Friday, October 31, 2014
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Salford Red Devils

Koukash a breath of fresh air, says Brown

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

St Helens head coach Nathan Brown has described Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash as a breath of fresh air who is ‘great for the game’. Speaking ahead of the Saints’ visit to the AJ Bell stadium tomorrow night, the Australian said the fixture will be completely different to last year’s. “I think what’s happened there has been great ... Read More »

Fages filled Chase’s shoes nicely, says Noble

Theo Fages. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble has praised French stand-off Theo Fages after he impressed in Saturday’s win against London while covering for injured Rangi Chase. The 19-year-old international socred two tries and set up a couple more as the Red Devils took down the Broncos 18-44. “It is a tough ask for any player to step in for Rangi ... Read More »

Match report: London Broncos 18-44 Salford Red Devils

Gareth Hock in his Widnes days. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils maintained their 100 per cent record with a comfortable 18-44 victory against London Broncos at the Broncos’ new home, The Hive, in north London. The Broncos took an early lead with a try by hooker Scott Moore, goaled by Tony Gigot. But the Red Devils were soon on level terms when Harrison Hansen scored his first try, ... Read More »

Five rugby union players who could thrive in Rugby League

George North is one of Europe's top rugby union wingers. ©BenDuffy

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has said he is targeting some of rugby union’s biggest names in a cross-code raid designed to avenge Sam Burgess’ move to Bath at the end of the season. The 56-year-old claims to have British Lions players on his radar, which is commendable and would certainly put Rugby League on the map, but ... Read More »

Koukash wants revenge on union, targets big names

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash plans to seek revenge on rugby union for stealing Sam Burgess by carrying off a high-profile raid of his own. The Palestinian refugee-turned millionaire racehorse owner has said that if he feels Salford need strengthening, he is going to look at signing some of rugby union’s biggest names. He said: “We as Rugby ... Read More »

Salford to take on Sale in cross-code challenge


Salford Red Devils are to take part in a cross-code challenge match against Sale Sharks at the AJ Bell Stadium, the home ground of both teams, on 26th August. The match which aims to raise funds for two charitable organisations, The Prince’s Trust and Maggie’s, will be played with one half under rugby union rules and one half under Rugby ... Read More »

Super League preview: Salford Red Devils v Wakefield T Wildcats

Wakefield captain Danny Kirmond. ©RLPhotos

Despite having been in the country for less than a week, all three of Wakefield’s new NRL recruits have been named in Richard Agar’s squad to face Salford on Sunday. Scott Anderson, Pita Godinet and Matty Ryan all left Australia last weekend and arrived in West Yorkshire to start training on Monday morning and are all in line to make ... Read More »

Rangi Chase: Playing for England is draining

Rangi Chase in his Castleford days. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils half-back Rangi Chase has not made a decision on whether or not he is going to quit the England team, despite reports stating the contrary. He did, however, say is no longer focused on representing his adopted nation. The 27-year-old drew criticism for his performances in England’s 2013 RLWC campaign and continues to do so, despite doing ... Read More »

Marwan Koukash rips into RFL at Salford media day

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has attacked the game’s governing body in a 30-minute tirade at his club’s pre-season media day. The Palestinian racehorse owner, 55, slammed the small salary cap, pointing out how the best players in Super League are earning less than some RFL employees, tore the new Sky TV deal to shreds, and claimed the ... Read More »

Steve McNamara is a coward, says Gareth Hock

Gareth Hock in his Widnes days. ©RLphotos

Salford second-rower Gareth Hock has accused England coach Steve McNamara of being a coward and says he will refuse to play for his country while he is in charge. The 30-year-old was thrown out of the England World Cup squad just days before the tournament opener against Australia in late October. He is said to have slept in the morning ... Read More »