Rugby League: Vikings look to end French connection.
WIDNES VIKINGS Widnes Vikings are a professional rugby league club based in Widnes, Cheshire. They play in the National League One.
Their traditional nickname is 'The Chemics' after the main industry in Widnes. will be aiming to avoid creating a piece of Challenge Cup history tomorrow.
Frank Endacott's side cross the Channel to face Toulouse, who are bidding to become the first French side to reach the semi-finals of the competition Widnes were buoyed earlier this week with the news Mick Cassidy was prepared to sign a one-year extension with the club.
But Endacott will be without cup-tied duo Jules O'Neill and Gray Viane Gray Viane is a rugby league player currently playing for Super League side Salford City Reds. Career
Gray began his career in Australia with West Tigers before signing in 2004 with St. Helens. for the trip to France, while centre Aaron Moule and loose forward Simon Finnigan Simon Finnegan (born 8 December 1981 in Warrington, England) is a second row for the Bradford Bulls rugby league team.
He grew up in Australia, playing for the Penrith Panthers before joining Widnes in 2003. Simon joined Salford in 2005. miss out with injury.
The Vikings will be boosted by an impressive draw with Bradford last week.
Toulouse were beaten by Union Treiziste Catalan in the French Championship play-offs last weekend.
LEEDS saw off a determined London Broncos side 32-12 to reach the Powergen Challenge Cup semi-finals at Headingley last night.
Stand-off Danny McGuire gave the Rhinos a decisive edge with two tries before Keith Senior settled the game with his 100th Leeds touchdown