Tom Olbison signs new Widnes deal

Widnes have handed back-rower Tom Olbison a two-year contract extension.

Olbison, 26, is in his second seasons with the Vikings after joining from Bradford and is now contracted until the end of 2020.

He said: “I’m delighted to be staying with the Club, and I have really enjoyed my time here since I joined.

“When you look at the young lads that are coming through, the senior lads we have, as well as the environment we’ve got, it’s a good place to be. I’m loving my time and my rugby at Widnes, so it was a no brainer for me.”

Olbison has made 31 appearances for the Vikings and is an ever-present this term, including making his 100th Super League appearance.

Widnes coach Denis Betts added: “Keeping somebody in the squad of Tom’s quality is only going to help us moving forward as a group.

“Tom, over the two years he has been with us, has proved to be a fantastic acquisition for the Club. At the start of this year, he has shown to us that he is continuing to learn and has proven to be a really coachable player.

“Tom is a player that is a great signing for us, not only because of the ability that he already possesses, but because of the type of forward that he can develop into whilst he is with Widnes Vikings.”

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