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New consortium takeover saves Widnes

28th February 2019, 19:17 by Aidan Perkins

Administrators have agreed a deal with a consortium to take over Widnes Vikings, saving the club from liquidation.

The deal, according to reports, will be formally ratified on Friday and a new holding company, Widnes Rugby League Club Limited, has been set up with Companies House.

The Betfred Championship club were placed in administration last week and, after fans raised more than £100,000 in support to try and keep the club afloat, a takeover has been agreed.

The developments means Sunday's planned home game with Featherstone is likely to go ahead after last weekend's clash against Sheffield Eagles was postponed.

Widnes will still be handed a 12-point deduction under the Rugby Football League's insolvency rules, which only apply once a club is taken over and the membership of the league awarded to the new owners.

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Aidan Perkins is a senior journalist that specialises in football stories. Aidan, a Liverpool fan, also has a broad knowledge of several other sports.

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