Tag: Heritage Team

Willows Wall | Lance Todd named as Head Coach

Legendary Salford Red Devils Coach Lance Todd has been named as the man who will lead the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team bringing an end to the voting.
Lance Todd became Head Coach of Salford Red Devils in 1928 and the Club went from close to folding to becoming a real force under his management. Todd led the Club to their only ever Challenge Cup triumph with their 7-4 victory over Barrow at Wembley.
During the 1930’s – in addition to the Challenge Cup victory – Salford Red Devils also won three League Championships, five Lancashire League Championships and four Lancashire Cups.
He remained with Salford up until 1940 and would tragically die in a motor accident on 14th November 1942. Todd represented New Zealand and Lancashire and enjoyed spells with Wigan and Dewsbury during his playing career.
All voting for the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team was done in association with Capricorn Security and the Salford Red Devils Foundation. If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.
Here is the voting in full: 
Lance Todd – 48.28%
Andy Gregory – 15.17%
Les Bettinson – 13.79%
Karl Harrison – 11.03%
Cliff Evans – 4.14%
Kevin Tamati – 2.76%
Kevin Ashcroft – 2.07%
Shaun McRae- 2.07%
Griff Jenkins – 0.69%

Signed Maurice Richards boot winner has been chosen

Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm that Steve Hamby has won the signed Maurice Richards boot from our prize draw of our first 200 Squad Builder members.
The Welsh winger spent his entire Rugby League career with Salford racking up a Club record 498 appearances between 1969 and 1983 for the Red Devils. He also holds the Club record for most tries with 297. Richards was part of the Salford team which won Championship titles in both 1974 and 1976. He also scored in the Lancashire County Cup final on two occasions helping the Red Devils win the tournament in 1972.
Richards was recently voted into the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team.
You can still join the Squad Builder scheme and help the Red Devils push towards the 2019 season by clicking HERE. Or, alternatively, if you’d like to pay in one payment call 0171 786 1590 or visit the Salford Red Devils offices between the hours of 9am-4pm.

Willows Wall | Heritage Team interchanges confirmed

The substitutes for the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team have been confirmed with Gus Risman, Steve Blakeley, David Young and Ray Cashmere. 
Gus Risman was an integral part of the 1938 Challenge Cup winning side; the only time the Red Devils have ever won the trophy. Risman is a proud member of the Rugby League Hall of Fame with a statue of him, alongside four other Rugby League legends, outside Wembley Stadium.
Risman made 427 appearances for Salford scoring 143 tries, kicking 796 goals and racking up a mammoth 2021 points for the Red Devils.
Steve Blakeley featured for Salford between 1992-99 before re-joining the Club for another three years after a short stint with Warrington Wolves. Blakeley represented England against France and Wales whilst at Salford.
Welsh forward David Young joined Salford in 1991 winning 14 caps for Wales whilst at the Club and captained the Welsh National side in the 1995 Rugby League World Cup.
Ray Cashmere is the final interchange in the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team after spending three successful years with the Red Devils between 2009 and 2011, making 72 appearances and crossing for five tries.
The voting for the coach of the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team will be made live this afternoon in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.

Willows Wall | Eric Prescott makes up the starting team

Eric Prescott makes up the starting 13 in the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team after winning the voting for the loose-forward position.
The Red Devils paid big money for Prescott in 1972 signing the loose-forward for a fee of £13,500 and he would go on to make 291 appearances for Salford scoring 51 tries, 7 goals and one drop-goal totalling an impressive 171 points.
Prescott was another key component in Salford’s success in the 1970’s helping the Club win Championship titles in both the 1973-74 and 1975-76 seasons. He played in each of Salford’s four consecutive Lancashire Cup final appearances on both of their BBC 2 Television Trophy finals.
He would join Widnes for £20,000 and would go on to win the Challenge Cup at Wembley with the Chemics. However, Prescott would re-join Salford in 1984 making 18 appearances before joining Runcorn Highfield where he would finish his player career.
He is widely considered to be one of the best uncapped players to have featured for Salford.
We will be releasing the substitutions for the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team in the coming days in association with Capricorn Security and the Salford Red Devils Foundation.
The voting results in full were as follows:
Eric Prescott – 43.50%
Andy Burgess – 16.59%
Sam Panapa – 14.80%
Mick McTigue – 8.97%
Darren Brown – 4.93%
Jackie Feetham – 4.48%
Mike Wainwright – 4.04%
Terry O’Shea – 1.35%
Mark Horo – 1.35%
Ron Hill – 0.00%
 
If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Willows Wall | Colin Dixon is the latest name on the wall

Salford legend Colin Dixon is the next name to be listed in the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team after winning the voting for the second back-row position in convincing fashion.
Dixon racked up 418 appearances for the Red Devils scoring 91 tries and kicking one goal totalling 275 points. The second-rower helped Salford win Championship titles in 1973-74 and 1975-76 as well as a 1972 Lancashire Cup triumph. Dixon also featured in a Players No. 6, Floodlit Trophy, Championship and a Challenge Cup final for the Club.
The Welshman joined Salford in December 1968 for £15,000 which also included the transfer of winger Mike Kelly to Halifax. Just a few months later he would be a part of the side who lost to Castleford at Wembley in the Club’s last Challenge Cup final appearance.
Dixon represented Great Britain on 14 occasions including as part of the 1972 World Cup winning team. He also featured for Wales 13 times.
The next vote for the loose forward position will be on the Club website and social media channels later today.
The full voting was as follows:
Colin Dixon – 67.15%
Ian Blease – 11.19%
John Cartwright – 9.75%
Mick Worrall – 5.78%
Geoff Selby – 3.97%
Chris McGreal – 1.08%
John Nicol – 0.36%
Harold Thomas – 0.36%
David Gower – 0.36%
Ron Smith – 0.00%
If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Willows Wall | Vote for your second back-rower

Our ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team is forming and we’re now up to the voting for the second back-row position with some fantastic players to choose from. 
The vote is brought to you in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
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If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Willows Wall | Paul Forber joins the Heritage Team

Paul Forber is the latest name to be added into the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team after winning the voting for the first second-row position. 
Forber joined the Red Devils in 1992 and was instantly crowned as a fan favourite as a result of his physical style of play in the back-row.
The former St Helens second-rower would help Salford Red Devils gain promotion from the First Division to compete in Super League in its second season. Forber would play two years in the top flight for Salford before retiring.
The voting for the next second-rower will go live on social media and the Club website later today and is brought to you by the Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
The full voting results were as follows:

  • Paul Forber – 44.62%
  • Shane Hansen – 28.69%
  • John Knighton – 8.37%
  • Sam Turnbull – 6.37%
  • Esene Faimolo – 4.78%
  • Bill Sheffield – 2.39%
  • Paddy Dalton – 1.59%
  • Darren Treacey – 1.20%
  • Mark Shipway – 1.20%
  • Aubrey Casewell – 0.80%

If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.
 

Willows Wall | Second-Row voting underway

Our ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team is forming and we’re now up to the voting for the first second-row position with some fantastic players to choose from. 
The vote is brought to you in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
Vote below:
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If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Willows Wall | Sean Rutgerson joins the Heritage Team

Sean Rutgerson is the next former Salford Red Devil to get his name placed on the ‘Willows Wall’ as part of the Heritage Team after winning our latest vote.
The South African prop-forward featured for Salford between 2004 and 2006 making over 70 appearances and crossing for five tries. He was a part of the 2006 side which finished 5th in the Betfred Super League; the Club’s highest-ever finish in the Super League era up until the 2016 season.
Rutgerson represented South Africa on three occasions throughout the 2000 Rugby League World Cup suffering defeats against Tonga, Papua New Guinea and France.
Prior to arriving at The Willows, Rutgerson spent time with North Sydney Bears and a successful three-year stint with Canberra Raiders. Following his time at Salford, he would feature for Jacksonville Axemen and is now the Head Coach of the USA National Rugby League side.
The next voting for the first second-row position – in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security – will be live on the Club’s website and social media channels later today.
Here is the full voting for the second prop-forward position:
Sean Rutgerson – 20.17%
Gary Disley – 18.49%
Paul Highton – 17.93%
Cliff Eccles – 15.13%
Charlie Bott – 9.52%
Alan Grice – 6.16%
Dai Davies – 6.16%
Craig Stapleton – 5.04%
Graham Mackay – 1.40%
Joe Bradbury – 0.00%
If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.

Willows Wall | Vote for your openside prop-forward

Hooker Malcom Alker bucked the trend of the 1970’s Championship winning sides dominating the ‘Willows Wall’ Heritage Team and now it’s time to vote for who will join Mike Coulman at prop-forward.
The vote is brought to you in association with Salford Red Devils Foundation and Capricorn Security.
Vote below:
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If you’d like to get your names alongside a host of Salford Red Devils legends contact John.Blackburn@Salfordreddevils.net and get your name on the ‘Willows Wall’ for £25.