Widnes confirm Steve Tyrer signing

Widnes have confirmed the signing of Steve Tyrer on a one-year deal.

Tyrer, 31, confirmed he would be leaving Halifax at the end of his current deal, having spent nine years at The Shay.

It will be his fourth time at the Vikings, having spent loan spells at the DCBL Stadium in 2008 and 2009, before signing a one-year deal in 2011.

During his time with Widnes, Tyrer made 37 appearances in total and scored 28 tries as well as kicking 145 goals.

“I’m delighted to have signed for the club,” he said.

“It is a club that has always been close to my heart really since I first played there in 2008, so to get another crack at it is something I am really looking forward to.

“I’ve got some really good friends here at the club already in Shane Grady, Matty Smith, Danny Craven and Jack Owens, so getting to play alongside some of my good mates again was a big factor. I live in Widnes and have done for 12 years now, so in a way it is my hometown club. Then there is Tim [Sheens], the first time I spoke to him I was sold straight away really.

“It was always going to take a lot for me to leave Halifax because I had been there for so long, and Widnes was probably the only club I would have left for. I feel like I have a bit of a point to prove at Widnes after how I left last time, so I am quite hungry for the challenge. I’m already back training now trying to get myself ready for it and I want to hit the ground running.”

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