Widnes Vikings confirm permanent signing of former Super League winger

Widnes Vikings have signed Kieran Dixon from Leigh Centurions on a two-year deal, having played five games for the Vikings on loan last season.

In that spell at Widnes during the 2022 season, the 30-year-old winger scored three tries, including a try on his debut against one of his former clubs, London Broncos.

Dixon, who has also played in Super League for Hull KR, has scored more than 1100 career points, twice featuring in the past for England Knights, while also having a Challenge Cup Final appearance to his name.

Speaking about the move on the Widnes Vikings website, Dixon said:

“I enjoyed the loan spell a lot. I wasn’t playing much rugby at Leigh but had the opportunity to come here and play in front of the fans and enjoyed my time so it was a no brainer to come and stay on.

“It’s a club with a rich history and I knew some of the boys that are here and it made that transition across a lot easier than it is sometimes going to a brand new club, so I’m happy to be here.

“I spoke to John Kear about the potential for staying and it was an easy decision.

“Even being on loan, I had the backing of the fans, and just hearing the support for a player that’s not actually their player, to now become part of the squad I’m over the moon.

“With the new recruits we’ve got coming in, we’ll have a team that is going to challenge and be around the top end of the table.”

Hackney-born Dixon, is the Vikings third signing for 2023, following Kyle Amor from St Helens and Jordan Johnstone from Hull FC.

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