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Match preview | Warrington Wolves V Salford Red Devils | Friday 19th April

It’s back to the Betfred Super League this Easter Weekend as Salford Red Devils travel to the Halliwell Jones Stadium to face Warrington Wolves this Good Friday.

Last time out

Following an impressive performance in their Coral Challenge Cup match against Rochdale Hornets last Friday, Salford will be fighting back in the Super League in tomorrow’s match against The Wire.
Salford were unstoppable in their 76-6 victory conceding just one try to Rochdale, in contrast to the 13 tries scored for the Red Devils.
With Greg Burke winning his first try of the season in the third minute of the game and Niall Evalds going over four times for Salford, Ian Watson’s squad displayed impressive defensive and attacking positions throughout the game.
Gil Dudson, Ed Chamberlain, Logan Tomkins, Jake Bibby (2), George Griffin, Rob Lui and Krisnan Inu were also on the scoresheet, with Shaun Ainscough scoring the only try for Rochdale.


Warrington Wolves will be looking to make a comeback against Salford after losing away to St Helens last Friday.
The Saints seemed to dominate the game with a 14-point lead at half time, resulting from two tries in quick succession following Mike Cooper’s yellow card for a high tackle.
Wolves tried to fight back in the second half but failed to hold off a fierce attack from the Saints to bring the game to 38-12.

Form

Salford suffered a 16-23 loss in their previous Betfred Super League clash against Hull FC at the AJ Bell Stadium, placing them seventh in the table on a run of four straight losses.
However, a morale-boosting win over Rochdale Hornets in the Challenge Cup last weekend, following a squad shuffle from Head Coach Ian Watson, should give Salford the confidence to come out fighting at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.


The loss to St Helens for Warrington last Friday ended an impressive 9-match victory run for the Wire, leaving them sitting second in the Betfred Super League table.
Warrington will be looking to pull back from the loss as they obtain the home advantage for tomorrow’s meeting.

Head-to-head

Joey Lussick has been a prominent part of the Salford squad in recent games, scoring four tries and four goals for the Red Devils in 10 appearances.
Lussick will be looking to return to the squad as Hooker to face Warrington Wolves in tomorrow’s game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
He will go head to head with The Wire’s Daryl Clark who matches Lussick in scoring four tries in 10 appearances for Wolves.

Team news

Ian Watson’s 19-man squad for tomorrow’s game sees the return of Mark Flanagan and Daniel Murray to replace Ed Chamberlain and Logan Tomkins.
George Griffin will also be looking at reaching his 100thSalford appearance if he plays in tomorrow’s 17-man team.

Squad

Salford: Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Junior Sa’u, Jake Bibby, Rob Lui, Josh Wood, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Mark Flanagan, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Daniel Murray, Derrell Olpherts, Krisnan Inu, Jackson Hastings.
Warrington: Ryan Atkins, Blake Austin, Josh Charnley, Daryl Clark, Jason Clark, Mike Cooper, Ben Currie, Matt Davis, Bryson Goodwin, Chris Hill, Jack Hughes, Toby King, Harvey Livett, Ben Murdoch-Masila, Declan Patton, Joe Philbin, Stefan Ratchford, Lama Tasi, Ben Westwood.
Tickets are still available to purchase from the AJ Bell Stadium ticket office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570 until 9pm tonight! Fans can choose to collect their tickets from the AJ Bell Stadium tonight or collect them on matchday at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Salford will retain 25% off all advanced ticket profits so buy now! Get more information on ticket and coach prices HERE.

Gold line draw | Week 3

Here are all the results from Week 3 of the Gold Line Draw as yet another five £500 winners were crowned.
This week’s five £500 winners were:
A Brown
F Huby
Mrs S Thompson
Mrs P Lowe
Jacky Swift
However, there’s chance to win big next week as the Rollover Draw ticked over for another week and now stands at £1,250 for Week 4.
D Bentham won the meal voucher at the Old Nags Head.
Mr E Greatbank was this week’s winner of the Vue cinema tickets at The Lowry Venue.
Kenneth Price & Jean Evans was the winner of the meal voucher at Walkabout – The Printworks, Manchester.
Finally, Neil Hallwood won the meal voucher at Castle in the Air – JD Wetherspoons at The Chill Factore.
There were also 39 winners of the £10 consolation prizes.
Congratulations to all the winners.
You can join the Gold Line Draw by simply E-Mailing SalfordSuperDraw@gmail.com with the subject ‘join’.
We have recently launched our new ‘Supporters Pack’ for the Gold Line Draw with full details here. 
To sign up for the Gold Line Draw via Direct Debit click here.
To sign up for the Gold Line Draw via Standing Order click here.
You can also subscribe to the results directly to your inbox each week by E-Mailing SalfordSuperDraw@gmail.com with the subject ‘subscribe’.
Here are the full result sheets for Week 3:

Ian Watson | “It’s about having consistency every week”

Salford Red Devils got off to a positive start last night in their first Challenge Cup match with a 76-6 victory against Championship side Rochdale Hornets.
Head Coach Ian Watson gave his thoughts on the performance.
It was a good professional performance in the end. I thought in the second half we got back to our structures and our systems and that’s what we asked of today.
We wanted to use it to get back to putting some of our systems back in place because we fell off it a little bit in the last few games.

On Ed Chamberlain’s injury…

Ed’s the disappointing one. We don’t know where he’s at so we’ll assess that. We’re hoping its nothing major like an acl.
He’s been a great signing for the club so hopefully he won’t be too bad, although it does look a bit loose at the moment.

On Jackson Hastings…

He wants to play. He’s a rugby league player and he wants to play every minute of every game but we’ve got two big games coming up against Warrington and Wigan and he’d done his job.
He’s passionate, he wants to play, and he wants to play every minute of every game so he was disappointed to come off.
I thought the team kept in the same systems after he came off as well which was even more pleasing. When Jacko’s come off in the past we’ve fallen away from it and struggled and that’s credit to young Josh Wood, he stepped up and did really well there.

On previous games…

In those games we haven’t been too far off and we’ve been competing in them all. We’ve just had a discipline issue last week and execution.
We opened Hull up loads of times last week and we made about 10 breaks to their one in that game and didn’t actually open us up. They scored some rubbish tries and we conceded one again tonight which we aren’t happy with.
As far as the attack, we’ve been opening teams up and we’ve not been struggling in that department and the defence has been good. It’s just been lapses in concentration against the smart players that have caught us out and I think that’s an experience thing but we’re getting that back now with Junior, Kris Welham and Krisnan Inu coming in so we’re getting more experience and smarts on those edges.

On the squad…

The minutes for Logan Tomkins was massive. Josh Wood was huge for us. Getting him back out there and getting through the game, that’ll do his confidence no end.
Bibby – trying him in the back row gives us extra options of being able to utilise people more. Ben Nakubuwai ended up in the back row as well with Tyrone McCarthy so we’ve got players who we know we can shuffle around and today was a good exercise to be able to utilise that.
Krisnan Inu has nailed the kicking slot. He’s always been a good goal kicker so he’ll step up into that role now for us.
I said after the hull game we were making changes because I wasn’t happy with certain things.
The guys had to step up and take their opportunity and some of the guys who have been left out tonight, have been left out because they haven’t performed. The Guys coming in have had to put their hands up and say they’re ready to play.
What we can’t do at a club is guarantee people shirts. People have got to want to compete for it all the time. It doesn’t matter whether you’re a senior pro or whether you’re a young guy coming through; you’ve got to be competitive and want to hold your shirt.

On future games…

It’s about having consistency every week. It’s no good playing well one week and then having two average games. What we want as a club is to be good every week so we can compete with the top teams and that’s what we ask of the players.
Logan and Woody coming in today and getting good minutes was brilliant for us.
We talked about building our foundations early on in the season. We got back on it today, especially in the second half when we got a bit more confidence, so it’s served us a really good purpose.

Tickets for Salford Red Devils next fixture against Warrington Wolves at the Halliwell Jones Stadium on Friday 19th April are now available from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570. For ticket details, click HERE.
Salford Red Devils next home fixture sees them welcome Wigan Warriors to the AJ Bell Stadium on Monday 22nd April and you can purchase tickets from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online. 
 

MATCH PREVIEW | SALFORD RED DEVILS V ROCHDALE HORNETS | FRIDAY 12TH APRIL

Salford Red Devils host Rochdale Hornets at the AJ Bell Stadium in the Coral Challenge Cup clash.

Last time out

Salford will be looking for a win in today’s Challenge Cup clash after suffering a 16-23 loss to Hull FC last Sunday.
The Red Devils struggled to break through the Hull defence early on in the game, until Josh Jones managed to get a hand on Rob Lui’s low kick into touch.
With a further two tries from Niall Evalds and Jackson Hastings in the second half and a hat-trick from Hull FC’s Josh Griffin, it was Marc Sneyd’s kicking skills that won Hull the victory with five conversions and a drop-goal.


Rochdale also fell to a 24-48 loss in their previous Championship game against Halifax with Lee Mitchell, Jack Higginson, Ellis Robson and Carl Foster all going over for the Hornets.
Their visit to the AJ Bell Stadium will be Rochdale’s second Challenge Cup match after they won by a single point in a 21-22 victory against Whitehaven.

Form

Since Salford’s impressive 46-0 victory over Catalan Dragons, Sunday’s loss meant that the Red Devils fell to a fourth straight defeat; their longest losing run of the season so far.
Rochdale Hornets have also struggled in recent games, losing six of their last seven Championship matches.

Team News

Salford’s Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad ahead of today’s game, bringing back Logan Tomkins and Adam Lawton.
Tomkins and Lawton will replace Mark Flanagan and Jansin Turgut.

Squad

Salford: Niall Evalds, Ed Chamberlain, Kris Welham, Junior Sau, Jake Bibby, Rob Lui, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Logan Tomkins, Derrell Olpherts, Adam Lawton, Krisnan Inu, Jackson Hastings.
Rochdale: Dec Kay, Shaun Ainscough, Seta Tala, Ben Morris, Dan Abram, Ben Moores, Lee Mitchell, Ellis Gillam, Dec Gregory, Mike Weldon, Liam Carberry, Ryan Millington, Joe Ryan, Jack Cottington, Callum Wood, Brandon Wood, Tyler Whittaker, Jack Higginson, Nathan Reidy.

MATCH REPORT | SALFORD RED DEVILS 16 – 23 HULL FC

Salford Red Devils suffered a 16 – 23 defeat at home against Hull FC at the AJ Bell Stadium.
With a hat-trick from Josh Griffin and three penalty goals from Marc Sneyd, Hull FC handed Salford Red Devils a fourth straight defeat at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Josh Jones, Niall Evalds and Jackson Hastings went over for Salford, showing a stronger attacking position in the second half, but a drop-goal from Sneyd in the last 10 minutes of the game gave Hull FC the final hand in securing a victory over the Red Devils.
It was former Salford player Josh Griffin who opened the scoring for Hull FC, followed by two penalties scored by Marc Sneyd.
Salford held a strong attack with a try from Niall Evalds being disallowed due to interference, but the Red Devils could not break the Hull defence until Josh Jones powered over from a Rob Lui kick to secure the only try for Salford in the first half of the game, bringing the score to 6-10 at half-time.
Josh Griffin furthered Hull’s lead in the second half, scoring two tries in quick succession and winning a hat-trick in the 50thminute to further the Hull advantage.
Conceded penalties proved to be Salford’s downfall after Sneyd scored a third penalty to ensure Hull’s lead.
Both Evalds and Jackson Hastings went over for Salford until Snyed finished the game with a quick drop-goal to secure a Hull FC victory.
 
SALFORD: Evalds, Inu, Chamberlain, Bibby, Olpherts, Lui, Hastings, Walker, Lussick, Dudson, Jones, Griffin, Flanagan.
INTERCHANGES: Burke, Welham, Nakubuwai, Turgut.
HULL FC: Wynne, Logan, Griffin, Tuimavave, Faraimo, Kelly, Sneyd, Taylor, Houghton, Paea, Minichiello, Manu, Westerman.
INTERCHANGES: Lane, Savelio, Ellis, Washbrook.
 
Salford tries: Jones (18′), Evalds (58′), Hastings (70′)
Salford goalsChamberlain (20′, 71′)
 
Hull FC tries: Griffin (5′, 47′, 51′)
Hull FC goals: Sneyd (6′, 11′, 37′, 48′ 66′)
Hull FC dropgoals: Sneyd (73′)
 
Referee: Gareth Hewer
Attendance: 3,609
Man of the Match: Niall Evalds

MATCH PREVIEW | SALFORD RED DEVILS V HULL FC | SUNDAY 7TH APRIL

Salford Red Devils host Hull FC at the AJ Bell Stadium, celebrating ‘Salford Health Day’ in partnership with AJ Bell Group.

Last Time out

Salford showed a spirited attacking mentality last Sunday when they came up against Wakefield Trinity at the Mobile Rocket Stadium, with tries from Niall Evalds, Kris Welham, Derrell Olpherts and Jackson Hastings.
However, the Red Devils’ defence failed to hold off in the first half resulting in a 24-10 advantage to the home side at half-time.
Despite two tries in the second half of the game from Olpherts and Hastings, Salford fell to a 33-22 defeat leaving them sitting sixth in the table ahead of today’s clash against Hull FC.


Hull FC also suffered a heavy 12-63 home defeat against Warrington Wolves last Friday with their only two tries coming from Albert Kelly and Jordan Lane.
After allowing Warrington’s Blake Austin to score a hat-trick before half-time, Hull conceded 11 tries at full-time with Austin (4, DK), Josh Charnley (3), Tom Lineham (2), Daryl Clark (1) and Ben Murdock Masila (1) all going over and Stefan Ratchford kicking nine conversions.
 

Form

Since their 0-46 victory over Catalan Dragons in early March, Salford have suffered three losses in a row to Castleford Tigers, Wigan Warriors and Wakefield Trinity.
However, the Red Devils have shown a spirited performance in recent games, scoring at least four tries in their past five games.
With Salford and Hull FC sitting at sixth and seventh place in the table at eight points each, both teams will be looking for a reaction in today’s meeting that offers the opportunity for either team to climb up the table.

 

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Gameday

It’ll be all action at the AJ Bell Stadium as today’s game against Hull FC is taking place on ‘Salford Health Day’ in partnership with the AJ Bell Group.
Celebrating his 70thbirthday, Salford legend Steve Nash will make an appearance on the pitch 15-minutes before kick-off, accompanied by some of Salford’s other heroes from 74 and 76.
Half-time entertainment will see an attempt at breaking the record for a mass Tai Chi demonstration, guided by the Wai Yin Tai Chi masters, along with a performance from Salford’s own Red Angels Cheerleaders.

Team News

Today will see the return of Tyrone McCarthy and Ben Nukubuwai, replacing Adam Lawton and Daniel Murray who is out for injury.
Junior Sau has also been named in Ian Watson’s 19-man squad ahead of today’s game against Hull FC.

Squad

Salford: Niall Evalds, Ed Chamberlain, Kris Welham, Junior Sau, Jake Bibby, Rob Lui, Gil Dudson, Josh Jones, George Griffin, Mark Flanagan, Joey Lussick, Adam Walker, Greg Burke, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nukubuwai, Derrell Olpherts, Jansin Turgot, Krisnan Inu, Jackson Hastings
Hull FC: Bureta Faraimo, Carlos Tuimavave, Josh Griffin, Albert Kelly, Marc Sneyd, Scott Taylor, Danny Houghton, Dean Hadley, Mark Minichiello, Joe Westerman, Sika Manu, Jordan Lane, Mickey Paea, Jack Logan, Jez Litten, Danny Washbrook, Gareth Ellis, Andre Savelio, Connor Wynne

Josh Jones and Niall Evalds selected in England Knights squad

Wigan and Huddersfield each have three newcomers in the 34-man England Knights Performance Squad announced today.
Dom Manfredi, who scored two tries in Wigan’s Betfred Super League Grand Final victory over Warrington last autumn, is joined by fellow winger Liam Marshall and Blackpool-born former Barrow forward Joe Bullock – lifting the Warriors’ representation in the KPS to five, as Tom Davies and Sam Powell are also included after impressing on the Knights tour of Papua New Guinea last autumn.
Matt English, Adam O’Brien and Darnell McIntosh are the three Huddersfield newcomers, meaning the Giants also have five players in the squad as Kruise Leeming and Oliver Roberts retain their places after call-ups last year.
Salford’s experienced second-row Josh Jones, the young St Helens forward Jack Ashworth, Castleford’s Gloucestershire-born forward Alex Foster and Leeds Rhinos’ Cameron Smith are the other four newcomers.
Warrington Wolves have the most players in the squad with six, followed by Leeds, Wigan and Huddersfield with five each.
The squad is completed by three players from St Helens, three from Castleford, two from each of Salford and Hull FC, plus James Batchelor of Wakefield Trinity, Hull KR’s Chris Atkin, and Matt Whitley of the Catalans Dragons.
The KPS will join the 30-man England Performance Squad at their first get-together of the season next month, and will hold a number of other meetings and training sessions in the remainder of the year – with at least one home fixture being planned for this autumn, when the senior Great Britain squad are on tour in New Zealand and Papua New Guinea.
Paul Anderson, the England Knights head coach, said: “We think this is an exciting group of players, all of whom know from their selection that they are very much in the thoughts of the England coaches.
“Involvement in the Knights set-up gives them the chance to impress, as has been shown by the England debuts made by so many players from the KPS last year, and the inclusion in this year’s England Performance Squad of Robbie Mulhern and our 2018 captain Jack Hughes.
“The trip to Papua New Guinea last year was such a memorable trip for all of us but also a massive benefit both physically and mentally as we develop elite level players for future tournaments, building towards the 2021 and 2025 World Cups.”

 England Knights Performance Squad in full:

Alex Foster (Castleford Tigers, Wetherby Bulldogs)

Oliver Holmes (Castleford Tigers, Normanton Knights)

Greg Minikin (Castleford Tigers, Wetherby Bulldogs)

Matt Whitley (Catalans Dragons, Bold Miners)

Matt English (Huddersfield Giants, Stanley Rangers)

Kruise Leeming (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal)

Darnell McIntosh (Huddersfield Giants, Dewsbury Celtic)

Adam O’Brien (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal)

Oliver Roberts (Huddersfield Giants, Siddal)

Chris Atkin (Hull KR, Liverpool John Moores University)

Dean Hadley (Hull FC, Skirlaugh)

Masimbaashe Matongo (Hull FC, West Hull)

Ash Handley (Leeds Rhinos, Oulton Raiders)

Mikolaj Oledzki (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)

Cameron Smith (Leeds Rhinos, Lock Lane)

Liam Sutcliffe (Leeds Rhinos, Hunslet Warriors)

Jack Walker (Leeds Rhinos, East Leeds)

Niall Evalds (Salford Red Devils, Siddal)

Josh Jones (Salford Red Devils, Blackbrook Royals)

Jack Ashworth (St Helens, Rochdale Mayfield)

Matt Lees (St Helens, Rochdale Mayfield)

Danny Richardson (St Helens, Halton Farnworth Hornets)

James Batchelor (Wakefield Trinity, Crigglestone All Blacks)

Toby King (Warrington Wolves, Meltham All Blacks)

Tom Lineham (Warrington Wolves, York RUFC)

Harvey Livett (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks)

Dec Patton (Warrington Wolves, Latchford Giants)

Joe Philbin (Warrington Wolves, Culcheth Eagles)

Danny Walker (Warrington Wolves, Rylands Sharks)

Joe Bullock (Wigan Warriors, Blackpool Scorpion)

Tom Davies (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Liam Marshall (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Dom Manfredi (Wigan Warriors, Leigh Miners)

Sam Powell (Wigan Warriors, Wigan St Patricks)

Squad | Ian Watson names 19-man squad for Wigan game

Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad for the visit of Betfred Super League champions Wigan Warriors on Sunday 24th March, 3pm kick-off.
Adam Lawton is named in the 19-man squad and could be in line to make his home debut. Adam Walker retains his place following an impressive debut at Castleford Tigers while Ed Chamberlain is looking for his first start of the season.
Tickets for our game against Wigan Warriors on Sunday 24th March are now available to purchase from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE.
Here is the squad in full:
 
 

Tickets | You can now buy tickets for our April trip to London

Tickets are now available to purchase for our trip to the Capital to face London Broncos on Saturday 27th April.
Salford Red Devils fans can purchase their tickets for this huge Betfred Super League clash from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Remember, Salford Red Devils retain 25% of your purchase if you buy in advance from the AJ Bell Stadium.
Tickets for this game are available from the AJ Bell Stadium up until 5pm on Friday 26th April.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: £23
Over 65s, students and forces: £18
Junior: £5
Junior Swaps: Available in advance from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office.
There is also coach travel available to book for this fixture and this can be done at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. The coach is priced at £28 for all classes.
The pick-up points and times are as follows:
Chandos Social Club: 9:05am
Royal Sovereign: 9:15am
Eccles Town Hall: 9:30am
Dog & Partridge: 9:35am
AJ Bell Stadium: 9:55am
Salford Red Devils retain 100% of your coach booking fee. Supporters are reminded to arrive at their pick-up point with plenty of time.

Tickets | You can now buy tickets for Wakefield away

Tickets are now available to purchase for our upcoming trip to the Mobile Rocket Stadium to face Wakefield Trinity on Sunday 31st March. 
Salford Red Devils fans can purchase their tickets for this massive Betfred Super League clash from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Remember, Salford Red Devils retain 25% of your purchase if you buy in advance from the AJ Bell Stadium.
Ticket prices will rise by £3 for all price categories if you purchase from the Mobile Rocket Stadium on gameday. For the cheapest price on your ticket purchase in advance.
Tickets for this game are available from the AJ Bell Stadium up until 4pm on Saturday 30th March.
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adult: £22
Over 65s: £16
Junior: £5
Junior Swaps: Available in advance from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office.
There is also coach travel available to book for this fixture and this can be done at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. The coach is priced at £15 for all classes.
The pick-up points and times are as follows:
Chandos Social Club: 11:45am
Royal Sovereign: 12:00pm
Eccles Town Hall: 12:10pm
Dog & Partridge: 12:20pm
AJ Bell Stadium: 12:40pm
Salford Red Devils retain 100% of your coach booking fee. Supporters are reminded to arrive at their pick-up point with plenty of time.