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11
Feb
2021

Vikings drawn against West Wales in the Challenge Cup

Widnes Vikings have been drawn against West Wales Raiders in the first round of the Betfred Challenge Cup. The Vikings first competitive action in 2021 will be against the League One side, hoping to kickstart the new season in style. This fixture will take place on the weekend of 19th-21st March. The draw for the...
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10
Feb
2021

Vikings announce 2021 Squad Numbers

Widnes Vikings can confirm their 2021 squad numbers for the upcoming Betfred Championship season.  Jayden Hatton is the biggest mover in the Vikings squad in 2021, taking up the #2 shirt after impressing new Head Coach, Simon Finnigan. Kenny Baker, after a superb start to his Vikings career in 2020, moves from #15 to #13....
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09
Feb
2021

QUIZ: Vikings 2021 Squad

It’s quiz time, and we’re testing your knowledge on the squad we have assembled for the 2021 season! Ahead of the club announcing squad numbers for the 2021 season, we wanted to help you get to know them a little bit better, and the careers some of them have had. Therefore, we’ve put together this...
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08
Feb
2021

Baker’s Dozen – Episode Two

We’re delighted to bring you the second episode of Baker’s Dozen… This is a new feature we’ll bring you throughout the season, with Vikings loose forward, Kenny Baker, testing his knowledge with 13 questions on various subjects. Hence, a Baker’s Dozen! This episode, it’s a focus on the club and our 2021 squad with the...
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07
Feb
2021

Getting To Know (Episode 2) – Ryan O’Brien

We’ve re-launched the ‘Getting To Know’ series! This series gets to know our first team squad and staff a little better, more than a usual interview would. We sit down with them and take a deeper look into their life and career to this point. Episode 2 focuses on Ryan O’Brien, and his hard-working journey...
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07
Feb
2021

Getting To Know (Episode 1 ) – Simon Finnigan

We are re-launching our ‘Getting To Know’ series! This series gets to know our first team squad and staff a little better, more than a usual interview would. We sit down with them and take a deeper look into their life and career to this point. First up, we sat down with Simon Finnigan, our...
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03
Feb
2021

Squad Overview for 2021

With the 2021 season closing in, Widnes Vikings want to give you, our supporters, a further insight into the squad we have built for the upcoming Betfred Championship season. Following the curtailing of the 2020 season due to COVID-19, the Vikings wanted to assemble a squad worthy of competing towards the upper echelons of the...
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03
Feb
2021

New Laws For 2021

The RFL Board today ratified recommendations from the RFL Laws Committee for the 2021 season. The Laws Committee held a virtual meeting on January 20 and received presentations regarding the Covid pandemic and head contact and concussion. The Committee also heard from NRL Head of Elite Competitions, Graham Annesley, about the new laws to be...
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05
Jan
2021

RFL Statement

The Prime Minister’s announcement of a new National Lockdown for England on Monday night will impact on Rugby League, as all other sports and sections of society, in a number of ways. Community Rugby League, which had been due to resume at youth and open age level in January, is now required to be suspended...
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21
Dec
2020

Your All-Time Widnes 17 Announced

Widnes Vikings are delighted to bring you to the #AllTimeWidnes17, as chosen by you, the supporters, in recent weeks.  Over the last few months, we have been asking fans to name their all-time Widnes 17 along with Head Coach from their time following the club. Once the final 18 had been selected, they will be...
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