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Six of the Best: Great Rugby League upsets

Mark-Aston

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

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts was furious with Sia Soliola

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

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts was furious with Sia Soliola

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 »

Widnes Vikings boss to utilise squad depth

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts was furious with Sia Soliola

Widnes Vikings head coach Denis Betts admits he will take advantage of his squad depth ahead of a massive week for the Vikings, which starts tonight against Hull FC. The Vikings have two home games in less than a week, as they back up on Wednesday to face Wigan Warriors, in a game rearranged due to the Warriors’ World Club ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings tie down Danny Craven

Widnes Vikings boss Denis Betts was furious with Sia Soliola

WIDNES Vikings half-back Danny Craven has signed a new three-year deal at the Club. Craven, put pen to paper yesterday after the Vikings booked their place in the Semi-Final of the Tetley’s Challenge Cup with a comprehensive win over Keighley Cougars. The St Helens born pivot has been with the Vikings since he was 17 and is a product of ... Read More »

Match preview: Widnes Vikings v Keighley Cougars

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The first of the four Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-finals takes place this evening, as the lowest ranked team left in the competition, Keighley Cougars, head to Widnes to face Denis Betts’ Vikings outfit. Keighley coach Paul March – who is still serving a two-month stadium ban – has indicated that he will send a very different Cougars side to the ... Read More »

Widnes Vikings skipper confident of cup success

Kevin-Brown

Kevin Brown is confident that Widnes Vikings will stroll into the semi-finals of Rugby League’s oldest and most prestigious competition when they face Keighley Cougars in a Tetley’s Challenge Cup quarter-final at The Select Security Stadium, Widnes on Thursday (8.00pm). Brown, one of the form players of the 2014 Super League season, is well aware of the threat that Championship ... Read More »

Paddy Flynn signs new deal at Widnes Vikings

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Widnes Vikings winger Paddy Flynn has become the tenth player to be signed up by the Club as he today penned a new two year deal. Flynn, 26, joined the Club back in 2008 and is one of the longest serving players at the Vikings and the powerful winger says he’s looking forward to a bright future at the Select ... Read More »