Sunday, October 26, 2014
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Salford Red Devils

Iestyn Harris happy to be a Devil


Iestyn Harris has a contract to coach Salford until the end of 2016. And, despite leading the club to its first win under his tenure at Bradford on Friday night, insists he is planning for long term success, rather than short term panaceas, although his immediate aim is to generate a winning culture. “Every coach’s ambition is to win every ... Read More »

Marshall will never play in England, claims agent


The agent of Rugby League legend Benji Marshall claims the New Zealander will never play in England, ending speculation of a lucrative move to Salford Red Devils. The 29-year-old is currently plying his trade at union side Auckland Blues in the Super 15 league, but rumours have been circulating that he is unhappy and looking for a move away after ... Read More »

Match report: Bradford Bulls 24-34 Salford Red Devils


In a nutshell The Iestyn Harris era got off to a win at Salford. How it unfolded First-half: The Red Devils surged into a 22-6 lead at the break, courtesy of scores from Jake Mullaney, Junior Sa’u, Tim Smith an Matty Ashurst. Only an Adrian Purtell try kept the Bulls relatively in it at the break. Second-half: Rangi Chase and ... Read More »

Match preview: Bradford Bulls v Salford Red Devils


Tonight could prove to be a pivotal moment in Bradford’s season, as they look for the win which could take them off the bottom of Super League. However, they will face a Salford Red Devils side that will be determined to put on a show for new head coach Iestyn Harris, as he takes charge of the Red Devils for ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils agree dual-reg deal with Barrow Raiders


Salford Red Devils have agreed a dual-registration deal with Championship outfit Barrow Raiders – in a move that was mooted by head coach Bobbie Goulding last week. The newly appointed Raiders coach tweeted that he had met with Devils owner Marwan Koukash with a view to striking up a deal – and that has today been confirmed. It means the ... Read More »

Why I appointed Iestyn Harris – Koukash reveals all

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Dr Marwan Koukash today introduced his new coach Iestyn Harris to the assembled media at the AJ Bell Stadium, the Red Devils’ home ground. He explained in the media conference why he had decided to appoint Harris to replace his former coach Brian Noble, with Noble offered the new post as Director of Football. These are the words that he used. ... Read More »

Logan Tomkins joins Salford in loan swoop


Wigan Warriors have confirmed that hooker Logan Tomkins has today joined Salford Red Devils on a one-month loan deal, becoming Iestyn Harris’ first signing at the club. Tomkins has figured in five of the Warriors’ home games so far in 2014 including three recent starts against Hull KR, Warrington Wolves and Catalan Dragons due to the suspension of Michael McIlorum. ... Read More »

Noble still means a lot to us, says Meli


Salford winger Francis Meli says Brian Noble is ‘very disappointed’ to have been replaced by Iestyn Harris as Red Devils head coach, and claims the former Great Britain boss still means a lot to the squad. Despite being only seven games into the season, Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash took to Twitter last week to announce that Wigan assistant ... Read More »

Noble taking legal advice on Salford removal


Brian Noble has confirmed he is planning to take legal advice after being removed from his position of head coach of Salford Red Devils last week. The former Great Britain coach, 53, told the BBC: “We all have to take legal advice in these situations and, with that in mind, it’s difficult to talk about it. “I think this team ... Read More »