Thursday, November 27, 2014
Rugby League News

Salford Red Devils

Koukash “disappointed” by season ticket sales

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Salford owner Dr Marwan Koukash has hit out at a lack of season ticket sales ahead of next season. The Red Devils have made yet more marquee signings ahead of 2015, with Michael Dobson and Ben Jones-Bishop set to join the likes of Kevin Locke, Gareth Hock, Rangi Chase and Adrian Morley at the AJ Bell Stadium. Despite the abundance ... Read More »

Salford: Ben Jones-Bishop set for February return

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Ben Jones-Bishop is on course to make his return from injury on schedule, and hopes to be making his debut for new club Salford Red Devils as early as February. The 26-year-old, who has signed a three-year deal with the Red Devils, suffered a premature end to his time at Leeds when an anterior cruciate ligament injury ruled him out ... Read More »

Salford Red Devils sign million-pound kit deal

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Salford Red Devils have signed a lucrative deal with sportswear giants Under Armour reported to be worth a million pounds. The performance brand, best known for popularising the compression shirt, is taking off across the world in team sports and currently supplies Tottenham Hotspur football club and the Welsh national rugby union team. “We are both delighted and excited to ... Read More »

Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year: The candidates

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In this week’s edition of League Express, our weekly poll exclusively revealed the candidates which comprise the shortlist for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. Previously won by stars such as Sam Tomkins and John Bateman, the medal rewards the best “rookie” to have appeared in Super League across a season. To qualify, players must have played fewer ... Read More »

Gareth Hock withdraws Salford transfer request

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Salford Red Devils forward Gareth Hock has withdrawn his transfer request and will remain at the club, despite having offers from other Super League clubs and even some rugby union outfits. Back in September, the controversial former Wigan man asked to leave the club and was granted permission to look for a new employer. However, following discussions with club officials ... Read More »

Koukash not interested in Wests Tigers

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Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has confirmed to Australian media that whilst he is still interested in owning an NRL side, it will be not be Wests Tigers. Koukash has made his interest in taking on an Australian side incredibly public over the last few weeks, with the Tigers thought to be one of the clubs on his radar. ... Read More »

Reasons to be cheerful for those not in Super League’s play-offs

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The play-offs is up and running courtesy of a thumping victory for Wigan Warriors on Thursday night – but that doesn’t mean the other four clubs who will be competing in Super League next year should be forgotten just yet. Hull FC, Hull Kingston Rovers, Salford Red Devils and Wakefield Trinity Wildcats will all carry ambitions of making the top ... Read More »

Koukash: Bulls would still be in Super League if my wife owned them

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Salford owner Marwan Koukash has said that if his wife, Mandy, had been allowed to purchase the club earlier this season, then he has no doubts that the club would have remained in Super League. Mrs Koukash was in the running to buy the club when it was up for sale earlier this year, before current chairman Marc Green assumed ... Read More »

Koukash wants more fan commitment at Salford

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Salford Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash has called on the club’s fans for more commitment in 2015 – admitting season ticket sales are slower than they were this time last year. The Red Devils finished 2014 on a high, winning six out of their last nine games – but failed to make the play-offs despite heavy recruitment in the off-season. ... Read More »

Red Devils end season on a high

Salford Red Devils were far too strong for a depleted Widnes Vikings side tonight at the A J Bell Stadium, winning 36-6 to bring the curtain down on a season that saw them fail to reach the play-off positions in Super League. The Red Devils scored six tries, with Josh Griffin converting them all, while the Vikings could only reply ... Read More »