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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 »

Widnes Vikings forward hit with ban

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Widnes Vikings forward Willie Isa will miss the club’s next three games, after being suspended this evening at a disciplinary hearing. Isa – who was charged with two counts of a Grade B dangerous tackle during the Vikings’ Challenge Cup semi-final defeat to Castleford at the weekend – pleaded guilty to an offence with the Tigers’ Kirk Dixon, copping him ... 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 »

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 »

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 »

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 »

Widnes Vikings coach swipes at officials

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Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts has lamented the lack of consistency in Super League officiating, after his side’s poor run of form continued at Wakefield on Thursday night. The Vikings are now clinging onto their play-off spot by a thread after defeat to the Wildcats, which sees James Webster’s side just two points behind the Vikings after their 12-10 win. ... Read More »

Another Widnes Vikings star signs new deal

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Widnes Vikings have tied down another of their squad members for 2015 and beyond, after Hep Cahill became the latest squad member to sign a new contract with the club. The 27-year-old has signed on with Denis Betts’ side until the end of the 2016 season, and although injuries have affected his form this year, he insists he can’t wait ... Read More »