MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS WAKEFIELD TRINITY (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 23)

With just five Betfred Super League games remaining, Paul Rowley’s side face Wakefield Trinity in Round 23.

After a period of tough results, Salford Red Devils returned to form in style last Friday, with a resounding victory over Huddersfield Giants.

Ryan Brierley, Sam Stone, Ken Sio and Chris Atkin were all on the scoresheet at the John Smith’s Stadium, where two crucial points edged us back into the winner’s circle.

This weekendโ€™s opposition – despite sitting rock bottom – will be no pushovers, as we found out back in June, when they came out 32-6 winners at the Be Well Support Stadium.

With key bodies now fully integrated back into the squad after injuries, rhythm is slowly returning – maybe at the most crucial point of the season.

Here is everything you need to know before this one:


SQUAD NEWS

An unchanged 21-man squad.

That’s something Paul Rowley has rarely had the pleasure of naming across 2023, but it must be a welcome boost at such a crucial time.

Here is the personnel available for today’s clash:


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Previewing today’s clash, Rowley was quick to remind everyone what happened the last time we met back in June.

When asked how different it is to prepare for an opposition who are desperate for points, he said: “I think the teams at the top are where they are because they’re consistent; so in terms of preparation, there is familiar traits that are repeated time and time again, to a high standard.

“The difference in dealing with Wakefield; they’ve had a lot of different personnel and they’ve been inconsistent as well.

“But from past experience, we have been well-beaten by them on one occasion, and then we got a golden point win on another.

“It’d be foolish to disrespect Wakefield and it’s something we won’t be doing.

“On paper, they’re a quality side, they’ve got a lot of good personnel, they’re a healthy squad and they’ll certainly be very motivated considering the predicament that they find themselves in.”

Watch the Head Coach preview the game in full by clicking HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There is still time to join us for our Pride Round! ๐Ÿณ๏ธโ€๐ŸŒˆ

It’s set to be a day of fun for all the family, so head down to the Salford Stadium and get involved with all the activities. Tickets can be bought HERE or from the ticket office prior to kick-off.


MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS LEIGH LEOPARDS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 19)

It’s a massive afternoon for Salford Red Devils, as they look to maintain their spot in the top six.

Round 19 of the Betfred Super League sees the Leigh Leopards role into town, and Paul Rowley’s side will be looking for a third consecutive victory over their local rivals.

All the way back in Round 1, Ryan Brierley inspired Salford to an opening day victory, with Tyler Dupree the star of the show in our return to Leigh Sports Village in Rivals Round.

This meeting is just as significant, with the high-flying Leopards sitting pretty in second place after a stunning winning run.

After three defeats on the bounce, the Red Devils will be looking to get back to winning ways and keep tabs with the leading pack.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one:


SQUAD NEWS

A few changes to the squad who were narrowly beaten by Leeds Rhinos last Sunday.

One big returnee is Sam Stone. The Aussie has been missing with a calf issue, but will be a welcome boost to a seriously depleted back-row.

Ellis Longstaff has recovered from his head knock and James Greenwood – after 75 minutes with the Reserves last weekend – is in the 21-man squad for the first time this season.

Unfortunately, despite his promising display last weekend, Alex Gerrard misses out on this one with his reoccurring knee issue.

Ollie Partington will serve his one-match suspension.


INU’S PREVIEW

Assistant Coach, Krisnan Inu was back on media duties this week and was keen to stress the importance of taking every game as they come, despite a recent dip in form.

He said: “It’s a long season, so you can’t really dwell on games for too long because you have to focus on the next one – and the next one for us is a big one.

“The form team in the league. They (Leigh) are probably – in my eyes – one of the best teams in the comp at the moment, so that’s our main focus.”


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There’s still time to join us at the Salford Stadium for a day of family fun!

General match tickets can be bought HERE.

As usual, our ticket office will also be open pre-match for purchase and collections.


MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS LEEDS RHINOS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 18)

Salford Red Devils are looking to bounce back from consecutive Betfred Super League defeats against Leeds Rhinos.

It’s a game with huge play-off implications; a win for Paul Rowley’s side will open up a six point gap between ourselves and the visitors in 8th.

Rohan Smith’s side are in great form and dismantled Warrington Wolves in their last outing, but our victory at Headingley in the last meeting between the two sides will certainly be fresh in their memory.

With key personnel back and a roaring home crowd behind us, it’ll be a great chance for our lads to get back to winning ways.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one:


SQUAD NEWS

As mentioned earlier, it was a triple-boost of injury news this week.

Fullback, Ryan Brierley returns from a head knock, with Brodie Croft recovering from broken fingers to make the 20-man squad.

Andy Ackers – who has been sidelined for six weeks – is also back.

There are a few notable absentees, however. Skipper, Kallum Watkins is missing with an injury of his own, with Andrew Dixon and Ellis Longstaff both out with head knocks.

Sam Stone remains on the sidelines, too.


ACKERS’ PREVIEW

Speaking to us at Captain’s run, our number nine was clearly delighted to be back in full training with his teammates and gave us an update on where his health is currently at, after a nasty head knock.

“Yeah, I’m really fit now,” he began.

“It’s probably not been as bad as everybody thought, it’s just the protocol and when you see a consultant specialist, they have to stand you down because of insurance reasons and stuff like that – they’re looking after my health first!

“It’s been a long six weeks, I’ve been itching to get out there, I probably could have got out there the week after, but it’s just the guidelines and protocols you have to go through.”

Catch our full chat with Ackers below.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS!

There is still time to join us at the Salford Stadium this afternoon.

Don’t forget, our Women’s team face Barrow Raiders Ladies on the Community Field at 12pm, so come down early, show your support and get inside the main bowl to back the boys.

Click HERE to secure your place.


MATCH PREVIEW – WAKEFIELD TRINITY VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 17)

Salford Red Devils travel to face Wakefield Trinity at the Be Well Support Stadium later tonight.

Paul Rowley’s side are looking to bounce back from two consecutive defeats, but spirits are high and optimism is in the air for what this squad can achieve in 2023.

Trinity have struggled to gain any momentum this season and sit rock-bottom of the Betfred Super League table.

However, by beating Leeds Rhinos just over a fortnight ago, Mark Applegarth’s team have shown they are no pushovers and will be a tricky test for any team visiting West Yorkshire.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one:


SQUAD NEWS

A wave of injury trouble has hit Paul Rowley’s squad at a crucial point in the campaign.

After failing a HIA in last weekend’s defeat, Ryan Brierley is missing for this one, with Andy Ackers still not passed fit to feature after consecutive head knocks.

Brodie Croft is nursing a hand injury and is still not available, while Sam Stone is the latest casualty in the now-20-man squad.

However, there is positive news that Alex Gerrard is back available for selection after struggling with a knee problem.


INU’S PREVIEW

Ahead of Round 17, Assistant Coach, Krisnan Inu spoke to the media and brought us up to speed on the health of full-back, Ryan Brierley.

On his medical condition, Inu said: “He’s alright. He doesn’t mind having a rest. He’s probably been our best player this year.

“His head is alright, medically he’s ticked all the boxes that could have let him play, but the rules are the rules, so he misses out this week.

“It’s a refresh button for him at a good time of the year. He can get his body sorted for the rest of the season to come.”

You can watch the press conference in full by clicking HERE.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Tickets are still available for purchase and collection from the Salford Stadium until midday today – click HERE.

After this time, pay on the day is the only option, with the remaining tickets taken to the Be Well Support stadium for collection.


MATCH PREVIEW – HULL KR VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED CHALLENGE CUP QUARTER-FINAL)

Salford Red Devils face Hull KR at Craven Park, looking to book a place in the Betfred Challenge Cup semi-final.

After edging a back and forth contest against Huddersfield Giants in Round 6, the high-flying Robins await in the quarter-final and present a totally different challenge for Paul Rowley’s men.

Just under a fortnight ago, the Red Devils beat the same opposition at Magic Weekend, with tries from Joe Burgess, Ken Sio and Chris Atkin the difference at St James’ Park.

Here’s everything you need to know before our clash in East Hull:


SQUAD NEWS

The only change to our 21-man squad this weekend is the return of Andrew Dixon.

After a short loan spell at Widnes – where the back-rower gained some valuable game time – he is back in the fold and available for selection.

Despite his exclusion from the match day squad last Friday, Joe Burgess remains part of the 21-man and will be hoping for a return to action this afternoon.

The only other injury scare from last weekendโ€™s clash was Ryan Brierley, but our number one has come through some slight knee trouble and is available for selection.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Our Head Coach spoke to the press on Thursday afternoon, where making some more cup memories was certainly on the agenda.

When asked if this squad is capable of creating some special moments, Rowley said: “Definitely. We’re pretty chilled though, we don’t overdo it.

“We understand we’re going to a venue where they are really well supported and they’re a good team – so we know we will have to work really hard!”

He continued: “I looked at some stats; they’ve won the penalties and six-again’s every time – apart from one – at home, but they’ve only won them twice away.

“So that shows how much of an influence the crowd have on proceedings at Hull KR. So we’re going to have to be patient, disciplined and have a fair bit of substance about us.

“We’re not going to have it all our own way, we know understand that. But it’s a game against Hull KR, wherever it’s a quarter-final or a league match, it’s always tough.

“But as you know by now about this group, we relish and thrive in tough challenges. We’re looking good, trained well – so we’re happy enough!”

To watch Paul Rowley’s press conference in full, please click HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

A packed Salford faithful is expected behind the sticks this afternoon. There is still time to join them, with pay-on-the-day available for travelling supporters.


MATCH PREVIEW – CASTLEFORD TIGERS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 15)

Salford Red Devils enter Tiger Town this evening, looking to win a third consecutive Betfred Super League fixture.

Sitting in 5th place, but just two points behind first, Paul Rowley’s side will want to continue their momentum and keep pace with the leading pack.

This is perhaps the closest Super League race ever at the midway point, with virtually every club still looking likely to challenge for a top six spot.

Earlier this season, Shane Wright starred in a 14-6 victory against the same opposition at the Salford Stadium, but they were certainly made to work had for the victory and will have to do the same this evening.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one:


SQUAD NEWS

Andy Ackers is still missing from the 20-man squad after his second consecutive head knock against Hull FC.

Due to strict concussion protocols, he has missed the last two Super League fixtures, but Head Coach, Paul Rowley confirmed he could make a return in the near future.

The only change sees Ellis Longstaff drop out of the squad, with Alex Gerrard still struggling to overcome his knee problem.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Head Coach, Paul Rowley was back on media duties earlier this week and was asked what it will be like for his team to go from St James’ Park, over to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

In response to a question about how tough it will be mentally for his players, Rowley said: “No, we’re pretty good like that.

“Castleford; they have a good atmosphere, good fans and our fans travel brilliantly wherever we go.

“So, it’s not even on the radar to be honest. We’re going to a very proud, historical club, so we enjoy the venue just as much, but for different reasons.”

You can watch the press conference in full by clicking HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There is still time to join us at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this evening. Pay-on-the-day is available from the Castleford Tigers ticket office upon arrival.


MATCH PREVIEW – ST HELENS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 12)

Salford Red Devils travel to the home of the World Champions in Round 12 of the Betfred Super League.

Full of confidence, Paul Rowley’s side head to the Totally Wicked Stadium after four consecutive victories. The most recent being a memorable 12-22 victory over Leeds Rhinos at Headingley.

The international break maybe threatened to halt progress after success against Leigh Leopards, Castleford Tigers and Catalans Dragons, but a real team effort against the Rhinos sees us move just four points off the top.

Standing in our way this afternoon is the reigning Super League champions, St Helens.

Under the new guidance of Paul Wellens, they have started 2023 with five wins and five losses, but picked up the World Club Challenge in pre-season against Penrith Panthers.

They – no matter current form – pose a significant threat and challenge for our lads, especially at home.

There are attacking threats all over the field, but it’s perhaps timely to mention star hooker, James Roby, who is set to break Kel Coslett’s all-time club appearance record.

Ahead of Round 12, here is everything you need to know:


SQUAD NEWS

There is only one change to the squad that beat Leeds Rhinos in Round 11.

Alex Gerrard – after an extended period out of the team with injury – has returned to the 21-man and is back in contention for this afternoon’s crunch clash.

He replaces Amir Bourouh, who has joined Swinton Lions on a two-week loan. The hooker will be available to face Bradford Bulls this weekend and can build some valuable match fitness in the Betfred Championship.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

It feel like a significant victory, at a real-bogey ground last week, but that’s taken to the next level today.

The Red Devils have failed to win at St Helens for a very, very long time – so an even bigger statement could be made this afternoon.

Paul Rowley is aware of these records, but knows how difficult taking on the ten-time Super League winners will be.

He began: “They’re the champions of the world, aren’t they.

“They’ve got the Super League trophy four years in a row. So, indifferent a start maybe, but already one huge trophy in the cabinet, so it would be foolish to underestimate St Helens – certainly at home.

“We’ll just try and concentrate on ourselves and – as we always do – have that underdog spirit, but walk there tall and with a lot of belief in the team, and what we’re capable of.

“We’ve had some good tussles with them last season, in particular. So we hope the weekend is more of the same!”

To watch our Head Coach preview the game in full, click HERE.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

All pre-purchased tickets will be taken to the Totally Wicked Stadium and will be available from the ticket office upon arrival.

If you’re yet to purchase, but wish to join us, pay-on-the-day will also be available.


MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS CATALANS DRAGONS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 10)

Salford Red Devils take on Catalans Dragons at 2:15pm, looking to make it three Betfred Super League victories in a row.

Paul Rowley’s side have recovered from some tough results against Huddersfield Giants and Wigan Warriors by navigating a tricky Easter period with a pair of hard-fought victories over Leigh Leopards and Castleford Tigers.

And as we head into the international break, the Red Devils have a chance to climb as high as 4th in the table, should they win convincingly against the visitors from the South of France.

Steve McNamara’s side have started the season well and posses some of the finest talent in Super League; including two-time Man of Steel, Sam Tomkins and second-top try scorer this season, Tom Johnstone.

In the same fixture last season, the Red Devils romped to a fantastic 32-6 victory in the baking Salford Stadium sunshine, so they’ll be looking for the same sort of display this afternoon.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one…


SQUAD NEWS!

There is one change to the squad who faced Castleford Tigers just over a week ago.

Amir Bourouh returns after shoulder surgery, but Ken Sio misses out with an ankle injury. Our number two is a big miss for Rowley’s side, but there is plenty of quality in the 21-man to fill his void.

After a successful return last round, Oliver Partington is now fully back amongst the fold.

HAGGERTY’S PREVIEW!

Assistant Coach, Kurt Haggerty was on media duties this week and was very quick to praise this Sunday’s opposition when asked about our recent good form against the Dragons.

He began: “What I would say is that they’re a very good team.

“We have a style of play no matter if we play Catalans, Wigan, St Helens or Wakefield – that doesn’t change much.

“We play, we promote the ball, we’re very detailed in how we try and break teams down and it’s no different this week. Against a very good team, we’ll have to be particular in our skill, how we break them down in the preview we’ve put to the players.

“So a lot of detail has gone into this game, but it’s no different just because we’re playing Catalans.”

Click HERE to watch the press conference in full!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS!

There is still time for you to join us at the Salford Stadium tonight!

You can buy tickets online by clicking HERE.

Alternatively, the ticket office will be open prior to the game to pick-up and purchase match tickets.

MATCH PREVIEW – LEIGH LEOPARDS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE RIVALS ROUND)

Paul Rowley’s Salford Red Devils travel to face Leigh Leopards for the second time this season, in Rivals Round of the Betfred Super League.

It’s almost hard to believe that only a quarter into the regular season, we are already going back to a ground we visited in Round 1; but this meeting feels completely different.

On opening night, Salford spoiled the Leopards party with a 10-20 victory at Leigh Sports Village. The hosts took the lead, but excellent tries from Kallum Watkins, Andy Ackers and Ryan Brierley flipped the game completely on its head.

Since that day, Leigh have picked up three impressive wins – including the World Champions, St Helens – and sit just below Salford in ninth.

The two points for either side in this fixture could spring them into a top six spot, so tensions will be high and a highly-competitive game of rugby league is expected.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one:


SQUAD NEWS

A lack of bodies continues to hamper the Red Devils, but this week provided two huge boosts ahead of a tricky trip to Leigh Sports Village.

Joe Burgess – who was forced off on 38 minutes last Sunday with a rib injury – is part of the travelling squad after training during the week.

Star hooker, Andy Ackers, who has missed the last two games with a knee issue, also returns to the squad and Paul Rowley will be hoping to call-on his reliable number nine on Saturday afternoon.


BRIERLEY’S PREVIEW

Our number one was quizzed by the press this week before a crucial Rivals Round clash.

After back-to-back defeats, the team are determined to turn it around this afternoon, but Brierley understands why – despite some good performances – results have been slightly poor as of late.

“Yeah, pretty good – considering the adversity we’ve had to go through pretty early on,” the full-back responded when asked for his opinion on the season so far.

“It was quite evident actually after the Huddersfield game; actually when you’re going through training you don’t really notice who’s playing and who’s not, but after the game I looked to my right and there’s how many players in suits, not playing.

“So, I don’t think we stress about that sort of stuff, we understand it’s a tough period for us players health-wise, but hopefully going into this tough period, it will stand us in good stead.

“I think irrespective of results, I think performances have been quite positive. I think most teams will tell you that they don’t want to be playing their best rugby right now, it’s about building towards the back-end of the season when it really matters.”

Watch Brierley and Head Coach, Paul Rowley’s pre-match press conferences by clicking HERE.


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Our ticket office is currently closed for Easter weekend, so the only option to join us at Leigh Sports Village is to pay on the day.


MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 7)

Salford Red Devils are looking to bounce back from defeat when they face Huddersfield Giants in Round 7 of the Betfred Super League.

Paul Rowley’s men are nearly a quarter of the way through the regular season, but with some unpredictable results all over the league, three wins and three losses means the Red Devils are sat in fifth place.

Despite scoring two fantastic tries and looking solid in defence in last Friday’s Round 6 clash, Bevan French and Toby King scored two late tries for Wigan Warriors to snatch two competition points.

There were plenty of positives for the Head Coach to take into this fixture; albeit a totally new challenge against the Giants, who have started the season with two wins and three losses.

Here’s everything you need to know before this one:


SQUAD NEWS

Paul Rowley has named a 19-man squad to take on the Giants this afternoon.

After an intense and brutal 80 minutes against Wigan Warriors, three players have picked up lengthy injuries.

Tim Lafai – who was a doubt for last Friday’s fixture already – has suffered a hamstring injury and is expected to be out for an extended period of time.

Adam Sidlow and Amir Bourouh are also out injured, with the latter needing shoulder surgery to fix an issue he picked up against the Cherry and Whites.

However, the return of Andrew Dixon and Ben Hellewell will be a huge boost to the squad with already such limited numbers.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Ahead of the game, Head Coach, Paul Rowley faced the media to answer questions on some injury concerns, how his squad are shaping up six games in, and how they plan to deal with a stubborn Giants side.

Rowley, speaking about today’s opposition, has said: “They’re a typically tough team, as always. In contrast to us, they’ve got quite an embarrassment of riches, but they’re a really good team and we respect them a lot for how they go about their business.

“They obviously value territory and possession, and are very, very good at it. People like (Jake) Connor and (Will) Pryce, Tui (Lolohea), who are strike players, can take advantage of that possession and territory.”

“It’s a bit like Wigan in that respect; that you can’t shy away from the battle because you’re going to be in one no matter what – so we’ve got to take it head on!”

Watch the full press conference on RDTV now by clicking HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

Yes! Tickets for this game remain available and can be secured in two ways:

Online โ€“ CLICK HERE
On The Day โ€“ Tickets can be purchased on the day from the ticket office, located on the West Stand.


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