Monday, January 26, 2015
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Six of the Best: Great Rugby League upsets

Mark Aston has another new player on board.

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 »

Manase Manuokafao signs for Widnes Vikings

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Bradford prop Manase Manuokafoa will leave the relegated Bulls at the end of the season after signing a two-year deal with Widnes Vikings. Vikings boss Denis Betts identified his front row as an area he needed to beef up ahead of next season, and the 29-year-old former South Sydney, Parramatta and North Queensland Cowboys prop has long been on his ... Read More »

The Fab Five: Week ending Sunday July 20

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It’s been another outstanding weekend of Rugby League action, with shocks, twists and surprises all across the country to seriously shake up the top three divisions. In Super League, the play-off race has tightened up after a shock win for Widnes on Friday night. And the Championship is hotting up too after some surprise results – with Championship One looking ... Read More »

Vikings get back on track with Wolves victory

Widnes Vikings came back to form with a bang, inflicting Warrington Wolves first defeat after ten successive victories with a 28-14 verdict. Prior to the game Widnes paid tribute to their recently deceased number one supporter Pat Price, and her memory was clearly an inspiration for the Widnes team. The Vikings took an early grip on the game with a ... Read More »

TotalRL TV: Super League Friday preview + Hock debate

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In this week’s edition of TotalRL TV, we take an in-depth look at tonight’s two Super League fixtures, as Wigan take on Hull FC and there is a hugely anticipated derby between Widnes Vikings and Warrington Wolves. But as well as that, we also discuss the ramifications of Gareth Hock’s seven-match ban for making deliberate contact with a referee, and ... Read More »