Leigh Centurions centre Tom Armstrong has signed for Widnes for 2017 – just as TotalRL.com revealed a number of weeks ago:
Despite Internet speculation suggesting otherwise, Armstrong has indeed signed a two-year deal at the Vikings.
Widnes coach Denis Betts said: “Tom has been on my radar for the last few years, I looked at him when he was released from St Helens to go and further his studies.
“He has worked his way through Championship level and played outstandingly for Leigh, but now he is looking for a Super League opportunity.
“Tom has some great qualities to offer, great speed, durability and will add to the competition for places within the squad
“I am really pleased to say that he has chosen to come to Widnes over a number of other clubs that were looking to bring him in.”
“I am elated to have signed for the Vikings,” Armstrong said. “There were several Super league clubs interested in my signature but I chose Widnes for a few reasons.
“Widnes as a club have been developing and making some great progress in the Super League year-on-year, and the style of play Denis instills in the players at Widnes really suits my game.
“It’s a club steeped in history and my dad has been a fan of the team for many years – which was the icing on the cake for me.”