Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm that Greg Burke has joined the Club on a permanent basis for the next two seasons.
Head Coach, Ian Watson, said: “Greg has been a big asset for us in the short term. He impressed on his debut against Widnes playing big minutes and crossing for a great try.
“He’s a mobile forward with great ball handling skills and a tough defensive mindset. While Greg has been sidelined he has knuckled down and through his dedication – alongside our fantastic strength and conditioning department – has gotten himself in fantastic shape which will show on his return to the field.
“Myself and all the performance staff have been really impressed with Greg’s attitude and we know he will be a great signing for us.”
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “As part of the recent deal with Widnes Vikings which saw Greg Burke and Ed Chamberlain come over on loan, we’ve now managed to secure both of them on permanent deals.
“We are delighted that Greg has joined the Club on a permanent basis as we continue to build the squad for the 2019 season.
“Greg will also play a pivotal role in our remaining Qualifiers fixtures as we aim to secure our Betfred Super League status for another season.” Join us for the 8s! You can save by purchasing your tickets for our upcoming games against Widnes Vikings and Toronto Wolfpack by buying online in advance – JUST CLICK HERE!
Head Coach Ian Watson has named his squad for our Qualifiers opener against Hull Kingston Rovers at KCOM Craven Park this Friday, 8pm kick-off.
New signing Joey Lussick is in line to make his Salford Red Devils debut following his arrival at the AJ Bell Stadium just under a fortnight ago.
Fellow Australian acquisition Jackson Hastings retains his place in the squad despite leaving the field early in his impressive debut against Leeds Rhinos in our final Betfred Super League game of the regular season.
Following a short stint on the sidelines, Kris Welham returns to the Red Devils 19-man squad to face his former club while Craig Kopczak may also feature.
Gavin Bennion and Levy Nzoungou are the two changes from the squad named to take on Leeds Rhinos a fortnight ago.
Jack Littlejohn, Logan Tomkins, George Griffin, Luke Burgess and Kriss Brining remain sidelined. The full squad is as follows:
Kris Welham, Junior Sa’u, Niall Evalds, Robert Lui, Craig Kopczak, Josh Jones, Mark Flanagan, Lama Tasi, Ryan Lannon, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Josh Wood, Derrell Olpherts, Lee Mossop, Jake Bibby, Daniel Murray, Ed Chamberlain, Jackson Hastings, Joey Lussick.
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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.
Salford Red Devils are delighted to confirm the signing of Joey Lussick for the remainder of the 2018 season.
Lussick made a try-scoring NRL debut last year for the Manly Warringah Sea Eagles against St George Illawarra Dragons whilst regular featuring for their feeder team – Blacktown – over the past two seasons.
The hooker has also featured for Australian Schoolboys in 2013 and spent time with Parramatta Eels’ NYC team before moving to Sydney Roosters where he graduated to the Roosters’ Intrust Super Premiership NSW team – Wyong Roos.
Head Coach Ian Watson said: “Joey is a strong player to add to our group at this time as he can cover all our spinal positioners and is a dominant organiser around the ruck with good deception and a great kicking game.
“He’s played Australian schoolboys with Jackson [Hastings], played at the Roosters with Jackson and at Manly with him so the combinations that normally take time to develop will already be there with a solid connection which will be a massive plus for us.
“He will add some solid support alongside Josh Wood at this moment in time. He made a try-scoring NRL debut for Manly last season with a clever acting halfback play and has been a standout performer for Manly’s feeder team – Blacktown.
“He is always high on the tackle count and really strong in defence. We’re looking forward to welcoming Joey into the side for the remainder of the season.”
Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease, said: “We are delighted to bring Joey in for the remainder of the 2018 season.
“We’ve had some tremendous help from our sponsors and loyal fans who have helped to partially fund this move. I’d like to personally thank everyone who has donated their hard-earned cash for this and it really just displays the spirit of Salford and the strength of the Club as we move into this very important stage of the season.
“Joey is a player who has played a lot of rugby with our other new signing – Jackson Hastings – and I’m really excited to see both of them in action.” Ready for the Rhinos! Purchase your tickets for our game with Leeds on Friday 27th July from the Club Ticket Office, on 0161 786 1570 or by simply clicking HERE.
Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad to take on Leeds Rhinos on Friday evening in the final game of the Betfred Super League regular season.
New arrival Jackson Hastings is named in the 19-man squad and could be set to debut for the Club against the Rhinos.
Gavin Bennion also returns to the Salford Red Devils 19-man squad after a spell on loan with Betfred Championship side Rochdale Hornets.
Niall Evalds also retains his place in the Red Devils squad after returning from injury last weekend against Catalans Dragons. The squad in full is as follows:
Junior Sa’u, Niall Evalds, Robert Lui, Josh Jones, Mark Flanagan, Lama Tasi, Ryan Lannon, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Josh Wood, Derrell Olpherts, Lee Mossop, Jake Bibby, Levy Nzoungou, Daniel Murray, Gavin Bennion, Ed Chamberlain, Greg Burke, Jackson Hastings. Ready for the Rhinos! Purchase your tickets for our game with Leeds on Friday 27th July from the Club Ticket Office, on 0161 786 1570 or by simply clicking HERE.
Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19-man squad that will travel to Perpignan to face Catalans Dragons on Saturday.
Fullback Niall Evalds returns to the squad following a nine-week spell on the sideliens after breaking a bone in his leg in April’s victory over Wakefield Trinity.
Ed Chamberlain – who has started at fullback in the past two fixtures – retains his place in the side for the trip to Catalans.
French forward Levy Nzoungou made his second appearance – and his home debut – last Friday against Castleford Tigers and could make it back-to-back appearances this weekend.
Ben Nakubuwai returned to the team last weekend and will be looking to retain his place in France.
Craig Kopczak is named in the squad but is unlikely to feature as the forward hasn’t fully recovered from a quadricep injury. Luke Burgess is the one change to the side as he is still struggling with a knee injury. The full squad is as follows:
Junior Sa’u, Niall Evalds, Rob Lui, Craig Kopczak, Josh Jones, Mark Flanagan, Lama Tasi, Ryan Lannon, Tyrone McCarthy, Ben Nakubuwai, Josh Wood, Derrell Olpherts, Lee Mossop, Jake Bibby, Levy Nzoungou, Daniel Murray, Jake Shorrocks, Ed Chamberlain, Greg Burke. Ready for the Rhinos! Purchase your tickets for our game with Leeds on Friday 27th July from the Club Ticket Office, on 0161 786 1570 or by simply clicking HERE.
Earlier today Salford Red Devils confirmed the signing of Australian halfback Jackson Hastings for the remainder of the season and we caught up with the 22-year-old ahead of his move to the AJ Bell Stadium in an exclusive interview.
Hastings said: “I absolutely can’t wait to get over and get stuck into training, meet the boys, coaching staff and the wonderful fans – it’s an exciting time.
“I’m looking forward to keeping this Club where it belongs and that is in the Betfred Super League.
“But, first and foremost, my first goal is to rip in to training and show my new teammates and coaches that I’m a winner by training as hard as I can, preparing as well as I can and taking each game as it comes.”
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“I know quite a bit about the Betfred Super League as I’m a huge Rugby League fan in general and always get up early to watch the televised games from abroad.
“I really respect and admire how good some of the players that the competition has produced are and I’m lucky I’ll now get the chance to mingle and play against them.”
Hastings will look to add another dimension to the Red Devils attack in the final few months of the 2018 campaign and is a vocal and creative halfback.
“I think my communication on the field has always been a natural strong point in my game. If you’re playing at 6, 7, 9 or 1 you are the voice of the team and need to be good at that,” Hastings said.
He added: “Competitiveness is something I base my game around and I pride myself on competing on every play no matter the result and doing all that I can to ensure the team gets the result we are looking for.
“The last major part would be my passing and kicking game. It’s something I work hard on and love seeing my team mates score or create opportunities off a nicely weighted kick or a nice sharp pass.
“I’ll do my best to bring this and more to the Club!”
The 22-year-old has played in England before with the Roosters and has already had a taste of life in around the Salford and Manchester area.
Hastings said: “I’ve been over before with my most recent trip coming three years ago with Sydney Roosters when we faced St Helens in the World Club Challenge series.
“I loved Manchester, especially the shopping. England is a great part of the world and I’m lucky to have family from and still living there at the moment.
“I have a lot of mates from rival clubs too, so hopefully I get the opportunity to get one up on them.”
The Australian halfback has impressed at both Sydney Roosters and Manly Sea Eagles and admits he has taken inspiration from two legends of the Betfred Super League.
Hastings said: “From an English standpoint I loved Kevin Sinfield and Danny McGuire as a kid. Leeds were a dominate team and were constantly on TV in Australia.
“As those two played similar positions to me I admired how good those two were and obviously Danny still to this day has all the tricks in the book.
“The big one was Johnathan Thurston. Everything that he did and still brings to the table is something I truly admire and respect.
“He’s a once in a generation player and I still can’t believe I’ll get to say I played against him.
“I can’t wait to get over and join the Salford Red Devils.”
Salford Red Devils have swooped to sign Aussie half-back star Jackson Hastings from the NRL, initially for the remainder of the season.
Hastings is awaiting final visa clearance and will link up with the Red Devils for the vital close of the campaign.
Salford’s Director of Rugby Ian Blease said: “Jackson is a signing that should rightly excite everybody in the city. He is an exciting match-winner and will slot into our set-up perfectly at this crucial time.
“A huge amount of hard-work behind the scenes has gone into making this happen over the past few months and we are delighted to get it over the line. Opportunities to sign players this talented do not come along too often and it speaks volumes that we have beaten off some serious competition for his signature.
“I’d like to thank the player’s agent for all his help as well as Marwan Koukash who has honoured his pledge to support the club with the acquisition of a player.”
22-year-old Hastings already has 47 NRL appearances to his name for the Sydney Roosters and Manly Sea Eagles and has bagged 81 points in the process.
Salford Red Devils expect the player will join them at the AJ Bell Stadium as soon as his paperwork is complete in Australia.
Head Coach Ian Watson said: “He’s a huge talent with huge potential. The fact Trent Robinson let Maloney leave the Roosters so Jackson could partner Mitchell Pearce shows his level of quality.
“Obviously there were numerous Super League clubs chasing him and we are delighted he has chosen to come to us. Hopefully together we can restart Jackson’s first grade career
“He has been the guy we have been missing in terms of organisation and kicking game. He’s looking forward to getting over here and getting stuck in, concluded Watson.
Ian Blease continued, “It’s been a tough transitional year for the Club and we continue to need all the support we can get from our fans and get them to bring a friend along to the game on Friday against Castleford Tigers (kick off 8pm, AJ Bell Stadium). It is vital we stay in Super League this year and the signing of Jackson Hastings shows that we are very serious about this aim.”
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.
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