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Vikings sign NRL forward Gubb till end of season

Widnes Vikings have signed Canberra Raiders forward Charlie Gubb on a deal till the end of the season.

Following the signings of Harrison Hansen and Liam Finn, Gubb improves the Vikings’ ranks ahead of the Qualifiers which start in two weeks time.

Gubb is just short of playing 50 games in the NRL, having made five appearances for the Raiders this term.

After signing on the dotted line, Gubb commented: “It’s been a bit of a surreal 24 hours, but I’m excited by the opportunity that has emerged to join Widnes Vikings,”

“I had a few different opportunities to consider, but I was excited by the one presented to me by James Rule and Widnes Vikings. I know that the Vikings have some quality players and some very exciting young talent, so I’m looking forward to joining them in the fight to sustain their Super League status.”

Interim head coach Francis Cummins added: “Charlie is a no-nonsense front rower with an appetite for chasing people down,”

“He has the power and desire to assert himself on his opponents and, naturally, these are qualities that we want to add to our team.

“His signing, and the recent moves for Harrison Hansen and Liam Finn, have given us options and depth that we’ve lacked all season.”

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