Rule takes on new role
Widnes chief executive James Rule has joined the Vikings' board of directors and become a part-owner of the Super League club.
Rule, a former chief executive of Hull FC who joined Widnes 18 months ago, joins Steve O'Connor, Roddy Snedden, Brian O'Connor and Matt Beech as a major stakeholder.
"When Steve (O'Connor) proposed me taking an ownership stake, I didn't hesitate," Rule said.
"I believe we have huge potential and I am excited about playing a part in the realisation of that potential."