Salford hopeful of Vatuvei arrival before Wigan semi-final clash

Salford are hopeful that major signing Manu Vatuvei could be a Red Devils player before the end of the month. League Express revealed exclusively and first on Monday how Salford had finalised a deal to bring the New Zealand international to Super League, with subsequent reports now suggesting his arrival could be imminent. TotalRL understands those reports are indeed correct,…

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Holbrook praises St Helens’ guts as they fight back to beat Salford

St Helens coach Justin Holbrook praised his side’s spirit as Matty Smith’s dramatic late drop goal secured an incredible comeback victory against Salford. The Saints trailed 24-8 heading into the final 10 minutes – and 24-14 with just three minutes left – before tries from Regan Grace and Jonny Lomax allowed Smith to secure victory with his one-pointer to beat…

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Smith drop goal seals remarkable Saints comeback over Salford

Matty Smith slotted an 80th minute drop goal as St Helens came from 24-8 behind to seal a remarkable 25-24 victory over Salford Red Devils. Todd Carney gave Salford the lead with a penalty goal but Smith crossed midway through the half to put the hosts in front, with two Mark Percival goals making it 8-2. Niall Evalds crossed on…

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

Leeds v Castleford (8pm, Sky Sports) Rob Burrow and Jamie Jones-Buchanan return to the fray for Leeds as they take on league leaders Castleford this weekend. The experienced duo missed last week’s victory against Featherstone due to injury, but both are included here. Ashton Golding also has a chance of returning. There is a blow for Castleford with captain Michael…

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Carvell praises Red Devils spirit

Salford Red Devils player welfare manager Garreth Carvell has said that the club’s experience in last year’s Million Pound game has seen them develop a mental toughness that has sparked this season’s turnaround in form. Last October the Red Devils needed a golden point extra time drop goal to secure their Super League survival. But ever since they have been…

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Watson eyes up Wembley appearance following Challenge Cup victory

Ian Watson admitted the prospect of taking Salford to Wembley was massive for Salford after they booked a place in the Challenge Cup semi-finals for the first time in 19 years. The Red Devils defeated Wakefield 30-6 to advance to the last four after a strong performance on the back of consecutive defeats. Watson was left delighted with his side’s…

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