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Dual Reg/Loan Watch | Bennion in action for Rochdale Hornets

Salford Red Devils forward Gavin Bennion made his first appearance for Rochdale Hornets since joining on a one-month loan deal this past weekend.
Unfortunately, it was an afternoon to forget for the Hornets as they fell to an 80-4 defeat against Featherstone Rovers at the LD Nutrition Stadium.
Bennion – who joined the Red Devils from Rochdale at the start of the season – began the game at prop-forward.
Brad Dwyer – on dual-registration from Leeds Rhinos – crossed for six tries while James Lockwood notched a hat-trick. Jason Walton, Brad Knowles, Anthony Thackeray and John Davies also scored while Rob Massam went over for Rochdale’s solitary score.
Bennion could feature next weekend against Swinton Lions before also being available for fixtures against Leigh Centurions and Toronto Wolfpack.

The Tigers are in Town, but we’ll roar louder! 
Tickets for our next home game against Castleford Tigers on Friday 13th July are available to purchase at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone or online here.


Ladbrokes Challenge Cup | Salford to face Leigh on Friday 11th May

Salford Red Devils can confirm that our Sixth Round Ladbrokes Challenge Cup tie against Leigh Centurions at the Leigh Sports Village will be played on Friday 11th May, 7:35pm kick-off.
The game has been selected as a television game by Sky Sports. The full list of television games is as follows:
Thursday, May 10 – Featherstone Rovers vs Hull FC  (7:35, Sky Sports)
Friday, May 11 – Leigh Centurions vs Salford Red Devils (7:35, Sky Sports)
Saturday, May 12 – Castleford Tigers v St Helens (2.30, BBC One)
Sunday, May 13 – Toronto Wolfpack v Warrington Wolves (3.30pm, BBC Two)
Last season the Red Devils reached the semi-finals of the competition with victories over Toronto Wolfpack, Hull Kingston Rovers, Wakefield Trinity before falling to Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Ticket and coach details will be confirmed in due course.
The full Sixth Round draw is as follows:

Salford Red Devils U16’s 36-16 Featherstone Rovers

After watching their counterparts in the Red portion of the U16s’ extremely large squad overcome Barrow, a week earlier, it was the turn of the Black group to take to the field last Sunday.
In what was their first outing of the season, they entertained Featherstone Rovers.  With both sides choosing to have numbers to spare, Salford decided on a bench of seven players, two  less than the Rovers, all of whom were utilised at some point during the game.
It was the visitors, however, who settled the more quickly,, taking advantage of a Salford error from the kick-off to gain possession and within moments, being rewarded with the opening try of the game.
Far from dispiriting the young Red Devils, this only served to galvanise them, and within minutes they had taken a two point lead, courtesy fullback, Josh Hayes who followed up a kick into the in-goal area, but which ricocheted nicely for him to touch down, and then convert his own try, much to the delight of Player Development Manager, Danny Barton,
Barton said: “That early error really changed their mind-set and they showed their determination not to let their heads drop.”
“From that point on they were making seventy metres at a time for each set, and were equally great when clearing the line.  There were a few handling errors, though, and these did lead to them putting themselves under pressure from the Rovers, but then we just rebuffed them with our good goal-line defence, on at least five occasions.”
Having benefitted from some good fortune, the Red Devils confidence flooded back, and they followed this up with two well-worked tries, both converted by Josh Hayes.  The first came from a handling move to the left hand edge where loose forward Deryn Harrison grounded
Substitute Peter Adinie was next on the score-sheet to finish off a long range attacking move which started at a scrum, and which, with the conversion,  brought the score to 18-4, before centre, Jack Fairbrother completed the scoring for the first half, by following up a kick to bring  a 22-4 halftime score.
Barton said: “There was a lot to be pleased about, because some of the lads had previously only played school rugby, so for them to have stood up and done so well, just shows the real depth of talent we have in this area.”
“On this occasion I left the halftime talking to my coaching staff comprising Stuart Wilkinson, Jay Boyden, Andy Knight, and Gerry Armstrong.”
With a comfortable lead to provide them with cushioning, the Red Devils exploited their position even further with Jack Fairbrother going on to complete his hat-trick, to earn the Man of the Match award.  Gabriel Moura completed the scoring for the Red Devils, though the visitors recovered somewhat to notch a couple of well-deserved  tries of their own, while Josh Hayes brought his goal kicking tally to five succeses from seven attempts.
Salford: Josh Hayes, Luke Watson, Cian Rhys, Jack Fairbrother, Ben Wharton, Dan Delaney, Shane Knight, Josh Grady, Sam Nichol, Josh Bentley, George Glover, Tom Guy, Deryn Harrison, Chad Wrigley, Michael Sackfield, Ben Strickland, Will Pettigrew, Josh Connolly, Peter Adinie, Callum Watts, Gabriel Moura, Cameron Smollett.

Two Grand Finals on Salford’s doorstep this weekend

This weekend Salford will have not one but two Super League Grand Finals on its doorstep.
As always, the Super League Grand Final will take place at Old Trafford on Saturday, 6pm kick-off, between seven-time Grand Final winners Leeds Rhinos and Old Trafford debutants Castleford Tigers.
However, the inaugural Women’s Super League Grand Final will also take place in Manchester on Saturday. Featherstone Rovers and Bradford Bulls Ladies will fight it out to be named the first-ever Women’s Super League winners.
The game will take place at Manchester Regional Arena and will kick-off at 12pm. Entry to the first-ever Women’s Super League Grand Final is just £5 for Adults, £3 for concessions and any under 16s female players wearing their community club’s shirt will gain FREE entry.
You can make it a double-header of Grand Finals on the day – just a five mile or a 25-minute tram ride separate the Manchester Regional Arena and Old Trafford.
Remember Salford Red Devils 2018 Season Tickets are currently on sale with all the details here. We have also provided a Direct Debit breakdown for each Season Ticket here. You can purchase your Season Ticket over the phone, at the Club Ticket Office or online here.