PAUL ROWLEY NAMES ROUND 8 SQUAD

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has named his travelling squad for Round 8 this Saturday.

Salford Red Devils face London Broncos in the Betfred Super League, hoping to bounce back from defeat against Castleford Tigers last time out.

Mike Eccles’ men sit bottom with zero points, but have showed plenty of spirit to worry opposition on numerous occasions.

After a week off, Salford travel to the capital in search of a fifth win of the season.


SQUAD NEWS

There’s some returning faces to the travelling squad since our last outing nearly a fortnight ago.

Gil Dudson, on loan from Warrington Wolves, is back in contention after a calf problem, with Kai Morgan returning from a loan spell of his own at Rochdale Hornets.

There are some notable absentees, however, with Sam Stone and David Nofoaluma unavailable for this one.

Amir Bourouh is set to serve his one-match suspension.

PAUL ROWLEY NAMED MARCH SUPER LEAGUE COACH OF THE MONTH

Paul Rowley has been named the Betfred Super League Coach of the Month for March.

After masterminding some memorable victories over Hull KR, St Helens and Leigh Leopards, our Head Coach has been recognised for his outstanding efforts.

Ending a 44-year wait for win at Saints, Rowley’s side made history with their performance at the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Deon Cross scored a 75th minute winner to complete a quick-fire turnaround – a real highlight of the month.

Other crucial wins against KR and the Leopards have placed Salford in a healthy position, despite suffering late heartbreak against Wigan Warriors in Round 5.

In reaction to picking up the award, Rowley has said: “It is a privilege to receive accolades that reflect the efforts of the playing group.

“We have had a positive start, and are committed to working hard, and continuing to learn and improve as the season progresses.”

The voting panel is made up of selected members of the rugby league media.

One member of the voting explained their support of Rowley: “Although Salford didn’t win 100% of their games in March, the quality of the results achieved by Paul Rowley and his team is only heightened in the context of their resources and squad depth compared to some of their peers. 

“They continue to punch above their weight. Beating Hull KR and St Helens showed Rowley can tactically outgun some of the best in the league, and while they lost to Wigan Warriors, they were in the driving seat to win before a late turnaround.

“Rowley continues to get the best out of players such as Ryan Brierley and Marc Sneyd who are vital cogs in their machine.”

TEAM NEWS | TWO CHANGES FOR ROUND 7 ACTION

Paul Rowley has made two changes to the team who beat Leigh Leopards in Rivals Round.

After Betfred Challenge Cup elimination a week prior, Salford Red Devils bounced back with a fantastic team performance against Leigh Leopards.

Ryan Brierley scored twice on his 300th career appearance, with Ethan Ryan also scoring his first two for the club and Marc Sneyd adding to his already stellar start to the season with a try and six goals.

One of the two changes for Salford comes on the wing, with David Nofoaluma making his second appearance since joining the club.

Amir Bourouh also returns at hooker, in place of Joe Mellor, who drops to the interchange bench.

ROWLEY: “IT’S BEEN A GOOD WEEK!”

Paul Rowley is aware of the talent Castleford Tigers posses, ahead of tonight’s meeting in Round 7.

On the back of Rivals Round success, Salford Red Devils head to Tiger Town looking for back-to-back wins and a fifth of the Betfred Super League season.

Ryan Brierley and Marc Sneyd were the stars of the show against Leigh Leopards, with the former scoring twice on his 300th career appearance.

Reflecting on the contest in his pre-match press conference, Rowley said: “We don’t get too high, we don’t get too low – that’s the way it goes.

“The week’s been good. We’re healthy, we’ve got a healthy team, other than your normal stuff, so it’s been a good week.”

Discussing what positives he and the coaching staff took from the performance, our Head Coach continued: “I thought we were a little bit sharper in attack.

“We executed better than we have been doing, but that’s been a working progress, building and growing, so we expected that.

“Also, it was good conditions to play in. I’m not sure we’ll take that into Friday night because it’ll be quite a difference, there’s been a little bit of rain, hasn’t there.”

“But we we’re connected in contrast to the previous weeks. So we were back connected, because we’ve been like that all season.

“I thought defensively we were very good as well, we just fell out of system for the tries, which we feel are solvable, so we we’re disappointed in them.

“However, overall, it’s a derby, to get the win was really pleasing and we’re sat in a decent position.”

Moving on to talk about tonight’s tussle, our Head Coach was quick to praise the ‘good rugby players’ Cas have in their ranks and reference why his Salford side have to be fully committed.

“There’s always an opportunity, no matter who we play and with that opportunity comes the risks, and the dangers with that.

“We’re up against a team with a lot of experienced rugby players, who are good rugby players; in particular Westerman, McShane, Miller, Richardson.

“They’ve got some really good footballers and I’ve said this previously when we’ve played against them.

“So if you dip your toe in the water, they’ll burn you and what we’ve seen in previous games with Castleford is that they’ve got a fair amount of spirit and they’ve got a lot of motivation to get a result this week at home

“It’s going to be a formidable task and one we’ve got to be fully committed for.”

Watch Paul’s full press conference by clicking below.

MARCH PLAYER OF THE MONTH NOMINEES REVEALED

It’s time to vote for your March Player of the Month.

It was another busy period for Paul Rowley’s side, with Salford Red Devils securing three wins from five games across all competitions.

The first of which came courtesy of a 17-10 home victory over Hull KR. Deon Cross and Chris Hankinson were on target, with Marc Sneyd’s kicking in-game, and from the tee proving a big difference.

Another was a memorable night at the Totally Wicked Stadium, where we recorded our first victory away at St Helens for over 44 years.

Deon Cross scored a 75th minute try to send the Salford faithful into raptures and complete a stunning, late fightback.

The task didn’t get any easier a week later, with recently-crowned world champions, Wigan Warriors in town for Round 5.

Putting together another fantastic team performance, the Red Devils were leading for a large portion of the contest, but two late efforts from Jake Wardle and Bevan French stole the points.

A week later, an off-night at Craven Park saw our Betfred Challenge Cup journey come to an end, but we soon bounced back with a solid Rivals Round display against Leigh Leopards.

Ryan Brierley, Ethan Ryan and Marc Sneyd were all scorers in a 32-22 victory.

However, across the month, three candidates stood out above rest.

The first, of course, was Marc Sneyd – who picked up the Man of the Match medal in each of our Super League contests across March.

Influential every week with both ball in hand and flying off his left boot, our number seven is currently sitting top of the Steve Prescott Man of Steel charts.

The second candidate is Tim Lafai, who continues to show his brilliance week-on-week.

His consistency has been instrumental in our early-season form, but a standout moment has to be his magical assist to set-up Deon Cross’ winner against St Helens.

Receiving the ball in one hand, he moved it into the other and produced his trademark flick out the back to send Cross strolling over in the corner.

Nene Macdonald has also earned back-to-back nominations after a flying start to his career in red and white.

The PNG international has quickly became a fan favourite with his displays at centre, scoring his second try for the club in our match against Saints earlier this month.

So, who is your winner this month? Make sure to vote below and head to our social channels to give your reasons!

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PAUL ROWLEY NAMES SQUAD FOR CASTLEFORD TRIP

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has named his squad to face Castleford Tigers this Friday.

Salford Red Devils bounced back from Challenge Cup elimination with a convincing win over Leigh Leopards last Saturday.

Ryan Brierley and Ethan Ryan both scored twice, with Marc Sneyd notching a try of his own in the midst of another Man of the Match display.

April begins with a trip to the Jungle, where Craig Lingard’s side lie in wait.


SQUAD NEWS

There is one change to the squad from last week’s victory.

Supporters will be happy to see the inclusion of Nene Macdonald, who limped off late into the contest on Saturday, but is available for selection this weekend.

Competition for places on the wing remains fierce, with new signing, David Nofoaluma, Ethan Ryan and Deon Cross all included.

Kai Morgan is the only player to drop-out.

Check out the full list below:

TEAM NEWS | BRIERLEY MAKES 300TH CAREER APPEARANCE

Paul Rowley has made three changes to the team who were beaten by Hull KR last Friday.

After Betfred Challenge Cup elimination, the Red Devils are looking to continue their impressive early season form with the visit of Leigh Leopards.

Despite suffering three consecutive defeats to start 2024, Adrian Lam’s side will take huge confidence from their last Super League outing – a 4-54 thrashing of Hull FC.

After limping off against KR, Salford supporters will be pleased to see Ryan Brierley line-up at fullback – making his 300th career appearance.

Ethan Ryan and Deon Cross keep their places on the wing, with Nene Macdonald and Tim Lafai at centre.

There’s a forced reshuffle in the forward pack, with Gil Dudson’s injury meaning Jack Ormondroyd lines up alongside Shane Wright.

There’s also a change at hooker, with Joe Mellor set to make his Salford Red Devils debut in place of Amir Bourouh, who is on the interchange bench.

After making a full recovery from injury, Ollie Partington is also back at loose-forward.

PAUL ROWLEY NAMES RIVALS ROUND SQUAD

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has named his 21-man squad to take-on Leigh Leopards in Round 6.

After Challenge Cup elimination, Salford Red Devils are looking to get back to winning ways against Adrian Lam’s side on Saturday afternoon.

Rivals Round always serves up a classic. Last year’s meeting between the two sides went right down to the wire, with Salford 20-22 winners at the LSV.


SQUAD NEWS

There’s only one change to our 21-man Challenge Cup squad.

Gil Dudson, who recently joined the club on loan from Warrington Wolves, misses out due to injury, with Kai Morgan back in his place.

One piece of good news for Salford supporters is the inclusion of Ryan Brierley, who limped off last Friday, but is part of Rowley’s squad for Saturday.

Check out the full list below:

PAUL ROWLEY WELCOMES BACK THREE KEY PLAYERS FOR CHALLENGE CUP ACTION

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has named a 21-man squad for this weekend’s Betfred Challenge Cup action.

Round 6 has pitted Salford Red Devils against last year’s finalists’ Hull KR, in a Friday night extravaganza at Sewell Group Craven Park.

After already downing the Robins once this season, Salford will be looking for a repeat performance, with Willie Peters’ side out for revenge.

SQUAD NEWS

There are three returnees to the 21-man squad who will travel to Craven Park.

Cade Cust – after colliding with Saints’ Morgan Knowles – failed a HIA in Round 4 and subsequently missed our Round 5 clash with his old club, Wigan Warriors.

After following strict concussion protocols, the halfback returns to the fold in a competition he won back in 2022.

Also back in the 21-man for the first time since our opening fixture of 2024, is Ollie Partington, who has recovered from an ankle injury suffered in training.

Joe Mellor’s inclusion will also be a welcome sight to Red Devils’ supporters.

The versatile halfback has been out of action with a muscle injury, but he is now working his way back to full fitness and looking to make his Salford debut.

Check out the full squad below:

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