JOE BURGESS BECOMES FIRST PLAYER TO WEAR NEW SALFORD SHIRT

JOE BURGESS BECOMES FIRST PLAYER TO WEAR NEW SALFORD SHIRT

by | Dec 4, 2020

Joe Burgess has joined Salford Red Devils ahead of the 2021 campaign.

The England international became the first player to wear the new Red Devils home shirt, which he will play in throughout next season.

Burgess said: “This is a big step for me to make sure I get in next year’s England squad. I’ve got a new set of teammates, so I need to fit myself in and do my best for them.

“The halfbacks here have got a lot of knowledge of the game, so hopefully that can bring the best out of me.

“There are some of the other lads who I know already. I’ve missed Sarg (Dan Sarginson). He’s a big character on and off the field, so I’m looking forward to working with him again.”

He added: “I’ve always enjoyed playing against Salford, especially when their travelling fans have created that great atmosphere, so hopefully we can have them back at the start of next season.”

The signing of the 26-year-old on a three-year contract, follows announcements earlier this week, that Richard Marshall has been appointed as the new Salford Red Devils head coach and Greg Burke has committed his future to the Club.

Marshall said: “Joe is an exceptional talent, who’s consistently proven himself to be one of the most prolific wingers in the competition.

“He brings even more quality to our outside-backs and crucially offers a wealth of big-game experience, despite still having the best years of his career ahead of him.”

Supporters can get behind Salford’s new recruit, by purchasing 2021 season tickets early. Adult prices have been reduced across all areas, making it even more affordable to watch Burgess and his new teammates in action. Further details can be found HERE.

Supporters can also join Burgess in wearing the 2021 home shirt, by purchasing online from Wild Thang.

Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “Joe is a natural athlete and a born winner.

“His ambition is clear and like a number of our players, his sights are firmly on producing his best next season, to ensure he is at the front of the queue for a place at the World Cup.

“Securing the services of a player with Joe’s standing in the game, as he approaches the peak years of his career, is a clear marker of this squad’s continued progression.”

Joe Burgess will be sponsored by Pete’s Plumbing and Bathroom’s throughout the 2021 season. If you are interested in sponsoring another member of the squad, please email: hannah.kilby@salfordreddevils.net

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