Joe Edge signs new two-year deal

Widnes Vikings utility back Joe Edge has signed a new two-year deal, keeping him at the club until the end of the 2024 season. 

Since his debut in 2019, Edge has made 40 appearances for his hometown club, scoring nine tries and a further 25 goals. 

The 22-year-old first linked up with the Vikings’ development squad at the age of 11 and went on to join the club’s scholarship programme. 

Edge, who has also represented England at U15s and U16s level, featured 20 times for the Vikings last season and was shortlisted for the try of the season for his match clinching, length of the field interception try away at Batley.

Now he is hoping to challenge for a regular spot in John Kear’s side ahead of the 2023 Betfred Championship season. 

“I’m made up to be staying at Widnes again next year and I can’t wait for the season already,” he said.

“It was a very easy decision to stay. As soon as I spoke with John I wanted to sign again, and being from Widnes I love representing my hometown club.

“Last season was great for me personally, playing so many games. I think that playing regularly really helped me improve and become more consistent with my game.

“Next season is a big one for myself personally. I want to work hard and nail down a spot in the starting 13.

“As a team I think we can really challenge, do well and push for a play-off place, and I want to be a part of it.”

Edge joins hometown forward Shane Grady in committing to the club ahead of the 2023 campaign, with further retentions to follow in the coming weeks. 

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