Widnes pull off Logan Tomkins coup

Widnes have signed hooker Logan Tomkins on a one-year deal from Salford.

The 27-year-old made more than 100 appearances in four seasons at the Red Devils, helping the club reach the 2019 Super League Grand Final which he played in.

Salford wanted to keep Tomkins for 2020 but coach Ian Watson admitted they couldn’t afford to keep him. It’s understood Tomkins decided to go part-time as he wanted to pursue some business interests.

Tomkins said: “I’m delighted to be joining Widnes Vikings, and I’m really looking forward to getting started and meeting all of the boys.

“The team we’re putting together is exciting, and with a coach like Tim [Sheens] coming in as well, it’s something I’m really looking forward to joining.

“Coming here on the back of the season we’ve just had at Salford is an experience I can take coming into Widnes. We had a team that worked hard for each other, and achieved great things, and I hope that we are building something similar here.

“I’m hoping I can come in and enhance the squad that we’re putting together, and hopefully help in making us competitive towards the upper end of the Championship.”

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