Category: Rugby

2022 Play-off Eliminator Ticket Information

Salford Red Devils face Huddersfield Giants in the second Betfred Super League play-off eliminator on Saturday afternoon.

After such an outstanding campaign, Paul Rowley’s side have booked their spot in the top six and are certainly a team to fear for the rest of the pack. Playing such free-flowing and exciting rugby, fans and pundits alike have pitched the Red Devils as a real underdog.

In the previous meeting between the two sides, Salford ground out a 33-16 victory in the baking AJ Bell Stadium sun and all but secured their spot in the play-offs.

Ticket Information:

Available until Wednesday 7th September: season ticket discount is available from the stadium or online through your network account. Each person will need to be a season ticket holder to qualify for the discount.

Can’t make it to the stadium before 4pm on Wednesday? Log in to your member area and book your tickets online to qualify for the season ticket discount before midnight on Wednesday.

You can collect your pre-purchased tickets from 1pm until 8pm Thursday or from 10am until 3pm on Friday. Orders cannot be placed after 3pm on Friday. Tickets bought on match-day from John Smith’s Stadium are cash only and from the turnstiles, not the ticket office. We strongly advice to purchase your tickets from the AJ Bell Stadium before travelling.

Due to postal service strikes, tickets are for collection from the stadium only.

John Smith’s Stadium – Saturday 10th Sep KO 1PM

Season Ticket Holders (available until Wednesday 7th September):

Adult: £16

65+: £9

U17: £1

U5: FREE

Non-season ticket holder: £21

Adult: £21

65+: £16

U17: £5

u5: FREE

Matchday – Away fans cash at the turnstiles only):

Adult: £25

65+: £20

U17: £10

U5: FREE

 

AJ Bell Ticket Office Opening Times:

Betfred Super League Dream Team unveiled

Betfred Super League Dream Team unveiled

As the curtain comes down at the end of another pulsating Betfred Super League regular season, the Dream Team, as voted for by the Man of Steel panellists, has been unveiled. This year’s line-up includes six debutants as well as five players who have retained their place from 2021’s Dream Team. Super League’s top try scorer in 2022 Bevan French joins teammates Liam Farrell and the ever-exciting Jai Field, who takes the Full Back position with his debut appearance. Amongst the other debutants are Salford Red Devils duo, Brodie Croft and Tim Lafai whose talents have helped Salford reach the Play-Offs and give them another tilt at reaching the Grand Final at Old Trafford.

James Roby, who recently announced he would play on in 2023, returns to Hooker for the first time since 2018. This marks Roby’s seventh appearance in the Dream Team and puts him joint second on the all-time Dream Team appearance list, with Andy Farrell, Keiron Cunningham and Sean O’Loughlin.

Roby is joined in the team by three of his League Leaders’ Shield winning St Helens side including Morgan Knowles at oose Forward position for an impressive fourth consecutive year.

Man of Steel Panellist, and member of the 1999 Dream Team, Barrie McDermott said: “Being on the Man of Steel panel and working for Sky Sports means I’ve had the opportunity to watch these fantastic athletes showing some amazing skills week-in-week-out throughout the season.

“Seeing five players retain their place in the team from 2021 shows the talent and consistency on display in Super League. A special mention must go to Morgan Knowles who is quickly making the loose forward position after a fourth straight pick in the team.

“It’s fantastic to see that Mikolaj Oledzki is developing into a first class forward and challenges his peers every week. He has been an imposing presence for his club all year and a debut appearance is very deserved.

“Alongside the familiar faces it is great to see new talent rewarded with a place in the team and all six debutants this season should all be very proud to join the Dream Team list.”

Betfred Super League Dream Team 2022

With Dream Team heritage number:

  1. Jai Field, Wigan Warriors (200)
  2. Bevan French, Wigan Warriors (186)
  3. Tim Lafai, Salford Red Devils (194)
  4. Shaun Kenny-Dowall, Hull KR (201)
  5. Ken Sio, Salford Red Devils (194)
  6. Jack Welsby, St Helens (195)
  7. Brodie Croft, Salford Red Devils (203)
  8. Alex Walmsley, St Helens (148)
  9. James Roby, St Helens (94)
  10. Mikolaj Oledzki, Leeds Rhinos (204)
  11. Chris McQueen, Huddersfield Giants (205)
  12. Liam Farrell, Wigan Warriors (150)
  13. Morgan Knowles, St Helens (185)

Photos from the media event on Sunday 4th September at the AJ Bell Stadium on this link.

£10 Adult Tickets and Kids Go Free* (T&C apply)

Kids Go Free & Adults £10 Offer

Round 23 is an exciting fixture as Huddersfield Giants come to Salford for the first time this season. We’re using this game as a fantastic opportunity to encourage more people to come and give rugby league a ‘try’! For this special event, tickets are available for the East Stand at the AJ Bell Stadium at the following prices: Adults £10 each (age 17+), 16 and under go free*. Everyone needs a ticket so please collect from the stadium ticket office or you can order online. Online incurs a booking fee and tickets bought on the day of the match also incur a £1.50 booking fee.

Terms & Conditions

  1. Kids go free with a paying adult. Kids go free tickets have a £1.50 booking fee if collecting on the match day. Book online or collect from the stadium before the day of the match.
  2. Children must be accompanied by an adult. Unaccompanied children will be refused entry.
  3. The £10 adult tickets and kids go free tickets are limited to the East Stand only.
  4. Tickets are non-transferrable or refundable while stocks last.
  5. Tickets are only available for 2022 Round 23 Salford V Huddersfield on Saturday 13th August 2022.
  6. Cannot be used in conjunction with any other offer.
  7. Salford Red Devils reserve the right to remove this offer at any time.
  8. By purchasing a ticket you agree to these terms and conditions.

MATCH REPORT | CASTLEFORD TIGERS 29-18 SALFORD RED DEVILS | SATURDAY 4TH SEPTEMBER 2021

A quite depleted Salford Red Devils side fell to a 29-18 defeat against Castleford Tigers at St James’ Park this afternoon, in the 2021 Dacia Magic Weekend opener.

After Andy Ackers and Jack Ormondroyd picked up knocks in Monday’s victory over Hull FC, Salford went into today’s fixture with an injury list in double figures, with Harvey Livett also pulling out in the warm-up with a calf injury.

Paul McShane put Cas ahead after 10 minutes, fainting a pass to open up the Salford defence and free up some space for him to power through.

Salford responded four minutes later through Ken Sio down the right, Tui Lolohea drawing a number of Cas players in before feeding Super League’s leading try scorer to cut inside and go over.

The Tigers took the lead once more four minutes later, McShane involved again as the number 9 fed Daniel Smith, who rolled his shoulders and crashed over to the left of the sticks.

In the 25th minute, quick hands down the left set Joe Burgess up to stroll over in the corner and get Salford back in the contest.

Oliver Holmes powered over shortly before the interval however, meaning Daryl Powell’s men went into the break with a small lead.

Halftime: Castleford Tigers 16-12 Salford Red Devils

The Tigers were first on the scoreboard once more in the second half, former Red Devil Jordan Turner going over down the left.

Two minutes before the hour mark, Ata Hingano picked up his first Salford try, throwing a dummy pass and wriggling over to the left of the sticks after repeat sets broke down the Cas defence.

Peter Mata’utia secured the win for Castleford with seven minutes to go, worming his way through a gap in the Salford line to end any hopes of a comeback for the Red Devils.

Turner added another point to the Tigers’ lead just before the final hooter with a drop-goal.

Salford’s next game comes on Saturday 11th September, kick-off 3pm, against Warrington Wolves. Tickets are on sale HERE.

Fulltime: Castleford Tigers 29-18 Salford Red Devils

Castleford Tigers: Evalds, Olpherts, Blair, Shenton, Clare, Mata’utia, Turner, Griffin, McShane, Smith, Sene-Leffao, Holmes, Milner, Foster, Hepi, Matagi.

Castleford tries: McShane, Smith, Holmes, Turner, Mata’utia

Castleford goals: Mata’utia (4/5)

Salford tries: Sio, Burgess, Hingano

Salford goals: Inu (3/3)

Referee: Chris Kendall

Image credit: Steve McCormick

MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 42-14 HULL FC | MONDAY 30TH AUGUST 2021

Four tries and a Man of the Match performance this afternoon in Round 22 of the Betfred Super League, helped Salford Red Devils breeze past Hull FC 42-14.

Marshall’s men were up against tough competition in what was their third game in only 8 days, but a dominant second half display ensured that the Red Devils responded well to their last two Super League defeats.

It was the visitors who took the lead however, Ligi Sao darting through a gap to ground the ball behind the sticks after four minutes.

Salford responded in the 13th minute after repeat sets wore the Hull FC defence down, allowing Ken Sio to go over in the right corner.

The visitors went back in front in the 25th minute through a Marc Sneyd penalty-goal, after Salford were penalised for a high tackle.

Four minutes before halftime, Ken Sio picked up his second try of the afternoon through a well-worked effort from Dan Sarginson on the left flank to find the number 2, who was out wide down the right, with a kick that Sio collected before slicing the Hull defence with a grubber kick and getting onto the end of it.

Halftime: Salford Red Devils 12-8 Hull FC

The Black and Whites struck first again in the second half, taking the lead once more but this time through Danny Houghton, who was first to a Sneyd grubber kick behind the posts.

Just before the hour mark, Tui Lolohea earned Salford a set restart metres out from FC’s try-line, and Chris Atkin caught the visitors napping and scurried over from dummy half.

In the 67th minute, Salford struck again. Joe Burgess was first to a high kick in the in-goal area and batted the ball back, on the last, for Harvey Livett to collect and ground to the left of the sticks.

Minutes later, Burgess scored a try of his own, darting down the left wing after quick hands from the Red Devils to work the ball out wide created a route to the try-line for our number 5.

Sio completed his hat-trick two minutes later, catching a looping ball from Tui L0lohea before cutting back inside and powering through two Hull FC players to score down the right.

Three clearly was not enough though for Sio, who rounded off a fantastic performance with a length-of-the-field try just before the hooter.

Today’s result puts Salford in good stead for our Dacia Magic Weekend clash with Castleford Tigers this Saturday, with tickets available HERE.

Fulltime: Salford Red Devils 42-14 Hull FC

Salford Red Devils: Escare, Sio, Inu, Sarginson, Burgess, Lolohea, Hingano, Ormondroyd, Johnson, Robson, Burke, Luckley, Roberts, Lannon, Addy.

Salford tries: Sio (4) Atkin, Livett, Burgess.

Salford goals: Inu (7/7)

Hull FC tries: Sao, Houghton

Hull FC goals: Sneyd (3/3)

Referee: S. Mikalauskas

Image credit: Steve McCormick

MATCH REPORT | LEIGH CENTURIONS 32-22 SALFORD RED DEVILS | SUNDAY 22ND AUGUST 2021

Despite leading twice at Leigh Sports Village, Salford Red Devils went home empty-handed following their 32-22 defeat to Leigh Centurions in tonight’s Rivals Round clash.

Salford took the lead after two minutes through Rhys Williams, who strolled over down the left after a looping pass from Tui Lolohea put him in.

Joe Mellor got the hosts on the scoreboard in the 19th minute after getting onto the end of his own grubber kick to ground the ball between the sticks.

Leigh then worked the ball right in the 23rd minute, stretching Salford’s defence enough for Keanan Brand to slot through a gap and score.

On the half-hour mark, Harvey Livett slid over in the left corner for Salford, but two successful penalty conversions in the first forty from Craig Mullen added that extra cushion to the Centurions’ lead at the break.

Halftime: Leigh Centurions 14-10 Salford Red Devils

Salford were first on the scoreboard once more in the second forty. After a set restart metres out from Leigh’s try-line and three attempts to go over, Ken Sio managed to ground the ball in the right corner in the 46th minute.

The Red Devils’ lead was erased six minutes later, following a successful penalty conversion from Mullen, who went on to score another three before the final hooter.

Six minutes from time, Liam Hood dived over to the left of the sticks for Leigh, and Adam Sidlow crashed over three minutes later for the home side.

Sio picked up a late consolation try just before the final hooter, crashing over to the right of the sticks.

Fulltime: Leigh Centurions 32-22 Salford Red Devils

Leigh Centurions: Brand, Elliot, Stone, Thornley, Mullen, Bell, Mellor, Ashworth, Eaves, Sidlow, Hellewell, Foster, Gerrard, Hood, Butler, Ioane, Haggerty.

Leigh tries: Mellor, Brand, Hood, Sidlow

Leigh goals: Mullen (8/9)

Salford Red Devils: Lolohea, Sio, Inu, Sarginson, Williams, Hingano, Brown, Johnson, Ackers, Ormondroyd, Livett, Greenwood, Addy, Norman, Taylor, Lannon, Burke.

Salford tries: Williams, Livett, Sio (2)

Salford goals: Inu (3/5)

Referee: Marcus Griffiths

Image credit: Steve McCormick

MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 18-12 HUDDERSFIELD GIANTS | FRIDAY 13TH AUGUST 2021

On a day marked as unlucky for some, Salford Red Devils pulled off a brilliant victory over Ian Watson’s Huddersfield Giants to secure the double over the West Yorkshire side this year in the Betfred Super League.

Marshall’s men gave skipper Lee Mossop the send-off he rightfully deserved, coming from behind to win through a resilient and determined performance.

The visitors took a marginal lead early on after Salford conceded a penalty –  young Will Pryce converting for the Giants.

Matty English then picked up the first try of the evening, spotting a gap and powering over to the right of the sticks to extend Huddersfield’s lead.

With three minutes to go before halftime, Krisnan Inu intercepted a pass and fed Rhys Williams, who ran the entire length of the field to put Salford back in the game at the interval.

Halftime: Salford Red Devils 6-8 Huddersfield Giants

Salford started the second forty a lot better than they did the first, taking the lead for the first time through Tui Lolohea, who darted through a gap in the Giants line and grounded it in the right corner.

Another Giants penalty five minutes later, successfully converted by Pryce once more, levelled the scoring at 10-10, after Inu missed the conversion following Lolohea’s try.

Giants then took back control of the arm wrestle in the 55th minute through another penalty goal – Pryce with the boot 0nce more.

However, a bit of magic from Man of the Match Andy Ackers three minutes later, put Salford back in front. The hooker sent a neat grubber kick behind the sticks that prop Jack Ormondroyd got a hand to in front of the booming south stand.

With 17 minutes to go, Salford earned a penalty after a high tackle from the Giants defence and the Red Devils opted for the two – Inu slotting it over to extend his side’s lead.

Despite a late bust up that saw Greg Burke and Leroy Cudjoe see yellow, Salford’s defence held on to make it three Super League wins in a row against the Giants.

Fulltime: Salford Red Devils 18-12 Huddersfield Giants

Salford Red Devils: Lolohea, Williams, Inu, Costello, Burgess, Atkin, Brown, Johnson, Ackers, Ormondroyd, Livett, Greenwood, Burke, Luckley, Norman, Addy, Robson.

Huddersfield Giants: Golding, Leutele, Wardle, Cudjoe, Senior, Senior, Cogger, Pryce, Trout, Peats, Wilson, Greenwood, Jones, Yates, English, Hewitt. Peteru, Wood.

Salford tries: Williams, Lolohea, Ormondroyd

Salford goals: Inu (3/4)

Huddersfield tries: English

Huddersfield goals: Pryce (5/5)

Referee: Chris Kendall

Image credit: Steve McCormick

MATCH REPORT | LEEDS RHINOS 38-16 SALFORD RED DEVILS | FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2021

Despite a positive end to the game for Marshall’s men, Salford Red Devils fell to a 38-16 defeat away to Leeds Rhinos tonight in Round 15 of the Betfred Super League.

Three tries in the first forty from the hosts made it 20-0 at the break, and although the Red Devils responded in the second half, they could not quite hold off the Leeds attack.

Harry Newman was first on the scoreboard after seven minutes, going over in the left corner after some quick hands from Leeds’ left edge.

The hosts exploited Salford’s right edge again minutes later but this time it was Kruise Leeming who grounded the ball down the left.

Leeds received a penalty in the 23rd minute after Seb Ikahihifo was penalised for a dangerous tackle, and the Rhinos opted for the two – Rhyse Martin converting.

Leeming doubled his try tally just after the half-hour mark, strolling over behind the sticks.

Halftime: Leeds Rhinos 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Salford started the second forty a lot better than they started the first, getting themselves on the scoreboard in the 47th minute after Morgan Escare fed Ken Sio to dive over down the right wing.

Minutes later, poor discipline punished Salford again after Lolohea and Ikahihifo both were sin-binned.

The next ten minutes saw Callum Mclelland and King Vuniyayawa score for Leeds, before the Red Devils were back on the scoreboard once more.

Sio ran almost the entire length of the field but a pursuing wave of Leeds players meant he was forced to kick the ball into the direction of Lolohea, who was first to the loose ball to go over in the right corner.

Leeds captain Matt Prior scurried over the line to the left of the sticks in the 74th minute but it was Salford who scored the last try of the evening, Inu powering over. Richard Myler saw yellow with three minutes to go, but he and his teammates took the two points at the final hooter.

Fulltime: Leeds Rhinos 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Leeds Rhinos: Myler, Briscoe, Hurrell, Newman, Handley, Sutcliffe, Mclelland, Prior, Leeming, Vuniyayawa, Mellor, Martin, O’Connor, Dwyer, Briscoe, Donaldson, Smith, Agar.

Leeds tries: Newman, Leeming (2), Mclelland, Vuniyayawa, Prior

Leeds goals: Martin (6/7)

Salford Red Devils: Escare, Sio, Inu, Livett, Williams, Lolohea, Atkin, Mossop, Ackers, Ormondroyd, Wells, Pauli, Lannon, Hingano, Ikahihifo, Luckley, Roberts.

Salford tries: Sio, Lolohea, Inu

Salford goals: Inu (2/3)

Referee: Ben Thaler

Image credit: Steve McCormick

RED DEVILS’ ACADEMY SLAY WOLVES IN THEIR OWN DEN

Salford Red Devils Academy team carried on exactly from where they left off last week, for having seen off the Wales Academy, in front of the first actual crowd of spectators, at the A J Bell Stadium, seven days ago, they travelled to Warrington to take on Super League opposition, in the form of the Wolves.

For those who had been fortunate enough to witness the young Red Devils in that dummy run for the opening up of the stadium, last week, there might have been those who expected them to find life considerably more difficult against such renowned opposition.  Nothing could have been further from the truth, and as if to underline the point, the Salford lads racked up what must be something of a record score against a Warrington side, at this level.

The game was barely a few minutes old when the visitors crossed for the first of their tries, courtesy second rower, Jack Kenway, with Jack Stevens adding on the extras.  Within minutes, the score board was in operation again when Michael Los cut through to take the tally into double figures, and it was not long before a second unconverted try was secured by Ben Wharton, taking the score to 0-14.

Jack Kenway, who, unfortunately, had hit the post with his first conversion attempt from Wharton’s try, was on target with his next attempt from in front of the posts, following scrum half, jack Stevens’s individual effort, bringing their points to twenty, in almost as many minutes.

It had been an incredible start to the game by the Red Devils who looked as though they could score whenever they wished to do so.  The platform was undoubtedly laid by the forwards, who ran with such determination and conviction, that it had the Warrington defensive line absolutely reeling.  Add to that a couple of extremely clever half backs, and the spine completed with equally effective fullback and hooker, and virtually one-way traffic was the result.

The only blots on their copybook came with two separate lapses of concentration.  The interception of a Salford pass, some twenty-five metres from their own line, saw the Wolves capitalise with a try of their own, totally against the run of the play to bring the score to 4-14.

A second Warrington try came later in the half, when the right edge defence failed to slide across towards the touchline despite calls from teammates to do so, and a gap large enough for the home attack to exploit saw them double their score.

It was, nevertheless, Salford who finished the half with two further scores to put themselves comfortably in control, 8-30, at half time.

That comfort might have been just a little too much so, as things began to unfold in the second half.  As one might have expected, the home side used the interval to regroup, and they returned to the fray with much greater determination than they had been able to muster in the opening forty minutes.  In the face of this, and coupled with one or two changes of personnel, the Salford side began to lose their way a little.

The absolutely clinical way in which they had put away every clear-cut opportunity was suddenly missing, and they also began to lose a little composure, possibly as a result of frustration, and, after a period with each side vying for superiority, it was Warrington who broke the deadlock, though still without the extras from a conversion which might, otherwise, have caused some rather greater concern in the Red Devils’ ranks.

A return to basics and the hard graft of the early stages of the first half was called for, and this gradually rebuilt the composure and confidence needed.  The final period belonged totally to the Reds, and they exploited it to the full, with tries coming thick and fast to keep the scoreboard turning over, right up to the final whistle.

SALFORD SCORERS

TRIES:  Jack Kenway (2), Mike Los (2), Ben Wharton, Jack Stevens, Alec Walton, Charlie McManus, Lucas Prescott

GOALS:  Jack Kenway (8)

SALFORD TEAM:

Morgan Kelly, Clifford Howard, Michael Loss, Ben Wharton, Alec Walton, Charlie McManus, Jack Stevens, Kal Barker, Owen Turner, Tom Hunter, Lucas Prescott, Jack Kenway, Josh Connolly

REPLACEMENTS:

Billy Wadeson, Callum Hughes, Lucas Coan, Nathan Connell

MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 16-17 WIGAN WARRIORS | SATURDAY 22ND MAY 2021

A Jackson Hastings drop-goal was the difference this afternoon as Salford Red Devils fell to a 16-17 defeat against Wigan Warriors.

After taking the lead and going into the interval four points ahead in front of a busy AJ Bell Stadium, the visitors brought it back in the second forty and clinched the victory three minutes from time.

Marshall’s men took the lead inside 10 minutes through Harvey Livett, who pulled off a clever interception and ran almost the length of the field, grounding the ball towards the left of the sticks and leaving Hastings sprawled on the field.

Livett missed the conversion but did add another two to Salford’s lead four minutes later after Salford opted to take the two after they were awarded a penalty in front of the sticks.

Five minutes later however, Brad Singleton put Wigan on the scoreboard, stretching out to ground the ball in front of the Salford fans.

Salford took the lead again in the 25th minute through Jack Wells, who powered through the middle of the Wigan line to score his first try for the Red Devils just seconds after coming on.

Four minutes before the break, Harry Smith broke the line down the right, cut back in towards the centre and fed Farrell to ground the ball down the left. A missed conversion from the Warriors followed by another successful Salford penalty goal from Livett, gave the Red Devils a four-point cushion at the break.

Halftime: Salford Red Devils 14-10 Wigan Warriors

It took until just before the hour mark before the scoreline was altered and it was Livett again who converted another penalty goal to extend Salford’s lead.

Singleton doubled his try tally for the afternoon in the 65th minute, powering over to the right of the sticks this time.

Morgan Escare attempted a drop-goal five minutes later which was charged down by Singleton and it was former Red Devil, Hastings, who clinched the victory for the Warriors in the 77th minute after his drop-goal was successful.

Salford welcome Warrington Wolves in Round 8 of the Betfred Super League next Thursday.

Fulltime: Salford Red Devils 16-17 Wigan Warriors

Salford Red Devils: Escare, Sio, Watkins, L;ivett, Williams, Lolohea, Patton, Ikahihifo, Addy, Burke, Lannon, Pauli, Taylor, Atkin, Lussick, Ormondroyd, Wells.

Salford tries: Livett, Wells

Salford goals: Livett (4/5)

Wigan Warriors: French, Manfredi, Shorrocks, Bibby, Hardaker, Smith, Hastings, Singleton, Powell, Havard, Bateman, Farrell, Partington, Bullock, Byrne, Clark, Pearce-Paul.

Wigan tries: Singleton (2/2), Farrell

Referee: James Child

Image credit: Steve McCormick