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16th February 2018

Widnes Vikings take on Warrington Wolves at the Halton Stadium in the 2018 Betfred Super League on Friday 16th February, 7:35pm kick off.

Denis Betts’ side come into this game on the back of an encouraging start following the 40-12 victory over Catalans Dragons in Round One, and a spirited defeat against Castleford Tigers last weekend. 

With this huge game edging closer, take a look at all the team news and injury updates you may need ahead of tonight’s game...



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Squad News 

The Vikings have made changes from the 19-man squad that took on Castleford Tigers last weekend, as Brad Walker and MacGraff Leuluai come in to replace Wellington Albert and Charly Runciman.

Widnes Vikings: Ashall-Bott, Burke, Cahill, J.Chapelhow, Craven, Dean, Gilmore, Hanbury, Heremaia, Houston, Inu, Leuluai, Marsh, Mellor, Olbison, B.Walker, D.Walker, Whitley, Wilde.


Steve Price has made two changes to the side that was beat by Huddersfield Giants last week. Mitch Brown and Tyrone Roberts are replaced in the 19-man squad by Dom Crosby and Harvey Livett.

Warrington Wolves: Atkins, K.Brown, Clark, Cooper, Crosby, Currie, Goodwin, Hill, Hughes, Murdoch-Masila, Patton, Philbin, Ratchford, Russell, Smith, Westwood. 



Denis Betts’ side head into the game in decent form, with an unbeaten pre-season followed by a convincing victory over Catalans Dragons before a dogged and determined display against Castleford Tigers. This Derby fixture offers the perfect opportunity for Denis Betts’ side to continue their solid home form, dating back to the 2017 Super 8s, the Qualifiers.

Warrington Wolves have had an uneasy start to life after Tony Smith with two defeats in their first two outings against Leeds Rhinos and Huddersfield Giants under new coach Steve Price. The Wolves will be looking to get up and running against their local rivals tonight.

2018 Form

Widnes Vikings: WL          Warrington Wolves: LL 


Previous Meetings

In the previous eight meetings between the two sides, the Wolves have the advantage over their opponents, with seven victories from the last eight. The Vikings will be looking to use the victory in the Festive Derby, albeit it being much-changed sides, as motivation for tonight’s game.


29th December 2017: Widnes Vikings win 26-22 at Halton Stadium

4th August 2017: Warrington Wolves win 28-14 at Halton Stadium

20th July 2017: Warrington Wolves win 22-6 at Halliwell Jones Stadium

14th May 2017: Warrington Wolves win 34-20 at Halliwell Jones Stadium

13th April 2017: Warrington Wolves win 19-10 at -

9th September 2016: Warrington Wolves win 30-12 at Halliwell Jones Stadium

24th June 2016: Warrington Wolves win 20-18 at Halliwell Jones Stadium

22nd April 2016: Warrington Wolves win 48-16 at Select Security Stadium Halton



Widnes Vikings Milestones 

If selected:

Chris Dean                             2 tries will give Chris 100 points in SL for Widnes

Rhys Hanbury                        2 tries will take Rhys to 100 tries in the British game. 

Krisnan Inu                             50th appearance in the British game

Stefan Marsh                          1 try will take Stefan to 250 points in SL for Widnes

                                             2 tries will take Stefan though 300 points (302) for Widnes

Joe Mellor                               1 try will take Joe through 250 points (253) for Widnes

Lloyd White                            2 tries will take Lloyd through 200 points (201) in SL

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