Widnes sign Webster


Widnes have completed the signing of St Helens Academy star Ian Webster on a 12-month contract.

The 19-year old has the option of a Super League contract should he impress and the Vikings gain promotion to Super League.

The ex-Saints star made his debut in the win against Catalans last season, after previously being academy player of the year. Webster is versatile and can play anywhere from half back to hooker or even loose forward, which gives coach Steve McCormack a lot of options providing the Vikings have only Andy Kain – signed from rivals Castleford- and Dennis Moran as the back pairing.

McCormack said:"Ian comes highly recommended from Saints and I know he is looking forward to pushing a claim for a place in the starting XIII week in, week out," said Widnes coach Steve McCormack."