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Widnes

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    Goals: Sneyd (4),
  • Super League
  • 7th Apr 2013
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  • Att: 5,562

Super League: Widnes coach Denis Betts praises crucial contribution of Rhys Hanbury

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Super League: Widnes coach Denis Betts praises crucial contribution of Rhys Hanbury

Denis Betts: Praised the crucial role played by Rhys Hanbury in the win over Salford

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Widnes coach Denis Betts was full of praise for Australian Rhys Hanbury after he scored three tries and set up a number of others in the 58-24 demolition of Salford.

Cameron Phelps also grabbed a hat-trick and Jack Owens kicked nine goals but it was Hanbury, who switched from scrum-half to full-back, that Betts chose to focus on.

"His pace is freakish, his passing game is very good and he is playing the new position very well," said Betts.

"The role of the full back has changed over the last four or five years as Sam Tomkins has shown.

"It was good to get Cameron Phelps back and Kevin Brown was dominant at half back."

Betts had some sympathy for Salford, as they struggle for consistency in Super League this season.

"I have got to feel for Salford the way things are going for them. It's tough coming here and I'm pleased with our performance," he added.

"I know Salford scored 24 points but I was pretty happy with our defensive effort."

Confidence

City Reds caretaker coach Alan Hunte admitted afterwards they were beaten by the better side.

"Everything Widnes did came off. They played with confidence and were able to rotate their squad," he said.

"The try 30 seconds before half time which made it 28-12 took the game away from us. If they hadn't scored that try our guys had something to build on.

"Rhys Hanbury, Gaz Hock and Kevin Brown showed their skill. Hanbury is having a wow of a season and scoring tries for fun.

"Brown is international class and Hock was destructive and we struggled to handle the three of them. We know there is work to do at Salford."

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