WIDNES Vikings have been relegated from Super League after losing 20-12 in Toronto today.

That result, plus wins by London Broncos and Toulouse over Salford and Hull KR respectively, mean that Vikings' seven-year stay in the top flight is over.

They can no longer catch the teams above them to make the Million Pound Game meaning they drop into the Championship.

The Vikings have flirted with relegation all year and ended the regular season eight points adrift at the foot of the table with just three wins from their 23 matches.

Salford host Toulouse on Thursday while Toronto, who finished eight points clear in the Championship, play Leeds at Headingley on Friday and London Broncos are at home to Halifax next Saturday.

The Vikings led 6-0 against the Wolfpack after second rower Chris Dean, back in the side after recovering from injury, offloaded from the tackle to get full-back Joe Mellor over for the game's opening try after 11 minutes.

Krisnan Inu added the conversion and also kicked a penalty after Toronto second rower Cory Paterson had brought the home side level with an 18th-minute try.

The home side were temporarily reduced to 12 men in the 24th minute when centre Chase Stanley was sin-binned for a crusher tackle on winger Owen Buckley, but they managed to regain the lead in his absence after a cut-out pass from Gareth O'Brien got winger Matty Russell over in the corner.

O'Brien failed with the conversion attempt and was also wide with a penalty as the Wolfpack reached the interval 10-8 in front.

Widnes regained the lead two minutes into the second half when Liam Finn's delayed pass got Dean through a hole in the Wolfpack defence for his side's second try and the game became frantic as both sides strove to gain the ascendancy.

Paterson thought he had scored his second try but a last-ditch tackle from Sam Wilde forced the ball from his grasp over the line and at the other end Harrison Hansen forced his way over from close range only to lose his grip on the ball.

The lead changed hands for a fourth and decisive time in the 56th minute when Toronto half-back Blake Wallace darted over from dummy half on the last tackle and O'Brien's conversion made it 16-12.

The Vikings were then denied when forward Chris Houston was held up over the try line and it proved to be their last chance as O'Brien's two late penalties secured the win for the hosts.