Gil Dudson signs contract extension at Widnes

James Gordon

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Wales international prop Gil Dudson has signed a new three-year deal at Widnes.

Dudson, 27, has made 83 appearances for the Vikings since joining from Widnes back in 2015 and is now committed until the end of the 2021 season.

He said: “I’m delighted to sign this new deal and I can’t wait to be a part of the Vikings for the coming three years.

“I’m into my fourth season now, and I love what the club is all about and where we are heading. I have enjoyed every minute since I joined Widnes Vikings, and I have been pleased to play some good rugby in my time here.

“The aim for me now is to kick on, after a frustrating 2018 so far with injuries. I am looking forward to getting back on the field with the boys very soon and helping the team to climb up the table.”

Dudson played 27 times last season but injury has restricted him to just two appearances so far this term.

Coach Denis Betts said: “We are delighted that Gil has committed to Widnes Vikings for the coming years.

“Whilst we have some quality young players coming through, it’s important that we also retain our senior leaders too. Gil is one of the cornerstones of our pack, so it is very pleasing to receive this long-term commitment from him.

“He has been one of the strongest and most consistent players in our squad since he arrived, particularly last season when he was in outstanding form.

“With Gil naturally gathering interest elsewhere, this is a great move for us as a club to secure his services for the next few years.”