Tag: Leeds Rhinos

Salford sign Fijian prop King Vuniyayawa

Salford Red Devils are delighted to announce the signing of Fijian international King Vuniyayawa on a two-year contract.

Prop or second-row forward, Vuniyayawa joins the Red Devils from fellow Betfred Super League side Leeds Rhinos.

The 26-year-old began his career in the NRL with New Zealand Warriors, before making the switch to Super League ahead of the 2021 season.

Speaking on signing for Salford, Vuniyayawa said: “I decided to come to Salford to take on new challenges and to keep progressing in terms of my footy.

Super League footy is quite different to NRL footy, so learning to adjust to the game and how they play over here has taken a bit of time for me but I’m getting there.

“With joining the Devils, I feel like it’s a good move for me to focus on myself and what I can bring to the team.”

Director of rugby and operations Ian Blease commented: “I am pleased and excited to bring in a quality player like King Vuniyayawa to the Red Devils for the next two seasons.

“King will add some strength and size to our pack as we continue to build our squad for 2022 & onwards. Going forward King will get the opportunity to build his career with the Red Devils having agreed to join us from the Leeds Rhinos.

As a club, we will work hard with and give King our full backing to enable him to become a leading Super League forward.”

Join King in 2022 by purchasing an early bird season ticket HERE.

RED DEVILS IN DEPTH: LEEDS v SALFORD

After successive victories in their last two encounters, Salford fans might have been forgiven for being a little more optimistic about their team’s chances in this latest outing than had proved to be the case in the 38-12 defeat at the A J Bell, back in June.  The Emerald Headingley Stadium, however, is seldom a happy hunting ground for the Reds and so it proved to be once more, with an almost identical score of 38-16 on the night.

Unflattering as the scoreline was, it nevertheless hid a number of twists and turns, thrills and spills, and minor wins and losses, which had to been seen to be fully appreciated.  Most significant of all were the sundry improvements our players had made in almost all but one aspect of their performance.

Even that scoreline could have been much closer as twice Salford players crossed for what many fans thought to be tries, only for both to be ruled out by the officials.  An additional twelve points, however, would have been more than welcome, and would have given a more balanced impression of the game because there was just so much with which to be impressed in their performance.

An early twelve-point deficit from back-to-back Leeds tries failed to knock the visitors off their stride, and despite their hosts having a majority of possession throughout the first half, the Red Devils galvanised and for a full thirty minutes repelled every onslaught on their line, many of which included resets of the tackle count.  Indeed, the Rhinos then had to wait until midway through the second half, when Salford were down to eleven men, for their next pair of tries, which came within three minutes of each other.

With ball in hand, the Red Devils looked a very well drilled, organised, unit.  The power of the forwards in particular, was most eye-opening. We have grown used to, over many seasons, Salford teams being penned on their own line unable to make hardly any progress up field to relieve the situation, but that was far from the case on Friday evening.

The forward drives, wherever they were employed, made notable in-roads into the Leeds defence.  One such, from Ryan Lannon, saw him make an extra ten metres, with Leeds players clinging to him in an effort to halt his progress.  The backs also made their contribution to this, with Ken Sio, who is always one of the most penetrative of players living up to his reputation.

Sets of six, in general were efficiently completed with kicks, many into the corners, almost all of which were well chased, with the Leeds recipient being immediately put to ground irrespective as to whether there were a number of, or only one, Salford player in attendance to deal with the situation.

Indeed, it was from Tui Lolohea’s pin-point accurate kick, that Krisnan Inu was able to display his undoubted skill in leaping above all others to collect the ball and hold onto it as he dropped to the ground, where his last-gasp grounding saw the try ruled out by the in-goal judge.

Ball handling skills had clearly been honed since the previous week, and it was moved wide with much more precision and to much greater effect than recently.  Impressive angles were run, not necessarily with the expectation of players getting through, but to wear down the Leeds defence, and make later attacks more likely to be successful, and, in fact, that is what happened, with the Red Devils finishing the stronger of the two teams.  Their reward came with three well-worked second half tries, the second of which, scored by Lolohea, was undoubtedly the try of the match.

All of which begs the question, not so much as “Why did we not win?” so much as “Why were we not even in contention at the end?” The answer is very clearly that their ill-discipline lost them that chance.  In a thirteen aside game, you have very little likelihood of holding your line intact for something approaching ten minutes, with only eleven players on the field. It may well be that they became frustrated at the number of fifty-fifty decisions, which went against them, but working with the referee is undoubtedly going to prove more beneficial than any conflict, in the long run.

In the end a total of twenty-six of Leeds’ points, comprising of two back-to-back pairs of converted tries together with a first half penalty goal, could be attributed, in some way, to the Red Devils’ indiscipline, thus giving them a mountain to climb when they did get on top in the last fifteen minutes.

It is  something which they need to address as a matter of urgency, as a team and also as individuals.  They had done too well in so many other respects, for their chances of winning to be dashed in this way.

MATCH REPORT | LEEDS RHINOS 38-16 SALFORD RED DEVILS | FRIDAY 23RD JULY 2021

Despite a positive end to the game for Marshall’s men, Salford Red Devils fell to a 38-16 defeat away to Leeds Rhinos tonight in Round 15 of the Betfred Super League.

Three tries in the first forty from the hosts made it 20-0 at the break, and although the Red Devils responded in the second half, they could not quite hold off the Leeds attack.

Harry Newman was first on the scoreboard after seven minutes, going over in the left corner after some quick hands from Leeds’ left edge.

The hosts exploited Salford’s right edge again minutes later but this time it was Kruise Leeming who grounded the ball down the left.

Leeds received a penalty in the 23rd minute after Seb Ikahihifo was penalised for a dangerous tackle, and the Rhinos opted for the two – Rhyse Martin converting.

Leeming doubled his try tally just after the half-hour mark, strolling over behind the sticks.

Halftime: Leeds Rhinos 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Salford started the second forty a lot better than they started the first, getting themselves on the scoreboard in the 47th minute after Morgan Escare fed Ken Sio to dive over down the right wing.

Minutes later, poor discipline punished Salford again after Lolohea and Ikahihifo both were sin-binned.

The next ten minutes saw Callum Mclelland and King Vuniyayawa score for Leeds, before the Red Devils were back on the scoreboard once more.

Sio ran almost the entire length of the field but a pursuing wave of Leeds players meant he was forced to kick the ball into the direction of Lolohea, who was first to the loose ball to go over in the right corner.

Leeds captain Matt Prior scurried over the line to the left of the sticks in the 74th minute but it was Salford who scored the last try of the evening, Inu powering over. Richard Myler saw yellow with three minutes to go, but he and his teammates took the two points at the final hooter.

Fulltime: Leeds Rhinos 20-0 Salford Red Devils

Leeds Rhinos: Myler, Briscoe, Hurrell, Newman, Handley, Sutcliffe, Mclelland, Prior, Leeming, Vuniyayawa, Mellor, Martin, O’Connor, Dwyer, Briscoe, Donaldson, Smith, Agar.

Leeds tries: Newman, Leeming (2), Mclelland, Vuniyayawa, Prior

Leeds goals: Martin (6/7)

Salford Red Devils: Escare, Sio, Inu, Livett, Williams, Lolohea, Atkin, Mossop, Ackers, Ormondroyd, Wells, Pauli, Lannon, Hingano, Ikahihifo, Luckley, Roberts.

Salford tries: Sio, Lolohea, Inu

Salford goals: Inu (2/3)

Referee: Ben Thaler

Image credit: Steve McCormick

TICKETS ON SALE FOR LEEDS AWAY

Our Betfred Super League Round 15 game against Leeds Rhinos at Emerald Headingly Stadium on Friday 23rd July, kick off 7:45pm, is now on sale.

With restrictions now lifted, the game is open for anyone to attend. Tickets can be purchased online. For those that may struggle with the online service, you can email the ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk with your enquiry and contact number or call 0161 786 1570 and press Option 1. Tickets can also be purchased from the stadium between the hours of 10am – 4pm, any fans entering the stadium are asked to wear a mask.

The last time Salford fans attending a game at Emerald Headingley was on 6th September 2019, when the Red Devils ended a 13-year draught of no wins at Leeds’ ground by beating the Rhinos 20 points to 12.

Ticket prices are below:

Standing:

  • Adult: £24 (£27 on the day)
  • Concession: (senior 65+, students, 17-20, Disabled) £16 (£19 on the day)
  • Junior ST: £5 (£15 on the day)
  • Junior non-ST: £12 (£15 on the day)
  • Under 5s: Do not need a ticket for standing area.

Seating:

  • Adult: £32 (£35 on the day)
  • Concession: (senior 65+, students, 17-20, Disabled) £25 (£28 on the day)
  • Junior ST: £5 (£23 on the day)
  • Junior non-ST: £20 (£23 on the day)
  • Under 5s: £8

Wheelchair users should contact Leeds Direct on 03714231315 or email tickets@leedsrugby.com. Ambulant Disabled supporters need to contact the AJ Bell stadium ticket office as carer tickets are not available online.

Although restrictions have now been lifted, we still advise everyone to follow the guidance set out below by the RFL:

  • Please vaccinate where possible to maximise protection to fellow supporters and members of staff.  Vaccination remains a key priority in the response to the pandemic.
  • Use the Government’s offer of free lateral flow tests; consider taking one before you travel.
  • If travelling via public transport, please adhere to the relevant guidance.
  • Respect the rules of the venue you are attending and check in advance to see what is required.
  • Wear face coverings in busy indoor areas
  • Ensure you are familiar with social distancing restrictions where these apply
  • Treat stewards with respect and respond to their requests.
  • Do not attend if you have symptoms or are in any doubt about your health.

RED DEVILS IN DEPTH: SALFORD v LEEDS

Just over a week after they had toppled Huddersfield on their own ground, Salford Red Devils found the task of repeating the performance against Leeds Rhinos a bridge too far, and they were unable to repeat their giant-killing act, in their first home game for three weeks.

It was, in fact, a performance rather removed from the calm, controlled, determined manner in which they had overcome the loss of a player after only half-an-hour, to register their first away win of the season, last week.

Yet, as happened in both that match and the previous one at Hull KR, the Red Devils were well in contention for the opening quarter, going set for set with Leeds and looking every bit as capable of containing them as they had done against the Giants.  The game was to turn, however, just as it had at Hull, on the loss of a player, first one, and then, unbelievably, two others later being sin-binned, that disrupted the Salford organisation, both on attack and defence, thus putting the Rhinos in the ascendency.

The first of these, which was a red card, came on sixteen minutes when skipper, Lee Mossop, was given his marching orders, along with Bodene Thompson, in the most unusual of circumstances, in which Konrad Hurrell also had to be replaced, not to return, after failing a head test.

There are always winners and losers in situations like this, and the extra space consequently created on the field was rather more beneficial to Leeds, with the pace they have in abundance throughout the side, despite neither team having numerical advantage.  It took them less than a minute to turn that benefit into points, with a converted try.

The twelve men of Salford then became eleven with the sin-binning of Jack Wells, and Leeds celebrated their numerical advantage within three minutes with another four points.

However, the Salford players regrouped for almost the remainder of the half, to get back into contention. Chris Atkin intercepted a pass from Kruise Leeming to run almost the entire length of the field and put his side on the scoresheet.  He even had the confidence to try and beat one of the pursuing defenders in the in-goal area, in order to increase the prospects of the successful conversion which followed.

With less than three minutes to go to halftime and Salford now only two points in arrears, Marshall’s men, who seemed to be in control of the arm wrestle, gifted Leeds a penalty for offside that gave the Rhinos the lifeline they gratefully received, from which they ran in not one, but two, converted tries, before the whistle brought the half to its conclusion.

Although there was still forty minutes to go, that one, basic, fundamental error, in itself, had probably put the game somewhat beyond Salford’s reach, and the second half saw the visitors scything through for three further tries.  Their command of the ruck area was proving to be quite crucial, with their two, interchanging, hookers making regular inroads into the Red Devils’ line.

The dual sin-binning of Ryan Lannon and Luke Gale did little to help the home side’s cause with it providing even more space for them to have to defend, and the Rhinos almost immediately exploited this with their first score of the half.

Yet Salford’s approach work with the ball was good and they held their own in the arm wrestles that ensued.  They did however lack that necessary cutting edge near the line, and, as the half wore on, their chances of scoring a second try began to look a little slim.

Slim, that is, until one little bit of pure magic from the feet of Morgan Escare on the wing, saw him round his opposite number and then repeat the operation around the fullback to score another long-distance try and give his teammates some late encouragement.

The Red Devils will have only a few days turn-around now before they take on Wakefield in Thursday evening’s home fixture but with it comes ample opportunity to return to the form found in Round 10.

ROUND 11 ON GENERAL SALE

Salford Red Devils are pleased to announce that the Betfred Super League Round 11 home game against Leeds Rhinos on Friday 25th June is now on general sale.

Season ticket holders were given initial priority for access to the game and all-season ticket holders who entered the ballot should now know if they were successful or not. Any season ticket holders who were not successful, or did not enter the ballot and would like to attend on Thursday, must email – ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

Although we love having you back for live rugby, we ask all fans to follow and respect the Code of Conduct, stadium ground regulations and direction from signage and stewards on-site.

In order to create the best atmosphere possible, we will be allocating 400 tickets to the away club in the North Stand ONLY. If you are a Salford fan, DO NOT select a ticket in the NORTH STAND AWAY STAND likewise LEEDS fans WILL NOT gain access to the east, south or west stands of the stadium.

We are encouraging people to book in bubbles of six as booking single tickets drastically reduces capacity.

HOW DO I BOOK?

  1. All our ticketing will be produced online digitally.
  2. Go to www.eticketing.co.uk/salfordreddevils and sign in/create an account.
  3. If you do not know if you have an account try “forgot password” and if you have an account you will receive an email to reset your password.
  4. Click on Match Tickets at the top of the page and select the game.
  5. Choose the stand you wish to purchase in and “best available”. Select the EAST, WEST & SOUTH for home fans. For AWAY fans select NORTH.
  6. Please select the number of tickets you require for you and other people in your bubble (max of six). If you are the lead client, you will be responsible for everyone in your bubble and you must inform them of the “code of conduct.”
  7. You will get the “best available” for the area you selected. There will be no kiosks in the standing areas of the stadium due to COVID-19 restrictions.
  8. Tickets will be sent via email and you will be able to print at home or add them to your Google or Apple Wallet.
  9. Please follow all the instructions on the ticket including the arrival time.
  10. Please bring ID showing your name and date of birth as you may be asked to present it.

If you are having difficulty in doing this or if you are a season ticket holder who has missed the ballot, please email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk

You can also call 01617861570 and choose option 1 for tickets and if this is not answered leave a message and someone from the ticket office will call you back.

Office hours are Monday – Friday 10am-5pm

WHAT HAPPENS WHEN I GET TO THE STADIUM?

There will be details on your ticket of what time you should arrive and what entrance to use. Different blocks will be given staggered arrival times and we ask you all to enter the turnstiles at the time stated. If you arrive too early, or too late, you may not gain access. There will be a one-way system in operation within the stadium. Please pay attention to signage and direction from stewards. You may be asked to show ID.

WILL I BE ABLE TO GET FOOD AND DRINK?

Unfortunately, kiosks will not be open in the standing areas as food and drink has been prohibited. If you are in a seated area you will be able to get food and drink from the kiosks.

IS IT SAFE TO ATTEND?

Although we cannot wait to have you back, we need to ensure that spectator safety is at the top of our agenda. Therefore, it is imperative that fans read and agree to the Spectator Code of Conduct and respect all rules and guidelines and keep fans safe from potential transmission of COVID-19.

DO I NEED TO HAVE A TEST?

No, you do not need to have a test before coming to the stadium. However, if you feel unwell please DO NOT attend.

CAR PARKING

If you have a season car park pass then that will be accepted. Car parking passes can be applied for in advance online or by contacting the ticket office. On-the-day parking will be available for £8. Parking at the stadium is limited and we ask that you only trave in your bubbles and follow guidance. For all information on travelling to the stadium, see here.

Once again, Salford Red Devils would like to thank you all for your continued support and understanding during this unprecedented time.

 

Talking Points | Salford Red Devils 14-46 Leeds Rhinos

Salford Red Devils fell to their first defeat of the 2019 Betfred Super League season against Leeds Rhinos and we take a look at the talking points surrounding the game.

Going close

While the scoreline got away from the Red Devils in the end there were a few times Salford went close while the margin was much narrower. At 6-18, Jansin Turgut got himself over the line following a clever knockdown from Kris Welham however try was ruled out for a double-movement.
In the closing stages of the first half, Rob Lui broke from deep before finding Jackson Hastings who almost made the line. The ball would end up with Joey Lussick, but the support wasn’t there to finish off the move. George Griffin would then be held up just short of the line a few plays later.


After Josh Jones narrowed the deficit early in the second half, Salford almost pulled the scores level as Junior Sa’u powered his way over three Leeds defenders. Unfortunately, the centre couldn’t quite keep hold off the ball. Had any of these opportunities gone the other way then the game could have well panned out differently.

Jansin Turgut’s sin-bin

A big moment in the game came on the 50-minute mark as second-rower Jansin Turgut was sent to the sin-bin following an altercation with Adam Cuthbertson at the play-the-ball. Turgut was sin-binned for running into the melee and escalating the situation.
Following the sin-bin, the Red Devils kept the scores close with Ken Sio’s penalty goal returning the arrears to six points after Tui Lolohea’s penalty goal following the incident. However, playing with twelve men may well have had an effect on the Red Devils in the latter stages but Head Coach Ian Watson made it clear this ‘wasn’t why they’d lost the game.’
Head Coach Ian Watson said: “Even for the next ten minutes following the sin-bin I thought we got ourselves back into the game and we were looking really strong but after that Leeds really picked up the speed of the game and took it away from us from there. It was a big call, but it isn’t why we’ve lost.”

Josh Jones continues to impress

One of the standout performers on a disappointing afternoon for Salford Red Devils was back-rower Josh Jones who has made a terrific start to the 2019 Betfred Super League season.
Jones was impactful at the John Smith’s Stadium in Round One and has now made try-scoring appearances at the AJ Bell Stadium against both London Broncos and Leeds Rhinos. Both of his tries came in similar fashion with the robust forward forcing his way over from close-range despite the best efforts of numerous defenders.
The 25-year-old has made massive metres already this season often taking on three and four defenders per carry and his offload game continues to cause a threat on a regular basis.

Gameday entertainment

Away from the field there was plenty of gameday activity and entertainment for supporters to soak up at the AJ Bell Stadium. Many supporters took advantage of the FREE entry to the Funderpark amusement park pre-game before packing out the Marquee.
The Salford Red Devils mobile Club Shop provided by WildThang was alongside stalls from the Salford Red Devils Foundation, Mascord Brownz and the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust all accompanied by music by a ten-piece band.


At half-time local boxer Marc Leach and his trainer Jamie Moore took to the field to promote his upcoming English title fight in March in Oldham. Aaron Parmar also did a lap of the AJ Bell Stadium pitch after bucket collecting to support his incredible efforts in running 22 10km runs in memory of the 22 victims of the Manchester terror attack.
Finally, Dr Devil was joined by Manchester Storm mascot Lightning Jack!
 
Tickets are on sale for Salford Red Devils next home fixture against St Helens on Thursday 28th February. You can purchase tickets for this game at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. You will save money buying in advance!

Ian Watson | “We didn’t control the speed of the game well”

Salford Red Devils suffered their first defeat of the 2019 Betfred Super League season against Leeds Rhinos and Ian Watson offered his thoughts on the loss.

On the result…

I think Leeds got what they deserved in the end. We failed to dominate any field position and they turned over in really good field positions and we’ve got to learn a lesson from that.

On Leeds scoring tries in quick succession…

That was because of the momentum of the game and it’s down to us to stop that momentum. I think they scored three in quick succession in the first half which got us as well. We’ve got to learn to be better at turning the momentum on its head and the only way you can do that is to defend well and we failed to do that on the back of our kick chase today.

On Jansin Turgut’s sin-bin…

I thought it was a big call. Even for the next ten minutes following the sin-bin I thought we got ourselves back into the game and we were looking really strong but after that Leeds really picked up the speed of the game and took it away from us from there. It was a big call, but it isn’t why we’ve lost.
I thought he was going for Kris Welham at first which is unlike Welham but he’s reacted in the tackle so I thought he was going to get him so then to sin-bin Jansin was a little bit of a surprise to me but James Child has said he’s sin-binned him for running it and that he’s not actually anything apparently but we’ll take a look at it on the video.

On the difference between the sides…

Yeah, there’s a massive difference in budget – that’s obvious. I wouldn’t say there was a massive difference in talent today. I think one team turned over the field position much better than the other. If you look at how many good-ball sets they had in comparison to us they turned over in good field position we were generally coming off our own try-line. We were turning the ball over on our 40m line. The more attacking sets you give a team like Leeds who have spent heavily they’re just going to put you under the pump and punish you. We didn’t control the speed of the game well.

On bouncing back against Hull KR…

We’ve got to learn our lessons. We didn’t represent ourselves in the best way against Leeds, we wanted to put up a good showing and build on the strong start to the season especially being at home and being in front of a good crowd we wanted them to see us at our best. We failed to do the hard stuff against Leeds in defending and we probably wanted to just concentrate on the defence and we need to rectify that for next weekend against Hull Kingston Rovers because they’ll pose the same threats.
 
Tickets are on sale for Salford Red Devils next home fixture against St Helens on Thursday 28th February. You can purchase tickets for this game at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. You will save money buying in advance!

Match Report | Salford Red Devils 14-46 Leeds Rhinos

Salford Red Devils fell to a disappointing 14-46 defeat at the hands of Leeds Rhinos bringing to an end their 100% start to the 2019 Betfred Super League season.
Joey Lussick opened the scoring at the AJ Bell Stadium, but Adam Cuthbertson, Jack Walker and Konrad Hurrell all scored within six minutes to give the Rhinos the advantage heading into the break.
In similar fashion, the Red Devils scored first in the second half through Josh Jones, but Leeds would run away with the game with Walker completing a hat-trick, Hurrell notching a brace and tries from Matt Parcell and Ash Handley.
It was a positive start for Salford as, after just seven minutes, Lussick managed to burrow his way over the try-line from a few metres out. Ken Sio converted.
Leeds would level the scores after off-season signing Trent Merrin found Cuthbertson with a neat offload. The Rhinos immediately followed with another try as Walker broke clear of the Salford defence. Leeds would complete a purple patch of three tries in six minutes as Hurrell latched onto a low Lolohea grubber kick. The half-back successfully converted all three tries.
The Red Devils narrowed the gap just three minutes after the interval as Jones managed to carry three defenders over the line. Sio converted. Salford almost followed up with another try as Junior Sa’u went over but couldn’t ground the ball under pressure from three Leeds defenders.
On the 50-minute mark, Jansin Turgut would be sent to the sin-bin for an altercation at the play-the-ball. Lolohea successfully kicked at goal from the resulting penalty but Sio would close the deficit back to six points with a penalty goal of his own three minutes later.
However, Leeds would run away with the game in the final twenty minutes. Hurrell stepped over for his second of the game before hooker Parcell jinked his way over from acting half-back. Lolohea’s conversion opened up a 16-point lead.
Another try would come a few minutes later as Walker collected a clever low kick from Lolohea and the full-back would round off his hat-trick just two minutes after as he finished a flowing Leeds move from inside their own half. Handley crossed with ten minutes remaining to finish the scoring.
 
Salford Red Devils: Evalds, Olpherts, Welham, Sa’u, Sio; Lui, Hastings; Mossop, Lussick, Dudson, Jones, Turgut, Flanagan.
Interchanges: Burke, Nakubuwai, Tomkins, Griffin.
Leeds Rhinos: Walker, Briscoe, Watkins, Hurrell, Handley; Lolohea, Myler; Peteru, Dwyer, Cuthbertson, Ferres, Ward, Merrin.
Interchanges: Parcell, Donaldson, Smith, Singleton.
 
Salford Tries: Lussick (7’), Jones (43’).
Salford Goals: Sio (8’, 44’, 56’).
Leeds Tries: Cuthbertson (16’), Walker (20’ 65’, 67’), Hurrell (22’, 58’), Parcell (62’), Handley (71’).
Leeds Goals: Lolohea (17’, 21’ 23’, 51’, 63’, 66’ 68’)
 
Salford Sin-Bin: Turgut (50’)
 
Referee: James Child.
Attendance: 4385.

Matchday Information | Salford Red Devils vs Leeds Rhinos | Sunday 17th February 2019

Everything you need to know ahead of the Red Devils’ second home game of the 2019 Betfred Super League against Leeds Rhinos.
Key information
Salford Red Devils will host Leeds Rhinos in our second home game of the 2019 Betfred Super League season on Sunday 17th February. The game is set to kick-off at 3pm.
The West and South stands will be open for the home fans this weekend. Season Tickets are valid with Salford Red Devils supporters situated in both the West and South stands. The travelling Leeds Rhinos fans will be based in the East Stand.
Ticketing
You can purchase tickets for Sunday’s game against Leeds Rhinos at the Club Ticket Office prior to kick-off. You must purchase a ticket from the Ticket Office as oppose to paying at the turnstile. Remember, ticket prices will rise by £2 on a gameday, so we’d encourage supporters to purchase their tickets in advance of Sunday. You can purchase online, HERE.
2019 Season Tickets are valid for the fixture and if you are yet to collect your 2019 Season Ticket you can do so before Sunday’s game from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office.
If you are a member of a community club who has received a FREE Junior Season Ticket this week and sent off your form, you will be able to collect your 2019 Season Ticket from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office prior to Sunday’s game against Leeds Rhinos.
You can still purchase 2019 Season Tickets in advance of Sunday’s game by visiting the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. The Direct Debit option isn’t available online. You can purchase 2019 Season Tickets following the game on a pro-rata basis with your ticket prices being knocked off the overall price.
Tickets for Salford Red Devils next fixture against Hull Kingston Rovers on Saturday 23rd February at KCOM Craven Park will be available to purchase following Sunday’s game against Leeds Rhinos from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office. Ticket prices can be seen HERE. Coach travel is also available to book at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office following Sunday’s game, for coach details click HERE.


You can also purchase tickets for our next home game which is against St Helens on Thursday 28th February, 7:45pm kick-off. Tickets for this game will be available at the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office following Sunday’s game against Leeds Rhinos. Ticket prices can be found HERE. Or, purchase your ticket online now by simply clicking HERE. 
Stadium and Security
AJ Bell Stadium turnstiles will open for general admission at 1:30pm.
If you are an 1873 Season Ticket holder you can gain access via the Main Reception from 12:30pm. You must be wrist-banded on entry to gain access to the 1873 suite.
The smoking pens at either end of the West Stand will be open for fans to use. These will open before the game and close as the first half gets underway. The smoking pens will re-open ten minutes before half-time and close as the second gets underway.
Please remember that all bags will be checked on entry to the AJ Bell Stadium.
Transport and Parking
The Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust buses are in action for Sunday’s fixture against Leeds Rhinos. Both the RD1 and RD2 have brand-new quicker routes for the 2019 season with both journeys now only taking approximately 45 minutes. Please note there has been a minor time adjustment on the RD1 service, for more details click HERE.

 
 
 
 
 
 
To book your place on either service, click HERE.
Car parking is available at the AJ Bell Stadium and is priced at £6 per car. Seasonal car park passes are valid for this fixture.
Club Shop
Salford Red Devils can confirm that our online store provider WildThang will be present at Sunday’s game and will have a trailer set up on the forecourt of the AJ Bell Stadium to sell merchandise. Be sure to head over and purchase your Salford gear!
Please be aware that WildThang will only be taking sales and returns/refunds must be done via the online website HERE.
Hospitality
All guests who are dining at Sunday’s game against Leeds Rhinos will do so on level three of the AJ Bell Stadium and will be guided to their respective suites and boxes by our friendly staff on Reception. Again, all guests will need to be wrist-banded.
Marquee and Catering
The marquee will be open from 12:30pm and DJ Andy Steele will be entertaining both the Salford Red Devils and Leeds Rhinos fans pre and post-match while you soak up the atmosphere.
Salford Red Devils and Elior are also delighted to offer a fantastic price of £3 on all pints following the game – stay behind and enjoy DJ Andy Steele with brilliant prices!
Catering vans will also be positioned in both the outside forecourt and area between the West and South stands
Funderpark


The Valentines Fair – Funderpark – is present at the AJ Bell Stadium and Salford Red Devils can confirm free entry for all match or Season Ticket holders on production of their ticket.
The Funderpark amusement park is the biggest travelling funfair in Europe and is available for FREE to all fans between the hours of 12:30pm and 2:45pm. Get inside and enjoy the rides before the roller coaster that is Super League!
Forecourt Activity
The Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust will have a table in the forecourt where they will be taking new memberships as well as selling our re-run of programmes of Issue One of ‘The Red Devil’. If you need to get an issue of last week’s programme, please visit the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust.
There will also be a ten-piece band playing in the forecourt area before the game and inside the ground in the lead-up to kick-off.
The WildThang Club Shop will be situated in the forecourt along with a Salford Red Devils Foundation Heritage stall.
Pre-Game Entertainment
Ahead of Sunday’s game, the ‘Red Angels’ Dance Team will be performing on the field and will be accompanied by Super League’s number one mascot – Dr Devil.
Half-Time Activity
At half-time, Salford-born boxer Marc Leach and trainer Jamie Moore will take to the field to promote his upcoming English title fight in Oldham on Saturday 16th March.

The ‘Red Angels’ Dance Team will also be performing.
The Red Devil
‘The Red Devil’ will return for the second issue of the season and this week’s cover star and focus of our big interview is new signing Ken Sio but more importantly you can claim your second token of the season to earn a signed match ball at the end of the year!
Also, in this week’s issue we speak to Lead Soft Tissue Therapist Sarah O’Neill, Jack Wharton is our ‘fan in focus’, Logan Tomkins is asked some quickfire questions, we delve into our opponents Leeds Rhinos and get the latest from Ian Watson, the Salford Red Devils Foundation and the Gold Line Draw.
In addition, last week’s issue of ‘The Red Devil’ SOLD OUT but we can confirm we have another batch of programmes that will be available to purchase from the Salford RLFC Supporters’ Trust table in the forecourt. Both programmes are priced at £3.
Bucket Collection
There will be a bucket collection in and around the AJ Bell Stadium for Aaron Parmar who is running 22 10km runs in memory of the 22 people who sadly lost their lives at the Manchester Arena tragedy – please donate generously!
 
Salford Red Devils 2019 Season Tickets are still available to purchase from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online HERE. You can spread the cost via Direct Debit payments, for more details, click HERE. Season Tickets will now be at a reduced price on a pro-rata basis.