Owens signs new Widnes contract

Widnes Vikings winger Jack Owens has signed a new deal until the end of the 2020 season.

Owens has been a pivotal figure in a difficult season for the Vikings, which has seen them come back from the brink of liquidation.

The winger is an academy product who first came through in 2011. He originally left for St Helens in 2015, but rejoined the Vikings in 2019 after a short stint at Leigh Centurions.

“I’m buzzing to re-sign,” he said.

“I’ve been speaking to Phil Finney for a while, so to get the contract signed once we were out of Special Measures and be able to look forward now, it’s great.

“This year has been an enjoyable one for me personally. I wanted to come in, rip in during pre-season, and prove myself again to everyone here.

“This year was topped off by getting to Wembley, and then on Monday night when I won the Fans Player of the Year award.

“I didn’t want to leave this club this year, and I love playing for Widnes. My family and I have supported this club for their whole life, and I’m buzzing I get to carry on playing here.

“When I signed last year, I wanted to help us get back to Super League. It’s going to take a few more years than we probably expected it to, but we’re going to rebuild and work as hard as we can over the next few years to do that.”

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