Wilde Discusses Vikings Move

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1st September 2017

Widnes Vikings announced the signing of Sam Wilde today on a two-year deal for the 2018 season. The Vikings Media Team caught up with the talented forward moments after he put pen to paper on his new contract to discuss this exciting move.  

Sam, your two-year deal with Widnes Vikings has just been announced. How are you feeling about this big move?

“I’m absolute buzzing. Obviously, I’ve been here on a four-week loan earlier this season and I really enjoyed it. It’s a great group of lads, a great set-up and I thought I was improved a lot as a player here too. I’m still young and coming here gives me a good environment to improve and grow as a player.”

Was it an easy decision to join the Vikings?

Yes, because I loved it here. The players and the staff we’ve got are great, and I feel like I fitted in well. It’s an exciting move for me.

You clearly impressed the coaching team during your loan spell. You must feel proud about that?

It’s very pleasing that they liked me enough, both a person and player, to want to bring me back on a permanent basis. I’m very grateful for the opportunity they’ve presented me. I always strive to give 100%, so it’s great the coaching team recognised that in me.

What was your experience like of playing for the Vikings?

It was brilliant getting out in front of the Widnes Vikings supporters. My favourite moment has to be when we beat Leeds Rhinos here. That was a great game; the boys dug deep and the supporters were behind us all the way. You can’t beat achieving a tough win with a great performance. Being here gives me the chance to improve and get better, and hopefully be part of many more of those special nights.

I’m looking forward to wearing the Widnes Vikings shirt and getting out in front of the supporters again next season.”

Widnes Vikings take on Leigh Centurions this Sunday. Don’t miss the action..

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