TotalRL’s Super League Team of the Week: Super 8s Round 5

Fullback: Zak Hardaker (Castleford) He may have gone off injured during Castleford’s win over former club Leeds, but Zak Hardaker continues to display the credentials which could yet make him a two-time Man of Steel winner before the season is over. Wing: Manu Vatuvei (Salford) A debut in our team of the week for The Beast – but it’s a…

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Salford thrash Giants to keep top four hopes alive

Salford Red Devils kept their top four hopes alive with a comprehensive 52-14 victory over Huddersfield Giants. Gareth O’Brien slotted an early penalty goal before Kris Welham and Tyrone McCarthy’s tries saw Salford race into a 14-0 lead. Manu Vatuvei added a third try before Welham’s second and Niall Evalds score continue the hosts dominance. Jermaine McGillvary pulled a try…

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Five potential replacements for Michael Dobson at Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils’ recruitment plans became more transparent last week as Michael Dobson’s departure from the club was confirmed. Dobson’s exit is somewhat unfortunate, with the experienced halfback striking up a good partnership with Rob Lui throughout the campaign. Nevertheless, with Dobson out of the picture and Todd Carney’s future not yet resolved, Ian Watson and the club’s recruitment team…

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Brining delighted with Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal nomination

Salford hooker Kriss Brining has expressed his satisfaction at being nominated for the Albert Goldthorpe Rookie of the Year Medal. The Red Devils hooker has starred for the club since his move from York City Knights, with his performances earning him a place on the shortlist that was released by League Express on Monday. He is competing alongside Tom Davies…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s Super League games

  Huddersfield v Castleford (8pm) There are four changes for Huddersfield on Friday night. Leroy Cudjoe, Sam Rapira, Dale Ferguson and Oliver Roberts are back – Nathan Mason, Daniel Smith, Gene Ormsby and Tyler Dickinson make way. Meanwhile, league leaders Castleford also make changes; Grant Millington, Andy Lynch and Mike McMeeken miss out, while Kevin Larroyer, Gadwin Springer and Larne…

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