Monday, December 22, 2014
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Salford Red Devils

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Salford winger Francis Meli says Brian Noble is ‘very disappointed’ to have been replaced by Iestyn Harris as Red Devils head coach, and claims the former Great Britain boss still means a lot to the squad.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 »

Brian Noble: Sacking was a bit of a surprise

Brian Noble

Departing Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble has described being replaced by Iestyn Harris as ‘a bit of a surprise’. On Friday, Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Kouykash announced via Twitter that he was replacing the former Great Britain coach with Harris, who was one of Shaun Wane’s assistants at Wigan. Speaking to the BBC, the 53-year-old said: “After the ... Read More »

Is Marwan Koukash lining up Benji Marshall?

Marshall in his time at Wests Tigers. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash is reportedly lining up a bid for New Zealand legend Benji Marshall, who is said to be unsettled at rugby union outfit Auckland Blues. The 29-year-old swapped codes last year after an illustrious 10-year career with Wests Tigers. Since joining the Super 15 outfit he has made just two appearances, with reports suggesting ... Read More »

Iestyn Harris to join Salford this weekend

New Salford coach Iestyn Harris. (C) MEN

Current Wigan Warriors assistant Iestyn Harris is expected to complete his move to Salford Red Devils this weekend. Harris – who coached Wales during the 2013 Rugby League World Cup – will not be at Wigan’s game against Dewsbury this evening, with his move to the Devils looking like being completed early next week. He will join a Devils coaching ... Read More »