MATCH PREVIEW – LEEDS RHINOS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 11)

MATCH PREVIEW – LEEDS RHINOS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 11)

by | May 5, 2023

The Betfred Super League is back and Salford Red Devils will be looking to build-on some pre-international break momentum against Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

After ten matches, Paul Rowley’s side have picked-up six crucial victories and sit join-fourth in the table.

Consistent injury trouble has hit key personnel in the team, so to be in the winnerโ€™s circle at this point has taken tremendous effort from the entire squad.

Before the break, the Red Devils’ had strung together three consecutive league victories and were starting to build some real momentum.

Maybe the pause came at the wrong time, but a rest and recharged team are now ready to hit the ground running ahead of two tricky away fixtures.

Standing in their way in Round 11 is Rohan Smith’s Rhinos’ side.

The eight-time Super League winners have had a steady start to the season, with five wins and five losses.

But last yearโ€™s Grand Finalist’s will be wanting to go one step further this time around, so will need to start picking up more consistent victories as the season progresses.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one…


SQUAD NEWS

Despite the break, due to the nature of some injuries, the 21-man squad has very few changes since our last outing against Catalans Dragons.

Alex Gerrard is back in the fold, however.

The prop/loose forward has been out for virtually the entire campaign so far, so will be a welcome boost for Paul Rowley and his staff ahead of a crucial stage in the season .


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

After a short break away, our Head Coach, Paul Rowley addressed the media earlier this week.

With nearly two weeks since our last game, there was a lot to catch up on; including squad fitness, what he expects from Leeds, and the club’s recently launched community benefit offer.

On today’s opposition, Rowley said: “They’re certainly good athletically. They’re a big side, so they’re big in stature – they’re quick.

“So I think they’re a very dangerous team and they’ve shown that recently by getting to a Grand Final last year with pretty much the same team.

“They’re more than capable of hurting teams, but like you said, they’ve allowed teams to do the same to them. Unpredictable, but very dangerous is the messages that we’ll take from that!”

Watch Rowley’s press conference in full by clicking HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS!

Tickets for our Round 11 clash are available to buy/collect from the Salford Stadium until 12pm today. After this time, all collections will be taken to the Headingley Stadium ticket office. Click HERE to secure your place!

Pay on the day is also available.


AWAY FAN INFORMATION

TRAVELLING TO HEADINGLEY

Please ensure however you choose to travel to the stadium you do it safely and where possible sustainably. Turnstiles for a Betfred Super League home game will open at 3 hours before kick-off so please allow plenty of time to arrive at the stadium and help with the safe entry for all spectators into the ground.

To keep an eye on possible road closures here – https://one.network/uk/leeds

Please plan your journey accordingly and allow plenty of time to arrive at the stadium. Leeds Rhinos have been taking part in a research project on sustainable travel and we have brought in a new travel assistant service that gives you the best low-emission travel options, tailored routes and personalised travel updates when travelling to Leeds Rhinos matches this season. 

If you are not travelling on Official Club Travel, please use our Leeds Rhinos Journey Planner here https://travel.yousmartthing.com/Leeds_Rhinos_V_Salford_Red_Devils_5_May

ACCESS TO THE STADIUM

All away fan access is through the Kirkstall Lane (Gate G) turnstiles which is stated on the tickets that have been purchased directly through your ticket office / club shop.

If travelling on your official club travel, you will be parked on Beechwood Crescent allotments and you will be able to access the stadium by crossing the small railway bridge*. Once across the bridge head up the pedestrian footpath in between Gate F and Gate E which will lead you straight to Kirkstall Lane (Gate G) turnstiles.

CAR PARKING

There is no parking available at the stadium and all parking is on street.

Please remember, Headingley Stadium is situated in a residential area and we ask that you ensure you respect our neighbours when arriving and departing the stadium for matches.

Please ensure if you are parking your vehicle in the surrounding streets that you do it sensibly, you dispose of any waste responsibly, and finally, remain on public highways and keep noise levels to a minimum.


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