Wednesday, September 17, 2014
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Salford Red Devils

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 »

Marwan Koukash: I want to pay my players more

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has slammed the RFL and called for the salary cap to be increased. The business tycoon, who owns a string of famous racehorses, also criticised the lucrative Sky Sports TV deal, which was exclusively revealed in Monday’s League Express. Koukash said: “I want to pay my players more. “There is no tab on ... Read More »

Rangi Chase considering giving England the cold shoulder

Rangi Chase in action for Castleford in 2013. ©RLPhotos

Salford Red Devils stand-off Rangi Chase is considering quitting the England national team after being heavily criticised during RLWC2013. The New Zealand-born playmaker, 27, qualifies to play for England on residency grounds despite having made appearances for New Zealand Maori in 2010. At the World Cup, he was picked ahead of Danny Brough and looked far from his best. Whether ... Read More »

Dr Marwan Koukash calls for greater support

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils Chairman Marwan Koukash admits he disappointed by the lukewarm response by the people of Salford in buying season tickets for the 2014 season. Koukash has renamed the former Salford City Reds and has signed 14 new players. The players and coaching staff are currently undergoing three weeks of warm-weather training in South Africa. “I have certainly delivered ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils head for the heat

Salford Red Devils flew out to South Africa at the end of last week for an 18-day training camp as head coach Brian Noble attempts to create a winning formula for his newly assembled squad. The Reds squad will be based at the High Performance Centre at Ingwenyama near Pretoria, which was originally constructed to host the 2010 FIFA World ... Read More »

Revitalised Adrian Morley says Devils will rise

Adrian Morley. ©RLphotos

Adrian Morley says Marwan Koukash’s bold top four aim is not unrealistic – and he has not ruled out playing beyond 2014 himself. Morley is one of a host of big-name arrivals at the club for next year, adding weight to Koukash’s claim that they can challenge the game’s big guns immediately. The Red Devils captain has also backed Koukash’s ... Read More »

Koukash still after Sonny Bill and Slater

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Great Britain legend Alex Murphy has added his voice to Dr Marwan Koukash’s campaign to lift the Super League salary cap for clubs looking to sign big-name players. The Salford Red Devils owner, a successful businessman and racehorse owner, told the Sydney Morning Herald he is still interested in bringing Sonny Bill Williams to the AJ Bell stadium and added ... Read More »

Salford want Sonny Bill

Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has again urged the RFL to lift the Super League salary cap so he can attempt to sign Sonny Bill Williams. The 58-year-old business tycoon took over the Red Devils this year and has made twelve high-profile signings. His aim is to make the club one of the biggest in the world, but ... Read More »

Chase relishing first Salford outing

England international and new Salford Red Devils player Rangi Chase has expressed his excitement ahead of playing in his new club home when England face Italy at Salford City Stadium in a Rugby League World Cup 2013 warm-up match on Sunday October 19 (4.30pm). Chase is currently away with Steve McNamara’s England squad in Potchefstroom, South Africa, as part of ... Read More »