Watson objects to “glamming up” of Million Pound Game

It’s fair to say the Million Pound Game has come in for some criticism this week. Most of the headlines have focussed on the Hull KR camp, namely Ben Cockayne’s explosive comments about how the concept is a “disgrace”. But Salford have also made their feelings felt about the one-off game – including their coach, Ian Watson. Watson, the man…

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Webster insists failure has not been discussed at Hull KR

The prospect of failure in this weekend’s Million Pound Game will be unthinkable for fans of Salford and Hull Kingston Rovers: and that’s exactly why both coaches have admitted in the build-up to it that they have not considered the worst-case scenario. Rovers know that Tim Sheens will come on board whether they are in Super League or the Championship…

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Ben Cockayne calls Million Pound Game a “disgrace”

Hull KR fullback has called the Million Pound Game concept a “disgrace” – and has questioned whether a game of this significance aligns with the RFL’s policy on player welfare and mental health. Cockayne will be in the Rovers side who face Salford on Saturday knowing only victory will guarantee them a spot in Super League for 2017 in the…

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Griffin: We’re determined to get out of this mess

Josh Griffin has admitted that it has been a “mentally draining” season at Salford, but the players are sticking together with livelihoods on the line. With automatic safety out of the question following the Red Devils’ shock defeat to London, Salford must now defeat Batley at the weekend to secure their place in the Million Pound Game or risk automatic relegation…

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Salford on the brink of relegation after shock defeat to London

Salford must beat Batley in their final game of the Qualifiers to avoid automatic relegation, after suffering a shock defeat to Championship side London 19-16. Ian Watson’s side, who have now lost four of their six games in the Qualifiers, were well off the pace as they were outplayed and outthought by the superb Broncos. Should London defeat Featherstone and…

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GOSSIP: Koukash reportedly renewing interest in Newcastle

Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash is never too far away from the news: and reports in Australia are linking him with another audacious swoop for an NRL club. Koukash has never previously hid his desire to take on an NRL side – first expressing an interest in Newcastle Knights two years ago when Nathan Tinkler left the club. And…

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Koukash non-committal about his Salford future

Marwan Koukash has admitted he has not yet decided about his Salford future. The Red Devils owner has been linked with a move away from the club ever since their failed appeal around the salary cap. Speaking to BBC Radio Manchester, Koukash admitted that his future remains uncertain. “My plans are to make sure we win the next few games. We’ll…

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Where Are They Now? Salford’s last league game against Featherstone

Salford host Featherstone this weekend in a huge Qualifiers clash; their first league meeting for over eight years. Back then, they were squaring off in National League One – and they couldn’t be split, drawing 30-30 at Post Office Road. But ahead of this Sunday, we ask: where are that Salford squad now? Stuart Dickens (prop, Featherstone) The long-serving, hard-working…

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Former ref Silverwood joins Salford in consultancy role

Salford Red Devils have hired retired Super League referee Richard Silverwood to improve their on-field discipline. Marwan Koukash confirmed on Twitter that the club was bringing in the experienced official to ensure they prevent them conceding as many penalties as they are. The club will use @SilversRef as a consultant to help the boys concede less penalties . We have…

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