COLUMN: My five early Man of Steel front-runners

With Easter out of the way, I thought I’d look at something a little different in my TotalRL column this week. This is traditionally the time of year where we accept the table is beginning to take shape: so why not peruse through the pack of contenders and pick out five early front-runners for the Man of Steel award? There’s…

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Red Devils subdue strong Leigh challenge

Salford Red Devils earned their fifth successive Super League victory today, holding off a strong challenge from Leigh Centurions to win a hard-fought contest 12=6 at the AJ Bell Stadium. Gareth O’Brien, who earlier in the day had looked an unlikely participant as he was suffering from a sickness bug, opened the scoring after 15 minutes with a penalty, but…

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Red Devils pass half-century at Hull

Salford Red Devils scored a comprehensive victory against Hull FC tonight at the KCOM Stadium, shocking their hosts with a ten-try supershow to win 18-54 and leapfrog their rivals and move into second place in Super League. Hull went into an early 8-0 lead with a try from Steve Michaels, with Marc Sneyd adding the conversion and a penalty. But…

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Five talking points ahead of this weekend’s Super League

1. How far can the Red Devils rise? Salford are fourth in Super League. Let that sink in for a minute. It’s not by fluke, either. The Red Devils have been terrific so far this season and are fully deserving of their place in the play-offs. The big question hanging over them now is their ability to maintain their current…

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Radford believes off-field stability is helping Salford

Hull FC coach Lee Radford believes some much-needed off-field stability is helping Friday’s opponents Salford finally realise their potential. Two of the early-season top four clash in an eagerly-anticipated clash at the KCOM Stadium – with the Red Devils arguably the big surprise package at the start of the new season. And Radford thinks that while the ability of Ian…

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Koukash champions Super League salary cap changes

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has praised the changes to the Super League salary cap from next season – adding that he believes clubs can now spend “as much as they like”. The £1.825m salary cap will be incrementally increased over the next three seasons, reaching a £2.1m finite limit by 2020. However, it is the changes such as…

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Robbie Hunter-Paul joins Salford

Robbie Hunter-Paul, the legendary former Bradford Bulls halfback, has joined Salford Red Devils in a consultancy role. Salford owner Marwan Koukash confirmed on Twitter that Hunter-Paul would be working for the club as a ‘commercial, media and marketing consultant’. Hunter-Paul was most recently the chief executive at Bradford Bulls but left the club last August. Before that, he had worked…

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Salford’s backroom staff sign new deals

Salford Red Devils have announced that assistant coaches Martin Gleeson and Willie Poching have signed new contracts with the club, along with alongside strength and conditioning coach Greg Brown. Gleeson has been part of Ian Watson’s coaching team since his arrival in 2015, while Poching is a new addition since joining the club ahead of the current campaign. Meanwhile, Brown…

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