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Widnes Vikings
01
Sep
2019

Chris Dean To Retire

Widnes Vikings can confirm that Chris Dean will retire from rugby league at the end of the current season. The 31-year-old has featured 178 times for the Vikings and scored 38 tries in his three spells with the club, joining Widnes on a permanent deal back in 2012. During the current Betfred Championship season Dean...
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01
Sep
2019

Widnes Vikings Out Of ‘Special Measures’

Widnes Vikings can inform supporters that the club is out of ’Special Measures’, after receiving confirmation from the Rugby Football League that this action has now been lifted.  The Vikings were placed into ‘Special Measures’ before the start of the 2019 season, with the RFL monitoring and restricting the club’s budgets and playing contracts before...
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01
Sep
2019

U19s: Widnes 42-28 Castleford

In their last home game of the season, our U19s secured a 42-28 victory in a highly entertaining game which saw 12 tries scored. They got off to a great start when they found touch from the kick off. The resulting scrum saw the ball moved swiftly along the line for Brad Calland to score...
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31
Aug
2019

Swinton Lions Preview

Widnes Vikings welcome Swinton Lions to the Halton Stadium on Sunday afternoon, in their final home fixture of the 2019 Betfred Championship season (3pm kick-off). Following their appearance at Wembley in the 1895 Cup Final last weekend, the Vikings are back in league action for the penultimate time this season. Ahead of the final home...
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30
Aug
2019

Swinton Lions 19-Man Squad

Kieron Purtill has announced his 19-man squad for Sunday’s game against Swinton Lions. The Vikings will be looking for a victory at the Halton Stadium on Sunday (kick-off 3:00pm), with a win securing the club’s place in the Betfred Championship for 2020. Kieron Purtill has made 4 changes for Sunday’s game. Jacob Dugdale, Josh Ganson,...
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29
Aug
2019

U19s: Widnes 16-52 Wigan

Whilst this game was over by half time, our U19s put in a gutsy second half performance against a Wigan side who top the league and have only lost one game this season. Wigan were quick out of the blocks and Umyla Hanley had a try ruled out before hooker Aiden Roden jinked past three...
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27
Aug
2019

Ryan Ince Released By Mutual Consent

Widnes Vikings can confirm that Ryan Ince has been released from his current contract by mutual consent. The winger was a product of the club’s academy system and scored 31 tries in his 46 appearances for the club, including 19 tries in 22 games during the current Betfred Championship season. The club would like to...
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24
Aug
2019

Kieron Purtill 1895 Cup Final Reaction

Widnes Vikings Head Coach, Kieron Purtill, reflects on the club’s defeat to Sheffield Eagles in the 1895 Cup Final at Wembley Stadium. Watch the full interview with Kieron above.
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24
Aug
2019

Sheffield Eagles 36-18 Widnes Vikings

Widnes Vikings returned to Wembley Stadium for the first time since 1993, as they were beaten 36-18 by Sheffield Eagles in the AB Sundecks 1895 Cup Final. The Eagles produced a dominant second half display to deny the Vikings a chance to lift silverware in front of a brilliant following of supporters who we vocal...
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22
Aug
2019

Women: Widnes 8-0 Oulton

The two previous encounters this season had seen a draw plus a narrow Vikings victory.  So it was no surprise that the two teams fought out another tense affair with Widnes claiming their third league victory of the season. Apart from the opening couple of minutes, Oulton dominated possession and territory for vast amounts of...
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