Tag: Hull Kingston Rovers

Tickets | Opening Qualifiers game against Hull KR now on sale

Tickets are now on sale for our opening game of The Qualifiers against Hull Kingston Rovers at KCOM Park on Friday 10th August.
You can purchase your tickets from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570. Tickets will be available to purchase up until 9:00pm on Thursday 9th August at the Club Ticket Office. Remember, Salford Red Devils retain 25% of any ticket purchases from the Club Ticket Office in advance of the game.
Ticket prices for Friday’s game are: 
Adults: £22
Concession (65+, full-time students, 19-21): £16
Junior: £12
Junior Swaps: Available from the Club Ticket Office up until Thursday at 9pm.
Carer: Free
Any wheelchair disabled supporters must contact Hull Kingston Rovers direct on 08712 889988 or alternatively E-Mail info@hullkr.co.uk if a disabled car parking space is required.
Coach travel is also available to KCOM Craven Park however there will be no pick-up from the AJ Bell Stadium due to the concert taking place on Friday evening.
The final pick-up point will be the Dog & Partridge pub in Eccles for Friday’s coach service. If any fans who usually get picked up from the AJ Bell Stadium would like details on how to get to another pick-up point for Friday’s game, please contact the club and we’ll advise.
Please remember that Salford Red Devils retain 100% of all the coach booking fees with the AJ Bell Stadium overseeing the ticketing. The coach is priced at £16 for all classes.
The coach pick-up points, times and addresses can be seen below:
Chandos Social Club, Chandos Grove, Salford M5 5LJ: 3:50pm.
Royal Sovereign, 226 Eccles Old Road, Salford, Manchester M6 8AG: 4:05pm
Eccles Town Hall, Church Street, Eccles, Manchester M30 0LH: 4:15pm
Dog and Partridge, 221 Church St, Eccles, Salford M30 0LY: 4:25pm
If there are any queries regarding the coach travel contact enquiries@salfordreddevils.net or 0161 786 1590.
Also, please remember that all our Qualifiers fixtures are subject to change due to Sky Sports’ selection of games to broadcast.

Fixtures | Salford begin Qualifiers at Hull KR

Salford Red Devils will begin The Qualifiers campaign with a trip to KCOM Craven Park to take on Hull Kingston Rovers on Friday 10th August, 8pm kick-off.
The Red Devils first two home fixtures against Widnes Vikings and Toronto Wolfpack will be featured live on Sky Sports.
Salford are set to face Widnes – live on Sky Sports for the third time this season – on Saturday 18th August, 3:15pm kick-off.
While the game against Canadian side Toronto will take place on Saturday 8th September and will also be a 3:15pm kick-off.
The Red Devils will travel to the Mbi Shay Stadium to face Halifax RLFC between these home games on Sunday 2nd September, 3pm kick-off.
Ian Waton’s men are then set to have back-to-back away fixtures beginning against Leeds on Friday 14th September – 7:45pm kick-off – followed by London Broncos at Ealing Trailfinders on Sunday 23rd September.
Salford are scheduled finish The Qualifiers campaign at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday 30th September against French side Toulouse Olympique, 3pm kick-off.
However, the final three rounds of fixtures against Leeds, London and Toulouse are subject to change dependant on whether the games are chosen for broadcast by Sky Sports.
Synchronise all the fixtures direct to your phone by clicking here.

Ben Nakubuwai | “We need to be resilient”

Ahead of tonight’s Betfred Super League clash with Castleford Tigers, we caught up with Ben Nakubuwai who feels the Red Devils forwards need to get on top in the early stages. 
Nakubuwai, sponsored by Sparta Lightning Services, said: “It’s going to be really important for us to stamp our mark on the game and show them that we’re here to play and that starts with us forwards.
“If you look at last weekend’s game against Hull KR we were all over them in the first twenty minutes. We just need to keep consistent and do what works well for us and that’s when our middles keep going forward.
“If we can do that and limit our errors we’re a side to be reckoned with.”
Despite defeat last weekend against Hull Kingston Rovers, Nakubuwai maintains that there is still a lot of confidence in the camp and knows the importance of building momentum heading into the 8s.
“It’s really important for us to start stringing some good performances together so when we head into the back end of the year, so we can stay away from trouble.
“I just think we need a bit more composure when calls go against us or we make mistakes. We need to be resilient, not allow our heads to drop and keep the same attitude throughout the whole eighty minutes.
“Everyone will be focused on their jobs and aiming to put in the best performance they possibly can.
“There’s still a lot of confidence in the camp, we’re staying positive and focused on the job at hand.”
Nakubuwai has become a regular feature in the first team since arriving from Gold Coast Titans and is loving life at the AJ Bell Stadium.
“It’s going to be good to play our first game at home for nearly a month. It’s always good to play in a familiar environment and the fans are always terrific at the AJ Bell Stadium.
“It’s my first year in the Betfred Super League and I’m really enjoying the experience so far. I feel like my game has improved and I feel like every week I’m learning new things that are furthering me as a rugby league player.”
The Tigers are in Town, but we’ll roar louder!
Tickets are still available from the Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570 for this evening’s game.

Squad | Ian Watson names his 19-man squad for visit of Castleford

Salford Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad to take on Castleford Tigers at the AJ Bell Stadium on Friday evening, 8pm kick-off. 
Ed Chamberlain retains his place in the squad after making his first start for the Red Devils at Hull Kingston Rovers last Sunday. Levy Nzoungou is also named in the 19-man squad again and could feature on Friday evening.
Ben Nakubuwai – who was the 18th man against Hull Kingston Rovers – could move back into the team after being listed in this week’s squad. Josh Jones and Tyrone McCarthy will continue in the squad after making a successful returns last weekend.
Greg Johnson misses out after picking up a foot injury this past weekend against Hull Kingston Rovers while Logan Tomkins has also picked up a foot injury and will be absent for Friday’s game.
Jack Littlejohn is out with a ruptured bicep but did undergo successful surgery last Saturday. Niall Evalds and Kriss Brining are also still recovering from injuries.
Craig Kopczak and Luke Burgess are both named but are unlikely to feature after carrying knocks in recent weeks.
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.
The full squad can be seen below:

Ian Watson | “We totally fell away from it”

Head Coach Ian Watson was disappointed to see his side move away from the processes – which saw them start strongly against Hull Kingston Rovers – after the hosts crossed the Red Devils line.
Watson said: “We started as well as we have done for a while.
“We were in control dominating field position and as soon as a little bit of pressure came on us we totally fell away from it.
“Hull KR just turned the tide. We were having a real arm-wrestle for that first twenty minutes and we got our nose in front and just needed to stick with the processes which we were doing really well early on.
“But then a few errors and them going the length of the field from our kick turned the tide and that’s when you need a little bit of resilience and we didn’t have it.
“Hull KR were outstanding. Their packed rolled our pack and they beat us in all areas to be honest.”
Ian Watson’s full post-match press conference can be seen below:

Match Report | Hull Kingston Rovers 52-22 Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils fell at the hands of Hull Kingston Rovers as the hosts ran out comfortable 52-22 winners on a disappointing afternoon at KCOM Craven Park.
A double from Junior Sa’u alongside further scores from Greg Johnson and Jake Bibby weren’t enough for the Red Devils to secure the points as the hosts proved far too hot to handle after producing a clinical 9 try display.
Salford made a bright start to the contest. First, Jake Bibby forced Junior Vaivai into touch to thwart an attack, before Tyrone McCarthy went agonisingly close to scoring after dropping the ball inside the in-goal area.
The Red Devils’ efforts were rewarded soon after though as Johnson collected a short ball from Robert Lui, before bulldozing himself over the whitewash, with just eight minutes on the clock.
Ed Chamberlain was making his first start for the club and marked the occasion after converting the resulting goal to give the Reds a deserved six-point lead.
The hosts soon responded though as Adam Quinlan picked out Ryan Shaw with a sublime looping pass, and the onrushing Shaw made no mistake to cross over in the corner.
Shaw then converted his own effort with a goal from the right-hand touchline to level the scoring.
Salford then built some momentum but would concede next, completely against the run of play. Lui attempted to keep the set alive after flicking Jake Shorrocks’ high kick into the path of McCarthy, but unfortunately, Quinlan was first to pick up the loose ball and raced 90m to score a stunning individual effort.
Danny Tickle kicked the resulting goal and Rovers extended their lead further five minutes later as Will Oakes finished off a well-worked team move in the left hand-corner, before Tickle added the extras to increase the margin to 12 points.
Things quickly worsened for the Red Devils as Danny McGuire’s kick bounced over Lui’s head to allow James Greenwood to ground the ball before it fell dead – Tickle then added the extras.
Two minutes later, the hosts were in again. This time, McGuire turned scorer and scooped up the loose ball after the ball had ricocheted into his path. Tickle then converted the resulting goal to take KR up to the 30-point mark.
Unfortunately for Salford, Rovers crossed over for their sixth effort just a minute later. After breaking down the right-hand side, Maurice Blair flicked inside to Joel Tomkins who finished under the sticks, before Tickle added the extras in the final point-scoring action of the half.
After the break, it was Salford who’d score next. Lui picked out Derrell Olpherts with a lofted kick before the latter offloaded to Junior Sa’u who surged his way over – Chamberlain was unable to land the resulting goal as the ball fell wide of the posts.
Hull almost claimed a sensational breakaway try, but a piece of heroic defending from Jake Bibby prevented Nick Scruton from touching down.
They weren’t to be denied for long though, two minutes later Shaun Lunt’s kick caused mayhem amongst the Devils backline, McGuire was quickest to react and dived over.
The hosts were in a ruthless mood and found themselves over again soon after. This time, Oakes claimed his second after the ball was worked out wide.
McGuire then threw a dummy which outwitted the Salford defence and allowed him to slide over under the sticks to compete his hat-trick. Tickle then added the conversion to take the hosts past the 50-point mark.
Salford responded with a consolation effort of their own as Sa’u pierced through the KR line to cross over, before Chamberlain landed the subsequent goal.
The Red Devils weren’t finished there though, some quick hands from Lui and Josh Wood helped forge an opening for Bibby to cross over in the corner, before Chamberlain added his third goal to take Salford past the 20-point mark.
Hull KR Lineup: Quinlan, Shaw, Blair, Vaivai, Oakes, McGuire, Atkin, Scruton, Lee, Tickle, Greenwood, J. Tomkins, Kavanagh.
Interchanges: Lunt, Masoe, Donaldson, Mulhern.
Salford Lineup: Chamberlain, Johnson, Bibby, Sa’u, Olpherts, Lui, Shorrocks, Tasi, Wood, Mossop, Lannon, McCarthy, Flanagan.
Interchanges: L. Tomkins, Burke, Murray, Jones.
Hull KR Scorers: Tries- Shaw (14’), Quinlan (21’), Oakes (27’, 55’), Greenwood (32’), McGuire (35’, 50’, 58’), J. Tomkins (37’) | Goals- Shaw (15’), Tickle (22’, 28’, 33’, 36’, 38’, 51’, 59’)
Salford Scorers: Tries- Johnson (8’), Sa’u (44’, 60’), Bibby (77’) | Goals- Chamberlain (9’, 61’, 78’)
Referee: Gareth Hewer.
Attendance: 7,698.

Squad | Ian Watson names 19-man to take on KR at KCOM Craven Park

Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad for Sunday’s Betfred Super League tie with Hull Kingston Rovers at KCOM Craven Park.
Ed Chamberlain could be set to make his first start since arriving at Salford last month. Josh Jones returns to the side following an ankle issue while Tyrone McCarthy is also named after a stint on the sideline.
Levy Nzoungou is named in the squad and could make his second Betfred Super League appearance for the Red Devils. Greg Johnson may also return to the starting seventeen.
Jack Littlejohn is absent and is set to undergo surgery on a ruptured bicep on Saturday while Kris Welham is recovering from surgery on a finger injury.
Craig Kopczak is still struggling with an injured quadricep as confirmed by Ian Watson in last week’s post-match press conference which can be seen here.
Niall Evalds and Kriss Brining both remain sidelined.
Here is the squad in full:

Ian Watson | “The circumstances make it an interesting game”

Any trip over the Pennines into Yorkshire invariably heralds the most challenging of encounters for virtually all Lancashire outfits, and exactly one month to the day since their last sojourn over to the rugby league outreach which is Hull, the Red Devils make a return visit this Sunday, to the eastern side of the city to take on Hull KR.
The context of this encounter, however, could not possibly be more significant to either club, as Head Coach, Ian Watson, is all too aware.
“The circumstances make it an extremely interesting game, taking into account the current league placings, with us currently sitting just one place above them at tenth and eleventh. So, for us, it is a really big game where we must try to stretch this lead over them and also pull back on the teams just above us.
“Never say, ‘Never’, because we have got our confidence back, as we have shown over the past two and a half games, when we have played more like ourselves. We have been better in both defence and attack.
“We have been focussing on the improvements we have made over this period, and on maintaining them.”
Craven Park is a particularly intimidating venue, with its being a bridge, in style, between the old type of stadia, such as The Willows, with the spectators very close to the pitch, and the modern facilities of the AJ Bell.
“They even have their own version of the Shed, where long-time fans like to go and watch. But then there are the more modern parts.
“It’s a good place to go to play in, because it’s a rugby stadium through and through, and they have a good fan base to go with it.
“We are focusing on this next game, and then moving forward from there. We have beaten Hull KR already this season, and this, together with their home advantage is going to spur them on, so we must meet their challenge on the day. We have to focus on winning each game as it comes along.
“When he was at Wakefield, Brian Smith took that other view, and that might be an option with a squad of forty, but with only twenty-one there are just not enough players to do this.
“Everyone will have their own way of addressing the challenge. Ours is to continue in the way we have been doing in the last few weeks – gaining further confidence in our execution in both attack and defence. We have conceded some soft tries so we need to ensure Hull KR, and the remaining teams we still have to face, do not get any.”
For the early period of the second half, in last week’s outing at Warrington, the Red Devils appeared to have taken complete control of the game – a development seemingly sparked by the ten minute reduction to twelve men, with the sin-binning of Ryan Lannon. This inspired them not only to prevent Warrington from scoring during this period, but also to cross, themselves, with the second of Jack Littlejohn’s tries.
“Up to that point, Warrington had been finishing their sets a little better than we had, which had helped them territorially, but sometimes a sinbinning can give you the shot you need to get back into the game.
“Earlier this year, we were allowing such things to totally deflate us, but the confidence in how we are now playing has rejuvenated the whole side.”
A noticeably growing injury list is now starting to deprive the team of an increasing number of players, which could mean that some of the younger players will have to shoulder more of the responsibilities.
“All teams get injuries, and we have had a lot of niggling, short-term injuries which has prevented us turning out a settled team week after week. We had just been getting some consistency and now we are going to be disrupted again.
“Some of the younger players who have recently returned to the team, such as Dan Murray, Jake Bibby, and Ryan Lannon have all earned their places back, and any player who performs well will continue to hold down their position.”

Tickets | Hull Kingston Rovers away is now on sale

Purchase your tickets for our trip to Hull Kingston Rovers on Sunday 8th July, 3pm kick-off from the Club Ticket Office or over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Tickets will go off sale at the AJ Bell Stadium at Saturday 7th July at 4:30pm. Supporters are reminded that Junior Swaps will not be exchanged on the day at KCOM Craven Park.
Remember, Salford Red Devils will retain 25% of any purchase made at the AJ Bell Stadium Club Ticket Office or over the phone!
Support the Red Devils on the road in the hunt for a Super 8s spot!
Ticket prices are as follows:
Adults: £22
Concessions (65+, full-time students, 19-21): £16
Juniors (5-18): £12
Under 5’s: FREE
Carers: FREE
Junior Season Ticket Holders: Junior Swaps available at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Wheelchair tickets are available directly from Hull KR on 08712 889988 while disabled parking can be arranged by E-Mailing info@hullkr.co.uk.
Travel for the trip to Hull KR is also available to book at the AJ Bell Stadium Club Ticket Office and over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Supporters’ Coach pick-up points and times are as follows:
Chandos: 10:50am
Royal Sovereign: 11am
Eccles Town Hall: 11:15am
Dog & Partridge: 11:25am
AJ Bell Stadium: 11:40am
Any supporters travelling on the Supporters’ Coach are reminded to arrive at their pick-up point with plenty of time.

Ladbrokes Challenge Cup | 2018 Sixth Round Draw scheduled

The draw for the sixth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup will take place on Wednesday morning (April 25th) live on the Chris Evans Breakfast Show on BBC Radio 2 from 8:10am 
The show has almost 9.5 million listeners evert week and both Warrington Wolves winger Josh Charnley and Leeds Rhinos forward Jamie Jones-Buchanan will feature on the show to help conduct the draw.
Last season the Red Devils progressed to the semi-finals of the competition for the first time in twenty years with victories over Toronto Wolfpack, Hull Kingston Rovers, Wakefield Trinity before falling to Wigan Warriors at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Betfred League One side Whitehaven remain in the competition while Betfred Championship sides Featherstone Rovers, Leigh Centurions and Toronto Wolfpack are all in the hat.
The twelve Betfred Super League teams make up the rest of the field:

 
The full list of ball numbers for the draw can be seen below: