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Match Info for Red Devils vs Warrington

The Red Devils are ready to welcome the Warrington Wolves to the AJ Bell Stadium this Thursday 3rd March, KO 8pm.
 
The visitors come into the game this week on the back of three victories, the first away at Leeds Rhinos and then two wins at the Halliwell Jones Stadium against Hull KR and Wakefield Wildcats. They currently sit in second position in the First Utility Super League table.
 
In 2015, the Wolves won both the home and away fixtures against the Red Devils, the first a season opening 22-8 win at the Halliwell Jones Stadium and then a 34-16 win at the AJ Bell Stadium in May.
 
Red Devils Head Coach Ian Watson named his 19 Man Squad for the game earlier this week, making just one change to the side that faced Wigan last week. Adam Walne returns from injury to replace Olsi Krasniqi.
 
Tony Smith also named the Warrington Wolves 19 Man Squad which excluded Kurt Gidley and hooker Daryl Clark but saw the return of former Salford player Stefan Ratchford and new signing Mitchell Dodds.
 
Red Devils 19 Man Squad in Full
 
2 Justin Carney
7 Michael Dobson
1 Niall Evalds
13 Mark Flanagan
10 George Griffin
3 Josh Griffin
18 Greg Johnson
33 Josh Jones
8 Craig Kopczak
21 Ryan Lannon
9 Tommy Lee
6 Rob Lui
11 Ben Murdoch-Masila
14 Gareth O’Brien
22 Matt Sarsfield
4 Junior Sa’u
19 Logan Tomkins
15 Adam Walne
20 Jordan Walne
 
Warrington 19 Man Squad in Full
 
4 Ryan Atkins
32 Jordan Cox
11 Ben Currie
15 Mitchell Dodds
16 Brad Dwyer
3 Rhys Evans
8 Chris Hill
12 Jack Hughes
29 Benjamin Julien
18 George King
2 Tom Lineham
20 Kevin Penny
25 Joe Philbin
6 Stefan Ratchford
5 Matty Russell
7 Chris Sandow
10 Ashton Sims
14 Joe Westerman
23 Gary Wheeler
 
Ticketing
 
Tickets are still available for tonight’s game priced at – Adults from £25, Concessions from £20 and Juniors from £10 by calling 0161 786 1570.
 
Enjoy the game in style from our VIP Bar from just £45 per person.
 
Away visitors will be able to purchase tickets from the North Stand ticket office which is CASH ONLY.
 
All other tickets can be purchased from the West Stand ticket office.
 
Parking
 
Parking is available for £5 per car on a first come, first serve basis.
 
Fans Bar and Marquee
 
The fans bar and marquee will be open from 5.30pm tonight for drinks and food purchases.
 
Merchandise
 
The Red Devils Club shop will be situated in the fans bar and will be open from 5.30pm until 5 minutes before kick-off.

Red Devils launch partnership with University of Manchester SU!

The Red Devils are delighted to announce a brand new partnership with the University of Manchester Students’ Union. UMSU have joined with the club following a successful partnership with the RFL in 2015.
We join an impressive Box Office roster of sporting partnerships within the Students’ Union, including both Manchester City and Manchester United football clubs, with almost 2,000 University of Manchester students purchasing match tickets already this academic year.
We have partnered with the Students’ Union to help them widen the sporting disciplines on offer to their members, but also help to further support their ethos of enhancing our students’ experience during their time in Greater Manchester.
Speaking at the launch of the partnership, Students’ Union Activities and Development Officer, Joel Smith said, “It’s fantastic to see a new partnership forming with Salford Red Devils. This new venture extends our offer to students, giving easier access to less mainstream sport and enhancing our exclusive membership offerings around the City.”
Salford Red Devil’s Club Ambassador Adrian Morley said, ‘As a club, we’re delighted to be working with University of Manchester Students’ Union. It’s a fantastic opportunity for the club to be reaching out to a wider audience in Central Manchester and to offer great deals to students in the city. We hope we can attract some new fans to experience how exciting rugby league really is and get behind their local Super League side.’
The Red Devil’s home fixture tickets are now on sale at the Students’ Union Helpdesk with all tickets priced at just £16 including booking fee.
To celebrate this new and exciting partnership with Salford Red Devils RLFC the University of Manchester Students’ Union are giving away two FREE tickets to their next home game this Thursday against Warrington Wolves! All you have to do is visit their facebook page to enter. We’ll have more on further competitions soon so follow us on social media.
Terms and Conditions
All tickets are sold in person only from the Students’ Union Helpdesk.
Each student can buy only one ticket – if you want to buy tickets for friends, they must accompany you to the Helpdesk with their student ID at the time of purchase.
A valid Student ID is required to purchase tickets and also present at the stadium.
Tickets will be sold on a first-come-first-served basis, so get yours before they’re all gone.
For more information please contact Helpdesk either by email at info.su@manchester.ac.uk or by phone on 0161 2752930.

19 Man Squad to face Warrington

Head Coach Ian Watson has made just one change to the 19 Man Squad he named to face Wigan Warriors last week.
 
Adam Walne returns from injury to replace Olsi Krasniqi in the team.
 
Gareth O’Brien is also named as he prepares to face his former club Warrington Wolves.
 
Team News in full:
 
2 Justin Carney
7 Michael Dobson
1 Niall Evalds
13 Mark Flanagan
10 George Griffin
3 Josh Griffin
18 Greg Johnson
33 Josh Jones
8 Craig Kopczak
21 Ryan Lannon
9 Tommy Lee
6 Rob Lui
11 Ben Murdoch-Masila
14 Gareth O’Brien
22 Matt Sarsfield
4 Junior Sa’u
19 Logan Tomkins
15 Adam Walne
20 Jordan Walne
 
Tickets are still available at pre-match day prices Adults from £20, Concessions from £15 and Juniors from £5 by calling 0161 786 1570.
 
Enjoy the game in style from our VIP Bar from just £40 per person.
 

U16s finish season unbeaten

Salford Red Devils Under 16’s finished the season with a 100% record following a 22-18 win against Castleford Tigers in front of a good crowd at the AJ Bell Stadium.
 
 
The Reds came into the game off the back of good performances and wins against the Midlands and the North East but knew that would have to up their performance again if they were to come out on top against the tier one academy side.
 
 
Tries from Lewis Clarke (2), Jamie Abram and Tyler Dupree, supported by the goal kicking of Kegan Brennan gave Salford the impetuous against the Tigers, and then solid defence saw the Reds hold out for a memorable win.
 
 
The Red Devils started the game quickly, and were held up over the line a number of times, before Dupree eventually opened up the scoring, the prop forward crashing over from close range to give the home side the lead.
 
 
This try, added to by the conversion from Brennan gave Salford the momentum and the Reds were soon camped of the Castleford try line again. Clever footwork from Abram sliced a hole in the Tigers defence, and the Stand Off burst through to continue Salfords fantastic start to the match.
 
 
The home side would cross once again in the first half, with Clarke latching on to the end of a clever kick and racing away to score, extending Salfords lead to 18-0. The Yorkshire side gave themselves a foothold in the game with a try before half-time, leaving the score at 18-4 at the break.
 
 
Castleford started the second half on the front foot, scoring 3 tries in quick succession to temporarily give them the lead, before Clarke crossed again to restore Salfords advantage to four points.
 
 
The Tigers responded well and continued to put Salford under intense pressure. The home side found themselves with their back against the wall as they found themselves down to 11 men, losing two men to the sin-bin. The remaining players were resolute in defence however and saw the game out to record a superb win against a side in the tier above them.
 
 
Head Coach Danny Barton was extremely pleased with the result and had this to say after the game;
 
 
“I was pleased for the boys, even though we didn’t put much pressure on them, I know they were putting a lot of pressure on themselves to perform well against a Super League side, so for them to do well against Castleford and beat a tier one team is brilliant for them.”
 
 
Barton was also very impressed with the way in which his side defending under huge pressure from the Tigers in second half;
 
 
“I was worried with the way we started the second, and then we steadied the ship. We must have gone to eleven men for at least seven or eight minutes and we didn’t concede in that time, so thats a fantastic effort and a fantastic commitment to each other”.
 
 
The win see’s the young devils finish the season with four wins out of four, and Barton is please with the progress shown by the team;
 
 
“Even though its only been a short season, we’ve bought in a lot of local lads from our talent pool and its all coming together really nicely now,  we just want to kick on from here now, and hammer it in even more
Result: Salford Red Devils 22 Castleford Tigers 18
Salford Red Devils: Leech, Moseley, Clarke, Ratcliffe, Howarth, Abram, Brennan, Dupree, Moore, Whitehill, Defreitas, Frazer, Craig, Kirby, Walker, Cartridge, Mackie, Price, Harrison, Smith.  

Lui nominated for Super League Player of the Month

Title sponsor First Utility has today revealed the nominations for the Official First Utility Super League Player of the Month competition for February, which lets fans vote for the league’s most outstanding players.
Salford have surprised a lot of pundits with their blistering start to the 2016 First Utility Super League season and Robert Lui has played a big role in helping turn the Red Devils into one of the strongest, and most exciting teams in the league. His two tries helped his side claim one of the standout results of the past month, a 44-10 demolition of St Helens.
If you feel that Robert deserves to be the First Utility Super League Player of the Month for September – vote at www.Facebook.com/FirstUtilitySuperLeague
Each fan who votes will go into a prize draw with one lucky supporter getting the chance to present the First Utility Super League Player of the Month trophy to the winning player. The two players with the most votes will then be considered by a judging panel consisting of representatives from First Utility & League Weekly, where an overall winner will be revealed.
Voting is now open, and the February First Utility Super League Player of the Month shortlist is as follows:
 

  • Luke Gale (Castleford Tigers)
  • Danny Houghton (Hull FC)
  • Robert Lui (Salford Red Devils)
  • Chris Sandow (Warrington Wolves)
  • Corey Thompson (Widnes Vikings)

 
Fans have until 3pm March 3rd to register their votes for February’s First Utility Super League Player of the Month award.

U19S COAST TO OPENING WIN

Salford 48  Cumbria 0                                          Match Report – David Clegg
Salford Red Devils’ new look U19s side started the season in similar fashion to the manner in which their forerunners of last year had concluded the 2015 season, with a convincing victory over luckless Cumbria.
As the score shows, the Devils ended the game with something of a romp, but the first half was some distance removed from that, and the home side had to work hard to establish the platform from which they were then able to kick on, and eventually revel in the free scoring spectacle which must have delighted their followers and coaching staff.
Indeed the Red Devils had much to be thankful to their defence for, in the last fifteen minutes of the first half, when Cumbria had a spate of almost uninterrupted possession, which ensured that they spent much of this time testing the Salford line to considerable extent.  That the Salford players weathered this storm and kept the visitors pointless probably contributed significantly towards the onslaught which was to come in the second half.
For Head Coach, Garreth Carvell, this must have been the best start he could have wished for.
From the outset their was evidence of early nerves among the home side as, having taken the kick off cleanly, a misunderstanding between players saw the very first pass ricochet loose off the chest of the receiver, and gift the visitors their first attacking chance.
It was, nevertheless, only a matter of minutes, four to be accurate, before a break by Aaron Moore, operating at hooker this season, set up the position for a home attack, and after loose forward, Chris Worrall was held up over the line, second rower, Lewis Hatton found a little more space to be able to force his way over and ground to the right of the posts.  Lewis Fairhurst was left to slot over the simple conversion.
Ten minutes later, the Cumbrians came their closest to getting points on the board, when, following a forced goal-line drop-out, winger, Sam Freeman was put in the clear and crossed, only for it to be disallowed for a forward pass.
Salford’s response was swift, and on the back of a helpful penalty, Aaron Moore’s clever dummy and scoot from a play-the-ball, opened up a gap for him to notch up the second try on the left hand side of the field, converted again by Lewis Fairhurst.
From the restart, some great work by Salford forwards, Jonny Scott, Liam Bent, Chris Worrall, and Lewis Hatton, culminated in a bullocking run through from prop Luke Fowden , to complete the near hundred metres they had gained from their efforts, and, fittingly the ball was moved along the line to the left, and second rower, Adam Jones, was able to exploit the space available to him out wide, to run in the third and final try of the half.  Lewis Fairhurst was as equally assured with this, his most difficult conversion so far as he had been with the earlier, more straightforward kicks.
Unfortunately, the game turned a little sour, on 31 mins, when a lengthy stoppage concluded with Jonny Scott being helped slowly from the field, with a knee injury.  This seemed to herald a change in fortunes for the two teams, as Cumbria monopolised possession and twice came close to scoring.
First the luckless Freeman was denied for a second try, as great cover defence got across to his wing and tackled him into touch, close to the try line.  Then a the high towering kick into the Salford in-goal area was knocked down onto the line but the advancing Cumbria attacker was unable to ground the ball cleanly, and the Devils survived again.  The half eventually ended with the visitors being tackled inches from the Salford try line.
 

Warriors sneak past Devils 20-16

Despite a valiant comeback by the Red Devils, a late Dom Manfredi try sealed victory for the Wigan Warriors at the DW Stadium.
The Red Devils had an early chance as Rob Lui darted through the Wigan line from the play of the ball. Junior Sa’u couldn’t quite capitalise on an offload by the Salford stand-off.
An error by the home side, gifted the Red Devils the ball 20m out from the line and Wigan were then penalised.
Salford took the early lead by opting for a penalty kick, Gareth O’Brien successfully putting the Red Devils ahead just three minutes into the game.
However, just minutes later the Warriors responded as a spill of the ball by Mark Flanagan and quick thinking by Anthony Gelling and George Williams during the free play put Oliver Gildart over in the left hand corner. Matty Smith missed the conversion.
The Red Devils responded as O’Brien made a break down the left wing but Gildart intercepted his pass to Sa’u to keep the visitors at bay.
Dom Manfredi looked to have scored the next Wigan try as he collected a Matty Smith high ball but Referee George Stokes deemed him to be offside.
They were rewarded for their efforts just minutes later though as a Gelling break down the right hand side, with an offload to Tautai then Smith who passed out wide to Gildart to cross for his second of the game.
The two sides really fought for possession for a thrilling first half that ended as Josh Griffin made a fantastic break down centre field but was tackled just 20m out from the try line.
HALF TIME SCORE – Wigan Warriors 10 – 2 Salford Red Devils
Straight from the restart, Anthony Gelling found a gap in the Salford defence to score and further the lead to 16-2.
Whereas the Red Devils of old may have fallen and succumbed to a heavy defeat here, the team dug deep and responded.
First through a Junior Sa’u try as he found himself on the end of a Dobson grubber kick. Back to back penalties gave the Red Devils another chance with 15 minutes left of the game and Josh Griffin added another score. O’Brien missed both conversions.
Ben Murdoch-Masila put in a fantastic effort next as he chased his own chip kick over the Wigan defence to tackle Gildart in goal to give the Red Devils a drop out and moments later BMM barged over the line. Josh Griffin added the conversion to equal the score.
The Devils were unlucky moments later when Manfredi crossed in the right  hand corner to seal the victory for the Warriors.
 
FULL TIME SCORE – Wigan Warriors 20 – 16 Salford Red Devils

Breaking Barriers say Thank You to fans!

At Sunday’s game vs Widnes Vikings, we were joined by ‘Breaking Barriers’ a charity that aims to support disabled children, young people and their families.
 
The Charity was founded in 2012 by parents of disabled children and helps families so they feel empowered and better able to manage whatever situation they currently face.
 
They were invited along to the game to do a bucket collection and had a wonderful experience at the game. They raised nearly £350 and were interviewed on the pitch at half time.
 
The Charity are very grateful for all the kind donations from fans and wanted to say thank you for your generosity.
 
Steph Sherratt, Co Founder of Breaking Barriers and Mum, said,
 
“We believe in equality of opportunity, the celebration of difference and aim to challenge and remove barriers to inclusion.
 
“The support of Salford Red Devils is extremely important to us as a Charity and we are very proud to be associated both with the lottery and with the club.
 
“At the game on 21st February the generosity of the club and the fans helped us raise almost £350.
 
“Every penny goes back into making sure we reach out to as many families as we can as often as we can.
 
“Thank you to everyone at the Salford Red Devils for your continued support and belief in us.”