Three star players released by Widnes following takeover

Adam Tangata, Krisnan inu and Wellington Albert are the three Widnes players to have their contracts terminated after the club was saved.

Despite the seven-strong consortium taking over the Vikings, they were still forced to cut costs in order to survive which involved losing three of their key players.

All three are now searching for new clubs with Albert already linked with a move to Leeds and Tangata, who suffered a serious injury two weeks ago, receiving help from his former club Halifax.

Inu is also expected to be sought after with the 31-year-old former New Zealand international having over 150 NRL appearances to his name.

As for Widnes, their game against Featherstone will go ahead this weekend after the RFL released a statement this afternoon confirming the club’s successful takeover.

“The Board of the Rugby Football League have granted RFL membership to the consortium who agreed a deal with the administrators to take over Widnes Vikings earlier this week.

“The RFL therefore expects Sunday’s Betfred Championship fixture against Featherstone Rovers to go ahead.

“A 12-point penalty has been applied, effective immediately.”

Widnes Rugby League Club Limited has been registered with Companies House with Jason Shaw representing the Widnes supporters group Vikings Quids In (VIQI) on the new board.

The VIQI fundraising campaign raised more than £100,000 this week in support of the club, with Chris Price, Roger Harrison MBE, Stuart Murphy, David Dean, Tracey Glendinning and Rod Steele the other six board members of the new consortium.

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