Lui nominated for Super League Player of the Month

Title sponsor First Utility has today revealed the nominations for the Official First Utility Super League Player of the Month competition for February, which lets fans vote for the league’s most outstanding players.
Salford have surprised a lot of pundits with their blistering start to the 2016 First Utility Super League season and Robert Lui has played a big role in helping turn the Red Devils into one of the strongest, and most exciting teams in the league. His two tries helped his side claim one of the standout results of the past month, a 44-10 demolition of St Helens.
If you feel that Robert deserves to be the First Utility Super League Player of the Month for September – vote at
Each fan who votes will go into a prize draw with one lucky supporter getting the chance to present the First Utility Super League Player of the Month trophy to the winning player. The two players with the most votes will then be considered by a judging panel consisting of representatives from First Utility & League Weekly, where an overall winner will be revealed.
Voting is now open, and the February First Utility Super League Player of the Month shortlist is as follows:

  • Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)
  • Danny Houghton (Hull FC)
  • Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils)
  • Chris Sandow (Warrington Wolves)
  • Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings)

Fans have until 3pm March 3rd to register their votes for February’s First Utility Super League Player of the Month award.

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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