Wigan Rugby Manager Kris Radlinski said: “We are very comfortable with the environment that Widnes provides and know that our players will be in the good hands of Denis Betts and Mick Cassidy. Every party benefits out of the arrangement with the players getting tougher rugby which is good for them, the Wigan Club and Widnes who are getting quality youngsters with an abundance of enthusiasm.”
The agreement will see Tomkins and Crosby spend the early part of the week training with Wigan, before training with Widnes at the end of the week doing ball work.
Widnes Director of Rugby Paul Cullen added: “It’s now a proven system that works for both parties. Super League is now awash with young talented, exciting players such as Liam Farrell, Stefan Marsh, Jermaine McGilvray and Matty Bylthe, who all played at Championship level in 2010. We feel we need to react to three very poor performances, player availability and injuries currently affecting our three squads.”