Jack makes his mark with Widnes

Former Audenshaw School pupil Jack Johnson helped Widnes Vikings to an impressive victory on the opening day of the BetFred Championship season.

The 23-year-old scored two tries in the Vikings' 36-6 victory over Oldham RLFC at Bower Fold on Sunday.

Jack joined the club for a second spell in October 2019, having previously enjoyed a stint at the Halton Stadium in 2017. He made his debut for the club in the Magic Weekend and scored a try in a narrow defeat away at Castleford Tigers, featuring three times in total.

Jack, who can be utlised on the wing or at fullback, progressed through the Warrington Wolves academy system before making 18 appearances for the first team. He scored seven tries before departing near the end of the 2019 season.

The hot prospect was dealt a huge blow before the start of the 2018 campaign after suffering a double leg break. Following a 12-month period on the sidelines, he returned to action with Featherstone Rovers towards the end of last season and scored three times in eight appearances to help them to the Championship Grand Final.

However, Jack was denied a return to the Super League as Featherstone were beaten 26-6 by Toronto Wolfpack.

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