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Salford retain Jansin Turgut

Salford Red Devils are pleased to confirm the re-signing of Jansin Turgut following a successful short-term stint with the Club at the end of the 2018 season.
Turgut spent time with Hull FC between 2015 and 2018 as well as enjoying loan spells with Featherstone Rovers and Doncaster RLFC before joining the Red Devils.
Salford Red Devils Head Coach, Ian Watson, said: “Jansin is a young middle with Betfred Super League experience who when coming in at The Qualifiers stage last year showed glimpses of his versatility, ability & aggression.
“Jansin is also a former England Academy captain who possesses great potential and hopefully he can fulfil that potential here at Salford Red Devils. Jansin brings an extra level of competition to our squad & is determined to position himself as a starting player.”
Salford Red Devils Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “We’re really pleased to get Jansin over the line for at least another season.
“Jansin came in for the closing stages of the 2018 season and really bolstered our squad and made a great impression when he featured against London and Leeds. He showed a desire, attitude and hunger to perform for the Club which made us want to keep him on for the 2019 season.
“He adds some competition for places in our forwards and we’re hoping he is the first of a few more signings in the middles.”
Turgut will link up with the Red Devils on the first day of pre-season tomorrow.

2019 Betfred Super League fixtures confirmed

Salford Red Devils will begin the 2019 Betfred Super League season against Huddersfield Giants at the John Smiths Stadium on Friday 1st February, 7:45pm kick-off. To see all fixtures click HERE.
Ian Watson’s men will host newly-promoted London Broncos in their first home game of the 2019 season on Sunday 10th February at the AJ Bell Stadium.
This is the first of three home fixtures in February with the Red Devils also welcoming Leeds Rhinos on Sunday 17th February and 2018 Betfred Super League Leaders’ Shield winners St Helens on Thursday 28th February; the Red Devils first televised game.
Salford will make the trip to France to face 2018 Ladbrokes Challenge Cup winners Catalans Dragons on Saturday 9th March with trips to Castleford Tigers and Wakefield Trinity also coming in March either side of a home fixture against 2018 Betfred Super League winners Wigan Warriors.
The Red Devils’ Easter schedule sees them travel to Warrington Wolves on Friday 19th April before hosting Wigan Warriors for the second time in a month on Monday 22nd April. Salford will travel to London Broncos on Saturday 27th April.
Round 16 will play host to the Dacia Magic Weekend on Saturday 25th and Sunday 26th May with these fixtures to be confirmed in due course.
Salford will feature on Sky Sports again on Thursday 4th July as they welcome Huddersfield Giants to the AJ Bell Stadium.
The 2019 Betfred Super League sees the re-introduction of ‘loop’ fixtures meaning the Red Devils will play Wigan Warriors, London Broncos, Huddersfield Giants, Hull FC, Warrington Wolves and Leeds Rhinos on three occasions. Each team will play 29 fixtures – 14 at home and 14 away, plus the Magic round – meaning they play seven of the other 11 teams three times, and the other four twice. That fixture pattern has been determined by the teams’ finishing positions in 2018.
Ian Watson’s side will make the trips to the KCOM Stadium, Halliwell Jones Stadium and Ealing Trailfinders on two occasions while Wigan, Huddersfield and Leeds will visit the AJ Bell Stadium twice each.
The final game of the 2019 regular season will see Salford host Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday 15th September. Please remember that all fixtures are subject to change.
Full fixtures can be seen below:

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Jansin Turgut | “There’s bags of talent in the team”

Following his arrival late last week the Red Devils newest recruit – Jansin Turgut – has settled in almost immediately and is looking to hit the ground running at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Turgut, who is available for sponsorship, said: “I think we’ve all clicked as a group straight away and you know, they’ve been very welcoming, and I get on well with Watto [Ian Watson] the Head Coach.”
“Obviously it’s a very professional setup, the same as Hull FC, so it’s quite easy to adapt in that way. I’m trying my hardest to fit in with the lads and train hard as well which is hopefully that’s helping me to adapt.
The versatile back has previously captained Hull FC’s academy side and ended a three-year stint with the Black and Whites to join Salford but he is keen to impress following the move.
Turgut said: “I’m just trying to put my best foot forward. I’m contracted until the end of the year and I’m going to try to bring as good a performance as I can.
“I want to do the small things, the small details that maybe the fans can’t see but the lads will see and benefit from.
“Doing the hard work and doing the one percenters as well, hopefully I can do enough to get the wins and get Salford where they need to be.
“The ultimate aim is to try and earn myself a contract for next year.”


Looking ahead to the The Qualifiers, Turgut is optimistic about Salford’s chances of retaining their Betfred Super League status.
Turgut said: “There’s bags of talent in the team, I can see that already straight away.
“Everybody’s hard working and training has been intense straight away and I think the biggest thing is the confidence going around at the minute, coming off a big win against Leeds.
“I think we’re definitely going to be finishing in the top half and be away from the Million Pound Game.
The Red Devils fixtures see them host Widnes Vikings, Toronto Wolfpack and Toulouse Olympique at the AJ Bell Stadium and this means the side avoid any long distance travelling which Turgut believes does benefit the side.
“Even though your performance might not be affected directly, obviously things like fatigue might impact you when you need to travel.
“Obviously that unsettlement of not knowing the places and having to travel away could impact the players mentally so it’s a bonus for us that they’re home games.”
Check out Jansin Turgut’s full interview with Salford Red Devils TV below: 

Squad | Salford land Turgut

Salford Red Devils can confirm the capture of Jansin Turgut on a short-term deal until the end of the 2018 season.
Turgut came through the ranks at fellow Betfred Super League club Hull FC for whom he has appeared over 20 times since making his debut in 2015 against Leeds Rhinos.
He has since spent time on loan with Doncaster RLFC and Featherstone Rovers.
Head Coach Ian Watson said: “We were looking for an outside back and Jansin’s name came up and he’s played a little bit of centre as well as second-rower which adds some utility value to our squad.
“He’s backed himself to come down here and prove his Betfred Super League credentials as he’s on the lookout for a new club next year.
“He’s a former England Academy captain which indicates he has leadership qualities and one thing that has always impressed me about Jansin is his work ethic which is key in our environment.
“He always runs his blood to water, never lets his teammates down and it’s great we’ve been able to bring some young hungry lads into our squad. Hopefully we can integrate him into our systems and plays quickly and he can put in some top performances for Salford.”
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “We’re pleased to have been able to bring Jansin in.
“It’s important that we bolster our squad as much as we can going into The Qualifiers and Jansin will definitely do that.
“He’s got a decent amount of Betfred Super League experience from his time with Hull FC and adds another option in our pack for the final games of the 2018 season.
“I’d also like to thank James Clark at Hull FC for working with us closely on this move.”
Turgut will be available for selection for our Qualifiers fixtures beginning with Hull Kingston Rovers at KCOM Craven Park on Friday 10th August.

Event | Book your place at the Lance Todd Award Dinner

Salford Red Devils Foundation are now taking bookings for the most prestigious event in Rugby League – The Lance Todd Award Dinner.
The event will take place at Marriot Worlsey on Tuesday 28th August between 7pm and 11pm and will be hosted by Rugby League legends and former Salford players Robbie Hunter-Paul and Paul Highton.
Dr Kevin Jones will also be a guest speaker at the event which will see the Man of the Match from the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final receive his trophy. Hull FC’s Marc Sneyd has won for the last two seasons becoming the first player to even win outright it in consecutive seasons.
You can purchase a ‘Todd Table’ now for £750. The ‘Todd Tables’ include access to the VIP room, drinks service on arrival, wine on your table, three-course meals and there will also be an ex-Lance Todd trophy winner sat on your table. ‘Todd Tables’ seat nine persons as well as your Rugby League legend.
If you’d like to experience the event in style alongside a Ladbrokes Challenge Cup final legend, then this is the perfect package for you.
However, regular tables can also be booked for £550. This package includes three-course meals and drinks service on arrival. Regular tables seat ten persons. Individuals can also book a seat for £55 which includes a three-course meal.
To book please contact John.Blackburn@salfordreddevils.net or call 07762 732790.

Ian Watson | “The boys have shown real character”

Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson credited the players with last night’s victory over Widnes saying they’ve ‘overcome adversity’ to get back to winning ways.
Watson said: “I’m really happy with the victory.
“We’ve faced a lot of adversity as a club on and off the field and the one thing that’s always stayed really good is the character of the players and they’ve still been coming in wanting to learn, wanting to improve and wanting to get better.
“They deserve all the credit.”
While Watson points to the adversity over the last few weeks, the Head Coach also feels his side battled against adversity throughout the game against the Vikings.
Watson said: “They’ve faced adversity in that game there like the Wakefield game when we faced adversity, also.
“The boys have shown real character and they came out and fought for each other and we got the result on the back of that.
“I’m really proud of the group for what they’ve faced and what’s been thrown at them with people saying they’re not good enough to get into the Super 8s.
“It’s a credit to how they’ve come through it because it does pile a lot of pressure on you.”
In previous weeks, the Red Devils have had to get through more work than usual and Watson feels that by cutting out errors and penalties they lessened this workload which proved dividend.
Watson said: “The big thing is we weren’t doing 100 extra tackles today whereas every other week we’ve been spilling the ball and making this extra work for ourselves.
“We’re a very good defensive team and are also a good attacking side and when we have an equal share of possession we come out of the other side and show the ability we have with ball in hand.”
Watson pointed to new arrival Greg Burke and Jack Littlejohn – who has moved to fullback in recent weeks – as standout performers for his side.
“I knew what Greg [Burke] was about and I was really surprised Widnes let him go,” Watson said.
He added: “Greg is a 25-year-old who works really hard in defence and leads the pack in attack. It’s a real coup for us as a club and I think you could see why with his performance.
“Jack [Littlejohn] showed some real good touches away at Hull FC last week and we just had a few early teething problems with him moving to fullback.
“He’s got to get used to a winger jamming in your face which is different to when you’re in the halves, but I thought his rugby smarts came into play against Widnes and worked really well for us.”

Squad | Ian Watson names his 19-man squad to take on Widnes

Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad for the visit of Widnes Vikings on Thursday 14th June, 19:45pm kick-off. 
Both Ed Chamberlain and Greg Burke are in line to make their first team debuts for the Red Devils against parent club Widnes Vikings.
Gavin Bennion – who debuted for the Red Devils earlier in the season against Wigan Warriors – comes into the 19-man squad for Thursday’s game.
Mark Flanagan misses out after failing a concussion assessment following a collision with Hull FC winger Bureta Faraimo in last Friday’s game at the KCOM Stadium. Josh Jones is also absent with an ankle issue.
The squad in full is as follows:
Greg Johnson, Kris Welham, Junior Sa’u, Robert Lui, Jack Littlejohn, Craig Kopczak, Logan Tomkins, George Griffin, Lama Tasi, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Josh Wood, Derrell Olpherts, Jake Bibby, Daniel Murray, Gavin Bennion, Jake Shorrocks, Ed Chamberlain, Greg Burke.
 
You can purchase tickets for our massive Betfred Super League clash with Widnes Vikings on Thursday at the AJ Bell Stadium at the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online here!
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Stat Pack | Hull FC 45-14 Salford Red Devils

We take a look at all the stats from last night’s game against Hull FC at the KCOM Stadium.
Player in focus 
This week’s ‘Player in Focus’ is George Griffin who crossed for a try late on for the Red Devils; his third of the season.
Griffin was one of five Salford players to rack up over 100 metres with ball in hand alongside Greg Johnson, Junior Sa’u, Derrell Olpherts and Lee Mossop. The prop-forward also made 31 tackles sitting one behind regular top tackler Logan Tomkins. Griffin made ten carries throughout the game as well as making one initial break.
Backs earning hard yards
The focus is often on the forwards when it comes to making the metres but Salford’s outside backs put their hands up against Hull FC last night.
Derrell Olpherts – who has impressed in recent weeks – was the team’s biggest metre-eater totalling 150 metres with ball in hand. He was followed by reliable centre Junior Sa’u who made 135 metres while Greg Johnson was just eight metres behind Sa’u.
Olpherts finished the game with an average of 8.8 metres per carry while Kris Welham, Sa’u and Johnson were all above 7 metres per carry, on average.
Overall stats
The biggest difference between the sides was completed sets with Hull FC managing to complete on 30 occasions; nine more than the Red Devils. The teams were relatively evenly matched in terms of incomplete sets 9-11.
Salford actually spent more time with ball in hand than the Black and Whites and also had more play-the-balls and more quick play-the-balls. However, the penalty count was comfortably in the hosts’ favour, 4-10.
In areas such as breaks, offloads and errors the sides were extremely evenly matched. Hull FC made ten more tackles than Salford and missed six more than the Red Devils.

Ian Watson | “We’re making silly errors”

Head Coach Ian Watson bemoaned his sides ball control and ability to ask questions of Hull FC following their 45-14 defeat at the KCOM Stadium. 
However, Watson did see an improved side after the interval with the Red Devils winning the second half.
Watch Ian Watson’s full press conference below:

Match Report | Hull FC 45-14 Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils succumbed to a 45-14 defeat as Hull FC ran out comfortable winners on a frustrating evening at the KCOM Stadium.
Although the Red Devils managed to conjure up three second-half scores through Greg Johnson, Derrell Olpherts and George Griffin, Salford still fell short as the hosts claimed a deserved victory.
Bureta Faraimo’s hat-trick alongside further tries from Jack Downs, Jack Logan, Hakim Miloudi and Jamie Shaul ensured Lee Radford’s side secured two pivotal points.
The hosts made a flying start to the contest and opened the scoring with just five minutes on the clock. After the ball was worked out wide, Faraimo stepped inside before holding off Greg Johnson and diving over.
Jake Connor kicked the first of nine goals and the Black & Whites crossed over again just six minutes later. Faraimo grabbed his second after intercepting Robert Lui’s lofted pass before sprinting the length of the field and touching down.
Hull began to take full control and managed to add two more tries in quick succession. First, Downs slid over the whitewash after a clever offload from Logan before the latter turned from provider to scorer after an excellent break from Jamie Shaul.
Things worsened for the Red Devils as Miloudi flew out of the line to intercept a wayward pass from Jack Littlejohn before racing 50m to score in what was a carbon copy of Faraimo’s individual effort.
Connor then added the resulting goal and a late drop-goal to rub salt further into the wounds.
Faraimo then turned provider after kicking inside to Shaul who made no mistake to touch down and cap off a fine first-half display.
The hosts picked up where they left off after the break as Faraimo completed his hat-trick after wriggling out of Greg Johnson’s tackle.
Johnson was to have the last laugh though as the winger touched down after collecting a cut-out pass from Jake Shorrocks.
Robert Lui added the extras as Salford began to grow in confidence and Ian Watson’s side soon found themselves over again as Derrell Olpherts finished off a well worked move to restore some pride to the camp.
Salford battled throughout the second period and their efforts were rewarded further as Lui played a flat ball to Griffin and the forward surged over the line from close-range.
Hull had the final say however as Connor slotted home a penalty on the hooter to wrap up proceedings.
Hull Lineup: Shaul, Faraimo, Logan, Tuimavave, Miloudi, Connor, Harris, Taylor, Washbrook, Green, Downs, Minichiello, Westerman.
Interchanges: Fash, Litten, Paea, Matongo.
Salford Lineup: Littlejohn, Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Olpherts, Lui, Shorrocks, Tasi, Tomkins, Mossop, Griffin, Jones, Flanagan.
Interchanges: Kopczak, McCarthy, Nakubuwai, Wood.
 
Hull Scorers: Tries- Faraimo (5’, 12’, 51’), Downs (15’), Logan (21’), Miloudi (34’), Shaul 40’) | Goals- Connor (6’,13’, 16’, 22’, 35’, 40’, 52’, 79’) | Drop Goals- Connor (39’)
Salford Scorers: Tries- Johnson 58’, Olpherts (67’), Griffin (72’) | Goals- Lui (59’)
Man of the Match: George Griffin.
Referee: Robert Hicks. Touch Judges: D Bowmer & M. Craven. Video Referee: Robert Hicks.
Attendance: 10,606.