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Super 8s round-up – Round Two

The Red Devils fell to a 4-23 defeat against Castleford on Friday night which now means it two losses from the opening two Super 8s fixtures for Salford.
Manu Vatuvei’s try early in the second half did gave Ian Watson’s side hope but scores from Paul McShane, Jy Hitchcox and a Zak Hardaker double meant that Castleford are now just one win away from cementing their first ever league leaders shield.
While Castleford may have all but mathematically sown up the league leaders shield it was local rivals Wakefield who had the best weekend of any of the top eight sides as they climbed into a semi-final spot following defeats for Salford and Saints.
Trinity were rampant on Thursday evening blowing away Leeds at the Beaumont Legal Stadium 38-6. A returning Jacob Miller was the star of the show for Wakefield and grabbed a try on his first game since recovering from a broken leg. Joe Arundel, Ben Jones-Bishop, Scott Grix, Matty Ashurst and Bill Tupou also scored in a destructive Wakefield performance.
Adam Cuthbertson was the only Leeds man to get over the line and the defeat means the Rhinos remain in 2nd but are only one point clear of Hull FC in third. Trinity now lead Salford by two points, and Saints by one, with the Red Devils set to host Wakefield in their next home game.
Hull FC kept the pressure on Leeds for second place and a home semi-final thanks to a late Marc Sneyd penalty goal from over 40m out. Saints’ Regan Grace had opened the scoring before Sneyd crossed for a try of his own. Sneyd’s conversion levelled the scores before his penalty goal in the closing stages was the difference.
The Red Devils next opponents Wigan kept their top four hopes alive with victory over Huddersfield at the DW Stadium. Jermaine McGillvary had put the visitors ahead but tries from Anthony Gelling, Liam Farrell and Joel Tomkins ensured Wigan won their first game of the Super 8s stage.
As it stands, Wigan could go ahead of the Red Devils if they were to beat Ian Watson’s men next weekend while Saints still lead Salford by one point in fifth.
Fans are reminded that tickets for all three of the Red Devils home Super 8s fixtures against Wakefield, Huddersfield and St Helens are now on sale. Supporters can purchase tickets over the phone, at the club’s ticket office or online via the club website. Season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home games.
Super 8s fixtures – Round Three

  • Castleford Tigers vs Wakefield Trinity – Thursday 17th August
  • Hull FC vs Huddersfield Giants – Friday 18th August
  • Leeds Rhinos vs St Helens – Friday 18th August
  • Wigan Warriors vs Salford Red Devils – Friday 18th August

Tickets are now on sale for all Super 8s home games

Tickets are now on sale for the remainder of the Red Devils home Super 8s fixtures against Wakefield Trinity, Huddersfield Giants and St Helens.
Fans can purchase their tickets for any of the three upcoming Super 8s home fixtures from the club ticket office after tonight’s game against Castleford Tigers.
The Red Devils host Wakefield on Friday 1st September with an 8pm kick-off while the game against Huddersfield and Saints will be on Saturday afternoons.
Salford welcome the visit of Huddersfield on Saturday 9th September with a 1:30pm kick-off while St Helens travel to the AJ Bell Stadium on Saturday 23rd September and kick-off will be at 3pm.
All ticket details are as follows:
Adult (West Stand): £25
Adult (South Stand – Standing): £20
Adult (West Stand Value): £18
Children (Under 17): £10
Student/Senior (West Stand): £20
Student/Senior (South Stand – Standing): £15
Student/Senior (West Stand Value): £13
Tickets are also on sale for the Red Devils trip to Wigan next Friday with Salford receiving 25% of any tickets bought in advance.
For any information regarding any wheelchair bays or disabled facilities that are required call the stadium directly on 0161 786 1574 or email ticketoffice@ajbellstadium.co.uk
Fans are reminded that they can purchase tickets from the club’s ticket office immediately following tonight’s game against Castleford. Supporters can also purchase tickets over the phone or online via the club website in the upcoming weeks.

Red Devils looking to continue impressive home record

The Red Devils are looking to get back to winning ways in their first game at the AJ Bell Stadium in over a month as they host league leaders Castleford Tigers in their second Super 8s fixture.
Salford’s last home game was against Leeds Rhinos on Sunday 9th June and Ian Watson’s men have since travelled to Castleford, Leigh, Hull and Warrington for the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup semi-final.
Salford have won 10 of their 14 games in all competitions at the AJ Bell Stadium this season. Ian Watson’s side also managed to string together a run of 8 successive victories on home soil between March and May.
A 24-14 victory over Warrington got the Red Devils off the mark at the AJ Bell Stadium before a narrow win against this weekend’s opponents Castleford Tigers, courtesy of a Gareth O’Brien drop-goal, followed.
Hard-fought defeats of St Helens and Leigh helped the Red Devils climb the Super League table as well as securing the AJ Bell as a fortress.
The Red Devils memorable Ladbrokes Challenge Cup run also began at the AJ Bell with a 29-22 victory over the world’s first trans-Atlantic professional sports team – Toronto Wolfpack. The Canadians did scare Salford for a while however the Red Devils proved too strong and progressed to round six.
Widnes were next to fall to Salford at home before the Red Devils welcomed the visit of Championship leaders Hull KR in the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. In similar fashion to Toronto’s visit, KR managed to cause the hosts problems in the early stages but again Ian Watson’s side prevailed.
Salford’s most emphatic home victory of the season followed as they ran riot in a destructive 50-12 win over Catalans with nine different players crossing for tries.
However, the Red Devils impressive home form slowed down towards the end of the season with back-to-back defeats against Hull FC and Wakefield but Salford avenged the Wakefield defeat 11 days later by knocking Trinity out of the Challenge Cup at the quarter-final stage at the AJ Bell.
A 36-18 win over Huddersfield strengthened the Red Devils grasp on a top four spot but a defeat to Leeds meant they finished their home fixtures for the regular season with a loss. The Red Devils will be to turn their fortunes around on Friday night against Castleford and continue their push for a position at Old Trafford in October.
Fans are reminded tickets are still available for the upcoming Super 8s game against Castleford and can be purchased at the club’s ticket office, over the phone or online via the club website. Supporters are also reminded that season tickets are valid for all Super 8s home games.

Super 8s round-up – Round One

The opening round of the Super 8s saw the Red Devils slip out of the top four spots after suffering a 32-18 defeat at Hull FC.
Tries from Manu Vatuvei, Niall Evalds and Rob Lui were cancelled out by scores from Albert Kelly and Carlos Tuimavave alongside a Jake Connor penalty goal.
Vatuvei notched another after half-time but tries from Fetuli Talanoa, Jake Connor and a second from Tuimavave secured a Hull victory.
St Helens climbed above the Red Devils thanks to their impressive win over league leaders and favourites to win the Super League – Castleford.
Justin Holbrook’s side are the competition’s form team at the moment and were led to victory by hooker James Roby who grabbed a double. Tries from Zeb Taia and Jonny Lomax ensured victory after Adam Milner and Joel Monaghan had given Castleford hope.
Salford welcome the visit of Castleford next weekend and will be looking to earn their first victory since 2nd July. Saints host Hull FC on Friday night and could move into 3rd with victory over the Black and Whites. The Red Devils trail Saints in 4th spot by one point.
Wembley bound Wigan were brought back down to earth as a Stevie Ward hat-trick got Leeds’ Super 8s campaign off to the perfect start. Matt Parcell’s try and an Ashton Golding brace confirmed victory for the hosts. Youngster Tom Davies went over twice to level the scores while Sam Tomkins grabbed a late consolation.
The Red Devils face both the Warriors and Leeds away from home in the Super 8s. Ian Watson’s side travel to the DW Stadium the week prior to Wigan’s Challenge Cup final appearance before making the trip to Headingley in round six of the Super 8s.
In the final Super 8s game of the weekend Huddersfield earned a comfortable victory over Wakefield at the John Smith’s Stadium on Friday night. The Giants had six different try-scorers with Danny Brough, Darnell McIntosh, Ryan Hinchcliffe, Leroy Cudjoe, Jermaine McGillvary and Daniel Smith all crossing for the hosts.
Sam Williams scored Wakefield’s only try as Huddersfield climbed into 7th closing the gap on Trinity to three points. The Red Devils will face Huddersfield and Wakefield in back-to-back home games on the 1st and 9th August.
Get your tickets for the Red Devils opening home game of the Super 8s against Castleford on Friday 11th August via the club ticket office, over the phone or online via the club website.
Super 8s fixtures – Round Two

  • Wakefield Trinity vs Leeds Rhinos – Thursday 10th August
  • Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers – Friday 11th August
  • St Helens vs Hull FC – Friday 11th August
  • Wigan Warriors vs Huddersfield Giants – Friday 11th August

19 Man Squad to face St Helens

Head Coach Ian Watson has named his 19 Man Squad to face St Helens at Langtree Park this Friday 13th May, KO 8pm.
After a one match ban Logan Tomkins returns to the squad and will be available for selection.
Junior Sa’u and Gareth O’Brien are also fit to play and are named in the 19 to face Saints.
Captain Tommy Lee and Josh Griffin miss out due to injury.
19 Man Squad in full –
Justin Carney
Michael Dobson
Niall Evalds
Mark Flanagan
George Griffin
Weller Hauraki
Josh Jones
Phil Joseph
Craig Kopczak
Olsi Krasniqi
Ryan Lannon
Rob Lui
Ben Murdoch-Masila
Gareth O’Brien
Junior Sa’u
Logan Tomkins
Daniel Vidot
Adam Walne
Jordan Walne
Tickets and coach travel are still available to purchase by calling 0161 786 1570
Prices and information are available – http://www.reddevilsrugby.co.uk/st-helens-away-on-sale/


David Clegg Gets The Views Of U19s Head Coach, Garreth Carvell, As They Prepare For Thursday’s Home Game Against St Helens
With a total of hundred points, in only two matches, this must have been the sort of start to his coaching career of which U19s Head Coach, could only have dreamed, though of course the fact that these opening encounters have been against the RFL Development Areas of Cumbria and North East, has been of help.
You can only beat what is put in front of you, however, and the Red Devils have certainly done that in style, over the past two weeks.
“The final scores have definitely done the boys justice,” Garreth acknowledges, “though in both games they have been rather patchy in the opening minutes.  Once we got the message through to them about what they needed to do, it was a different game.  It was as if they were a completely different team, on both occasions.”
His main aim is that the players have been learning from these games, and with St Helens the visitors this coming Thursday, there will not be any room for an indifferent start, this week.
“Although we have played against two physical teams, we have been able to get away with things that we would not have got away with against Super League opposition, and that’s the adjustment we have to make,” he professes.
So, despite the short turn around, the identification of faults,and working on correcting those is paramount, ahead of this next, much sterner, test.
“We could be on the end of a hiding after the first twenty minutes, if we do not get a much better start, this time,” he predicts.  “It’s important that we start really well, and that is something that we’ll be drilling into them, this week.”
Certainly, confidence will not be in short supply, come the kick-off, having rattled up so many points, and with only one unconverted try conceded, to date.
“It definitely looks as though we can score tries, so that will stand them in good stead,” he concedes, “and you get a good feeling from winning, that also helps.  It breeds confidence and belief, and that will be something for the lads to grasp on to for this next tougher challenge.
“We have built ourselves some momentum, and now we are up against an opposition against whom we can start gauging ourselves.  We’re really looking forward to the game.”
A couple of totally new faces have been in evidence, in the two previous fixtures.  Stand off, Jon Whttaker, and winger, Jake Knox, have both come on trial, and have both been among the try scorers in one or other of the matches.
“Jake has joined us from Leigh, after their U20s folded,” Garreth explains.  “He had been contracted to them for three years so they obviously believed he had potential, as indeed we do. He has a lot to learn, but that is part of our job as coaches.  He took his try scoring chance, on Saturday, really well.
“After his first game against Cumbria, Jon came off the bench, on Saturday, and he controlled the game really well, then.  It has been a big step up for him, as he had only played amateur rugby before, but he can play several positions, and he clearly gained a lot of confidence from his first game.”
With the first team not playing until Sunday, therefore, this is possibly the first opportunity that many will have had of watching the new look U19s, so a good following would undoubtedly boost the players for what is their first really big challenge.   Interesting as the result of any encounter is, at this level the prime focus is the development of the players, who, one day, will be in a position to pull on the first team shirt.
Match Officials:
Referee – Mr J Callaghan
Touch Judges – S Houghton, A Williams
Venue: The Enclosure, A J Bell Stadium                       KO 7pm
Forthcoming Fixtures:

Thurs 10th March St Helens Home 7pm
Thurs 17th March Castleford Home 7pm
Thurs 24th March Bradford Home 7pm
Sun 3rd April Wakefield Away 2pm
Thurs 7th April Wigan Home 7pm


Red Devils Slay St Helens

It was a night to remember for the Red Devils as the squad put right the wrongs of last week and put in a fantastic performance at the AJ Bell Stadium.
In their first home game of 2016, Salford outshone St Helens to win by an impressive 44-10.
An error from a high ball by Saints let the home side in early through Greg Johnson. Josh Griffin successfully kicked his first of conversions. Just minutes later Craig Kopczak scored in the centre field to further the lead, before Man of the Match Rob Lui danced his way through the Saints defence straight from a scrum to score. Michael Dobson kicked his first of conversions.
Saints responded with a try through prop Alex Walmsley who forced his way over the line under the sticks. Luke Walsh kicked his only successful conversion of the night.
The Red Devils made sure it wouldn’t be easy for St Helens to get back in the game as Dobson successfully kicked a penalty goal from 20m out.
Phil Joseph looked to be over moments later but the video referee deemed it to be no try. Salford weren’t done yet though as Justin Carney made a fantastic break down the right wing and then offloaded to Evalds who was tackled 20m out from the line. St Helens scrum-half Luke Walsh was then sin-binned with 10 minutes of the half remaining for interfering with the play of the ball.
A great bit of play from the home side almost saw them further the lead again as Josh Griffin passed out wide to Greg Johnson who just couldn’t complete the move and knocked on. It wasn’t long before the Red Devils were over again as Niall Evalds jumped on the end of a fantastic run by Ben Murdoch-Masila to score. Rob Lui crossed just before half time to further the lead even more.
Half Time Score: Salford Red Devils 32-6 St Helens
If anyone thought that St Helens would make a second half comeback they were wrong as the Red Devils started the second half with as much determination and skill as the first. Adam Walne stretched over the line on 42 minutes right in front of The Shed. Michael Dobson would further the lead from an impressive dummy before St Helens scored a commiseration second try through Adam Swift.
With ten minutes of the game remaining Ben Murdoch-Masila looked to have touched the ball down despite having numerous St Helens players attempting to hold him down but the video referee deemed it a no try.
Niall Evalds scored his second of the game to complete the impressive display.
Full time score – Salford Red Devils 44 – 10 St Helens

19 Man Squad to face Saints

Head Coach Ian Watson has announced his 19 Man Squad to face St Helens this Thursday 11th Feb, KO 8pm at the AJ Bell Stadium.
Ryan Lannon and Greg Johnson are both named in the squad after missing out on selection for the game vs Hull FC last week.
Full 19 Man Squad:
2 Justin Carney
7 Michael Dobson
1 Niall Evalds
13 Mark Flanagan
10 George Griffin
3 Josh Griffin
18 Greg Johnson
33 Josh Jones
17 Phil Joseph
16 Olsi Krasniqi
8 Craig Kopczak
21 Ryan Lannon
9 Tommy Lee (Captain)
6 Robert Lui
11 Ben Murdoch-Masila
14 Gareth O’Brien
22 Matt Sarsfield
19 Logan Tomkins
15 Adam Walne
Tickets are still available at pre-match day prices for the St Helens game. All ticket prices and more info is available here – http://www.reddevilsrugby.co.uk/saints-home-tickets-now-on-sale/
Ticket Office is open until 10pm tonight and Wednesday for the game.

Saints Home Tickets now on sale!

The Red Devils kick off their 2016 Home campaign next Thursday 11th February, KO 8pm against St Helens and we want as many of you at the AJ Bell Stadium to get behind the boys!
This season buying in advance of Game Day will save you FIVE POUNDS on the face value price, and don’t forget you can buy in advance via our partner Ticketmaster either online or on the phone and collect your ticket when you arrive at the big match.
You can also pop along to the Ticket Office at the Stadium and we will be happy to help you reserve your place for the exciting nights ahead.
If you need more information simply give us a call on 0161 786 1570.
Red Devils 2016 Super League Ticket Prices
South Stand / East Stand / North Stand
(pre-booked / Game Day)
Adult £20 / £25
Concession / Student / U21 £15 / £20
U17 £5 / £10
Family £40 / £45
West Stand
(pre-booked / Game Day)
Adult £25 / £30
Concession / Student / U21 £20 /£25
U17 £5 / £10
Family £50 / £55
West Stand VIP GOLD
(pre-booked / Game Day)
Adult £40 / £45
Concession / Student / U21 £30 /£35
U17 £20 / £25
Family £70 / £80