Widnes Vikings can confirm details of two pre-season friendly fixtures against Castleford Tigers and North Wales Crusaders, both taking place at the Halton Stadium. The clash with Widnes will be the second outing of pre-season for Anthony Murray’s squad as they take to the field for the first time at fellow League 1 side Barrow Raiders on Sunday, January 12. Find out all the scorers and match details for North Wales Crusaders v Widnes West Bank in the Coral Challenge Cup on BBC Sport. With Matt Reid returning after being unavailable for the trip to Barrow Raiders last weekend, Karl Ashall and Dante Morley-Samuels are the only players missing as both are injured. As Crusaders ran with a bench five men lighter than Widnes and the majority of the Vikings’ squad are on full-time contracts, it was always going to be a big test for Anthony Murray’s men. North Wales Crusaders will travel to Championship club Widnes Vikings on Sunday, January 19 in preparation for the 2020 campaign. Report: Widnes Vikings 34-16 North Wales Crusaders By Ryan Gould January 19, 2020 No Comments North Wales Crusaders’ new-look squad showed further signs of progression as they pushed a full-strength Widnes Vikings outfit, packed with former Super League stars, all … Anthony Murray’s men began pre-season with a 26-0 defeat to Championship club Swinton Lions at Heywood Road last weekend. Supporters will get their first glimpse of the new squad against Super League outfit Castleford on Sunday 12 th January (3pm kick-off), in Tim Sheens’ first game in charge of the club. North Wales Crusaders fell to a 40-10 defeat against a strong Widnes Vikings side in their first pre-season fixture, writes Ryan Gould. North Wales Crusaders will face partners Widnes Vikings in a pre-season friendly at the Select Security Stadium on January 19. North Wales Crusaders travel to Widnes Vikings on January 27 for their second pre-season outing as preparations step up ahead of the 2019 campaign. Preview: Widnes Vikings v North Wales Crusaders. Crusaders will … NORTH WALES CRUSADERS lost 48-6 to partner club Widnes Vikings in their second pre-season outing, despite putting in a resolute display against the Championship promotion hopefuls. North Wales Crusaders head coach Anthony Murray has named a 22-man squad as his side resume pre-season at Widnes Vikings on Sunday (January 19). By Ryan Gould January 27, 2019 No Comments.