Clough hits career game milestone

Paul Clough
Paul Clough

Paul Clough celebrated his 200th career appearance by helping Widnes Vikings maintain fourth spot in Super League on Sunday.

The Saints utility forward, who was playing his four game of a season-long loan spell at the Select Security Stadium, emerged from the bench during a 22-18 victory over the Bradford Bulls

Clough had previously featured in 189 games for parent club St Helens, represented England Knights (three games, 2011-2012), and played on four occasions for Whitehaven on dual-registration in 2013.

Nathan Brown told how the close-season arrivals of Kyle Amor, Mose Masoe and Richard Beaumont would have limited Clough’s first-team chances, but described the long-serving prop, 26, as “a Super League player”.

He said: “Cloughie needs to play and has been a great servant.”

“He’s a good player, a good fella and I’m sure he will serve Widnes well. He’s sad to be leaving St Helens but is wrapped to be joining Widnes.”