Widnes round-off a tumultuous week with a morale-boosting 44-22 win over Featherstone Rovers in front of almost 6,000 fans at Halton Stadium.
The Rugby Football League approve the Widnes takeover but a 12-point penalty for entering administration is still imposed.
Leeds Rhinos agree a deal to sign Widnes academy players Sam Walters and Jarrod O'Connor for an undisclosed fee.
Administrators agree a deal with a consortium to take over and save Widnes Vikings, to be formally ratified on Friday.
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