Patrick Ah Van makes incredible gesture to Widnes

Drew Darbyshire

If Patrick Ah Van playing for FREE at Widnes wasn’t enough – he has gone one step further and made a very generous gesture to the club.

The 31-year-old returned to the Vikings earlier this month on trial to help the club while they were in special measures.

Ah Van has been playing for free because Widnes aren’t allowed to pay him because they are in special measures, so they are only able to register trial players.

The former Samoa international has scored two tries in three games for the Vikings since his return to the club.

And on Sunday, Ah Van helped Widnes reach the 1895 Cup final at Wembley as they defeated Leigh 12-8 in the semi-finals.

The winger picked up a nasty ankle injury and Widnes supporters had organised for a collection of funds for Ah Van and his family – but he wants the cash to be put into the Widnes club instead as the club continues to raise funds.

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