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03
Nov
2023

MAX ROBERTS LOCKED IN FOR 2024

The club are happy to announce the retention of centre Max Roberts for the 2024 season, after the 23-year-old signed a new 1-year contract at the DCBL Stadium. Making 14 appearances in a stop-start first season with the Vikings, the former Wigan, Oldham and Swinton player scored 5 tries in 2023, including braces in both...
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01
Nov
2023

MIKE BUTT SIGNS 1-YEAR DEAL WITH THE VIKINGS

Widnes Vikings are delighted to welcome Wales international winger Mike Butt to the club, who arrives from Swinton Lions on a 1-year contract!  The outside back has played his entire career with Swinton, making his debut as a 20-year-old in 2015 and being an ever-present for the Lions in the 9 seasons since. However, after...
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01
Nov
2023

MEMBERS’ MONDAY OUTLINES GOALS FOR 2024 SEASON

The Widnes Vikings’ first Members’ Monday meeting of the 2024 season took place on Monday, October 30th, and gave the fans in attendance a huge insight into the club’s current rude health, a breakdown of the recently-announced IMG gradings, and an extended interview with incoming head coach, Allan Coleman. Over 150 tickets were booked to...
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30
Oct
2023

LIAM BENT LOCKED IN FOR 2024 VIKINGS SEASON

The Vikings are delighted to announce the re-signing of back-row forward Liam Bent on a one-year contract, with the option of a second year from the 2024 season. Limited to just eight appearances in 2023 following an ACL injury in April, ‘Benty’ is looking forward to putting a tough 12 months behind him as he...
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28
Oct
2023

RHODRI LLOYD RETURNS TO THE VIKINGS

The Vikings are pleased to welcome Wales international Rhodri Lloyd on board the longship, as the 30-year-old second-row/centre arrives on a two-year contract from Swinton Lions. Winning 21 Wales caps across 10 years in the red jersey, Lloyd has featured at three Rugby League World Cups and been a regular in the Swinton team for...
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26
Oct
2023

MARTYN REILLY BECOMES LATEST NEW ARRIVAL AT THE VIKINGS

The Vikings are pleased to announce our third new signing ahead of the 2024 Championship season, as 27-year-old forward Martyn Reilly arrives from the Batley Bulldogs on a two-year deal. Having established a regular starting spot in the Batley side in 2023, Martyn is keen to do the same as a key member of the...
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25
Oct
2023

Vikings receive strong score in IMG’s Rugby League rankings

The Vikings are pleased to confirm our initial IMG ranking, as published today by the RFL. The B grade, with a score of 10.17, ranks Widnes Vikings in 16th place of all the professional clubs in the current RFL pyramid and is a great starting point for the club, as the whole game moves towards a...
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24
Oct
2023

LYONS LOCKED IN FOR NEXT TWO SEASONS

Dynamic half-back Joe Lyons is staying put at the DCBL Stadium, having signed a two-year contract to remain in Vikings colours until the end of the 2025 season! Nailing down a permanent starting spot in the halves this season, Lyons played 24 matches, including his 100th as a Chemic, and scored six tries in 2023...
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23
Oct
2023

OLLIE BROOKES REMAINS A VIKING IN 2024

Widnes winger Ollie Brookes has penned a new 1-year deal at the club, keeping him with the Vikings for the 2024 season! An injury-disrupted 2023 campaign saw him restricted to just eight appearances, but Brookes still crossed for a respectable six tries and is looking to build on those strong bursts of form in 2024....
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20
Oct
2023

SAM BROOKS SIGNS FOR THE VIKINGS

The club are delighted to announce our second new signing of the 2024 season, as Scotland international prop Sam Brooks arrives from Championship side Barrow Raiders! Returning for a second stint at the club after making five appearances for the Vikings between 2016 and 2017, Brooks can’t wait to get back into the swing of...
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