ROWLEY: “I FELT WE WERE THE BETTER TEAM”

ROWLEY: “I FELT WE WERE THE BETTER TEAM”

by | May 4, 2024

Head Coach, Paul Rowley was happy to pick up the two points against an in-form Huddersfield Giants.

Nene Macdonald was the star of the show, as Salford Red Devils fended-off a late fightback from the hosts to come away with a third consecutive Super League victory.

It’s now seven from 10 to start 2024 and last night’s result means we move joint-top, and into a congested top six, with five teams locked on 14 points.

Speaking to the press post-match, Rowley gave his honest reflection on the contest.

“The game in general I thought Huddersfield started really strongly. I thought they were really dominant with the ruck, both with the ball and without,” he began.

“But I thought we scored two fantastic tries; one through brilliant defence with the intercept and one through fantastic skill on a transistion.

“12-0 up; we started to get in the ascendency with ruck control and last plays through Marc Sneyd, and looked really comfortable.”

“We then had a try disallowed that was an incorrect decision. You’re all (the reporters) nodding, so write that in your report that you all agree!” Rowley joked.

“I felt we could’ve gone on and had a more healthier scoreline, but credit to Huddersfield, there were two sin-bins and a red card, so it got a little bit chaotic the game, the chaos sort of suited the team that was chasing the game – and they made a real fist of it at the end.

“They’re a quality side, they’ve got some quality players. I’d have been gutted for the players if we hadn’t come away with the win, because I felt we were the better team and deserved the win.

“But before the game, to be asked the question, whatever it looked like, I would have been happy with the two points against a side who are quality, but confident in the way they’ve been playing, and the results they’ve been notching against some tough oppostion.

“So overall, we’re very happy!”

Watch the boss’ full post-match press conference by clicking below.

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