View the best images as Joe Shorrocks completed a transfer to Salford Red Devils.

Joining the club on a three-year deal, the utility forward is a significant addition to our squad ahead of 2024 and will be looking to kick-on under the tutelage of Paul Rowley.

Shorrocks is already vastly experienced at the top level, but his relatively young age means he still has plenty of time to develop into a really special player.

Club photographer, Steve McCormick was in attendance to capture what Joe got up to on his first morning:


We sat down with our new addition for his first interview. Head over to our YouTube channel to hear in full.


Shorrocks becomes the sixth addition to Paul Rowley’s squad during the off-season.


He’s only 23, but Shorrocks already has a Super League and Challenge Cup winners medal in his locker.


Shorrocks is determined to win his spot in the team and make a difference.


The Wigan-born forward was shown around the Salford Stadium for the first time.


After finishing off his media duties, Shorrocks was straight into pre-season preparations with the rest of the squad.


Joe Shorrocks has described why his transfer to Salford Red Devils is a pivotal one in his career, whilst also providing a preview of what we can expect to see from fellow new addition, Cade Cust.

The 23-year-old has completed a move from Wigan Warriors, on a three-year deal and has already got pre-season preparations underway with his new teammates.

“I think it is a moment where I can kick-on, I need to kick-on,” Shorrocks said to our YouTube channel when asked where he feels his game is at, right now.

“Getting some regular game time in one position will really help me and my progress in my career.”

Shorrocks is a natural loose forward, but is also versatile across a range of positions in the front row.

Perhaps typical of a Paul Rowley player, alongside all that grit and determination, Shorrocks believes he has a bit of skill with ball in hand.

He stated: “I think I bring ball-playing ability in the middle.

“A lot of effort; you’ll get 100% from me, every game, a bit of smarts. Obviously, I need to improve in certain areas, but they’re the main things I think I can bring.”

He’ll now be sharing a dressing room with a few familiar faces. Two of which he consulted when Salford’s interest arrived earlier this month.

“Yeah, I spoke to Cade after he just signed. And then when I was in the process of agreeing a deal, I spoke to Singo on the phone, so I had a few good conversations with them boys.”

On Cust, who penned a one-year deal at the Salford Stadium not long ago, Shorrocks believes he his a player who can make a real difference, in such a crucial position.

“He’s going to bring some organisation.

“He’s got a good kicking game; you need to be smart playing in the halves, so he’ll bring a lot of that – and hopefully some tries!”

To hear our full conversation with Joe, head over to YouTube HERE.


New signing, Joe Shorrocks was ‘over the moon’ to finally confirm his transfer to Salford Red Devils.

The utility forward has penned a three-year deal and linked-up with his new teammates this morning for pre-season training.

At just 23, Shorrocks has already made 69 Betfred Super League appearances, but he is determined to boost them numbers by securing a regular spot in the team.

With a Super League and Challenge Cup winners medal already in his locker, Wigan-born Shorrocks knows exactly what it takes to compete at the highest level.

Making the switch to Salford allows him to share that experience with a dressing room who are desperate to achieve silverware in 2024.

“Over the moon,” he exclusively told our YouTube channel when asked about to describe how it feels to complete a transfer.

“I’m happy to finally get the move done and I’m just fully focused on starting pre-season now with the boys, and getting ripped-in.”

With a year still remaining on his Warriors deal, Shorrocks was at a crossroads, but a conversation with our Head Coach and Director of Rugby, firmly made up his mind.

“Well I had a lot of conversations with friends, family,” he continued.

“This is the right move for me; hopefully to get some more playing time, but when I met with Rowls and Bleasy, that really confirmed my decision to join.”

A lot of players have credited Rowley with their rapid improvement since joining the club.

Shorrocks’ ex-Wigan and now Salford teammate, Oliver Partington is another example of that – so he will be hoping to follow closely in his footsteps.

With pre-season finally underway, Shorrocks will be looking to form new relationships in the team and work towards starting 2024 in the best way possible.

To hear our interview with Joe in full, please click HERE.


We are delighted to reveal the signing of Joe Shorrocks on a three-year deal.

The 23-year-old becomes our sixth addition of the off-season, following Nene Macdonald, Ethan Ryan, Cade Cust, Matty Foster and Kai Morgan, through the door.

A product of the Wigan Warriors academy, Shorrocks operates primarily as a loose forward, but is versatile across the entire forward pack.

He made his senior debut in 2019 and has gone on to make 75 appearances for the Warriors over a five-year spell; including short loan appearances for Leigh Leopards and London Skolars.

In 2021, Shorrocks was the Betfred Super League’s Top Tackler (833) and featured in 18 games of Wigan’s title-winning campaign, in 2023.

In reaction to joining the Red Devils, Shorrocks has said: “I am made up to be joining the club.

“Ever since I spoke to Paul (Rowley) and Ian (Blease) about coming to play for Salford, it is something that has excited me, and it is a move that I think is best for me at this stage in my career.

“I spoke to a few of the lads that I know there already and they have had nothing but positive things to say about the club, so I’m really happy to be joining!”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has added: “I am delighted to welcome Joe into our group.

“I have enjoyed watching Joe’s progress over the last couple of years and respected his work ethic, and ability. After speaking with Joe, it was clear that his character and ambition are first class, and a perfect fit for our team.

“We are all looking forward to working alongside Joe and look forward to him pulling on the Salford jersey!”

Director of Rugby & Operations, Ian Blease has also said: “I am really pleased to secure Joe’s signature.

“He is a young player, full of talent and we think this group is the perfect place for him to flourish. After speaking to him, I know he will fit seamlessly into the dressing room and provide an excellent option in multiple positions.

“I would like to welcome Joe and his family to the club, and look forward to seeing him in action next year!”

Join Joe and the rest of the team at the Salford Stadium by buying your 2024 season ticket HERE.

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