CEO and Coach enjoy dinner with Salford legends

Red Devils CEO Ian Blease and Head Coach Ian Watson enjoyed dinner with Salford legends Graham Jones, Jack Brennan, Hugh Duffy and John Cheshire.

The quartet joined Ian Blease and Ian Watson at Alberts Restaurant in Worsley and traded stories from their time at Salford as well as having a meal and presenting each other with commemorative plates. Red Devils CEO Ian Blease invited the former Salford players to our final game of the season against St Helens on Thursday 21st September.

CEO Ian Blease said: “These men are legends not only of Salford rugby league – but rugby league in general.

“It was really enjoyable and eye-opening to hear stories from these Salford icons and, as a club, we think it’s important we keep people like this involved with the club.”

Jack Brennan made 317 appearances for the Salford between 1959 and 1970 scoring 70 tries from half-back. Brennan was installed as captain of the Red Devils and featured in their 1969 Wembley defeat to Castleford in the Challenge Cup final.

John Cheshire signed for Salford in 1955 after switching codes from Cross Keys R.U. club. Cheshire featured for Salford 255 times crossing for 43 tries and his consistent performances earned him an International call-up for the Welsh National team as they faced France in 1959.

Graham Jones also featured for the Welsh National side in the same game as Cheshire while they were teammates at Salford. The half-back was another star for the Red Devils throughout the 1950’s.

Hugh Duffy had already earned an appearance for Scotland Rugby Union before signing for Salford. He was unfortunate never to make an international appearance in Rugby League but did feature for an R.L XIII against New Zealand before testing himself against Kiwi and Australian tourists for the Red Devils. The loose-forward scored over 50 tries in 241 games for Salford.

Tickets are available for our final home game of the 2017 season and can be purchased over the phone, at the club ticket office or online via the club website here. Season Ticket holders are reminded that their season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home games but our encourage to look at our hospitality deal offered to them for our final home game vs Saints.