CUM­MINS CLINGS TO HOPE AS VIK­INGS CON­QUER AT LAST

Sunday Mirror (Northern Ireland) - - Pet Talk -

games at Toronto and Hull KR and have other re­sults go their way just to make the Mil­lion Pound Game.

But Cum­mins said the pres­sure on his squad has been re­leased by a first vic­tory since April, de­spite fans un­furl­ing a ban­ner de­mand­ing chief ex­ec­u­tive James Rule quit.

Cum­mins said: “Un­til you can’t do it you’ve got to have hope. Our goal has to be to win the fi­nal games and see where it takes us.

“This win has been a long time com­ing.”

For­mer NRL star Kris­nan Inu was the dif­fer­ence be­tween the teams with two tries and an as­sist.

Pa­trick Ah Van also col­lected a dou­ble and Weller Hau­raki opened the scor­ing, but the Vik­ings were rarely com­fort­able against part-timers Hal­i­fax, for whom James Wood­burn-Hall and James Sal­ton­stall touched down.

Coach Richard Mar­shall said: “Widnes were in a rut but we helped them along the way and gave them a leg up in the first half.”

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