We can confirm Kai Morgan has joined Rochdale Hornets on a two-week loan.

The 19-year-old signed for Salford Red Devils in the off-season and made his Betfred Super League debut against Hull KR during Round 3.

Throughout the early parts of the season, Morgan has worked closely with the first grade squad and will now earn some valuable minutes in a competitive environment.

Rochdale have started their Betfred League 1 season with one win and two losses, with a trip to Workington Town the next task this Sunday.

Everyone at the club wishes Kai all the best on his loan move.


View the best images as Kai Morgan became our fourth addition of the off-season window.

A young halfback with plenty to prove. Morgan is relatively unknown in first grade rugby league, but he has climbed the youth ranks at a rapid pace.

Kai popped into the Salford Stadium last week for some media duties ahead of the announcement of his arrival.

As ever, club photographer, Steve McCormick was in attendance to capture what he got up to:


Kai is a young talent, but feels ready to mix it with the first-team.


Kai has signed a 2023 away shirt for one of you lucky supporters to win – keep your eyes peeled on our socials!


Kai looks out from the South Stand sporting a Salford Red Devils scarf.


We’re no stranger to cold, misty mornings in Salford – there will be plenty more of these in pre-season!


Morgan spoke to our YouTube channel about his eagerness to get straight involved.


Kai films his message to our supporters ahead of 2024.


Kai Morgan says he can’t wait to pick the brains of fellow halfback, Marc Sneyd in pre-season.

After putting pen to paper on a one-year deal, the 19-year-old sat down with our YouTube channel to discuss his aspirations, what he expects from 2024 and much, much more.

Looking ahead to the season, Morgan believes working in the first-team environment will be a fresh challenge for his young career.

Morgan was the goal-kicker for Leeds Rhinos’ reserves side last season; so, combine that attribute with his preferred position, and there is certainly no better player for him to study than Marc Sneyd.

A two-time Lance Todd Trophy winner, our number seven has been a consistent performer with the boot since his return to the club in 2022.

Morgan believes he needs to mirror all of Sneyd’s best attributes if he is to enjoy a successful career in the Betfred Super League.

“I’m excited,” Morgan began.

“His best assets are probably the ones I need to learn, so hopefully he can improve my game and I get to learn a lot from him.”

Morgan is definitely not here to just make up the numbers – he wants to make an impression.

“Definitely competitive,” he said when asked to describe his skillset.

“I don’t like losing at all and I’m pretty nippy, got a bit of skill in me as well, so hopefully I can show that in pre-season.”

Joining Nene Macdonald, Ethan Ryan and Matty Foster through the doors of the Salford Stadium, this young lad is certainly one to watch in 2024.

Hear our full chat with Kai by heading to our YouTube channel HERE!


Kai Morgan is excited for his new challenge at Salford Red Devils.

The halfback joins the club after successfully progressing through the academy set-up at Leeds Rhinos and will be part of Paul Rowley’s first-team squad during pre-season.

Making the step-up to reserve grade in 2023, Morgan was part of the Rhinos side who beat Salford on the Community Field in mid-July – a game where our Head Coach was in attendance.

Speaking exclusively to our YouTube channel, the 19-year-old has revealed that a conversation held that day certainly changed his thinking.

“Rowls has been good with me,” he said.

“I actually spoke to him when I played against the reserves here and he definitely intrigued me to join the club.

“All the lads that I’ve spoken to have said he’s a great bloke, so I can’t wait to work under him!”

It’s a big step-up for Morgan, who has yet to make a senior appearance in his fledgling career.

He says being a part of the first-team environment will be a huge boost for his game and he can’t wait to get into pre-season training with the senior players.

“It’s exciting. It’s definitely a challenge for me and I can’t wait to test myself,” Morgan continued.

“I really like the way they play, so hopefully my game can add to that.

“Being in a full-time environment. I’m still only 19, so I’ve got a long way to go, but it’s a big test for me. I need all I can out of pre-season and hopefully learn from the better players.”

See our full chat with Kai by heading to our YouTube channel HERE!


We are delighted to reveal the signing of Kai Morgan on a one-year deal.

The halfback arrives at the Salford Stadium with a lot of promise and will hope to continue his exciting development under the guidance of Paul Rowley.

He becomes our fourth signing of the window, following Nene Macdonald, Ethan Ryan and Matty Foster into the Salford Stadium.

Beginning his young career at amateur club, Siddal, Morgan joined Leeds Rhinos and progressed through the ranks at youth level.

In 2018, Morgan made his academy debut against Wakefield Trinity, scoring once and kicking seven goals in a 50-4 victory.

Going on to make three further appearances that season, he became a post-covid regular in the set-up and started at halfback in the Rhinos’ 2022 Academy Grand Final success over St Helens.

After making multiple appearances for the reserves last season, Morgan will be making the step-up to first grade rugby league and joining our squad in pre-season.

In reaction to joining the club, Morgan said: “I am really excited to be joining a great club in Salford.

“I can’t wait to get to work, meet all the boys, the coaching staff and get stuck in to make 2024 a good one for us, and the fans!”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has also said: “Kai is a very welcome addition to our squad.

“He is a young pivot who I have watched perform consistently well over a decent period of time whilst playing at Leeds.

“He is a terrific young man and everybody at the club is looking forward to working alongside Kai, and supporting him to being his best.”

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease has added: “I am excited to see what Kai can bring to Salford Red Devils in 2024.

“We have watched his development very closely and believe he has what it takes to compete with our first grade group.

“I believe he will be coming into the perfect environment – under the best team of coaching staff – to realise his potential.

“I would like to welcome Kai and his family to the club and look forward to seeing him in action!”

Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to welcome Kai to the club and look forward to seeing him in a red shirt very soon.

Join us in 2024 and see him in action by purchasing your season ticket HERE!

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