Widnes captain Jack Owens signs new three-year deal

Drew Darbyshire

Widnes captain Jack Owens has signed a new three-year deal, keeping him at his hometown club until the end of 2024.

The 26-year-old full-back made his first team debut at the age of 16 and has gone on to score 56 tries and kick 268 goals in 105 games for the club.

Owens said: “I’m over the moon to get it sorted. Everyone knows what it means for me to play for this club and to be the captain, it’s a massive honour.

“To be here for the next three years and to have my life sorted is something that’s important to me and I’m happy that it’s done.

“I spoke to Phil (Finney) and as soon as he said that he wanted to get me tied down on a pretty long deal, it was music to my ears. I don’t want to leave this club, and as long as I keep performing here, I’ll hopefully stay here until I finish.

“The three years is something that I wanted and it shows the faith the club has in me, and I’m delighted to be staying. I just want to play for Widnes.”

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