Widnes and Bradford announce dual-reg partnership

Widnes Bradford dual-reg

Widnes Vikings and Bradford Bulls have entered a dual-registration partnership for the remainder of the 2017 season.

The agreement starts immediately and will allow the movement of players between the Super League Vikings and Championship Bulls, who both sit bottom of their respective divisions.

“The dual registration system has worked well with us in previous seasons and I’m pleased to have entered into this relationship with Bradford Bulls,” Widnes coach Denis Betts said.

He added: “It’s imperative that we have an opportunity for our players to gain regular, competitive rugby. As we do not currently run a reserves team, the partnership with Bradford provides me with the ability to source game time for any member of the squad that we deem it necessary.”

Owner of the Bradford Bulls, Andrew Chalmers commented: “We are absolutely delighted to have agreed this Dual Registration agreement with Widnes Vikings and we are sure that going forward this will prove to be an ideal partnership that will benefit both clubs.

“Dual registration is vastly developing between several Championship and Super League clubs, with great evidence of working in recent times.”

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