Watson wants Salford to use relegation fears as motivation

133 days ago, Gareth O’Brien produced the most stunning moment in Salford’s 144-year history. The manner of Salford’s incredible victory in the Million Pound Game earned the club worldwide attention. Media outlets across the globe were hooked, and Salford were at the eye of the storm. Inevitably, an experience like that has long-lasting effects. The psychological scars will remain clear…

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Salford v Wigan: Three big talking points for each side ahead of 2017

As part of the run-up to Super League 2017, we’ll be posing three big talking points surrounding each of the 12 sides as they kick their campaigns off this weekend. Here’s a look at the first game for defending champions Wigan, as they travel across Lancashire to face Salford. Salford Have they finally got the much-needed stability they’ve been looking for? Stability…

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Salford without five stars for Super League opener with Wigan

Salford Red Devils will be without halfback Todd Carney for the club’s opening Betfred Super League fixture of the season with Wigan. The Australian is still going through the process of securing a work visa to join the club, meaning he will not be in the country for the clash with the defending champions. Ian Watson is without a number…

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Dobson looking forward to Carney reunion

When asked about Todd Carney, a wry smile etched upon Michael Dobson’s face. After all, Carney’s arrival at Salford is a reunion almost 10 years in the making for the two halfbacks. The pair terrorised defences together as teenagers as part of the Canberra Raiders academy setup before eventually moving on to different challenges. Dobson made the move to Super…

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Watson compares new Salford star to Daryl Clark

Salford head coach Ian Watson has drawn comparisons between new Red Devils hooker Kris Brining and England number nine Daryl Clark. Brining was Salford’s standout performer in their 13-6 victory over Halifax on Saturday, scoring the match-winning try early in the second-half. The 21-year-old has been tipped for big things following a successful spell with League 1 side York, with…

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Salford lose Murdoch-Masila for 10 weeks due to injury

Salford Red Devils forward Ben Murdoch-Masila faces a lengthy injury layoff in the region of ten weeks after damaging knee ligaments in the opening minutes of Salford’s first friendly of pre-season last weekend. A scan confirmed the extent of the damage that will leave the forward on the sidelines for the opening weeks of the 2017 campaign – but head…

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