BRIERLEY: “WE’RE GROWING IN OUR PHILOSOPHY AND OURSELVES”

BRIERLEY: “WE’RE GROWING IN OUR PHILOSOPHY AND OURSELVES”

by | Apr 1, 2024

Ryan Brierley says getting the good weather back will be a massive boost to his team as the season progresses.

Our star fullback scored twice against Leigh Leopards on his 300th appearance, as Salford Red Devils took the spoils on Rivals Round.

The second of his brace was a beautifully crafted move which involved three key members of the spine.

Marc Sneyd took command and skipped across the field, digging into the line before firing a pass to fellow half, Cade Cust.

Just as it looked like we were going to shift the play to our right edge, Cust smoothly played a reverse pass for Brierley to charge through, step Gaz O’Brien, and score.

It was a try with such quality, but looked so effortless in its execution.

Speaking to our YouTube channel post-match, Brierley believes the dry weather is helping his team clicking into gear, but also admits there are other parts of the game they need to improve going forward.

“I think the weather helps. We’re a team that relies on good weather, aren’t we. So it’s nice to get that back,” he began.

“We’re growing in our philosophy and ourselves throughout the season, we’ve changed the way we play a little bit – different personnel wanting different things and liking different things – but the willingness to defend at the moment is pretty special.

“We’re getting done on some system-type things, which is unusual for us. So we’ll certainly see where we’re at with it Monday morning because we probably conceded a fair few points there which are solvable.”

A trip to Castleford Tigers is next up for Brierley and co; a team they have already beaten once this season in Round 2.

With a trip to the capital also around the corner, Brierley knows there’s an important period coming up as we get stuck in to Spring’s schedule.

“For sure. It’s a weird one because I don’t think there’s a real trend in Super League yet,” he continued.

“It’s hard to figure out which are the top teams, which are the bottom teams. Looking at the games against Wigan and Saints, who are at the top of the table, we competed really well.

“Then we’ve struggled a bit against teams who have struggled. So that’s our own consistency we build on, but we’re not long into the season so I’m sure we’ll get better, as will every other team.”

To hear our full chat with Ryan, click here to head over to YouTube.

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