The 17 for 2016 – Widnes Vikings

Our ’17 for 2016′ series continues with another side who struggled throughout 2015 – Widnes Vikings.

We’ve already looked at Wakefield and Salford’s strongest line-ups for next year – with the link to those articles at the bottom of this one. But now it’s Denis Betts’ men who are under the spotlight, as we ponder whether they’ve a line-up that is capable of making the top eight in 2016.

They’ve brought some impressive new recruits in as they look to go one better than in 2015, when they narrowly missed out on the top eight and were consigned to the bottom four. Here’s what we think is their strongest line-up – do you agree?

FB – Rhys Hanbury
WG – Patrick Ah Van
CE – Chris Bridge
CE – Charly Runciman
WG – Corey Thompson
SO – Kevin Brown
SH – Joe Mellor
PR – Gil Dudson
HK – Lloyd White
PR – Manase Manuokafoa
SR – Chris Houston
SR – Setaimata Sa
LF – Hep Cahill

Alex Gerrard
Macgraff Leuluai
Matt Whitley
Aaron Heremaia

What do you think, Widnes fans? Can that side make the top eight after a struggle in 2015? Let us know on social media!