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Former Hull KR prop joins shock new club

Widnes Vikings have announced the signing of former Hull KR and Salford Red Devils prop Dan Murray from Halifax Panthers on a deal until the end of the 2025 season.

Murray, 27, joined the Yorkshire-based club in 2021, featuring in their 1895 Cup win against Batley Bulldogs at Wembley Stadium in August last season.

Having also made over 50 Super League appearances for Salford Red Devils and Hull KR, he brings a wealth of experience to the Vikings pack.

On his arrival at the club, Murray said: “I can’t wait to get started and play some games.

“I know a few of the people at Widnes having played with and against them in the past, so I’m excited and just want to get going now.”

He added: “I just want to develop, obviously I’ve played a lot of games and I’ve always prided myself on constantly improving.

“The thing I’m most looking forward to about working with Allan is how he will challenge me and improve me as a player.”

Championship club delighted to snap up Murray

Allan Coleman was delighted to add Murray to his ranks, he said: “It’s fantastic to get Dan Murray over the line.

“Losing Martyn Reilly in pre-season wasn’t great for us and our preparation. So we had been using dual registration to bring players in but it was important we got someone permanent in.

“I’d like to thank Chris Hamilton and the board for making it happen.”

Coleman explained what Murray will bring to the squad, he added: “He’s got a great attitude, works hard and everyone I’ve spoken to has had nothing but praise for him.

“Dan is another piece in the jigsaw for the team we’re trying to create so we’re looking forward to getting him playing.”

Widnes have had a turbulent few years but snapping up a player of Murray’s quality is a big boost.

It comes as other Championship clubs exercise their transfer expertise with Toulouse Olympique being busy lately and the Bradford Bulls also set for new faces after links to Leeds Rhinos hooker Corey Johnson. They could however lose Daniel Okoro to the Rhinos as well as per reports.

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