Matty Smith wants to get Widnes back where they belong

Matty Smith says he wants to get Widnes back to Super League, after revealing he turned down a contract with Warrington.

Smith, 32, ended the season with the Wolves, making five appearances, after finding opportunities limited at Catalans.

He said: “There was a contract there for me. But for me it’s about playing regularly.

“They had already signed Gareth Widdop and Blake Austin is there. I was up for a fight but I felt what was best for me was to play week in, week out and hopefully I can do that at Widnes.

“I’ve been at Widnes before so I know what the club is like. It’s a big club with a load of history behind them. It’s local for me as well.

“I’d never say never to Super League but for me the last couple of years have been difficult and I want to get back enjoying my rugby again.

“I certainly did that on Sunday, I played with a smile on my face and that’s what it’s all about.

“I hope to be part of something special and getting Widnes back to where they belong.”

Look out for a full, feature-length interview with Matty Smith in an upcoming Widnes Rugby Chat podcast.

One thought on “Matty Smith wants to get Widnes back where they belong

  1. GreaT interview
    And nice to see commitment
    From a. Great player will stand us in great shape. For a serious go at promotion this year it’s early doors we know but after watching the efforts on Sunday fills me with optimism the team played like a team not strangers was a joy to see the effort of all the players not just the few like in recent seasons we’ll done to all the guys who train them

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