Interview: Todd Carney becomes a Devil

New signing Todd Carney arrived from Australia over the weekend, and has been speaking to for the first time.
Carney signed for Salford in January, and has finally linked up with his new team mates following a lengthy visa process. Despite only being with us a few days, Todd feels he is settling in well at the club already, he said;
“The boys have made me feel really welcome and the club has been really good, I arrived on Sunday morning so I’m still just getting the feel of the place, but trainings been good.”
Although the visa process was longer than expected, Carney says it did not curb his enthusiasm to play for the Red Devils;
“My bags have been packed since we first came to a deal, and I’m definitely excited and looking forward to a new challenge.”
Todd is no stranger to the Betfred Super League or the Salford Red Devils having had a spell with Catalans Dragons, and he is looking forward to playing at the The Salford Stadium in a red shirt;
“Salford have always been physical, they’ve always been hard to play here at home, and when I was at Catalans it was always a difficult encounter there, and I like the style of Rugby they’ve played. I’m looking forward to re-grouping with a few players I’ve played with in the NRL, like Dobbo (Michael Dobson), Justin Carney and Junior Sa’u”.
Alongside some of his former colleagues, Carney has trained with the rest of the Salford Red Devils squad this week, and he is relishing the challenge of establishing himself in the team;
“It’s going to take time for me to fit in and to find a place in the team, but I’m looking forward to that challenge and to chucking the Red Devils shirt on.”
Capped by Australia, and New South Wales, Carney has a wealth of rugby league experience behind him, something that he is hoping can be beneficial to whole Red Devils squad;
“I’ve been around a fair bit now, I haven’t been in the Super League for that long but I feel like I’ve been experienced from the NRL, so I’ll try and help some of the Juniors that are coming through.”
Having played at  a high level, Carney is no stranger to playing for ambitious clubs, and he is looking forward to helping the Red Devils achieve their goals for this season;
“I wasn’t here for the pre-season, but when you look around the room and see the goals that we’ve set, I’m confident that I can help them achieve that.”
The Salford Red Devils are next in action at home on the 4th of March against Warrington Wolves. Tickets for this game are on sale now at or by calling 0161 786 1574

Carney will wear the 99 jersey.
Todd will wear the 99 jersey and is sponsored by Prowood ltd.


Carney: Post Match Interview

Justin Carney had a huge game, making 222 metres and bagging two try assists in the 44-10 crushing of St Helens at the The Salford Stadium on Thursday night.
Find out what he had to say after the game by pressing PLAY below.
Don’t forget, you can pre-purchase your tickets for our next home game on 21st February either online or at the Stadium Box Office.

Red Devils Slay St Helens

It was a night to remember for the Red Devils as the squad put right the wrongs of last week and put in a fantastic performance at the The Salford Stadium.
In their first home game of 2016, Salford outshone St Helens to win by an impressive 44-10.
An error from a high ball by Saints let the home side in early through Greg Johnson. Josh Griffin successfully kicked his first of conversions. Just minutes later Craig Kopczak scored in the centre field to further the lead, before Man of the Match Rob Lui danced his way through the Saints defence straight from a scrum to score. Michael Dobson kicked his first of conversions.
Saints responded with a try through prop Alex Walmsley who forced his way over the line under the sticks. Luke Walsh kicked his only successful conversion of the night.
The Red Devils made sure it wouldn’t be easy for St Helens to get back in the game as Dobson successfully kicked a penalty goal from 20m out.
Phil Joseph looked to be over moments later but the video referee deemed it to be no try. Salford weren’t done yet though as Justin Carney made a fantastic break down the right wing and then offloaded to Evalds who was tackled 20m out from the line. St Helens scrum-half Luke Walsh was then sin-binned with 10 minutes of the half remaining for interfering with the play of the ball.
A great bit of play from the home side almost saw them further the lead again as Josh Griffin passed out wide to Greg Johnson who just couldn’t complete the move and knocked on. It wasn’t long before the Red Devils were over again as Niall Evalds jumped on the end of a fantastic run by Ben Murdoch-Masila to score. Rob Lui crossed just before half time to further the lead even more.
Half Time Score: Salford Red Devils 32-6 St Helens
If anyone thought that St Helens would make a second half comeback they were wrong as the Red Devils started the second half with as much determination and skill as the first. Adam Walne stretched over the line on 42 minutes right in front of The Shed. Michael Dobson would further the lead from an impressive dummy before St Helens scored a commiseration second try through Adam Swift.
With ten minutes of the game remaining Ben Murdoch-Masila looked to have touched the ball down despite having numerous St Helens players attempting to hold him down but the video referee deemed it a no try.
Niall Evalds scored his second of the game to complete the impressive display.
Full time score – Salford Red Devils 44 – 10 St Helens

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