Widnes Vikings are delighted to announce that Captain Jack Owens has signed a new two-year deal that will keep him with the club until the end of 2026.

Owens, 30, rejoined the club ahead of the 2019 season and has made 167 appearances for the Vikings, scoring 77 tries across his two spells with the club.

He has made 11 appearances so far this season scoring four tries, featuring in all 10 of our Betfred Championship fixtures, also picking up the Vikings Player of the Month award for April.

On his new deal, Owens said: “I’m just buzzing to be staying at the club I love and that I’ve grown up supporting.

“This is the place that I want to be, I want to finish my career here whenever that may be.

“Over the past couple of years, I’ve had some issues with injuries and haven’t quite been able to perform how I wanted to but I’m happy with how I’ve been playing this year, I’m feeling fit and back to my best.”

He added: “For me as a player, I first want to help solidify this club as a good, part-time team in the Championship.

“As a squad first and foremost we want to make the playoffs as we haven’t made the playoffs in this league.

“It would also be nice to pick up the 1895 Cup in the next couple of years, obviously it was very disappointing this year but it would be great to get back to Wembley and pick that trophy up.

“I just want us to be a team that’s consistent and that’s what we are this year.”

Head Coach Allan Coleman said: “It’s great to get Jack signed and the deal done.

“There was a lot of interest from other clubs and it’s important to me we keep the spine of our club with Widnes lads playing for Widnes. It was a no-brainer for me.

“I think Jack has shown in his performances that he is really enjoying his rugby and taking pride in leading the club.

“The big thing for me was Jack wants to be at Widnes and the players we sign must want that also.”

This is assisted by the fantastic Widnes VIPS scheme in place to assist in strengthening the Vikings’ squad. If fans wish to sign up for the scheme they can do so here

Everyone at the club is delighted to see Jack extend his stay and can’t wait to see him pulling on the jersey for many years to come.