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Widnes

  • Tickle, Brown (3), Dean (2), Flynn, Marsh (2), Mellor, Owens,
    Goals: Tickle (10),
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London Broncos

  • O'Callaghan, Forster,
    Goals: Gigot,
  • Super League
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Super League: Widnes Vikings v London Broncos preview

Last updated: 15th February 2014  

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New recruits Danny Tickle, Danny Galea and Paul Johnson are all set to make their Widnes debuts in Sunday's home fixture against London Broncos.

The Vikings kick off the campaign hoping to improve on last year's 10th place and face a team in their opening fixture that they defeated both home and away in 2013.

Tickle has arrived from Hull FC to try and aid their play-off push, and his presence will certainly give Denis Betts' side a reliable goal-kicking option.

Johnson is another former Airlie Bird now at the Select Security Stadium while Galea has been signed from NRL outfit Penrith Panthers.

Rhodri Lloyd, a loan signing from Wigan, is also in the home side's 19-man party, but another former Warrior in hooker Liam Carberry is missing after breaking his leg in pre-season.

New squad

London Broncos have almost a completely new squad for 2014, though coach Tony Rea is only set to give nine of his signings debuts this weekend.

New captain Matt Cook is one of just nine survivors from 2013, while academy product Harry Burnett is set to be given his Super League bow.

Carl Foster only arrived on loan from St Helens this week but looks set to go straight into the matchday 17. The prop is one of a number of young prospects the Broncos have borrowed off their top-flight rivals for this year.

"I'm excited for the guys playing in game one. It's a tremendous moment in any season; pre-season comes to an end and 17 blokes go from being a squad to a team," Rea told the club's official website.

"These guys have been through a lot together and Sunday's the reason why they have. We look forward to them competing and working well together."

Widnes: K. Brown, Cahill, Craven, Dean, Flynn, Galea, Gerrard, Gilmore, Hanbury, Isa, Johnson, Joseph, Leuluai, Lloyd, Marsh, Mellor, Owens, Tickle, White.

London Broncos: Atkins, Bishay, Caton-Brown, Cook, Cunningham, Forster, Foster, Gigot, Griffin, Burnett, Krasniqi, Lovell, Mataitonga, McMeeken, Minns, Moore, O'Callaghan, Wicks, Woodburn-Hall.

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Super League Table - August 17 2014
Pos Team P Pts
1 St Helens 24 36
2 Wigan Warriors 24 33
3 Leeds Rhinos 24 32
4 Warrington Wolves 24 32
5 Castleford Tigers 24 32
6 Huddersfield Giants 24 32
7 Catalan Dragons 24 23
8 Widnes Vikings 24 23
9 Hull K R 24 21
10 Salford Red Devils 24 19
11 Wakefield Wildcats 24 19
12 Hull FC 24 18
13 Bradford Bulls * 24 8
14 London Broncos 24 2
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20:00Wigan vs Leeds
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15:00Salford vs London Broncos

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