Kriss Brining | “It’s really good and I’m enjoying it”

Last night Salford Red Devils hooker Kriss Brining conducted the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup third round draw alongside St Helens’ Alex Walmsley live on the BBC Sport website
Brining drew his former team York away at Askam ARLFC in a tie which will be played on the weekend of the 24th/25th February.
Speaking on BBC Sport’s website to Dave Woods, Brining said: “Yeah, I came through the York City Knights system and played there from when I was about thirteen.
“I was similar to Alex [Walmsley] I went to uni and got a degree and then was lucky enough to get picked up.
“I don’t think they’ll be happy I’ve drawn them away but I think they’ll be happy enough with the tie and hopefully they can get through to the next round.”
York City Knights will be looking to push for promotion to the Betfred Championship this season and begin their campaign with a massive game as they host Bradford Bulls.
“I think Bradford have sold quite a few I’ve seen on Twitter and other social media and I think there really looking for a big crowd so good luck to them.
“They’ve signed really well in the off-season and you know James Ford’s put a real good squad together.”
Brining has missed the start of the season with a small knock but is confident he’ll continue to develop after a fantastic debut season in the Betfred Super League.
Brining said: “I was happy with last year and got a lot of learning to do still but yeah it’s really good and I’m enjoying it.”

Kriss Brining nominated for Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year

Salford Red Devils’ Kriss Brining has been nominated for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year, as published in today’s League Express.
Brining has impressed this season for the Red Devils since signing from League One side York City Knights. The hooker has made 21 appearances for Salford in all competitions scoring four times while making a continuous impact as an interchange acting half-back.
Brining is looking to become the first Salford player to win the award, which is for players with less than 10 Super League appearances to their name before the start of the season.
He said: “Obviously, I’m delighted to be nominated for the award and it’s come following a relatively good season for me personally. It’s been a big step up since moving from York but I’m really enjoying it here at Salford.
“Results haven’t been going our way as of late but it’s still nice to get put forward for an award for my contributions to Salford’s season.
“There’s a lot of good young players on the shortlist who’ve all impressed this season so to be named among these other players is pleasing.
“I just want to finish the season strongly and hopefully help the lads get a few wins before the end of September.”
Kriss is on an eight-man shortlist along with Tom Davies (Wigan), Regan Grace (Saints), Liam Marshall (Wigan), Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield), Danny Richardson (Saints), Danny Walker (Widnes) and Jack Walker (Leeds).
League Express Editor Martyn Sadler said: “All Rugby League supporters like to see the emergence of young stars in our sport and we are delighted to encourage the development of young players who are new in Super League by giving a medal whose prestige can be seen from the list of former winners.”
Previous winners of the award are Luke Burgess (2008), Sam Tomkins (2009), Liam Watts (2010), Jermaine McGillvary (2011), John Bateman (2012), Tom Lineham (2013), Joe Burgess (2014), Andre Savelio (2015), Max Jowitt (2016).

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