ROUND 3 KICK-OFF CHANGE

There has been a slight kick-off change to our Betfred Super League Round 3 clash against Hull KR.

As revealed last week, Salford Red Devils will travel to Leeds Rhinos on opening weekend, before returning home in Round 2, to face Castleford Tigers.

We will then lock horns with last year’s Challenge Cup finalists’, Hull KR, at the Salford Stadium.

Originally, the game was set to take place at 3pm on Saturday 2nd March. However, there has been a slight alteration to kick-off time, with the fixture now getting underway on the same day, at 5:30pm.


Confirmed details:

Salford Red Devils vs Hull KR

Salford Stadium

Saturday 2nd March

5:30pm


FIRST THREE HOME FIXTURES ON SALE NOW

Our first three home fixtures of the 2024 Betfred Super League season are on sale now.

The Original Red Devils are back and our schedule for another season of breathtaking rugby league action has been confirmed.

You can view our full 2024 fixture list by clicking HERE.

We’ve missed the sights, smells and sounds of match day at the Salford Stadium, but it’s not too long until we’ll be reunited and there’s now the opportunity to secure your place at our first three home fixtures.

After an opening weekend trip to face Leeds Rhinos, we return home on Sunday, February 25th, at 3pm, to face Castleford Tigers, in Round 2.

Under new Head Coach, Craig Lingard, the Tigers have heavily replenished their squad and will be looking to climb the table after a disappointing 2023 campaign.

The last time Cas visited the Salford Stadium, an Aussie double ensured a 14-6 victory, with some resolute defending also a shining highlight.

Our opening home fixture is quickly followed by another, with last year’s Betfred Challenge Cup finalists’, Hull KR in town on Saturday, March 2nd, at 3pm.

A journey down the M62 to face St Helens in Round 4 is sandwiched between our third home game.

On Thursday, March 14th, at 8pm, the reigning Super League champions, Wigan Warriors will arrive for what is surely to be another cracker under the lights.

To buy tickets for any of the three home fixtures mentioned above, please click HERE.

RYAN: “I PRIDE MYSELF ON THE LITTLE EFFORTS!”

New signing, Ethan Ryan has provided an insight into what Salford Red Devils supporters can expect to see from him on the field.

Signing a three-year deal, the 27-year-old will add some serious quality and versatility to Paul Rowley’s squad for 2024 and beyond.

Becoming a real try scoring threat during his time with Bradford Bulls and Hull KR, the Ireland international will be hoping to continue his promising development at the Salford Stadium.

“I pride myself on the little efforts that probably go unnoticed sometimes,” Ryan said, speaking exclusively to our YouTube channel.

“Obviously I can play wing, fullback, so I can add a lot in attack – try scoring and that sort of ability.

“But I think just the little one percenters and helping out the team in little ways that I can all over the field – that’s what you’ll notice from me.”

His stats make for exciting reading.

After scoring 88 tries in just 98 appearances at the Bulls, Ryan notched a further 22 in his four years at KR.

Injuries certainly hampered his last campaign with the Robins, but when asked what environment he needs to play his best rugby, Ryan believes the trust and backing of the coaching staff is vital.

“I think confidence is a big one – I’m a confidence player, I think a lot of people are,” Ryan continued.

“When I feel good and I know I’m backed by the coach, it portrays onto the field.

“I think that’s a big thing, me feeling good and playing good. So, hopefully when I come in – get training with the boys and stuff – when the season comes around, I can demonstrate that!”

See our new man in action next season by purchasing your 2024 season ticket HERE.

Club Statement: Fan Behaviour at Hull KR

The Club is aware of and is investigating incidents of anti-social behaviour reported at our game against Hull KR on Saturday.

The reported incidents have placed others at risk and can result in the club being issued heavy fines.

We are proud of the passion so often displayed in the stands by our fans, and whilst we understand the excitement on the field can get us all carried away at times, it is our collective responsibility to ensure a respectful and safe environment for all to enjoy. Disorder and the behaviour of a small group should not and will not be allowed to give our supporters a bad name.

We’d like to remind our supporters that we condemn such behaviour, and that once reviewed, the Club will be taking appropriate action and issuing bans to any offenders identified.

MATCH REPORT – HULL KR 12-0 SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 26)

Salford Red Devils were beaten by Hull KR in our final away trip of the regular 2023 Betfred Super League season.

With a playoff spot still on the line, Paul Rowley welcomed Oliver Partington and Kallum Watkins back from suspension, while Ben Hellewell was shifted to prop in place of Brad Singleton.

The first five minutes really set the tone for a tense and tight affair. Elliot Minchella almost broke the line, but some nice defending from Partington denied the forward, with Ken Sio picking up the pieces.

It was the same source who did manage to break through just minutes later. His offload to Shaun Kenny-Dowall should have set Brad Schneider up for the first try of the game; but the halfback spilled what should have been an easy stroll in.

Marc Sneyd was attempting pull strings when Salford applied pressure on the KR line. His neat short pass set Jack Ormondroyd crashing through a gap, but the prop dropped the ball attempting to get back on his feet.

That was the beginning of a large period of pressure on the KR line by Salford.

Brierley and then a two-man press of Burgess and Sneyd forced back-to-back drop-outs, but on both occasions, there was no way through a stubborn defence.

From defence to attack, Schneider and Tom Opacic combined to tee-up the supporting James Batchelor, who raced away to open the scoring.

Schneider converted to make it six.

A Mikey Lewis break almost added to that lead, but Brierley was across to make yet another try-saving tackle.

There was a chance towards the end of the half for Salford, with Danny Addy sending Partington bursting through the centre, but referee Liam Moore blew for a forward pass.

King Vuniyayawa was sent to the bin just a minute late after a late hit on KR player.

HALF-TIME: Hull KR 6-0 Salford Red Devils

There was a lot on the line for both teams after the break, but an error-filled 20 minutes halted any momentum in attacking areas.

Matt Parcell came the closest for KR when he made a dart from dummy-half, but a nice tackle from Croft forced the hooker to drop the ball when attempting to ground.

Schneider added two more just after the hour mark when Partington was penalised for a high tackle and it felt like Salford needed to get some points on the board sooner rather than later if they were to find a way back into the contest.

An amazing scramble from Brierley denied Lewis on one occasion, but the same source released Ryan Hall on the left wing minutes later to wrap up the two points for the home side.

Warrington Wolves’ defeat against St Helens on Friday means a playoff spot is still attainable for Salford, but they will have to beat a high-flying Catalans Dragons at the Salford Stadium next Friday.

Be there for a massive, season-defining contest.

FULL-TIME: Hull KR 12-0 Salford Red Devils

Photo credit – Steve McCormick

MATCH PREVIEW – HULL KR VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 26)

How’s the nerves?

After last weekends’ nail-biting, thrilling finale, Paul Rowley’s side have to do it all over again when they make the long journey to East Hull this evening.

Sam Stone’s golden point winner has kept our playoff hopes alive, but only a victory tonight will keep us in the hunt, with just two games remaining.

The Robins sit just two points above us going into the fixture and will be buoyed the fact they can secure their top six spot with two more points.

Earlier this season, a red-hot Ryan Brierley was the catalyst for a stunning Magic Weekend victory over Willie Peters’ side – opening the festival of rugby league in style.

Ahead a HUGE clash, here’s everything you need to know.


SQUAD NEWS

Suspensions have been the talk of the town in the past 14 days, but the Red Devils are certainly boosted by the returns of Kallum Watkins and Oliver Partington.

However, as two come back into the fold, one drops out, with the impressive Brad Singleton set to serve his one-match suspension for a Grade B ‘High Tackle’.

Shane Wright and Alex Gerrard remain long-term absentees.


INU’S PREVIEW

Ahead of this one, Inu was quick to praise the boys’ discipline in a crazy golden point period. He said to keep their cool and score a stunning try is a testament to the trust and belief they have in the process.

“The boys were disciplined enough to not shy away,” he began.

“Obviously, in golden point anything goes and whether it is a field goal, penalty or a try, just to win by any means.

“But for them to not shy away from what they’ll good at and believe in the plan that was put in front of them – and to execute is another thing.

“To finish the way they did speaks wonders for them and how they trust the process.”

To watch his press conference in full, click HERE.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There is still time to back the boys in such a high stake encounter, but the only option is to pay-on-the-day at Sewell Group Craven Park.

HULL KR VS SALFORD RED DEVILS – TICKET INFORMATION

We make the long trip to East Hull for our final away fixture of the regular 2023 Betfred Super League season.

As the playoff race comes down to the wire, this particular clash with Willie Peters’ Hull KR could prove pivotal in securing one of them elusive spots.

The Robins have beaten Salford Red Devils twice already this season, so Paul Rowley and co. will be looking for revenge at just the right time.

The lads will need all the support they can get in such a ferocious arena.

Tickets for this particular fixture are available NOW. Click HERE to secure your place!

The different price bands and a reminder of our ticket office opening times can be found below.

VARIANTPRICE
Adults£23
65+/19-21£17
Junior (U18s)£10
Junior Member (U16s)£5
Infant (0-5yrs) FOC (but require a match ticket)
CarerFOC

For wheelchair tickets, please contact Hull Kingston Rovers directly on 08712889988.

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

FIXTURE AMENDMENT – HULL KR VS SALFORD RED DEVILS

Our Round 26 clash against Hull KR will now take place on Saturday 16th September, at 7:30pm.

This particular fixture has also been chosen for Sky Sports coverage, with both sides vying for one of the final Betfred Super League playoff spots.

Previously, the tie had been scheduled to take place on Friday 15th September, but it will now play the headline act to a Saturday double-header of live action.

Last time the two sides met, Hull KR continued their charge to the Challenge Cup final with a 28-10 victory at Craven Park.

Despite going into the clash in good form, it was a disappointing afternoon for Paul Rowley’s men, who will be gunning for revenge when we make the long journey to East Hull.

A reminder that tickets for this particular fixture will be on sale very soon, so keep your eyes on our social channels for the latest information!

RESERVES MAKE IT BACK-TO-BACK WINS

Huddersfield 28  Salford 30        Match Report

Salford Red Devils Reserves took over, on Saturday afternoon, where their senior counterparts had left off the night before, by doubling the number of wins over the Huddersfield Giants this weekend, and also running up back-to-back wins of their own – but only just.

There had been so much to admire in their performance, throughout the majority of the fixture, with the Salford forwards taking control from the outset, and the Reds opening the scoring with ease, from two early converted tries in the first twelve minutes.  This was in some respects unsurprising as they were able to field a much bigger and physically stronger side than in recent weeks, owing to the return from injury of a couple of senior players and the inclusion of two or three loan players from Swinton.

They even had a purple patch at the start of the second half, when they took the game completely away from the opposition to open up a twenty-point lead, which enabled their travelling fans to relax briefly before the game was turned on its head. 

Due, most likely, to inexperience of game-managing a winning lead, with ten minutes to go that lead had been halved, and shortly afterwards reduced to a mere six points.  Almost unbelievably, the final kick of the game was to become the deciding factor in the result.

It was as the result of a Giants’ error in the seventh minute that right winger, Dan Harrison, suddenly found himself in possession on his own twenty metre line with no-one in front of him.  He therefore did what all good wingers do, he pinned back his ears and sped the remaining length of the field down the touchline, holding off all pursuers to score wide out, but not too far out for Matty Rudd to commence his one hundred percent goal-scoring feat, which was to prove so crucial, at the final whistle.

If that had not shocked the home team to the core, conceding back-to-back tries so early on must surely have done so, when at the end of the very next set, the resultant end kick led to Scott Parnaby adding the second.

Just as it might have been thought that the visitors could score at will, their hosts galvanised themselves and, aided by their kick off being dropped close to the Salford try line and a rather foolish set-restart being given away, they had enough tackles in the bag to force an overlap on the right for a converted try to open their account.

Such was the Red Devils’ dominance, however, they were able to wipe out this setback with another try of their own.  An end-of-set chip and chase led to a penalty, which in turn led to Jordan Brown forcing his way over, between the posts.

Had they been able to carry this 6-18 lead into half time, it would have given them a three-score cushioning, but a dropped ball in their own half gave possession to the Giants, and they forced another overlap, this time on the left flank to bring the score to10-18, at the interval.

No-one could have hoped for a better start to the second half than the Red Devils got, with two tries in the first five minutes.  The first came as a result of pressure on the Giants, whilst in possession close to their own line.  The ball was lost backwards, and Amir Bourouh was first to get to it, followed by Owen Blackwood making it another pair of back-to-back score when he crossed between the posts to bring the score to 10-30.

It was on the 58th minute that the game changed so remarkably.  A Salford mix up on attack, in the Giants’ left hand corner, led to two back-to-back penalties, and the resultant sets of possession saw Huddersfield narrow the gap by four points. 

From then on, the game became more and more frustrating for the Reds as a total of five penalties in twenty minutes gave the home side a new lease of life, with further tries on the 70th, 72nd, and 79th minutes.  Fortunately, only the first of these was converted, and their final kick, which every Huddersfield fan on the ground was willing to go over, missed, and the relieved Salford players ran out winners.

Coach, Stuart Wilkinson, was pleased with the way his team had performed for the bulk of the game, and in particular the ferocity of their physicality both in attack and defence, but equally pleased with the win.  He felt that Amir Bourouh had been outstanding throughout, showing creativity, providing inspiration, and standing head and shoulders above everyone else on either side, whilst Joe Coop was continuing to show improvement week in week out.

Their last fixture of the regular season will come next week when they make the long journey to Humberside to take on Hull KR, where they could make it a hat-trick of wins with which to round off.

SALFORD

Billy Walkley, Daniel Harrison, Owen Blackwood, Joseph Coope- Franklin, Scott Egan, Matthew Rudd, Joseph Lowe, Leunbou Bardyel Wells, Amir Bourouh, Matthew Unsworth, John Hutchings, Scott Parnaby, Rhys Davies

Subsitutes

Jordan Brown, Jacob Lee, Charlie Glover, Kellen Wood

18th PLAYER – Mikey Gilligan

MATCH REPORT – HULL KR 28-10 SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER-FINAL)

Salford Red Devils were eliminated by Hull KR in the quarter-final of the Betfred Challenge Cup.

As expected, the atmosphere inside a packed Craven Park was intimidating and a classic cup tie was in the offing.

After such a high-scoring affair in the last round, Paul Rowley’s side looked to create scoring opportunities from the opening set, but a nice passing sequence between Sam Stone and Marc Sneyd ended with the ball being stolen from our number seven.

KR made nice metres in their set and a knock-on by Salford allowed the Robins to score their first points of the game.

Ryan Hall crashed over on the left, despite some sprawling efforts by Ryan Brierley and Deon Cross.

The Red Devils tried to respond quickly and a strong tackle from Oliver Partington afforded us a full set just 10 metres out.

Marc Sneyd tried to make things happen – dancing past multiple bodies – but his attempted offload was deflected and Elliot Minchella was first to the loose ball.

After a few half-breaks, George King pierced a hole and bumped off Brierley 20 metres from the try line. Looking certain to score, Kallum Watkins made an incredible, superman dive to deny the forward a certain try.

Back in the team, Joe Burgess was making things happen on the left and almost scored a brilliant try when he shook off a few bodies.

The next play looked promising, but a loose pass presented KR possession.

Brodie Croft was the next to try his look with a high bomb, but the referee almost instantly blew for offside on Brierley.

Going straight down the other end, some neat, short passing between Tom Opacic and Tanguy Zenon sent the former sliding under the sticks.

The next 15 minutes was error-filled for both sides, with Minchella seeing yellow after a scuffle between the two teams.

It presented Salford a golden opportunity, but Chris Atkin’s short pass to Adam Sidlow was knocked-on.

KR – buoyed by their defensive efforts – struck just before half-time. Mikey Lewis scurried from dummy-half and broke the Salford line, but was stopped in stunning fashion by Brierley.

A quick play-the-ball allowed the Robins time to create an overload and Kane Linnett was the one to crash over in the left corner.

HALF-TIME: Hull KR 18-0 Salford Red Devils

Our cup journey was slipping away and we needed a fast start to the second-half.

Croft, Burgess and then Lafai kept the ball alive with some incredible tenacity, creating an opening for the Samoan to power over in the left corner.

Sneyd’s conversion was wide, but our play in attacking areas was now creating KR issues – particularly on the left edge.

Burgess, Croft and Sneyd all tried to carve an opening with the boot, but each one was thwarted by Hull’s defence.

The boot of Adam Milnes was the difference down the other end. His grubber kick was claimed by Shaun Kenny-Dowall to stroll under the sticks and all-but secure progression for the Robins.

It was a try that gave the hosts confidence, with Dean Hadley the next to capitalise on a mistake and cross for the Robins.

Burgess grabbed a consolation with a minute to go, but the full-time hooter signalled the end of our Challenge Cup journey for 2023.

FULL-TIME: Hull KR 28-10 Salford Red Devils

Photo credit: Steve McCormick

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