After a Rivals Round win against Leigh Leopards, the lads are already hard at work preparing for the visit of Castleford Tigers this Thursday.
It’s a short turnaround between games, but spirits are high and the squad was further boosted by the return of Oliver Partington.
February’s Player of the Month was in flying form before suffering a nasty knee injury against Warrington Wolves in early March. The team have coped well in his absence, but his comeback will be a major boost for the final two fixtures before the international break.
Here’s some of our favourite snaps from training this morning…
It’s time for you to vote for your February Player of the Month…
In a month where Salford Red Devils kickstarted their 2023 Betfred Super League season, three players stood out above the rest.
Oliver Partington – who join the Red Devils from Wigan Warriors in the off-season – has enjoyed a flying start to life in Red and White.
After receiving the number 13 shirt, the prop/loose forward made 37 tackles in just 64 minutes on debut against Leigh Leopards – a game Salford won 10-20. That performance also earned him a spot in the Super League Team of the Round alongside teammate, Ryan Brierley.
Tyler Dupree – our second nominee – was equally as dominant across the month. Arriving at the Salford Stadium midway through 2022, the youngster has taken the Super League by storm and showed maturity far beyond his years.
The final February nominee is 2022 Super League Dream Team member, Tim Lafai. After reaching the World Cup final with Samoa, the centre has carried his incredible 2022 form into the new season and produced two solid displays to kick-off 2023.
The vote is now CLOSED. Who has been chosen as your February POTM?
Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce the signing of Oliver Partington from Wigan Warriors on a two-year deal.
Partington, who can play as a prop or loose forward, has played over 70 times for Wigan since his debut in the Betfred Super League in 2018, with a Grand Final appearance and one run-out for England Knights.
Despite his age, the 23-year-old has established himself at the elite level of rugby league and will be an important part of our forward pack from 2023 onwards.
Speaking on signing for Salford, Partington commented: “I’m over the moon to have signed for Salford. After speaking to Paul Rowley, I knew it was the right place for me. I can’t wait to get going with the lads and looking forward to meeting the fans!”
On Partington, head coach Paul Rowley said: “It’s great news that Ollie has chosen our club to continue his journey. I’m looking forward to seeing him playing alongside our lads and know he will fit in perfectly.”
Director of rugby and operations, Ian Blease, added: “I’m really excited about capturing the signing of Ollie. It’s a real statement of intent getting a player of his ability, and he’ll fit straight into the culture created at our club.
“I expect him to flourish as a player and progress into competing for international honours during his time here – hopefully for a long time to come.
“When I first met with Ollie, I was really impressed with his attitude to playing rugby and it is clear he will fit right in within our incredible group.”
Partington is available for sponsorship for the 2023 season. Please email firstname.lastname@example.org if you are interested.
Join our new prop next year, by purchasing a 2023 season ticket HERE.
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