WIDNES Vikings have confirmed that following information on social media last night regarding Nick Gregson, that they have made a formal complaint to the RFL.

The RFL have acknowledged it and have launching a full investigation.

Gregson, a former Swinton player, posted on X yesterday alleging that an image of him with a noose around his neck and the words "bully him" had been put in the Swinton dressing room.

He also alleges that the Lions team was encouraged to target his injured shoulder.

He wrote: "I am probably done for the 2024 season now after it coming out again and maybe even my time at Widnes.

"But I go out to provide for my family and to see a noose around my neck and have a coach of a club I have given a lot to openly want to injure me and probably other players also is outrageous."

A Widnes statement read: "The club is 100% behind Nick and is offering him whatever support he needs.

"In view of the now ongoing investigation, the club will be making no further comment."

In response to the allegations, Swinton posted on X yesterday: "Swinton Lions RLFC is aware of serious allegations made by Widnes player Nick Gregson.

"We refute the accuracy of these allegations and we are in contact with the RFL and our solicitors.

"No further comment will be made at this time."