Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vikings Cup Clash Will Be a Demolition Derby, Warns Wolves Star

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Vikings Cup Clash Will Be a Demolition Derby, Warns Wolves Star

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RYAN Atkins is expecting another fiercely contested derby when Warrington Wolves take on local rivals Widnes Vikings in the Challenge Cup quarter-final on Friday night.

The Wolves have beaten the Vikings twice already this season, but the 28-year-old is calling for an improved performance at the Halliwell Jones this week after defeat to Catalans Dragons last time out.

"I don't think either ourselves or Widnes have been playing really well, but when you have a massive derby that could put you in to the Challenge Cup semi-final, it's going to be a great contest," said Atkins.

"We need to right a few wrongs from our last game, but we'll get there - we're a hardworking team."

Tony Smith's Warrington side won the Challenge Cup in 2010 and 2012, with Atkins scoring on each occasion. …

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