Flashback | Leeds Rhinos 20-30 Salford Red Devils | 13th April 2009

Salford have had a torrid time over the years at Headingley winning just once at Leeds in the summer era – so it wasn’t difficult to choose this weeks ‘flashback’.
It was The Red Devils first season back in the Super League following promotion via the licensing system and Shaun McRae’s side earned their third victory of the season, and their first away from home, against eventual 2009 League Leaders’ Shield winners and Super League winners Leeds Rhinos.
The visitors raced into an impressive 22-6 by the 50th minute. John Wilshere opened the scoring for Salford on the back of a clever grubber kick from Richie Myler. Mark Henry soon extended the lead as he touched down in the corner after some flowing hands down the line.
Jamie Jones Buchanan soon crossed for the Rhinos to narrow the arrears but a mistake from Ali Lauititi was pounced on by Myler who then went 70 metres to finish a magnificient solo effort.
Myler’s kicking game was causing issues for the Rhinos and Robbie Paul benefitted when one of Myler’s grubber kicks richocheted into the half-backs arms to score. Wilshere converted to give Salford a 22-6 lead.
But, Leeds wouldn’t go down without a fight as Keith Senior and Ryan Hall linked up well with the latter scoring. Wilshere attempted to slow down a Rhinos comeback with a long-range penalty goal but some good play from Kevin Sinfield and Jones-Buchanan allowed Senior to score before Jamie Peacock barrelled his way over with seven minutes remaining.
The Red Devils led by just four points heading into the closing stages but they managed to crush any hopes of a late Rhinos victory thanks to another breakaway try. A Leeds pass went to ground before being latched onto by Jordan Turner who went 60 metres to score. Wilshere added the extras to give Salford their first ever Super League victory over the Rhinos.
The teams that day – April 13th 2009
Salford: Wilshere, Henry, Littler, Turner, Ratchford; Smith, Myler; Cashmere, Alker, Stapleton, Adamson, Parker, Swain. Interchanges: Sibbit, Leuluai, Paul, Jewitt.
Leeds: Webb, Jones-Bishop, Ablett, Senior, Hall; McGuire, Burrow; Burgess, Diskin, Bailey, Jones-Buchanan, Kirke, Sinfield. Interchanges: Leuluai, Lauititi, Peacock, Buderus.

Flashback | Wakefield Trinity 6-32 Salford Red Devils

Ahead of our first away game of the 2018 Betfred Super League season we take a look back at a memorable victory on the road against this weekend’s opponents – Wakefield Trinity. 
Salford got their points tally rolling for the 2011 Super League season with a dominant victory over Trinity in late February.
The visitors set the tone for what was to follow by opening the scoring inside the first minute as Matty Smith jinked his way through from acting half-back to send Stefan Ratchford over.
Salford soon scored again as Stephen Wild got on the end of Daniel Holdsworth’s high kick. Holdsworth’s kicking game continued to cause problems for Wakefield as his little grubber was latched onto by Mark Henry to extend The Reds lead to sixteen points.
Wakefield did get themselves on the scoresheet midway through the first half when Tommy Lee scored but it didn’t slow down the Salford juggernaut.
Forwards Rob Parker and Adam Sidlow both powered their way over in the second half before Henry scored his second of the game to round off an emphatic victory for Shaun McRae’s side.
The Reds even did it difficult in the second half as Ryan Boyle spent ten minutes in the sin-bin for a late challenge on Wakefield’s Jeremy Smith but it didn’t affect the final outcome.
Following the victory Salford Head Coach Shaun McRae said: “That was a performance like I always thought we could play. Defensively, I thought we were very sound.
“We covered a lot of their threats and a lot of players showed their potential and their ability.
“It was a real war of attrition in the middle. The conditions were quite poor and the ground got heavy. It got a bit of a gluepot and or middle unit defended well.”
The teams that day:
Wakefield: Veivers, Penny, Murphy, Dean, George; Smith, Lee; Korkidas, Rinaldi, P. Johnson, Mariano, Morrison, Howarth. Interchanges: Gledhill, Davey, Amor, Henderson.
Salford: Patten, Broughton, Henry, Nero, Gibson; Ratchford, Holdsworth; Cashmere, Smith, Boyle, Adamson, Sidlow, Wild. Interchanges: Parker, Paleaasina, Sneyd, Jewitt.

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