Widnes Vikings: Patrick Ah Van and Gil Dudson sign new contracts

Patrick Ah Van
Patrick Ah Van has scored 63 tries in 81 appearances for Widnes

Widnes Vikings wing Patrick Ah Van and prop Gil Dudson have become the latest players to sign new contracts with the Super League side.

Ah Van, 28, moved to the club in 2012 from Bradford after starting his career at NRL side New Zealand Warriors.

Wales international Dudson, 25, joined last season from Wigan, having previously played for Celtic Crusaders.

Both players have agreed new two-year deals which tie them to the Vikings until 2018.

"When the club approached me to re-sign I was only ever really going to sign here," Ah Van told the club website.external-link

Dudson said: "I feel I have developed as a player within the team and I am looking forward to building on the exciting things that are starting to happen here."

There have been a number of players who have signed new deals with Denis Betts' side in recent weeks, including Rhys Hanbury, Stefan Marsh and Chris Dean.