Betts hails Widnes defence

Widnes coach Denis Betts has praised his team’s defence after they defeated Wigan 18-12 at the DW Stadium.

The Vikings came from behind to win the game, and had to hold out the Warriors in the dieing stages of the match.

“It was a great game wasn’t it,” Betts told Sky.

“We showed a lot of character tonight and a lot of perserverance. We scored tries but defensively I thought we were outstanding.

“To come here, no one’s won here in two years. It’s a tough place to play and I’m really pleased. I’m really proud of the players.”

Betts said Widnes had to show real toughness and physicality to beat Wigan at their home.

“Tonight we went after them,” he said.

“We came out fighting and we got the result.”

Man of the match Rhys Hanbury said Widnes knew they were in for a real battle before kick-off.

“I’m buggered,” the fullback said.

“We knew coming here would be a tough task. I think our D’s really improved from last year.”

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