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22nd March 2017

Widnes Vikings take on Salford Red Devils at the Leigh Sports Village on Saturday 1st April. The Vikings will be coming up against the Centurions for the first time following the home side's promotion in 2016 and are looking to record their first victory of the 2017 Betfred Super League season.


Tickets for the game against Leigh Centurions are still available through all the usual channels. Tickets can be bought through the phone by calling 0151 495 2250 or by visiting the Vikings Superstore, located within Tesco Extra, Widnes. Please click here for full ticket information for this game.

Squad News 

The Vikings make a few changes to the 19-man squad against Salford Red Devils, as Tom Gilmore and Manase Manuokafoa return from injury to replace Corey Thompson and . 

Widnes Vikings: Armstrong, Bridge, Brooks, Burke, J.Chapelhow, T.Chapelhow, Craven, Dudson, Gilmore, Hanbury, Heremaia, Houston, Johnstone, Leuluai, Manuokafoa, Marsh, Olbison, Runciman, Whitley

The away side come into this game on the back of a defeat at the hands of Wakefield Trinity in front of the Sky Sports cameras, and will be wanting to rectify that and build on their solid home form on their return to Super League.

Leigh Centurions: Higson, Crooks, Dawson, Ridyard, Drinkwater, Hock, Higham, Weston, Hansen, Tickle, Vea, Hampshire, Reynolds, Hood, Green, Hopkins, Acton, Burr


Denis Betts’ side are still in search of their first victory in the 2017 Betfred Super League following the home defeat against Salford Red Devils last weekend. The Vikings have only picked up one point on the road, in the downpour in Perpignan against Catalans Dragons and will be wa

The Centurions' 28-24 defeat to Wakefield Trinity was their first loss in 4 games following a three-game winning streak over Warrington, Huddersfield and St Helens on home soil. Neil Jukes' side are taking to life to Super League well and will provide a tough test for Denis Betts' side.

Widnes Vikings: LDLLL                Leigh Centurions: LLWWWL

Previous Meetings

These sides paths have only crossed recently once in which the Vikings ran in 9 tries, including a brace from Patrick Ah Van, in a comfortable 50-6 win in the Super League Qualifiers at the Halton Stadium in September 2015. 

You would have to go back 12 years to the 2005 season in which the Vikings and the Centurions crossed paths in Super League, where Frank Endacott's side were able to complete a double over Leigh during the season. Both sides were relegated at the end of the season. 

Widnes Vikings Milestones 

If selected, Gil Dudson will be making his 100th Super League appearance. Dudson has achieved this playing for the Crusaders, Wigan Warriors and Widnes Vikings.

If selected, Ted Chapelhow will be making his 50th career appearance. 

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