Tuesday, September 23, 2014
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Salford Red Devils

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 »

Salford Red Devils Sign Lama Tasi From Brisbane Broncos

Salford Red Devils have signed Brisbane Broncos forward Lama Tasi on a two-year deal. The fearsome Aucklander earned the reputation ‘The Bondi Bruiser’ during his two year spell at Sydney Roosters and will arrive in Super League known for his huge hits and strong running style along with his ability to wreak havoc in defensive lines. The 6ft 3, 16 ... Read More »

Painting the town red

First published in League Express, Monday 9th Sept 2013 I’ve never been to a Rugby League media conference quite like the one that was held by Dr Marwan Koukash at Salford last Thursday. The event was superbly presented, with great professionalism, and, with Koukash himself taking us through his plans for the club, and introducing us to his new signings. ... Read More »

JJB meets Sean Long

Sean Long - RL World

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 390 (Oct 2013) Jamie Jones-Buchanan sits down with one of Rugby League’s biggest characters to talk about his new career. It has bothered me for quite a while that I have never interviewed a coach despite having wanted to for a long time. I guess we perceive coaches as the school teacher/dad type ... Read More »

Reds Redemption


First published in Rugby League World, Issue 389 (Sept 2013) “I just disappeared basically. I didn’t speak to any of my mates; people didn’t see me for months on end. Nobody saw me really. I don’t think I saw myself.” Gareth Walker hears how Martin Gleeson has emerged from the depths of depression to write one final chapter in an ... Read More »

Puletua confirms Reds move

ST HELENS star Tony Puletua has confirmed on Twitter that he will join Salford next season. Puletua, 34, who is out of contract at St Helens at the end of the season, has been linked with the Reds for several weeks. On Friday he confirmed a story that appeared in a national newspaper about his impending move on a two-year ... Read More »

JJB meets Marwan Koukash

Dr Marwan Koukash addresses fans. ©RLPhotos

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 387 (July 2013) “Now, I’m not a Rugby League expert, I’m a business man, but the way I look at it, with the rules and regulations that people impose in the game I would say that we are deliberately making the game a second class sport.” From boy soldier to millionaire racehorse owner ... Read More »

Secret Speccie: Salford City Reds

First published in Rugby League World, Issue 376 (Aug 2012) Ground: Salford City Stadium Game: v Bradford Bulls Date: Friday 18 May 2012 I epitomise Salford’s challenge to convert the masses to the City Reds’ cause. I spent a couple of teenage years living in Salford but only visited The Willows two or three times. I return to Manchester several ... Read More »