Widnes announce London partnership

Widnes Vikings have announced that they have set up a dual-registration deal with Championship side London Broncos, the second Super League club to do so this year.

The Vikings will be able to send players to the Broncos – just like they did with half-back Tom Gilmore, who spent time out on loan at London earlier this year.

It follows in the footsteps of Wakefield, who also announced they would dual-register with London for 2015.

“As London Broncos sit outside the main corridor, they have the ability to dual register with a number of clubs,” said Widnes head coach Denis Betts.

“Every club has the ability to set up an agreement with London, as well as another partner club.

“As well as our dual registration agreement with Whitehaven, we will look to use our agreement with London to provide Widnes players with opportunities to develop their careers.”