Olbison ready for action..

Olbison ready for action.. widnesvikings.co.uk

31st January 2018

Widnes Vikings star Tom Olbison is relishing the start of the Super League season, as he approaches his 100th top flight appearance.

The second row, who joined the Vikings at the start of the 2017 season, is eagerly awaiting the upcoming season opener against Catalans Dragons (Halton Stadium, Sunday at 3pm).

“Looking how the season ended last year, with them finishing in the Million Pound Game, I’m sure they’re going to be fired up. It will be a tough contest, so I am really looking forward to it.”

With a strong pre-season behind them, under a new look Performance Team, Olbison believes that the stage is set for a stronger season.

“It’s been a fresh approach (this pre-season), and all the lads have bought into it and dug in. We’re looking and feeling better. It’s now a matter of us believing in ourselves and taking it out there at the weekend.”

Should he feature in Sunday’s big game, Tom will be making his 100th appearance in the Super League. Olbison, who returned to the top flight last season after his move to Widnes Vikings from Bradford Bulls, says he is both proud and surprised by the honour.

“The milestone is a good personal achievement for me. To be honest, I hadn’t realised because the appearances sort of tick along, so I’m happy to know about it!”

“Obviously, results didn’t go our way last year, but for me personally getting back into the Super League and being involved a lot was good. I’m looking to push on this year.”

With an exciting year ahead, Olbison reserved special praise for the Vikings’ Stronghold Members and Supporters, recognising their continual backing.

“They’re always there through thick and thin, and we appreciate the continued support. I’m looking forward to seeing everyone out there this weekend.”

Tickets for the Vikings’ fixture against Catalans Dragons are on sale now, with big discounts on advance purchases. They can be purchased from the Vikings Superstore at Tesco Extra, from the online ticketing site, or by calling 0151 495 2250 (option 2). Click here for ticket info.

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Olbison ready for action.. widnesvikings.co.uk