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Cahill Gains Vikings Contract Extension

Cahill Gains Vikings Contract Extension

Thursday 4 Aug 2016 5:07pm

Twenty-nine year old Widnes Vikings powerhouse, Hep Cahill, is excited at the prospects for next season and is pleased to be part of a squad that he believes can push for a place in the top four in 2017.

"Our experience this year will continue to increase our mental toughness," said Hep.

"We can definitely improve and push for a top four spot."

Hep’s appearances this season have warranted the activation of a third year contract option, which will see Cahill continue to ply his trade with the Vikings until the end of the 2017 campaign.

"I'm really pleased to be a part of this stable squad with some exciting young players coming through, too," added the Vikings' forward.

Vikings Head Coach, Denis Betts, was quick to praise the versatile forward:

"It is fantastic for the Club to have Hep here. He has been with us since we entered Super League and is a real stalwart. He grows in stature each year."

"He is a great team player, with a fantastic work ethic and he leaves nothing in the tank!"

And Betts believes the best is yet to come from Hep.

"I think Hep has even more to offer," added the Vikings coach, "And he is always keen to improve his game."

Widnes currently top the OPTA Super League stats for making the most tackles in this year's competition, with 8,065 to date and Hep has enjoyed that aspect of his game.

"We have met our target to improve our defensive performance this year and I've really enjoyed contributing to that," he said.

Hep has made twenty-three appearances for the Vikings in 2016 and is pleased to have been relatively injury free.

"It's  been good that I have stayed fit this season and playing regularly always helps with consistency. I'm really looking forward to the next seven games."

First up of those games is a tough trip to Perpignon to take on Catalans Dragons, but Hep is confident that Widnes can take the points in France for the first time.

"It won't be easy because they are a good side, but if we play like we did in our home victory, we can definitely take the points."