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Salford Red Devils

Super League preview: Widnes Vikings V Salford Red Devils

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When’s it on? Thursday March 6, at 8.00pm. It will be televised on Sky Sports 1. What’s going to happen? It’s anyone’s guess really. At the start of the season you would probably have tipped the Red Devils to turn the Vikings over, but Salford were thrashed by St Helens last week while Widnes came from behind to defeat last ... Read More »

Salford missed out on Charnley and Farrell, claims scout

Josh Charnley has been Super League's top try-scorer for the last two seasons. ©RLPhotos

A former Salford scout claims the Red Devils – then operating as the City Reds – turned down chances to sign Wigan stars Josh Charnley and Liam Farrell, as well as several other top Super League stars. David Robinson told the Manchester Evening News that during his time as chief scout at the club, he lined up the two England ... Read More »

Noble: Hock could be out for six or seven weeks

Gareth Hock in his Widnes days. ©RLphotos

Salford Red Devils coach Brian Noble claims England international Gareth Hock could be set for a seven-week spell on the sidelines after he picked up an ankle injury in last night’s 38-0 thrashing against St Helens. With less than 20 minutes remaining, Hock seemed to roll his right ankle in a tackle with Saints prop Alex Walmsley. “It doesn’t look ... Read More »

Koukash: We won’t play this bad again

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLphotos

Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has apologised to Red Devils fans after his side was thrashed 0-38 by St Helens at the AJ Bell Stadium last night. The Devils won both opening fixtures of the year and were poised to reach the top of the table for the first time in their history with a win against their north-west rivals. ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 0-38 St Helens

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In a Nutshell St Helens were far too strong for the Red Devils in all departments tonight at the A J Bell Stadium, winning 38-0 and showing Salford Chairman Marwan Koukash that his side has a long way to go before it can challenge the leading clubs. How it unfolded St Helens dominated early in the game, when Jon Wilkin ... Read More »

Match preview: Salford Red Devils V St Helens

Martin Gleeson taking on Jonny Lomax in this fixture last year. ©RLPhotos

Tonight’s north-west derby is possibly the most tantalising fixture of the week. Indeed, St Helens seem to be firing on all cylinders with the introduction of superb scrum-half Luke Walsh, while Salford have 14 new players, most of whom are internationals, and are looking to reach the top of Super League for the first time ever. The squads St Helens ... Read More »

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 »