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Discussion in 'Widnes Vikings' started by S J, Sep 11, 2014.

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    News, views and Gossip here please.
     
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    Widnes Vikings captain Kevin Brown claims he is not interested in joining Cronulla Sharks and insists the club has not been in contact with him, despite speculation linking the Englishman with a move to the NRL’s bottom club.

    I guess this means its a done deal ... :)
     
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    Brown would be mad to join Cronulla. But then we all know how this works. Player and club scotch rumours...then in a month or so confirm signing.
     
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    CEO denies Brown is leaving to join Cronulla. (Well - that seals it ... :) )

    Brown joined Widnes in 2013 from Huddersfield Giants with the Vikings paying a considerable fee for his services.
    They would naturally be reluctant to lose a player who has been at the heart of their attacking structure in 2014.


    Liverpool Echo.
     
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    Head coach Denis Betts has signed a one-year contract extension to keep him with Widnes Vikings until 2017.
     
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    Super League side Widnes Vikings have signed Wigan Warriors prop Gil Dudson on a two-year deal.
     
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    Super League leaders Leeds Rhinos were beaten at Widnes, with on-loan Vikings forward Chris Clarkson scoring a try against his parent club.
    Leeds began the game knowing a win would take them four points clear at the top of the table.
    But Clarkson went over for one of seven Widnes tries as the hosts moved within a point of a place in the top eight.
    Kallum Watkins' brace of tries for Leeds proved in vain as Widnes raced clear in the closing minutes.
    The Rhinos were within four points with eight minutes remaining but Chris Dean and Aaron Heremaia completed a hard-fought home victory with late tries.
     
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    Widnes Vikings winger Patrick Ah Van agrees a new one-year contract extension with the Super League club.
     
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    Widnes Vikings captain Kevin Brown will be out for up to six weeks after sustaining an ankle injury.
     
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    Widnes Vikings forward Danny Galea has announced his retirement from rugby league with immediate effect.

    The 32-year-old Australian joined the club from Canterbury Bulldogs in August 2013 and scored seven tries in 51 Vikings appearances.
     
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    Widnes Vikings have signed forward Chris Houston from NRL side Newcastle Knights on a two-year contract.
    The 30-year-old made 160 NRL appearances for the Knights after joining the club from St George-Illawarra Dragons in 2008.

    I always felt he had talent - but never really got there with Newcastle.
     
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    Widnes Vikings hooker Aaron Heremaia has signed a new one-year contract extension until 2017.
    The 33-year-old one-time New Zealand international joined the Vikings at the start of 2015 from Hull FC and featured in every single game.
    Heremaia spent three seasons in Super League with the Black and Whites after joining them from NRL side New Zealand Warriors.
     
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    Houston will a good signing for a side who most pundits expect to be whipping boys in SL this season.
     
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    Widnes Vikings hooker Lloyd White has signed a two-year contract extension, keeping him at the Super League club until the end of the 2018 season.
    Wales captain White, 27, has made 88 appearances for the Vikings, joining the club on their return to the top flight in 2012.
    "Every year he is getting better and better," head coach Denis Betts said.
     
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    Widnes Vikings have signed Scotland prop Sam Brooks on a two-year deal after a successful trial.
    The 22-year-old was with Whitehaven in the Championship last term and could play for them again in the upcoming season as part of a dual registration deal between the clubs.
    The former Wigan youngster has also had a previous stint at Rochdale.
     
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    Kalifa FaiFai Loa - could be a useful pick-up. A good winger.
     
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    Better than anyone Widnes have got, I think.
     
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    Will Matthews - 2 years - good player and forward.
     
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    Widnes Vikings have signed outside back Krisnan Inu from Catalans Dragons on a two-year contract.
     

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