Inu discusses Vikings move

Inu discusses Vikings move

3rd January 2018

Widnes Vikings new signing Krisnan Inu discussed his move to the Club and his excitement at potentially making his debut in the upcoming friendly against Whitehaven (12th January, 8.00pm kick off).

The powerful outside back says that he is quickly settling into life at the Vikings and getting to grips with an intense pre-season training schedule, under the watchful eyes of S&C coaches, Tim Holmes and Adam Daniels.  

“Training is tough, as expected, and it’s only going to get tougher!”, he says.

“The boys have made me feel at home so far, so I’m really enjoying it.”

Krisnan had a taste of action at the Vikings on Friday, when he joined supporters in the stands to watch the team defeat local rivals, Warrington Wolves, in the Festive Derby. Inu was impressed with both the atmosphere at the Halton Stadium and the inspiring impact of the young Vikings stars in the 26-22 victory.

“It was as expected – loud and a lot of supporters. I’m sure the boys enjoyed it as much as I did, sitting in the crowd. It was the first home game of the season, and a win, so I really enjoyed it”, he said.

“The young boys had the opportunity to show what they can bring to the game and what we’ll need throughout the season. They all put their hand up and played well. None of them looked out of place (in the first team). Everyone was fighting fit, and looked fast and ready to go. There were signs of good things to come.”

Having faced the Vikings in several intense fixtures, the New Zealand international says that he is now looking forward to being on the other side of the action when he wears the club’s famous black and white strip.

“It was always tough to play against Widnes. Playing them at Catalans was weird – the crowd was loud, vocal and you could feel their support in the crowd. That was just at Catalans! Playing them here was another level, it was pretty much one of those games you’d dread! You knew what the crowd would bring, let alone what they had on the field, so I’m glad to be on the right side this time around!”.

Krisnan first experienced the warmth of the Vikings supporters when he trained at the Halton Stadium with New Zealand in 2013. He says that the impression they left on him was one of the key factors behind his move.  

“Meeting the Widnes fans (at the World Cup) is one of the good memories I have of being in the country. It helped make my decision to play for them, and represent the town and the jersey, easier”, he explains.

Having moved to the UK in late December, Krisnan is eagerly anticipating the opportunity to make his debut for the Vikings in the upcoming friendly against Whitehaven.

“To play my first game at Widnes will be something to remember for a lifetime. I can’t wait to get my hands on the ball and play alongside the boys.”

Tickets for the Whitehaven friendly are on sale now. With advance tickets priced at just £10 for adults, £8 for concessions and £5 for juniors, the game offers unrivalled value for supporters to enjoy the pre-season action. Book before 9th January to secure your bargain ticket!  The Club’s aim is to open both the South Stand and Pat Price Stand for the fixture, but a decision on this will only be made based on pre-sale figures. Due to the operational necessities required to host a match-day, the South Stand will be open to both Vikings and Whitehaven supporters. The Club will confirm the opening of the Pat Price Stand (North Stand) if a minimum of 500 pre-sale tickets are sold for the Stand by the end-of-play on Tuesday 9th January.

For full ticket information and details on how to secure your seat for the game, please click here!

Inu discusses Vikings move