The Salford Red Devils make their first appearance since the ‘Million Pound Game Miracle’, in their first pre-season friendly against Championship side Rochdale Hornets at Spotland stadium.
Fresh from a warm weather training camp in Valencia, the Red Devils will be looking to get off to the perfect start in 2017 as they continue to prepare for the new season.
With a five new signings in contention to make their first appearance in a Red Devils shirt, this match provides a good opportunity for Head Coach Ian Watson to get a a good look at his side against a competitive Rochdale side.
Last time we met
The two sides met last January, in a pre-season game ahead of the 2016 season. Rochdale provided a stern test as Salford ran out 44-16 winners at the Spotland Stadium, with 8 individual try scorers crossing for the Red Devils. This game saw a number of current first team regulars make their Salford debut, including Justin Carney and Rob Lui.
Salford Red Devils ‘one to watch’
New signing Kris Brining joins the Red Devils having left a strong impression on League One in the 2016 season. The young hooker scored 22 tries in 26 appearances for the York City Knights, and is one of a number of new signings in contention to make their first appearance for the Salford Red Devils.
Rochdale Hornets ‘one to watch’
Former Warrington Wolves player Chris Riley needs little introduction, the winger played in Super League for over 10 years, picking up three Challenge Cup winners medals for the Wolves in the process.
Salford Red Devils:
O’Brien, Carney, Sa’u, Evalds, Johnson, Lui, Dobson, Mossop, Brining, Griffin, Hauraki, Murdoch-Masila, Jones, Welham, Bibby, Wood, Wilkinson, Tasi, A.Walne, J.Walne, Murray, Lannon.
A limited number of tickets are available to purchase at the The Salford Stadium. Tickets will be available to purchase from the Spotland Stadium on the day of the game.