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Three talking points | Salford Red Devils 6-22 Warrington Wolves

Following yesterday’s 6-22 loss to Warrington Wolves in Round Ten of the 2018 Betfred Super League we take a look at three talking points from the game.
Changes to the playmakers
Unfortunately, due to Niall Evalds being ruled out after failing a concussion test last weekend and Logan Tomkins going down with an illness, Ian Watson was forced to make changes in key positions for yesterday’s game.
Rob Lui had to move into the full-back role and did a solid job under the high ball and even crossed for the Red Devils try after hitting an Evalds-esque inside ball.
Josh Wood moved from the halves back into the more familiar role of hooker and was another strong performer for the full eighty minutes. Jake Shorrocks and Jack Littlejohn partnered in the halves with Shorrocks settling in well on his debut.
Both Evalds and Tomkins are expected to return next weekend for the trip to Huddersfield which will mean more rotation in the playmaker roles however it will see players return to their favoured positions.
Battling front-row
For weeks we’ve spoken about how the Red Devils forwards have stuck it to everyone they’ve played and this week we saw another determined effort from the front-row, in particular.
Lee Mossop and Craig Kopczak set the stall for Salford before a weighted interchange bench came on and made a further impact. Lama Tasi’s performances in recent weeks have been fantastic with the former Samoan international really coming forward as the sides enforcer out on the field.
Possible sin-bin
Warrington may have felt fortunate not to have Ben Westwood sent to the sin-bin in the second half for what appeared to be a high shot on Junior Sa’u.
Sa’u was on the way down in the tackle which could have tipped referee Gareth Hewer’s decision but there was definite contact with the head.
Video Referee Robert Hicks did take a look but as with all challenges when the player is on the way down it is difficult to judge whether it could be helped or not. However, had Westwood been sent for ten minutes, Salford could well have got themselves in touching distance of the Wire with a man advantage.

Tickets | Purchase your tickets for #DerbyDay

Make sure you’re in attendance as the Red Devils look to make it four consecutive home victories when they host local rivals Warrington Wolves. 
Purchase your tickets for our #DerbyDay clash with Warrington Wolves on Saturday from the Club Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570 or online here.
Doors will open from 12:30pm for fans to watch the Merseyside derby and will remain open following the culmination of the Red Devils match for supporters to watch the Manchester derby.
You can also upgrade to VIP for Saturday’s game by simply paying the difference between your regular ticket and the VIP ticket for example moving from the West Stand to 1873 Club is £10.
We will be raffling off Rob Lui’s 2017 signed shirt in Platinum Club and 1873 Club. Upgrade your ticket and be in with a chance of winning this fantastic prize. 
The ticket prices are as follows:
West Stand (Adult): £25.
West Stand (Concession): £20.
West Stand (Junior): £10.
South Stand (Adult): £20.
South Stand (Concession): £15.
South Stand (Junior): £10.
VIP (Adult): £35.
VIP (Concession): £25.
VIP (Junior): £15.
Family Ticket (West): £50.
Family Ticket (South): £40.

Three talking points | Salford Red Devils 32-16 Catalans Dragons

Following yesterday’s impressive 32-16 victory over Catalans Dragons in the opening fixture of the Easter weekend we take a look at three talking points from the game.
Physicality
There will be some sore bodies this morning after that bruising encounter with the Catalans Dragons.
Yesterday afternoon’s game saw both sets of forwards really throw themselves about with the likes of Luke Burgess, Lee Mossop and Craig Kopczak standing strong in the middle.
Club Captain Weller Hauraki and Lama Tasi put on a show reel of big hits while Ben Nakubuwai continued to impress following his move to the AJ Bell Stadium. The game did get heated in spells, but Salford managed this better and came out on top.
Salford’s threat from deep
The Red Devils crossed for five tries and there were some very stylish and impressive scores from Ian Watson’s men.
Greg Johnson’s try saw a line break from Mark Flanagan who find fellow forward Ben Nakubuwai, the move would continue through the hands of half-back duo Josh Wood and Rob Lui before Johnson rounded off a fantastic try.
This ability to break from the middle of the field was on display again for Josh Jones’ first try of the season when Flanagan again found a gap before Lui and Niall Evalds linked up to put the second-rower over.
Home and Good Friday fortunes
Salford’s impressive run of form in Good Friday fixtures continued with five wins from their last six outings in the opening fixture of the Easter weekend.
Yesterday’s victory also saw the Red Devils extend their run of home victories in 2018 to three on the bounce with wins over Hull KR, Hull FC and now the Catalans Dragons.
The Red Devils will be hoping the AJ Bell Stadium continues to be a fortress in the coming weeks starting with Warrington Wolves next Saturday, 3:15pm kick-off.

Daniel Murray – “It’s going to be a tough pre-season”

Following a fantastic 2017 season the Salford Red Devils first team returned to training today as they look to continue their success into 2018.
Youngster Daniel Murray managed to force his way into Ian Watson’s side last season racking up seven Super League appearances in 2017 including in the Red Devils Super 8s clashes with Castleford Tigers and St Helens.
And now Murray is looking to kick on in 2018 and fight for a role in the first team on a more permanent basis.
Murray said: “It was a cold one but it was good to see all the lads again.
“It’s going to be a tough pre-season this year especially trying to back up from last year but I’m looking forward to it.
“Personally, again backing up from last year seven appearances in the Super League just have to kick on from that and improve and learn more.”
Some of the Red Devils overseas players such as Rob Lui and Lama Tasi came into training on the back of long flights but Murray says their attitude was still great.
“Some of the lads were jet-lagged looking like corpses but they came with happy smiley daces which sort of reflects on us all really.”
With the Red Devils now back training ahead of the 2018 season we will be announcing our first pre-season friendly tomorrow at 9am via our website and social media channels.
The full Daniel Murray interview can be found here.
 
Remember to see Daniel Murray in action in 2018 you can purchase your Salford Red Devils Season Ticket. For a full list of Season Ticket prices click here, for a breakdown of each tickets Direct Debit payment scheme click here. Visit the Club Ticket Office, phone 0161 786 1570 or click to buy online here. Online purchases can’t be done via Direct Debit.