Burgess tips ‘nerd’ Ian Watson for huge coaching career

As both a Super League and NRL champion, Luke Burgess knows all too well what makes a good coach. The 30-year-old has played under Grand Final winning coaches Brian McClennan, Brian McDermott and Michael Maguire during his career, while last year he got a glimpse into the workings of former England coach Steve McNamara at Catalans. Now, Burgess is working…

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Former Salford favourite returns to the club

Salford have appointed former fans’ favourite Paul Highton as the club’s new player welfare manager. Highton, who played for the Red Devils between 1998 and 2009, has taken over from Garreth Carvell. who left the club last year. A former Wales international, the 41-year-old has spent the last number of years working for charities and working as a pundit for…

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Five players we can’t wait to see return from long-term injuries in 2018

  Keith Galloway (Leeds) It’s been a torrid couple of years for the big Australian, who has suffered two different Achilles injuries in two different seasons. However, he was beginning to show some great form last season before being struck down by the injury problem – so when he returns to the field in 2018, we’re expecting him to do…

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Burgess signs for Salford

Salford Red Devils have confirmed the signing of Luke Burgess from Catalans Dragons. Burgess, the eldest brother of England internationals Sam, Tom and George, has linked up with the club for a second stint after spending last season with Catalans. The prop endured a frustrating campaign with the Dragons, with a knee injury ending his season at the start of…

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Salford chasing new dual-reg agreement

Ian Watson has confirmed that Salford are in talks with several clubs about a new dual-registration agreement. The club’s partnership with Halifax has ended after it was mutually agreed that both would seek new ventures moving forward. Halifax are set to go into a partnership with Castleford next season while Salford are still considering their options ahead of next year.…

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Warrington land Big Ben for six-figure fee

Warrington Wolves have confirmed the signing of Ben Murdoch-Masila from Salford for a fee of £175,000. The 26-year-old joins the Wolves on a three-year deal after an outstanding campaign that saw him inducted into the Super League Dream Team this year. Murdoch-Masila, who is currently at the World Cup with Tonga, joined Salford in 2016 after spells with Wests Tigers…

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