Kieran Dixon makes Widnes move permanent

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Former London Broncos winger Kieran Dixon has joined Widnes on a two-year deal.

Dixon, 30, played five games for the Vikings last season from Leigh Centurions, who he joined ahead of the 2022 campaign from York.

He is best known for two spells with London Broncos, where he scored 98 tries in 137 appearances, and has also had a spell with Hull KR.

Dixon told the club’s official website: “It’s nice to get the deal over the line and I’m looking forward to coming in for the first day of pre-season.

“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.”

Kieran Dixon scored in each of his first three games for Widnes last season, before his season was cut short by a broken arm suffered in the win at Batley.

He previously twice represented England Knights back in 2012, before suffering a serious knee injury playing against Samoa in 2013, a year in which he was nominated for Super League’s Young Player of the Year award.

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