Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce that Sam Luckley’s contract has been extended, keeping him at the club until at least the end of the 2022 season.
Luckley, who started his career at Newcastle Thunder, linked up with Salford ahead of the 2021 season and has put in some solid performances in a Red Devils shirt.
The Scotland international spent some time on loan at Betfred Championship side Swinton Lions this season, which was beneficial to his development.
Speaking on his contract extension, Luckley said: “I’m over the moon that the club have decided to extend my stay for another year, I’ve loved every minute of my first season in Super League.
I’ve learnt so much and developed a lot in my game and I believe at this point in time staying at Salford will help me develop further. Despite some of the results from the last season, I believe Salford is a club on the up and I’ll do all I can to help get this club where it needs to be.”
Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease added: “Working along with his agent, keeping Sam at the Red Devils for another year and hopefully for longer is a great move for us as a club and Sam as a player, as we look to develop him further as a player and a person.
He leaves everything on the field every time he plays and has a strong maiden season in Super League. Sam is one of the youngest players in our squad, so he can only get better from here.”
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If you’re attending the Dacia Magic Weekend you can even catch some Rugby League on Friday evening by watching Newcastle Thunder take on Bradford Bulls in Betfred League One.
Bradford Bulls currently lead the way in Betfred League One while Newcastle Thunder – who’ve been on the rise in recent seasons – are pushing for a play-off spot sitting in 8th. The game is sure to be a cracker and the more fans from across the country creating an atmosphere at Kingston Park the better!
Tickets for the game are available to all Betfred Super League fans at £12 for adults and £5 for juniors, if they’re pre-booked on 0871 226 6060. Tickets on gameday cost £15.
Kingston Park Stadium is situated just north of the City and is on the main Airport Metro line. The metro is a region wide underground/train system with stations throughout the City Centre, Gateshead, Sunderland, South Shields and the coast. Kingston Park is served by two metro stations – Kingston Park and Bankfoot. Both are less than five minutes from the ground. Click here for direction.
Salford Red Devils will face Catalans Dragons at the Dacia Magic Weekend on Sunday 20th May, 1pm kick-off.
Dacia Magic Weekend tickets in the Gallowgate End (Unreserved Seating) is still available from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Remember, 2018 Season Ticket holders can get their tickets at half-price.
Coach travel is also available to book for the Dacia Magic Weekend at the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. All coach pick-up points and times can be seen here.
Following a 50-12 pre-season victory over local rivals Swinton Lions we take a look at three talking points from the game
1. Impressive Debutants
Yesterday’s game saw a handful of Red Devils wear the Salford shirt for the first time with Levy Nzoungou, Gavin Bennion, Ben Nakubuwai, Jack Littlejohn and Derrell Olpherts all debuted for Salford.
Australian half-back Jack Littlejohn was named as the press’ Man of the Match before also winning the Twitter Man of the Match poll after a fantastic opening performance. Levy Nzoungou and Ben Nakubuwai displayed their power in the forwards making yards with every carry.
Both Derrell Olpherts and Gavin Bennion found themselves on the scoresheet with the former Newcastle Thunder centre finishing off two flowing moves before Bennion powered over in the closing stages.
I’m sure all the Red Devils fans are looking to see more of the new additions.
2. Young guns on show
This pre-season friendly was the perfect opportunity for Ian Watson to try out all his players and youngsters Josh Wood, Jake Bibby and Daniel Murray all got a runout.
Josh Wood was one of the standout performers for the Red Devils breaking the Swinton line on multiple occasions with his quick jump from acting half-back.
Jake Bibby became a regular starter at the backend of the 2017 season and it’s clear to see why with another solid performance in the back line. Daniel Murray made an impact of the bench and will be a real contender for a starting position in the forwards this season.
3. Rugby in the local area
If there’s one thing to take from the yesterday’s game it’s that there is definitely an appetite for Rugby League in the local area with both Salford and Swinton putting on a great showing on the field with the fans turning up in numbers.
Both clubs are entering new eras and it will be exciting to see how both sides progress both on and off the field throughout 2018 and onwards.