Ryan Ince commits future to Widnes

Widnes winger Ryan Ince has become the latest player to commit his future to the club ahead of the 2019 season.

The 22-year-old boasts an impressive one-in-two try scoring record for the Vikings at first-team level since making his debut against Hull FC in 2016.

Ince is a graduate of the club’s Academy and has represented England at youth level. He has made 48 senior appearances, including loan spells at Hunslet and Whitehaven.

On his new deal, Ince said: “I’m really excited for next year to come around. There’s been a few changes at the club, but I’m confident with those changes in place, we can bounce back into Super League next year.

“I got injured in pre-season last year, and that meant that I didn’t really get going in 2018 and made this year a frustrating one. So, if I stay injury-free next season, I know that I can have a good year.

“As a Widnes lad, it’ll be massive for me to be part of the squad that gets us back into Super League, and I’ll be doing all I can to help make that happen.”

Vikings’ chief executive James Rule added: “Ryan is one of the cohort of players under the age of 22 that the club approached prior to the end of last season offering to honour their Super League contracts irrespective of whether we were playing in the Super League or the Championship.

“I’m delighted that our show of faith in Ryan has been reciprocated by him agreeing to stay with us for our 2019 campaign.”