Widnes sign Wire youngster until end of season

Widnes have announced the capture of a Warrington academy product on loan terms until the end of 2019.

Back rower Ellis Robson makes the switch to the Vikings following spells on loan with Dewsbury and Rochdale earlier in the campaign.

He is a former captain of the Wolves’ under-19s.

The club’s announcement clarified: “Whilst Widnes Vikings remain in ‘special measures’, the club has been able to complete this loan signing with the support of both the RFL and Warrington Wolves.”

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Robson said: “I’m really excited to be joining the club and getting stuck in with the lads.

“Widnes are a big club, and the support they’ve had this year is outstanding, so I can’t wait to play in front of them and dig in until the end of the season.

“Coming to Widnes is definitely a challenge, but it’s a challenge that I’m really looking forward to starting.”