Andy Gregory offers services to Wigan – and Salford! – players ahead of semi

Wigan coach Shaun Wane has drafted in club legend Andy Gregory to speak to his players ahead of Sunday’s Challenge Cup semi-final with Salford – after his Red Devils counterpart Ian Watson admitted he had also been approached by Gregory to speak with his players! Gregory won five Challenge Cups during his time as a player with Wigan, before later…

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Leigh stun Salford in regular season finale

Leigh Centurions eased past Salford Red Devils 25-0 to move off the bottom of the table and consign their visitors to a regular season finish outside of the top four. Salford came into the game as hot favourites but the hosts drew first blood through Greg McNally. The Centurions then moved into an 18-0 half time lead as Atelea Vea…

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SQUAD WATCH: All the team news for Friday’s games as Ellis eyes Hull return

Hull FC v Huddersfield (8pm, KCOM Stadium) There are two huge boosts for Hull FC ahead of Friday’s clash with Huddersfield: as captain Gareth Ellis and half-back Albert Kelly both return to the squad. Ellis has not played since Hull’s league victory against Castleford back in April, while Kelly missed the trip to Leeds last week. Huddersfield make one change:…

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Salford strengthen their squad with capture of Tyrone McCarthy

Salford have announced the signing of former Hull KR and Warrington forward Tyrone McCarthy on a “long-term contract” with immediate effect. League Express first revealed earlier this year how McCarthy had a number of offers from Super League sides in regards to returning home from the NRL, where he has been playing with St George-Illawarra Dragons. And McCarthy, who captained…

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Salford request further allocation of Challenge Cup tickets following sales

Salford have asked for more tickets ahead of their Challenge Cup semi-final with Wigan following a high demand for tickets. The Red Devils had sold almost 4,500 tickets by Sunday, leaving them close to filling their allocation for the game at the Halliwell Jones Stadium. Ian Blease, the club’s CEO, has confirmed they have contacted the RFL in the hope of…

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Tigers win again but suffer Eden injury blow

Castleford Tigers winger Greg Eden may have played his last game of the season tonight, after suffering what looks like a serious shoulder injury after scoring his second try of the evening on 23 minutes on the way to a 38-14 victory against Salford Red Devils. Eden left the field and departed for hospital, while looking in obvious pain at…

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

Castleford v Salford (8pm, Sky Sports) There are changes aplenty for the league leaders ahead of Friday’s televised clash with Salford. Adam Milner, Jake Webster and Larne Patrick are all missing following last week’s win over Wakefield, with Kevin Larroyer, Tom Holmes and Jake Trueman coming into their squad. Salford are yet to name their squad. Castleford squad: Eden, Foster,…

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Wage demands threaten to scupper Kevin Naiqama’s Super League move

Kevin Naiqama’s proposed move to Super League is dependent on him dropping his wage demands. The Wests Tigers winger was linked with a Super League club last week after his agent confirmed the 28-year-old was the subject of interest from Salford Red Devils. But League Express understands the Fiji International is asking for a salary in excess of £150,000 to…

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Watson calls on Salford to learn lessons following Leeds defeat

Ian Watson believes his Salford side were taught a few lessons by Leeds on how to play the big games following their defeat to the Rhinos. Salford went down 50-26 to the Rhinos, allowing Brian McDermott’s side to leapfrog them in the table. Watson is currently guiding Salford through a superb campaign, but he believes that their defeat to Leeds…

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