Paul Rowley announced as Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity ambassador

Paul Rowley is today announced as the newest ambassador for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

On Sunday 10th September, Salford Red Devils play Warrington Wolves in a mouthwatering spectacle with both teams vying for a place in the playoffs. However, the club are also using the game to spotlight an important social issue – joining with the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity in the united fight against homelessness.

Ahead of the game, it is with great pride that Paul Rowley is announced as the charities newest ambassador.

Speaking during his announcement, Paul Rowley said;

“Homelessness has no place in our great city region, and that’s why I’m proud to become an Ambassador for the Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

I’ve been inspired by what the charity has achieved since they launched, delivering incredible fundraising events and championing great initiatives to support people rough sleeping, experiencing homelessness, or worried about losing their home.”

No-one should be without a safe, secure place to call home. Everyone should have that dignity and that comfort.”

I know everyone at the club and our supporters will be ready to get behind this important cause. You can start by signing up to Greater Manchester’s biggest ever sponsored walk, Circle Home.”

Salford Red Devils are champion partners of this great event, and you can find a walk near you wherever you are in Greater Manchester, including right here in Salford.”

Together, we can end homelessness.”

Fran Darlington-Pollock, CEO of Salford Red Devils said;

“We’re so pleased to welcome Rowls as an ambassador for Greater Manchester Mayor’s Charity.

We know he shares in our belief that homelessness has no place here in Greater Manchester and with his advocacy and the support of everyone at Salford Red Devils, change really is possible.”

You can find out more about the charity at www.gmmayorscharity.org.uk, www.salfordreddevils.net/homelessness or purchase tickets for the game at www.salfordreddevils.net/ticketsgmmc

KING VUNIYAYAWA SIGNS NEW TWO-YEAR SALFORD RED DEVILS CONTRACT

We are delighted to announce King Vuniyayawa has signed a new two-year deal at Salford Red Devils.

The 28-year-old Fijian joins Shane Wright as the second forward to commit their long-term future to the club, penning terms until the end of 2025.

King joined the club from Leeds Rhinos in 2022 and has been an ever-present in Paul Rowley’s forward pack.

Before moving to England, the 28-year-old also made five appearances for NRL side, New Zealand Warriors and has represented Fiji at the recent Rugby League World Cup.

Twenty two appearances and two tries later, the metre-eater has signed a new deal and will want to play a major role in any success going forward.

In reaction to extending his stay, Vuniyayawa has said: “I am really excited to extend my stay here at Salford and looking forward to what we can build at this club in the future!”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley, has added: “It is great to retain the services of King and we look forward to helping him reach his potential in Salford colours.

“Retaining players like King is a good start to us building a competitive squad for next year and beyond!”

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease has also said: “It is great news we have been able to extend King’s contract until 2025.

“Ever since his debut, we have seen him develop immensely under the current coaching staff and I know he is well-respected by his teammates, and all the staff.

“I look forward to seeing the next step in his journey and I am delighted that will be in a Red Devils shirt!”

Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to congratulate King on his new deal!

SHANE WRIGHT SIGNS NEW THREE-YEAR SALFORD RED DEVILS CONTRACT

We are delighted to announce Shane Wright has penned a new three-year deal at Salford Red Devils, keeping him at the Club until 2026.

Wright joined the club from North Queensland Cowboys after making 41 NRL appearances and penned a two-year deal at the Salford Stadium.

Since then, the Aussie has made 24 appearances, scored six tries and become a vital part of Paul Rowley’s back row.

Unfortunately, Wright was caught on the wrong side of a tackle against St Helens and is likely to miss the remainder of 2023 with an ankle injury.

Before that, the 27-year-old was in flying form and picked-up the club’s April Player of the Month award, as voted by the supporters.

In reaction to extending his stay with the Red Devils, Wright said: “I am pumped to extend my time here at Salford.

“We have a good group at the moment and the club is heading in the right direction, which I am excited to continue being a part of!”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has added: “It is great news to keep Shane within the group. He is a young player with lots of potential, and all the drive and determination to reach it.

“He is a fantastic lad and really popular amongst the group. We are all delighted we get the pleasure of working alongside Shane going forward.”

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease also said: “It is a massive coup for the club to retain Shane’s services for the next three years.

“He is the ultimate professional, conducts himself with utter class and will no doubt play a major role in any future success this team has.

“His excellent form in 2023 was cut so cruelly short, but I know when he returns, it will be a massive boost for his teammates and the coaching staff!”

Everyone at Salford Red Devils would like to congratulate Shane on his new deal!

MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS WIGAN WARRIORS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 16)

It’s Armed Forces Appreciation Day at Salford Red Devils!

With musical entertainment, a military village and so much more going on at the Salford Stadium, there’s plenty to do for all the family.

All this acts as a backdrop to a mouth-watering Lancashire derby between Salford and Wigan Warriors in Round 16 of the Betfred Super League.

After elimination from the Betfred Challenge Cup last weekend, Paul Rowley’s side are looking to bounce back against one of the form teams of 2023.

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


SQUAD NEWS

There is one change from our Challenge Cup quarter-final squad.

Brodie Croft is not fit to feature in this one, so Ellis Longstaff replaces him in the 21-man, with Andy Ackers still missing due to concussion protocols.


LAFAI’S PREVIEW

Despite some injury concerns this week, it has been a huge boost to see Tim Lafai back to best.

The Samoan international made the Super League Dream Team last season and has been reminding people of his quality since returning from a calf injury.

Speaking to him after Captain’s run, the centre admitted he’s loved being back amongst it: “Yeah, it’s been a while, but it’s good to be back running with the boys again,” he began.

“I’ve definitely missed them on the sidelines and I’m slowly getting back into form. I’m forming some nice combinations with Stoney, Budge and Sneydy, so it’s going in the right direction!”

Catch our full chat on YouTube now by clicking below!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There’s so much going on at our family fun day.

To avoid any disruption entering the ground, we advise booking in advance. Click HERE to secure your place!

We’re aiming to break our record attendance of 7102 at the Salford Stadium and we are so close, so please tell your friends, tell your family, tell anyone to come down and enjoy everything on offer – there is something for everyone!

The activity kicks off from 11am, with the our Lancashire derby getting underway at 3pm!


CHRIS ATKIN PENS NEW TWO-YEAR SALFORD RED DEVILS CONTRACT

Salford Red Devils are delighted to reveal Chris Atkin has signed a new two-year contract, keeping him at the Club until 2025.

After securing the future of multiple key players in pre-season, tying down our number 14 is another crucial step towards achieving our goals.

Atkin signed for the Red Devils in 2020 and has since become a pivotal figure for the side in all competitions. His versatility during an injury-hit campaign has been vital and Head Coach, Paul Rowley has often highlighted the 30-year-old’s selflessness.

He has made 64 appearances in Red and White, scoring 12 tries and contributing heavily in all areas of the field.

Keeping a player of Atkin’s calibre at the club for the long-term is a huge boost for the side and he will undoubtedly play a big role in the team going forward.

Reacting to his new deal, Atkin has said: “Buzzing to have signed on for another two years. I am really excited to be a part of this club and to see how far we can go!”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley has added: “It is really positive news that the club continues to show growth and progression with the extended contract to Chris.

“He is an absolute pleasure to work with and such a valuable asset to our club.

“His contribution during my time here as been fantastic and I speak on behalf of the staff, and the team in saying we are all delighted that’s he’s chosen to continue his journey with Salford!”

Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease has also said: “As we continue to strengthen our 2024 squad and beyond, securing Chris’ signature for another two years is really pleasing.

“Chris has been outstanding for us since he came onboard in 2020. He has listened to his coaches, worked really hard on his game and his skill set – coupled with his field positional options – has become a real bonus for us.

“His loyalty, dedication to our cause and the way he just gets on with his job is a credit to himself and his family – he is an absolute pleasure to be around and work with!”

Everyone at the club would like to congratulate Chris on his new deal!

MATCH REPORT – LEEDS RHINOS 12-22 SALFORD RED DEVILS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 11)

Salford Red Devils recorded a fourth consecutive Betfred Super League victory, against Leeds Rhinos tonight.

Headingley is famously not a happy hunting ground for the Red Devils, but some potent attacking play and gritty defending has ensured Paul Rowley’s men remain in the top six – moving just four points off the top.

They almost made a flying start on two minutes when a neat passing sequence ended with Ryan Brierley stabbing a grubber kick into the right corner, but Rhys Williams was just out of touch upon grounding.

As was the case for a lot of the game, Leeds took control of possession for the next period of the game and really tested our defensive resolve.

We came out on top first time around, with a combination of Salford bodies forcing a knock-on and pushing us further up-field.

Brierley forced a goal-line drop out with a nice chase and even though Leeds did hold-out from the next set, Blake Austin’s attempted kick on the fourth tackle trickled out of touch.

Brodie Croft almost created an opening with a deft kick, but skipper, Kallum Watkins was pulled back by Blake Austin and the Leeds number six was sent to the sin bin.

After some persistent pressure and clever play with ball in hand, we finally broke the deadlock on 19 minutes.

A quick play-the-ball from Andy Ackers and nice hands on the right created the numbers for Williams to crash over in the corner – Sneyd added the extras to kick-off another reliable night with the boot.

One quickly became two with Sam Stone continuing to build-on some pre-international break momentum. Twisting and turning away from his man, the Aussie stretched out his right hand to place the ball just over the try line.

The 2022 Grand Finalist’s responded well, but to a man, we dug deep and kept out effort after effort on our line.

It did come at a price, however, with Brierley taking a blow to the eye and unable to play any further part in the match.

The hosts did strike just before half-time. Blake Austin made the initial dart and had Richie Myler in support to collect and stroll under the sticks.

HALF-TIME: Leeds Rhinos 6-12 Salford Red Devils

The second-half began with a real arm wrestle and both sides were conceding penalties aplenty.

After making good metres on one set, a bobbling kick by Sneyd was chased down well by Salford and the resulting drop-out was sent out of touch by Rhyse Martin.

Sneyd took the two and relieved a bit of pressure to extend our advantage.

Then, perhaps the biggest moment of the game was delivered by our reigning Man of Steel.

Croft sent what a looked like hard kick under the sticks, but it was inch-perfect for Ellis Longstaff – who had a fine game at centre – to slide over in front of the jubilant Salford end.

Our number seven converted and then added a further two points just minutes later when Leeds were penalised again just 20 metres out.

The Rhinos hit back via James Bentley when the ball ricocheted on the left and kept the game alive, but just like all season, the highlight of the remaining 20 minutes was our effort in defence.

There was some scramble and some shaky moments, but a collective effort saw the game out and earned a memorable victory.

FULL-TIME: Leeds Rhinos 12-22 Salford Red Devils

Photo credit: Steve McCormick

LEEDS RHINOS VS SALFORD RED DEVILS – TICKET INFORMATION

Missing us during the international break?

Paul Rowley’s Salford Red Devils will soon be back in action when they face Leeds Rhinos in Round 11 of the Betfred Super League.

There have been some major injury trouble at the start of 2023, but the entire squad have battled hard for six wins from the opening ten rounds.

Now sat in joint-fourth place, a tricky trip to Headingley awaits for the Red Devils. Rohan Smith’s side were Grand Finalists in 2022 and have started the current campaign with five wins.

Tickets for the game on Friday 5th May are on sale NOW. Click HERE to secure your place and welcome the boys back from the international break!

Prices for this particular fixture is as follows:

TICKET PRICESADULTCONCESSIONS* (Senior Citizens 65 & over, Students, U21s (17-20) and disabled – wheelchair and ambulant**)JUNIOR MEMBERS (16 and under)JUNIOR NON-MEMBERS (16 and under)
WESTERN TERRACE£27£19£15£15
NORTH STAND SEATS£35£28£23£23

*Valid ID required for all concessions – please bring it along on match day.

**Disabled purchasers are entitled to a free companion ticket upon production of companion allowance entitlement letter. Please contact Leeds Rhinos directly to book these tickets; contact 0371 423 1315 or email tickets@therhinos.co.uk to do so.

Please note: Under 5’s do not require a ticket for the standing areas. In the seated area, they will require a ticket, and this is priced at £8.

If supporters wish to bring any musical instruments or flags to Headingley Stadium, please contact: sian.jones@therhinos.co.uk with a full description and including proof flags have a fire certificate.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Salford Red Devils receive commission on all tickets pre-purchased from Salford Stadium and nothing from on the day sales, so we urge you to buy your tickets from us direct.

SALFORD RED DEVILS TO HOST HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS IN ROUND SIX OF THE CHALLENGE CUP

Salford Red Devils will host Huddersfield Giants in Round 6 of the Betfred Challenge Cup.

Round Six ties will take place over the weekend of 19-21 May. Broadcasting arrangements, alongside the fixture date and time, will be confirmed in due course.

Familiar faces will be returning to the Salford Stadium, with a mouthwatering clash expected for spot in the quarter-final of such a prestigious competition.

The two sides have already met in 2023, with Ian Watson’s Giants taking the spoils in Round 7 of the Betfred Super League.

Shane Wright, Matt Costello and Kallum Watkins all scored tries in a 16-26 defeat, but since that game, Paul Rowley’s side have picked up three Super League victories on the bounce.

All ticket information will be confirmed very soon!

MATCH PREVIEW – SALFORD RED DEVILS VS CASTLEFORD TIGERS (BETFRED SUPER LEAGUE ROUND 9)

After Rivals Round success against Leigh Leopards, attentions have firmly switched to another crucial Betfred Super League clash versus Castleford Tigers.

Paul Rowley’s side were made to work hard for the two points, but after back-to-back defeats, it was crucial the Red Devils got back on track.

Ken Sio, Sam Stone, Brodie Croft and Tyler Dupree were all on the scoresheet, with Salford edging a thrilling contest 20-22.

Today’s mouthwatering meeting – live on Sky Sports – sees us face a Castleford Tigers side, buoyed by victory against Wakefield Trinity last Thursday.

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


SQUAD NEWS

After winning returns for Andy Ackers and Joe Burgess last week, the squad was boosted even further this week with the the return of Oliver Partington.

Our number 13 has been out for an extended period of time with a knee injury, but after re-joining full training for over a week now, he is raring to go against Andy Last’s side.

Other than Partington’s inclusion, the squad is identical to Rivals Round, so Rowley and his coaching staff will be hoping to build a steady side in the next few weeks.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Earlier this week, our Head Coach faced the press to discuss a multitude of different topics.

The return of Partington was – of course – on the agenda, but Rowley also gave his thoughts on the upcoming international break, Chris Atkin’s versatility and how he expects Castleford to cause us problems on Thursday.

Rowley began: “I think they will come here as all teams do and have a real dig. They obviously had a close encounter against Catalans, then got a good confidence-boosting win against Wakefield Trinity.

“So, what I always feel about Castleford is that they’ve got some really good rugby players – people like Paul McShane, in particular.

“Gaz Widdop is there now, Jacob Miller – they’re good footballers, they can read a game really well and they understand it. So they’ll pose some challenges and it’ll be a tough game.”

To watch the press conference in full, please click HERE.


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.


TYLER DUPREE WINS MARCH PLAYER OF THE MONTH

Tyler Dupree has been voted Salford Red Devils’ Player of the Month for March.

It may come as no surprise that our number 16 has scooped the award after a stellar month in Red and White. However, he did fight off competition from fellow teammates, Ryan Brierley, Marc Sneyd and Kallum Watkins.

His incredible month started at the Halliwell Jones Stadium, where his running power and tackle bursts caused Warrington Wolves a whole heap of problems – including an incredible show and go on halfway.

Despite Wire’s second-half comeback, Dupree received some worthy praise and carried that form into our next Betfred Super League game against Hull FC. In a 14-60 demolition, he bumped off multiple FC defenders to crash over under the sticks for his first of the season.

He was dominant in our next encounter against Wakefield Trinity, where Marc Sneyd’s drop-goal earned Salford two points. And despite defeat at the DW Stadium a week later, Dupree was – again – excelling at prop.

In reaction to winning the award, Dupree said: “I’m buzzing to be given Player of the Month and I am grateful to everyone that voted!”

Got a question for Tyler? Head to our social channels to ask it and you may be featured in one of our upcoming videos.

A huge congratulations to Tyler for the award!

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