Paul Rowley has named his starting line-up for tonight’s Betfred Challenge Cup action.

Salford Red Devils have travelled to East Hull, where Willie Peters’ KR stand in the way of progression to the quarter-final.

The two sides have already met on one occasion so far this season, with some Marc Sneyd brilliance powering Salford to a 17-10 home victory.

Ethan Ryan will make his first start for the Red Devils tonight, on familiar territory, with Deon Cross keeping his spot on the opposite wing.

After sitting out last week due to concussion protocols, Cade Cust is back in the halves to partner Sneyd.

Gil Dudson also makes his first start for the club since his loan move from Warrington Wolves, while Jack Ormondroyd has recovered from illness to come in at prop.

Joe Shorrocks continues at loose-forward, but competition for places will be ramped up by the return of Ollie Partington, who is on tonight’s interchange bench.

The 18th man is Joe Mellor, who has recovered from a muscle injury.


Paul Rowley is forced to make mass changes to his starting line-up this evening.

After a memorable win against St Helens at the Totally Wicked Stadium, his team have come out the other side battered and bruised.

Cade Cust, who failed a HIA late during the first-half last Friday, is replaced by Chris Atkin at stand-off.

An unfortunate injury to Chris Hankinson has forced a change on the wing. David Nofoaluma, our exciting new addition, will make his first appearance at the Salford Community Stadium.

Two more changes at prop sees King Vuniyayawa return to the starting pack, with Andrew Dixon coming into the team after Brad Singleton’s knee injury.

Jack Ormondroyd, a regular starter in 2024, has been ill during the week and is unavailable for this one.

There’s also some youth in the match day squad, with Matty Foster joining the more experienced Shane Wright and Gil Dudson, recently brought in on loan from Warrington Wolves, on the interchange bench.

There’s also a spot for Ethan Ryan, who is in line to make his debut for Salford Red Devils.

Dudson – a huge fans favourite during his previous stint at the club – is also set to make his second debut for the club.

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19 Man Squad vs Catalans Dragons

The Salford Red Devils team set off to Perpignan this morning and Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19 Man Squad to face Catalans Dragons this Saturday 23rd April, KO 5pm.
After returning from injury in the Round 5 Challenge Cup game win against Hunslet Hawks, Weller Hauraki is set to make his first Super League appearance of 2016.
Rested players, Justin Carney, Mark Flanagan, Logan Tomkins, Craig Kopczak, George Griffin and Ben Murdoch-Masila all return to the squad to face the Dragons.
19 Man Squad in full –

Justin Carney

Michael Dobson

Niall Evalds

Mark Flanagan

George Griffin

Josh Griffin

Weller Hauraki

Josh Jones

Craig Kopczak

Olsi Krasniqi

Ryan Lannon

Rob Lui

Ben Murdoch-Masila

Gareth O’Brien

Junior Sa’u

Logan Tomkins
Adam Walne
Jordan Walne

Josh Wood

If you’re not heading to the South of France this weekend you can catch all the action on Sky Sports 2 on Saturday at 5pm.

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