MATCH PREVIEW – LEEDS RHINOS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (ROUND 1)

MATCH PREVIEW – LEEDS RHINOS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (ROUND 1)

by | Feb 15, 2024

The Betfred Super League is back with a bang.

Salford Red Devils travel to face Leeds Rhinos at AMT Headingley Stadium in what is proving to be the most eagerly anticipated fixture of Round 1.

Two sides stacked with talent go head-to-head for the first points of 2024, with familiar faces in both camps looking to claim a scalp on the team they used to battle alongside.

Headingley has so long been a tough place for Salford to visit, but victories in 2019 and 2023 will give Paul Rowley’s team plenty of motivation to start the season with a big performance.

Fireworks are expected.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There’s already a strong Salford contingent travelling over the Pennines to get 2024 underway, but there is still time to join them and make a difference.

Tickets are available to buy directly for the Salford Stadium ticket office until 12pm tomorrow – book your place by clicking HERE.

Afterwards, tickets will be available directly from the Headingley ticket office to pay-on-the day – in both standing and seated areas of the stadium.

Any uncollected, pre-purchased tickets will also be taken to the Headingley ticket office.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Salford Red Devils receive commission on all tickets pre-purchased from Salford Stadium and nothing from on the day sales, so we urge you to buy your tickets from us directly.


SQUAD NEWS

The first 21-man squad of the season and the first chance supporters may get to see our new, exciting halfback, Cade Cust in action.

After picking up a slight injury concern prior to our pre-season friendly against St Helens, the Aussie is fit and raring to make his Salford Red Devils debut.

Nene Macdonald will make his return to Headingley, with talented reserves’ player, Nathan Connell also included amongst the squad for this one.

Check out the full list below:


TRAVELLING SUPPORTER INFORMATION

Salford supporters have been allocated both standing in the Western Terrace, and seating in section A of the North Stand, alongside the pitch.

In each of these areas, supporters will need to enter via the turnstiles stated on their tickets which are on Kirkstall Lane (Gate G).

It’s advised fans purchase tickets in advance of match day, as prices do increase thereafter. However, should fans wish to buy on the day of the game, they can purchase tickets which will allow access to the Western Terrace via the turnstiles on Kirkstall Lane (Gate G), using contactless payment with either a credit/debit card or payment using a smartphone.

Cash is no longer accepted on the turnstiles.

Turnstiles for this fixture will open three hours before kick off.

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


LAST TIME OUT

Rhys Williams, Sam Stone and Ellis Longstaff were all on the scoresheet as Paul Rowley’s side produced a memorable display at Headingley last season.

A quick fire double from the Red Devils’ stunned a Rohan Smith side that were already a man down following Blake Austin’s sin-binning.

Richie Myler got Leeds back into the contest just before half-time, but Longstaff’s effort, on the stretch, secured the two points and moved Salford outside the top four on just points difference.


WHERE CAN I WATCH?

As part of a historic deal with main broadcaster, Sky Sports, every Betfred Super League will be shown live for the first time.

Tomorrow’s fixture will be live on Sky Sports Main Event and Sky Sports Action from 7:30pm, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm.

Highlights will be available on our YouTube and RDTV platforms shortly after the full-time hooter, with the full match replay uploaded on Monday morning.


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