O’Neill joins on loan

Widnes Vikings can confirm the signing of Wigan Warriors forward Brad O’Neill on a four-week loan deal.

Brad has experience at both hooker and loose forward and will join the Vikings ahead of Saturday’s Championship clash with Dewsbury Rams.

The 18-year-old is a former teammate of Widnes fullback Daniel Hill, having played together for Halton Farnworth Hornets.

An England Youth and Academy international, who has also represented Lancashire Academy, Brad will add size and aggression to the Vikings pack as well as a further option at hooker.

O’Neill has joined up with the rest of Simon Finnigan’s squad ahead of this week’s Championship fixture, and will be in contention for his debut on Saturday.