date of Birth13/12/1989
Widnes born Shane returns to the Vikings having originally joined the club’s Scholarship programme from West Bank Bears and progressed to the first team before moving on at the end of 2011. The England U15 International cites his coaches at West Bank Bears as the major influence on his career while he names his career highlights as his Vikings debut and winning the Illawarra League with Thirroul Butchers during his spell in Australia. ‘The Grenade’ also gained selection for a New South Wales representative side which toured Samoa. Since his return to England Shane has clocked up over 150 appearances to add to those in Widnes’ colours having settled in the Second Row and now targets a return to Super League with his hometown club. Combining rugby with his career in the Chemical Industry with local company Vynova, new father Shane enjoys playing golf in his spare time while also supporting Liverpool FC.