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Widnes Vikings Rugby League Jersey

Widnes Vikings play their home games in strip of white and black shirts, with black shorts and socks. The away strip is often red and black shirts with the black shorts and socks. Probably one of the most famous local names to don the shirt was Doug Laughton.

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Widnes Vikings are a professional rugby league club based in Widnes, Cheshire. They play in the National League One. The club was originally formed in 1873 and they play their home games in the 13,000 capacity Halton Stadium, Lowerhouse Lane, Widnes, their home since 1884. The club nickname is the Chemics' after the main industry in Widnes.

Before Super League they were one of the stronger teams in British rugby league, winning the Championship in 1977-78, 1987-88 and 1988-89, the Challenge Cup in 1929-30, 1936-37, 1963-64, 1974-75, 1978-79, 1980-81 and 1983-84 as well as the Premiership in 1979-80, 1981-82, 1982-83, 1987-88, 1988-89 and 1989-90. However have generally struggled since then. They were dubbed "Cup Kings" after going to Wembley nearly every year in the late 1970s and early 1980s. The club went into administration in October 2007 but has since been purchased by Steve O'Connor.

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