Houston let his team-mates down with red card, insists Cummins after Salford loss

Widnes co-captain Chris Houston let his team-mates down after being sent off for dissent during their defeat to Salford on Thursday, insisted coach Francis Cummins. The Vikings remain bottom of Super League having lost 26-12 at the Red Devils – with a second successive stint in the Qualifiers now appearing increasingly likely. The game was perhaps still in the balance…

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Burke and Chamberlain join Salford as Hauraki heads to Widnes in swap deal

Salford Red Devils have signed Widnes duo Greg Burke and Ed Chamberlain from Widnes Vikings on loan – with Weller Hauraki heading to the Select Security Stadium as part of a swap deal between the clubs. “It’s great that we’ve been able to bring two new players into the side at this crucial juncture of the 2018 Super League season,”…

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The grass isn’t always greener, Widnes will now find out if that’s the case

A large proportion of Widnes fans had their prayers answered on Thursday when Denis Betts left the club. The calls for Betts’ head have been increasing for the last 18 months. Last year’s desperate battle to avoid relegation resulted in discontent among the fanbase, and things have only heightened this year. Widnes are rock bottom of Super League with the…

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Saints overcome Vikings at Magic Weekend

St Helens proved to be too strong for a gallant Widnes Vikings side, earning a comfortable 38-18 victory although the Vikings contributed their part to an entertaining game in the sunshine. The Vikings started the game badly, when Stefan Marsh put the ball out on the full from the kick-off. But they struck the first blow, when Matt Whitley crossed…

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TotalRL’s expert fan panel preview Friday night’s Super League action

Warrington v St Helens Warrington fan – Peter Thomas There are games that take place every season that you look out for when the fixtures are announced and then there are games that fill you with a sense of dread. This Friday’s clash with St Helens ticks both boxes for me and being wholly honest, I’m concerned. Saints are more…

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

Wakefield v Huddersfield (7:45pm, Sky Sports) Wakefield make three changes for Friday’s televised clash with Huddersfield. Out go the injured Kyle Wood, plus Reece Lyne and Justin Horo. In their place come Jordan Crowther, Joe Arundel and Keegan First. Giants coach Rick Stone makes one change to his 19-man squad for the game. Forward Adam Walne drops out due to…

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ROUND-UP: The best of today’s rugby league action

Krisnan Inu scored two tries as Widnes Vikings picked up a 23-6 win over Leeds Rhinos in today’s only Super League fixture. Toulouse Olympique stunned Championship favourites Leigh Centurions as the French full-timers came from 20-6 behind to win 32-26 despite Eddy Pettybourne being sent off before half time. London Broncos continued their 100% start to the season with an impressive 47-16 defeat over the previously unbeaten Toronto Wolfpack. There was also home wins for Batley Bulldogs, Dewsbury Rams and Featherstone Rovers while Halifax picked…

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Tough times in 2017 already bearing fruit for Widnes ahead of Warrington clash

One of the loudest messages this pre-season – and there were plenty – came from Widnes Vikings. Yes, 2017 was tough. And yes, the club did came perilously close to relegation from the Championship. But those tough times would stand the club in great shape for a better 2018. Vikings coach Denis Betts and chief executive James Rule certainly weren’t…

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