MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS HULL KR (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 2)

MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS HULL KR (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 2)

by | Feb 23, 2023

Salford Red Devils are looking for back-to-back Betfred Super League wins when they take on Hull KR at the Salford Stadium this evening.

Live on Sky Sports, it is set to be an enthralling encounter, with both sides already enjoying opening day victories.

The Robins were extremely impressive against Challenge Cup holders, Wigan Warriors, beating them 27-18 at Craven Park, while the Red Devils spoiled Leigh Leopards’ party with a 10-20 victory at Leigh Sports Village.

Salford fell behind on the half-hour mark, but two quick-fire tries from Kallum Watkins and Andy Ackers flipped the game on its head before the break.

Ryan Brierley – with a Man of the Match performance – added to our lead early in the second-half and some resolute defending secured both points.

KR present Paul Rowley’s side with a whole new task, but the Head Coach will be confident his team can produce a positive performance in front of the roaring Salford faithful.

Here’s everything you need to know surrounding our Round 2 clash:


Squad News

The big piece of squad news is the return of our flying winger, Joe Burgess.

After notching 16 Super League tries across 2022, the 28-year-old will be raring to go after spending the majority of pre-season on the sidelines through injury.

Burgess is the only addition to the squad from last week’s victory, with Adam Sidlow missing out on this occasion. Oliver Partington and Sam Stone – after impressing on debut – will be wanting to make their home debuts tonight.

Burgess’ Preview

Speaking of Burgess, we caught up with our number five after Captain’s run on Wednesday to talk his return to fitness, our winning start against Leigh Leopards and maintaining momentum against Hull KR.

“Yeah, it’s good to get back into the squad and it just feels like normal life is back!” Burgess told us.

“Pre-season is gone and I’m just ready to crack on with the season now.”

He continued: “It was frustrating that I couldn’t play in the pre-season friendlies and then missed out last week, which was a big opener.

“So I’m just really keen to get back in and do a job for the boys.”

Watch our full chat with Joe below!

https://twitter.com/SalfordDevils/status/1628400801310703621?s=20

How to buy tickets

Tickets for this game remain available and can be secured in two ways:

  • Online – CLICK HERE
  • On the day – Tickets can be purchased on the day from the ticket office, located on the West Stand.

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