HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS & LEIGH LEOPARDS AWAY FIXTURES ON SALE NOW

Join the Red Devils on the road in May!

Our two away fixtures against Huddersfield Giants and Leigh Leopards are on sale now, with the former available to purchase as a digital ticket ONLY.

Click HERE to head to our e-ticketing page.

Supporters travelling to the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday 3rd May are advised to pre-purchase their tickets, as the Giants now run a cashless operation.

If you are unable to buy directly from the Salford Stadium, or online, please head to the John Smith’s Stadium ticket office, prior to kick-off.

All seating in the away end is unreserved.

Tickets are priced at £22.00 for Adults, £17.00 for Over 65’s and £7 for Junior U17’s. Junior Season Card Holders are priced at £5.00, with Under 5’s and PA’s FOC.

There are also four pairs of Wheelchair & Helper tickets priced at £17.00 and FOC.

Ticket prices are increased by £4 at 12 noon on the day of the game.

Just a week later, Paul Rowley’s side will travel to the Leopards Den, where we’ll take on the Challenge Cup holders for the second time this season.

All the relevant ticket pricing for this fixture, including match day rises can be found on the graph below.

Like the Giants, the Leigh Sports Village is a cashless venue, so we massively encourage supporters to purchase their tickets prior to game day.

We would also 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.

RED DEVILS IN DEPTH: SALFORD V LEIGH

A final fifteen-minute fightback by the visiting Leigh Leopards, in last Saturday’s aptly titled Rivals’ Round, at the Salford Stadium, proved insufficient in overturning what had seemed a comfortable twenty-point margin, following a game which, apart from the occasional blip, the Red Devils had dominated from quite early in the proceedings.

With the added impetus, had it been needed, of its being Ryan Brierley’s three hundredth professional appearance, after a somewhat tame opening stanza, the home side took control upon the sinbinning of Leigh’s Lachlan Lam, on six minutes.

Indeed, it was Brierley, who, determined to make his mark on the match continually throughout the first half, was obstructed by the Leopard’s stand-off, whilst chasing Mark Sneyd’s end-of-set kick-in-goal, and the Reds made good use of the benefit of the extra man, over the following ten minutes.

Sneyd gratefully accepted the opportunity to kick his side into the lead with the first of his, once again, hundred percent success goal kicking rate, from the resultant penalty, and then six minutes later Brierley again came to the fore with the first of his brace of tries.

Three back-to-back sets – so indicative of the Red Devils’ domination – set up the position, and continued pressure, on the Leigh line, which he eventually broke, much to the delight of the two hospitality-box full of his friends and family, with the combination of a dummy and clever step inside as the ball was being moved towards the right wing.

Although he might have had some success in gaining the video referee’s judgement in his earlier collision with Lam, Joe Mellor, on his Salford debut, possibly felt rather hard done to, on eighteen minutes, when, not for the first time for Salford this season, his collision with Gareth O’Brien was not passed on for further scrutiny.

As a consequence, Leigh were inspired to more determined effort which paid off, on twenty-six minutes, with Hanley’s try, virtually out of nothing, in the corner, eroding the Salford lead to four points.

Not for long, though, for within minutes of the restart, the Red Devils had stretched it even further, as a result of a great passing move involving both half backs.  Starting with Sneyd’s pass to him, Cade Cust showed how far their partnership has developed by pirouetting round and slipping the ball to the oncoming, man of the moment, Brierley, to zig-zag his way to the line, for his second try of the evening.

Even then there was still time for another score, this time from Ethan Ryan to mark his first try in a Salford jersey, on 35 mins, which Sneyd improved to notch up a 20-4 lead further underlining Salford’s dominance.

Oh, that that had been the end of events for the half, but unfortunately that was not the case, as things turned rather more sour for Brierley as he was sinbinned twenty seconds from time for a late tackle on Hanley which prevented the winger scoring, but with Lam kicking the resultant penalty.

A man down for the first nine minutes of the second half made for a rather fraught opening spell for the Red Devils, especially in the first couple of back-to-back sets, when the visitors threw the ball around with much greater sense of purpose and forced gaps in the Salford defence which they exploited, though, thankfully, without a score.

In fact, credit to them, the Salford players grew in stature throughout the remainder of the sinbinning, controlling possession and territory with fine game management, which continued throughout most of the remaining time, and they gained the rewards for this on 55 mins.

A long Leopards’ pass to the right wing went clearly forward, and from the resultant possession Sneyd crossed close to the posts thanks to Oli Partington’s incredible slipped pass backwards, whilst in the act of being tackled.

The restoration of their twenty-point lead seems possibly to have produced a sense of comfort to the Reds performance, which Leigh were quick to exploit five minutes later, and though Ryan’s second, 71st minute try in the corner extended their score to 32 points, it was sandwiched between two further scores by Hanley to complete his hat-trick on the back of a first from Lam on 60 mins, as the Leopards threw caution to the wind with slick, fast, entertaining handling to cross on 67 and 76 minutes.

Although making no difference to the actual outcome, the visitors’ ascendency, over the final quarter, did make for a scoreline which bore little resemblance to the greatest portion of the game, but hopefully this will sound as a warning to the Salford players of the importance of finishing teams off completely, whilst still in a position to do so.

BRIERLEY: “WE’RE GROWING IN OUR PHILOSOPHY AND OURSELVES”

Ryan Brierley says getting the good weather back will be a massive boost to his team as the season progresses.

Our star fullback scored twice against Leigh Leopards on his 300th appearance, as Salford Red Devils took the spoils on Rivals Round.

The second of his brace was a beautifully crafted move which involved three key members of the spine.

Marc Sneyd took command and skipped across the field, digging into the line before firing a pass to fellow half, Cade Cust.

Just as it looked like we were going to shift the play to our right edge, Cust smoothly played a reverse pass for Brierley to charge through, step Gaz O’Brien, and score.

It was a try with such quality, but looked so effortless in its execution.

Speaking to our YouTube channel post-match, Brierley believes the dry weather is helping his team clicking into gear, but also admits there are other parts of the game they need to improve going forward.

“I think the weather helps. We’re a team that relies on good weather, aren’t we. So it’s nice to get that back,” he began.

“We’re growing in our philosophy and ourselves throughout the season, we’ve changed the way we play a little bit – different personnel wanting different things and liking different things – but the willingness to defend at the moment is pretty special.

“We’re getting done on some system-type things, which is unusual for us. So we’ll certainly see where we’re at with it Monday morning because we probably conceded a fair few points there which are solvable.”

A trip to Castleford Tigers is next up for Brierley and co; a team they have already beaten once this season in Round 2.

With a trip to the capital also around the corner, Brierley knows there’s an important period coming up as we get stuck in to Spring’s schedule.

“For sure. It’s a weird one because I don’t think there’s a real trend in Super League yet,” he continued.

“It’s hard to figure out which are the top teams, which are the bottom teams. Looking at the games against Wigan and Saints, who are at the top of the table, we competed really well.

“Then we’ve struggled a bit against teams who have struggled. So that’s our own consistency we build on, but we’re not long into the season so I’m sure we’ll get better, as will every other team.”

To hear our full chat with Ryan, click here to head over to YouTube.

MATCH REPORT – SALFORD RED DEVILS 32-22 LEIGH LEOPARDS (ROUND 6)

Ryan Brierley starred on his 300th career appearance, as Salford Red Devils beat Leigh Leopards on Rivals Round.

It’s now a fourth win in six Betfred Super League games to start 2024 for Paul Rowley’s side, who sit joint third with four other clubs.

Joe Mellor made his Red Devils debut, with Ollie Partington and Shane Wright also coming into the starting line-up for a highly-anticipated fixture between two entertaining teams.

Salford started on the front foot and earned the first chance of the game after Leopards half, Lachlan Lam was sent to the sin bin for a foul on Brierley.

There was a brief video referee check for a penalty-try, but that was waved away and Sneyd took the opportunity to knock over two points.

We were soon back, camped on the Leopards try-line and Brierley kickstarted his memorable night with a lovely dummy to slide over for his first of the season.

Mellor was the next to break through with a mazy run down the centre, but his chip and chase was thwarted by the Leigh backline, who gained possession and pushed upfield.

Their first real foray forward instant brought results when Kai O’Donnell was slipped through a gap to bare down on the try-line.

Brierley and Partington brought down the back-rower superbly, but a few tackles later, Umyla Hanley was the spare man to stroll over on the right.

As ever, the setback barely fazed the Salford spine, and they were all involved for a superb try just minutes later.

Sneyd dug into the line and flicked a perfect pass to Cade Cust, whose reverse pass was on the money for Brierley to charge through the line, step O’Brien and slide over.

It wasn’t long until we were over again, with Ethan Ryan scoring his first in Salford colours.

Sneyd was at the heart of the move, playing a well-executed cut-out pass to Lafai, whose tip allowed Ryan to step inside and crash over.

Just before the break, Brierley was sent to the bin for a foul on Hanley when the winger was looking to race through and try to ground Lam’s grubber kick.

Moylan – with just 20 seconds on the clock – decided to kick for goal and close the gap.

A big period after half-time may have ultimately been the difference. Some resilient defence repelled the Leopards and intelligent kicking from Sneyd going forward meant we completed high.

Brierley returned to the field and Salford got back on the front foot.

After probing for a few tackles, Partington’s charging run caused chaos, and his offload somehow found Sneyd yards from the line to scurry over.

Two tries in quick succession for Leigh followed, with Lam supporting Ed Chamberlain for one and Hanley linking up with Moylan for the other, but Salford would soon wrap up proceedings with our fifth try of the night.

Sneyd’s high bomb was claimed by Ryan and he dived over for a brace of his own.

Hanley secured his hat-trick late-on for the Leopards, but it wasn’t enough to worry the hosts, who ran the clock down and celebrated another big two points in front of the Salford faithful.

MATCH FACTS:

Salford line-up: Ryan Brierley, Ethan Ryan, Nene Macdonald, Tim Lafai, Deon Cross, Cade Cust, Marc Sneyd, Jack Ormondroyd, Joe Mellor, Shane Wright, Kallum Watkins, Sam Stone, Oliver Partington.

Interchanges: Amir Bourouh, King Vuniyayawa, Chris Atkin, Joe Shorrocks.

Tries: Ryan Brierley (2), Ethan Ryan (2), Marc Sneyd.

Conversions: Marc Sneyd (6/6)

Leigh Leopards line-up: Gaz O’Brien, Umyla Hanley, Zak Hardaker, Ed Chamberlain, Josh Charnley, Matt Moylan, Lachlan Lam, Dan Norman, Brad Dwyer, Robbie Mulhern, Kai O’Donnell, Jack Hughes, Owen Trout.

Interchanges: Matt Davis, Ben Nakubuwai, Ben McNamara, Lewis Baxter.

Tries: Umyla Hanley (3), Lachlan Lam.

Conversions: Matt Moylan (3/5)

HT: 20-6

Photo credit: Steve McCormick & James Giblin.

TEAM NEWS | BRIERLEY MAKES 300TH CAREER APPEARANCE

Paul Rowley has made three changes to the team who were beaten by Hull KR last Friday.

After Betfred Challenge Cup elimination, the Red Devils are looking to continue their impressive early season form with the visit of Leigh Leopards.

Despite suffering three consecutive defeats to start 2024, Adrian Lam’s side will take huge confidence from their last Super League outing – a 4-54 thrashing of Hull FC.

After limping off against KR, Salford supporters will be pleased to see Ryan Brierley line-up at fullback – making his 300th career appearance.

Ethan Ryan and Deon Cross keep their places on the wing, with Nene Macdonald and Tim Lafai at centre.

There’s a forced reshuffle in the forward pack, with Gil Dudson’s injury meaning Jack Ormondroyd lines up alongside Shane Wright.

There’s also a change at hooker, with Joe Mellor set to make his Salford Red Devils debut in place of Amir Bourouh, who is on the interchange bench.

After making a full recovery from injury, Ollie Partington is also back at loose-forward.

MACDONALD: “IT FEELS LIKE A BROTHERHOOD”

Nene Macdonald has certainly felt the love since joining the club last October.

The PNG international has hit the ground running in a red shirt, scoring two tries in his opening five games; with one – an acrobatic finish against Castleford Tigers – winning the club’s Try of the Month for February.

“It’s been great,” Macdonald told our YouTube channel when asked what it’s been like fitting in at Salford Red Devils.

“Since I’ve been here, everyone has been so accommodating, everyone has been getting around me. It feels like a brotherhood here, it feels like I’ve joined and always been a part of this club, so it’s been great.”

It’s not just his teammates who have taken to his character and freakish ability. On a match day, you can often hear Macdonald’s name echoing around the stadium to the tune of Seven Nation Army by the White Stripes.

Macdonald tells us how much he appreciates the support, and always takes time out to go around after full-time and meet the Salford faithful.

“Coming in and going after the games I always make sure to go around and say hi to everyone because they’ve put their hard-earned money to watch us play.

“It’s good to see their support and hear them chant my name – I must be doing something right!” he joked.

Moving on to this weekend’s Rivals Round clash with a familiar foe, Macdonald was full of praise for his old boss, Adrian Lam, as his Leigh Leopards team roll into town.

“They’re a great team. Adrian (Lam) was a smart player when he played and a smart coach,” the centre continued.

“I think they’ll be doing their homework on us and it’ll be a great game. Watching last season’s Salford and Leigh games, it was a very skilful game, so it’ll be a good test for us.”

One of the star players of Leigh’s Betfred Challenge Cup winning team was halfback, Lachlan Lam, who slotted a drop-goal in golden point to take home the prize, and in the process, the coveted Lance Todd Trophy.

“I’ve played alongside him for 10 years with PNG now and he’s a gun player, very skilful,” Macdonald described a close-friend of his.

“I think taking time away from him is what we’ve got to do. He’s always going to do something spectacular in the game, he’s a good player like that, so we’ve just got to dim it down a bit and get on top of him.”

To hear our full chat with Nene, click here to head to our YouTube channel.

INU: “NO DOUBT YOU’LL BE SEEING FIREWORKS”

Krisnan Inu believes our home supporters make a massive difference to the teams’ performance.

Our Assistant Coach has been speaking to the press on a range of different topics, ahead of our Rivals Round clash with Leigh Leopards on Saturday.

Despite suffering elimination from the Betfred Challenge Cup last time out, the Red Devils’ early Super League form has been impressive, winning three of our first five outings.

Head Coach, Paul Rowley and his staff have also welcomed back a few key players to the fold in the last seven days or so – including Ollie Partington and Joe Mellor.

“It’s good to have them boys back,” Inu told reporters.

“They’re footy heads, they’re rugby league players, and they’re good for the team being in and around the mix come game time.

“They’re the players you want to play with and be alongside on the pitch, so it’s good to have them back, and good to have the headache of who we’re going to pick each match.”

The Leopards are Salford’s next task, with the current Challenge Cup holders full of confidence after back-to-back victories in all competitions.

Previewing the clash, Inu said: “They’re a good team, good club. They were successful last year and it showed in the trophy they won.

“There’s a lot of boys that have played there and staff that have coached there. It’s Rivals Round for a reason, it’s a big game for us, big game for them, for the two towns and no doubt you’ll be seeing fireworks.”

On Rivals Round in particular, Inu has described why our home support can make all the difference and revealed his experiences of that during his time here as a player.

“I think whatever team you play for you say your fans are the best.

“For us, I have no doubt our fans are the best. To have their support is awesome and to see them before every game, they build us up and give us a bit of a kick before the game starts.

“To have the boys run out for warm-up and run out to their welcome, and their cheers, and their enthusiasm, I know as a past player I have no doubt it has an effect on them, and how they play.”

To watch Krisnan’s full pre-match thoughts, click here to head to our YouTube channel.

MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS LEIGH LEOPARDS (ROUND 6)

Attentions have firmly switched back to Betfred Super League action, with Leigh Leopards the visitors in Round 6.

Last Friday, Hull KR scored seven tries without reply at Craven Park – ending Salford Red Devils’ Challenge Cup hopes for another season.

However, Paul Rowley’s side have made a positive start to 2024 in Super League; winning three of the first five – including a memorable performance against St Helens in Round 4.

Even in the two games we fell to defeat, the Red Devils have been highly competitive, with late tries from Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors ultimately the difference.

The Leopards are the latest challenge. Adrian Lam’s team – missing one match due to the World Club Challenge – have picked themselves up from three consecutive defeats by thumping Hull FC 4-54 in Round 5.


SQUAD NEWS

There’s only one change to our 21-man Challenge Cup squad.

Gil Dudson, who recently joined the club on loan from Warrington Wolves, misses out due to injury, with Kai Morgan back in his place.

One piece of good news for Salford supporters is the inclusion of Ryan Brierley, who limped off last Friday, but is part of Rowley’s squad for Saturday.


LAST TIME OUT

Our last meeting with the Leopards was our third of the 2023 season.

Salford had already tasted opening day and Rivals Round success against the same opposition, but Leigh were full of confidence and challenging for a spot in the top six when they visited the Salford Community Stadium in Round 19.

Tries from Ken Sio, King Vuniyayawa and Andy Ackers handed us a six-point lead after a frantic opening 40 minutes, with the boot of Marc Sneyd making things happen for Salford.

Ben Hellewell added to the lead after the break, but Leigh battled back to level the scores with 10 minutes remaining.

Trading sets, Salford were the first to blink and concede a penalty which allowed Ben Reynolds to nudge over the two points which won the contest.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Rivals Round is always one not to be missed!

Join us at the Salford Community Stadium tomorrow and back the boys for what’s set to be another 80 minutes of breathtaking rugby league.

Our ABK fan zone is also in full swing, so come down and try some of the food and drink vendors we have on offer.

Click here to buy tickets; including options in the West, South and iHeat Community East stand.

Alternatively, the Salford Community Stadium ticket office will be open in the morning to pay-on-the-day or collect pre-purchased season tickets.


HOW TO WATCH

Nothing beats experiencing the action in the flesh, but if you’re unable to attend this one, TV and streaming coverage is available.

SuperLeague+ is the new home of LIVE Betfred Super League action. 

Fans can watch over 100 live Super League games, full match replays, highlights and other on-demand content each season – including this Sunday’s fixture.

Click HERE to secure your pass and get ready to watch the Entertainers take on the Leopards.

Coverage is also available on Sky Sports Action from 17:25pm.


GORDIAN BUILDING SOLUTIONS AND REXEL TO SPONSOR SALFORD RED DEVILS VS LEIGH LEOPARDS CLASH

We would like to extend a huge thank you to tomorrow’s match day sponsors, Gordian Building Solutions and Rexel.

After elimination from the Betfred Challenge Cup, Salford Red Devils will be looking to continue their fine start to the Super League season against Leigh Leopards.

Three wins from five is a good start; especially considering the narrow margin of defeat in the other two fixtures against Leeds Rhinos and Wigan Warriors.

Highlighting our match day sponsor, Gordian Building Solutions.

They work with some of the UK’s leading manufacturers; including Kingspan Insulated Panels, Tata Panels & Profiles, Hambleside Danelaw, Equitone, Rockpanel, Siderise and Nvelope.

They supply builders, contractors, developers, building merchants and the public with entire wall & roofing solutions.

This includes everything from insulated panels, purlins, fixings, single skin cladding, insulation, rainwater goods, steel decking, building boards, decorative rainscreen cladding, metal rainscreen cladding, flat roofing and much, much more.

Find out more about what services they provide by heading to their website here.

Highlighting our match ball sponsor, Rexel.

Experts in multichannel distribution for the energy world, they support its professional customers with sustainable and innovative solutions, wherever they are.

They operate in a complex environment, in which commercial, social, and environmental issues are closely related and constantly changing.

Its development strategy includes quantified environmental and social goals for all of its activities.

Everywhere it operates, the group ensures that its activities comply with the most rigorous ethical standards. It is especially proactive in the crucial area of data protection.

Head to their website here to find out more.

PAUL ROWLEY NAMES RIVALS ROUND SQUAD

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has named his 21-man squad to take-on Leigh Leopards in Round 6.

After Challenge Cup elimination, Salford Red Devils are looking to get back to winning ways against Adrian Lam’s side on Saturday afternoon.

Rivals Round always serves up a classic. Last year’s meeting between the two sides went right down to the wire, with Salford 20-22 winners at the LSV.


SQUAD NEWS

There’s only one change to our 21-man Challenge Cup squad.

Gil Dudson, who recently joined the club on loan from Warrington Wolves, misses out due to injury, with Kai Morgan back in his place.

One piece of good news for Salford supporters is the inclusion of Ryan Brierley, who limped off last Friday, but is part of Rowley’s squad for Saturday.

Check out the full list below:

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