Widnes boss not disappointed in Chase

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Widnes Vikings coach Denis Betts says he isn’t disappointed in the recently suspended Rangi Chase, insisting the only person who should be disappointed is the former Man of Steel himself.

Chase tested positive for cocaine in a drugs test following a recent match against Wakefield Trinity. Since the news broke, Trinity prop Adam Walker has also been suspended for cocaine use.

Betts was left without his star half-back heading into the Qualifiers opener against Warrington, and after the defeat he talked to the press about the situation his players had to face.

“It’s not ideal. That’s an understatement really,” he said.

“It’s just another thing in our way that we’ll have to get over.

“Danny was excited to get that opportunity and JJ was pleased too.

“I’ve not spoke to Rangi. I’m not disappointed really. The only person that should be disappointed is Rangi.”