after a comprehensive 40-0 defeat at Huddersfield Giants. Shannon Wakeman and Jermaine McGillvary crossed within the opening stages to put the Giants into double figures. Ryan Hinchcliffe continued Huddersfield’s clinical opening quarter of an hour before Adam O’Brien added a fourth shortly before half time. Darnell…

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