Hood moves on from Vikings
Liam Hood has left Widnes Vikings to take a job outside of rugby league following the club's recent issues.
The former Leeds Rhinos and Leigh Centurions star only arrived at the club in time for the start of the 2019 season and became an instant hit with the fans.
However following a tough week, which saw the club enter administration before being taken over, Hood has decided to put his young family first and take a job away from the game.
“For myself and my family, the last couple of years has been really, really tough," Hood revealed. “Things didn’t go perfectly last year, and the same has happened here in the last week or so.
“I’ve got to start thinking about my family, I have two young kids, and a job opportunity outside of rugby came up recently that I couldn’t turn down. I’ve got to think about putting my family first now after the year we’ve just been through.
“Despite the last week, I’ve absolutely loved my time at Widnes since I started here back in November."
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