A Blue Lights Celebration in Round 27

Salford Red Devils will host a ‘Blue Light’ celebration of the region’s emergency services at the Betfred Super League fixture against Catalans Dragons – the final game of the 2023 regular season.

The fixture now marks a second consecutive year where the club has celebrated the emergency services with a dedicated round.

Heading into Round 27, the game itself could have implications on both club’s standings come the end as Salford push for the playoffs, whilst the Dragons are looking to secure the top spot.

Paul King, Managing Director of Salford Red Devils said;

“It’s a huge honour that we’re able to come together and show our gratitude and support for our incredible emergency services once again.”

“This season we have been fortunate enough to celebrate some fantastic organisations and causes that each play such an important role within our community, and so to close out our home calendar by doing it once again is extremely fitting. I’m sure all of our supporters will join us on the 22nd in showing our appreciation.”

Supporters can secure their tickets for what promises to be an action-packed final day of the regular season by clicking here now.

Rest in Peace, David Watkins.

Salford Red Devils are deeply saddened to learn of the passing of club icon, David Watkins.

One of the very greatest to represent our club, and to ever play our game.

David made over 400 appearances for the Club between 1967 and 1979, breaking multiple records during his time at The Willows, with his 1,241 goals scored still stands as a club record today.

Captain of Salford in our 1969 Challenge Cup Final against Castleford Tigers, Watkins was a key figure in Rugby League and represented both Great Britain and Wales at international level – and was last year inducted into the Men’s Rugby League Hall of Fame.

He was also awarded an MBE in the 1986 New Year Honours list and represented multiple sides domestically and internationally at Rugby Union.

All our thoughts go out to David’s family and friends at this truly difficult time.

2022 Play-off Eliminator Ticket Information

Salford Red Devils face Huddersfield Giants in the second Betfred Super League play-off eliminator on Saturday afternoon.

After such an outstanding campaign, Paul Rowley’s side have booked their spot in the top six and are certainly a team to fear for the rest of the pack. Playing such free-flowing and exciting rugby, fans and pundits alike have pitched the Red Devils as a real underdog.

In the previous meeting between the two sides, Salford ground out a 33-16 victory in the baking The Salford Stadium sun and all but secured their spot in the play-offs.

Ticket Information:

Available until Wednesday 7th September: season ticket discount is available from the stadium or online through your network account. Each person will need to be a season ticket holder to qualify for the discount.

Can’t make it to the stadium before 4pm on Wednesday? Log in to your member area and book your tickets online to qualify for the season ticket discount before midnight on Wednesday.

You can collect your pre-purchased tickets from 1pm until 8pm Thursday or from 10am until 3pm on Friday. Orders cannot be placed after 3pm on Friday. Tickets bought on match-day from John Smith’s Stadium are cash only and from the turnstiles, not the ticket office. We strongly advice to purchase your tickets from the The Salford Stadium before travelling.

Due to postal service strikes, tickets are for collection from the stadium only.

John Smith’s Stadium – Saturday 10th Sep KO 1PM

Season Ticket Holders (available until Wednesday 7th September):

Adult: £16

65+: £9

U17: £1


Non-season ticket holder: £21

Adult: £21

65+: £16

U17: £5

u5: FREE

Matchday – Away fans cash at the turnstiles only):

Adult: £25

65+: £20

U17: £10



AJ Bell Ticket Office Opening Times:


It had all started so well, with Salford commencing the more brightly of the two sides.  Having gone head to head with their hosts for the four opening sets, and indeed at least matching, if not bettering them, for yardage and for questioning of their defence, the Red Devils got briefly on top, when, from their second end-of-set kick, Harvey Livett, ably assisted by Kevin Brown’s intelligently dropping out of the tackle, was able to relieve Sam Tomkins of possession and launch the visitors on a close goal-line examination of the Dragons’ defence.

A clever kick from Tui Lolohea, into the in-goal area, at the end of that set, brought about the rewards of a goal-line drop-out, and it really looked as though the Salford players could bring a real test to the French team.  That, though, was as good as it were to get for some time, with a forced pass on the second tackle, with little room for error, being seized upon by the home side to set up a counter-attack.

Ten minutes of finely balanced rugby was eventually brought to an end with a debatable refereeing decision giving possession to Catalans, and in their first real challenge to defend their own line, the Red Devils cracked – not once but twice with back-to-back tries – and with that the game had swung to the Dragons.

What followed became somewhat dispiriting, as individual errors became increasingly prevalent, and the sheer physical dominance of the Catalans side, allied to sundry gifts of possession through lost ball or careless handling, saw them wear the visitors down with all the extra tackling each error forced upon them.  Missed tackles, on occasions, led directly to tries.

Indeed, the French had really done a good job in identifying which players they needed to target for special attention, and Kevin Brown, for example, was so closely policed that he often received ball and posse, almost simultaneously.  Their superior line speed added significantly to Salford’s error count and so often snuffed out possible attacks before they had had time to develop momentum.


Just when Salford fans, fifty minutes in, were beginning to wonder whether their team would manage to get on the scoreboard, the Reds succeeded in rescuing themselves in that respect, and it was a well worked try when it came.

A strong hit up by prop, Jack Ormondroyd, followed by a quick play-the-ball enabled Brown to get the ball in space for once, and his well-timed pass put Livett through a half gap.  The try still needed scoring though, not just in getting to the line but also in his handling skill, whilst under considerable pressure from the opposition, in grounding the ball without losing control of it.

It was definitely not Salford’s day, however, as the scoreboard reflects, though on that form, many other sides are going to struggle to live with the Catalans side, at their home.  The Red Devils have started the season taking on three of the most dominant teams in the competition.  They have to put that behind them now, and concentrate on securing a victory, with a considerably improved performance, which would be helped by showing greater self-belief, in adversity, both individually, and as a team.

Wakefield Prop Joins Red Devils

Wakefield Trinity prop Pauli Pauli has joined Salford Red Devils in a month’s loan swap deal which sees Juniour Sa’u go in the opposite direction.
The former NRL forward will be available for selection in Friday night’s Super League match against St Helens.
Pauli said: “It’s always exciting to get on the field with a new bunch of blokes and see how they play.
“St Helens are a top team, so hopefully we can prove this week that we can do something.
“I just want to turn up for the boys and play. That’s why I enjoy playing and that’s what I’m here for.
“Ian Watson’s a great bloke and he’s been very welcoming.”
The Salford Red Devils head coach, Watson said: “This deal with Wakefield means Junior’s going to be able to get some playing time and gain match fitness.
“We’ve also been able to bring in a strike weapon, which will be a massive boost.
“I’ve tracked Pauli since he first came over here and any team will struggle to stop him.”
He added: “This move is big for us. We’ve been looking for something extra and not only will it mean Junior gets that match fitness, but we also bring in a player who is feared by most team’s defences.”
Pauli is set to travel with Salford to face St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday.
Salford Red Devils supporters can purchase tickets from the The Salford Stadium Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Click HERE for further details.

Betfred Super League Dream Team unveiled

Betfred Super League Dream Team unveiled

As the curtain comes down at the end of another pulsating Betfred Super League regular season, the Dream Team, as voted for by the Man of Steel panellists, has been unveiled. This year’s line-up includes six debutants as well as five players who have retained their place from 2021’s Dream Team. Super League’s top try scorer in 2022 Bevan French joins teammates Liam Farrell and the ever-exciting Jai Field, who takes the Full Back position with his debut appearance. Amongst the other debutants are Salford Red Devils duo, Brodie Croft and Tim Lafai whose talents have helped Salford reach the Play-Offs and give them another tilt at reaching the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

James Roby, who recently announced he would play on in 2023, returns to Hooker for the first time since 2018. This marks Roby’s seventh appearance in the Dream Team and puts him joint second on the all-time Dream Team appearance list, with Andy Farrell, Keiron Cunningham and Sean O’Loughlin.

Roby is joined in the team by three of his League Leaders’ Shield winning St Helens side including Morgan Knowles at oose Forward position for an impressive fourth consecutive year.

Man of Steel Panellist, and member of the 1999 Dream Team, Barrie McDermott said: “Being on the Man of Steel panel and working for Sky Sports means I’ve had the opportunity to watch these fantastic athletes showing some amazing skills week-in-week-out throughout the season.

“Seeing five players retain their place in the team from 2021 shows the talent and consistency on display in Super League. A special mention must go to Morgan Knowles who is quickly making the loose forward position after a fourth straight pick in the team.

“It’s fantastic to see that Mikolaj Oledzki is developing into a first class forward and challenges his peers every week. He has been an imposing presence for his club all year and a debut appearance is very deserved.

“Alongside the familiar faces it is great to see new talent rewarded with a place in the team and all six debutants this season should all be very proud to join the Dream Team list.”

Betfred Super League Dream Team 2022

With Dream Team heritage number:

  1. Jai Field, Wigan Warriors (200)
  2. Bevan French, Wigan Warriors (186)
  3. Tim Lafai, Salford Red Devils (194)
  4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Hull KR (201)
  5. Ken Sio, Salford Red Devils (194)
  6. Jack Welsby, St Helens (195)
  7. Brodie Croft, Salford Red Devils (203)
  8. Alex Walmsley, St Helens (148)
  9. James Roby, St Helens (94)
  10. Mikolaj Oledzki, Leeds Rhinos (204)
  11. Chris McQueen, Huddersfield Giants (205)
  12. Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors (150)
  13. Morgan Knowles, St Helens (185)

Photos from the media event on Sunday 4th September at the The Salford Stadium on this link.

£10 Adult Tickets and Kids Go Free* (T&C apply)

Kids Go Free & Adults £10 Offer

Round 23 is an exciting fixture as Huddersfield Giants come to Salford for the first time this season. We’re using this game as a fantastic opportunity to encourage more people to come and give rugby league a ‘try’! For this special event, tickets are available for the East Stand at the The Salford Stadium at the following prices: Adults £10 each (age 17+), 16 and under go free*. Everyone needs a ticket so please collect from the stadium ticket office or you can order online. Online incurs a booking fee and tickets bought on the day of the match also incur a £1.50 booking fee.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Kids go free with a paying adult. Kids go free tickets have a £1.50 booking fee if collecting on the match day. Book online or collect from the stadium before the day of the match.
  2. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children will be refused entry.
  3. The £10 adult tickets and kids go free tickets are limited to the East Stand only.
  4. Tickets are non-transferrable or refundable while stocks last.
  5. Tickets are only available for 2022 Round 23 Salford V Huddersfield on Saturday 13th August 2022.
  6. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  7. Salford Red Devils reserve the right to remove this offer at any time.
  8. By purchasing a ticket you agree to these terms and conditions.


A quite depleted Salford Red Devils side fell to a 29-18 defeat against Castleford Tigers at St James’ Park this afternoon, in the 2021 Dacia Magic Weekend opener.

After Andy Ackers and Jack Ormondroyd picked up knocks in Monday’s victory over Hull FC, Salford went into today’s fixture with an injury list in double figures, with Harvey Livett also pulling out in the warm-up with a calf injury.

Paul McShane put Cas ahead after 10 minutes, fainting a pass to open up the Salford defence and free up some space for him to power through.

Salford responded four minutes later through Ken Sio down the right, Tui Lolohea drawing a number of Cas players in before feeding Super League’s leading try scorer to cut inside and go over.

The Tigers took the lead once more four minutes later, McShane involved again as the number 9 fed Daniel Smith, who rolled his shoulders and crashed over to the left of the sticks.

In the 25th minute, quick hands down the left set Joe Burgess up to stroll over in the corner and get Salford back in the contest.

Oliver Holmes powered over shortly before the interval however, meaning Daryl Powell’s men went into the break with a small lead.

Halftime: Castleford Tigers 16-12 Salford Red Devils

The Tigers were first on the scoreboard once more in the second half, former Red Devil Jordan Turner going over down the left.

Two minutes before the hour mark, Ata Hingano picked up his first Salford try, throwing a dummy pass and wriggling over to the left of the sticks after repeat sets broke down the Cas defence.

Peter Mata’utia secured the win for Castleford with seven minutes to go, worming his way through a gap in the Salford line to end any hopes of a comeback for the Red Devils.

Turner added another point to the Tigers’ lead just before the final hooter with a drop-goal.

Salford’s next game comes on Saturday 11th September, kick-off 3pm, against Warrington Wolves. Tickets are on sale HERE.

Fulltime: Castleford Tigers 29-18 Salford Red Devils

Castleford Tigers: Evalds, Olpherts, Blair, Shenton, Clare, Mata’utia, Turner, Griffin, McShane, Smith, Sene-Leffao, Holmes, Milner, Foster, Hepi, Matagi.

Castleford tries: McShane, Smith, Holmes, Turner, Mata’utia

Castleford goals: Mata’utia (4/5)

Salford tries: Sio, Burgess, Hingano

Salford goals: Inu (3/3)

Referee: Chris Kendall

Image credit: Steve McCormick


Four tries and a Man of the Match performance this afternoon in Round 22 of the Betfred Super League, helped Salford Red Devils breeze past Hull FC 42-14.

Marshall’s men were up against tough competition in what was their third game in only 8 days, but a dominant second half display ensured that the Red Devils responded well to their last two Super League defeats.

It was the visitors who took the lead however, Ligi Sao darting through a gap to ground the ball behind the sticks after four minutes.

Salford responded in the 13th minute after repeat sets wore the Hull FC defence down, allowing Ken Sio to go over in the right corner.

The visitors went back in front in the 25th minute through a Marc Sneyd penalty-goal, after Salford were penalised for a high tackle.

Four minutes before halftime, Ken Sio picked up his second try of the afternoon through a well-worked effort from Dan Sarginson on the left flank to find the number 2, who was out wide down the right, with a kick that Sio collected before slicing the Hull defence with a grubber kick and getting onto the end of it.

Halftime: Salford Red Devils 12-8 Hull FC

The Black and Whites struck first again in the second half, taking the lead once more but this time through Danny Houghton, who was first to a Sneyd grubber kick behind the posts.

Just before the hour mark, Tui Lolohea earned Salford a set restart metres out from FC’s try-line, and Chris Atkin caught the visitors napping and scurried over from dummy half.

In the 67th minute, Salford struck again. Joe Burgess was first to a high kick in the in-goal area and batted the ball back, on the last, for Harvey Livett to collect and ground to the left of the sticks.

Minutes later, Burgess scored a try of his own, darting down the left wing after quick hands from the Red Devils to work the ball out wide created a route to the try-line for our number 5.

Sio completed his hat-trick two minutes later, catching a looping ball from Tui L0lohea before cutting back inside and powering through two Hull FC players to score down the right.

Three clearly was not enough though for Sio, who rounded off a fantastic performance with a length-of-the-field try just before the hooter.

Today’s result puts Salford in good stead for our Dacia Magic Weekend clash with Castleford Tigers this Saturday, with tickets available HERE.

Fulltime: Salford Red Devils 42-14 Hull FC

Salford Red Devils: Escare, Sio, Inu, Sarginson, Burgess, Lolohea, Hingano, Ormondroyd, Johnson, Robson, Burke, Luckley, Roberts, Lannon, Addy.

Salford tries: Sio (4) Atkin, Livett, Burgess.

Salford goals: Inu (7/7)

Hull FC tries: Sao, Houghton

Hull FC goals: Sneyd (3/3)

Referee: S. Mikalauskas

Image credit: Steve McCormick


Despite leading twice at Leigh Sports Village, Salford Red Devils went home empty-handed following their 32-22 defeat to Leigh Centurions in tonight’s Rivals Round clash.

Salford took the lead after two minutes through Rhys Williams, who strolled over down the left after a looping pass from Tui Lolohea put him in.

Joe Mellor got the hosts on the scoreboard in the 19th minute after getting onto the end of his own grubber kick to ground the ball between the sticks.

Leigh then worked the ball right in the 23rd minute, stretching Salford’s defence enough for Keanan Brand to slot through a gap and score.

On the half-hour mark, Harvey Livett slid over in the left corner for Salford, but two successful penalty conversions in the first forty from Craig Mullen added that extra cushion to the Centurions’ lead at the break.

Halftime: Leigh Centurions 14-10 Salford Red Devils

Salford were first on the scoreboard once more in the second forty. After a set restart metres out from Leigh’s try-line and three attempts to go over, Ken Sio managed to ground the ball in the right corner in the 46th minute.

The Red Devils’ lead was erased six minutes later, following a successful penalty conversion from Mullen, who went on to score another three before the final hooter.

Six minutes from time, Liam Hood dived over to the left of the sticks for Leigh, and Adam Sidlow crashed over three minutes later for the home side.

Sio picked up a late consolation try just before the final hooter, crashing over to the right of the sticks.

Fulltime: Leigh Centurions 32-22 Salford Red Devils

Leigh Centurions: Brand, Elliot, Stone, Thornley, Mullen, Bell, Mellor, Ashworth, Eaves, Sidlow, Hellewell, Foster, Gerrard, Hood, Butler, Ioane, Haggerty.

Leigh tries: Mellor, Brand, Hood, Sidlow

Leigh goals: Mullen (8/9)

Salford Red Devils: Lolohea, Sio, Inu, Sarginson, Williams, Hingano, Brown, Johnson, Ackers, Ormondroyd, Livett, Greenwood, Addy, Norman, Taylor, Lannon, Burke.

Salford tries: Williams, Livett, Sio (2)

Salford goals: Inu (3/5)

Referee: Marcus Griffiths

Image credit: Steve McCormick

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