Hull ease to victory at Salford

Albert Kelly scored two tries as a weakened Hull FC moved back into the top four with a 34-10 win at second-placed Salford Red Devils. Hull were without Danny Houghton, Marc Sneyd and Gareth Ellis but they hit the ascendancy in the first half as Fetuli Talanoa and Kelly’s brace saw them move into a 16-point lead within 30 minutes. Danny Washbrook touched down FC’s fourth…

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Evalds yet to make a decision on his future beyond 2017

This story first appeared in Monday’s League Express. To open your digital subscription to get the paper delivered to your smart device every Sunday, click here. Salford winger Niall Evalds admits that while he’s not made a final call on where he will be playing next year, a decision should be made soon. The 23-year-old has excelled in the Salford side…

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Watson backs Salford to respond following Wakefield setback

Salford head coach Ian Watson believes his side lost to the more clinical team after the Red Devils lost to Wakefield. Their seven-game winning streak came to an end as they went down 34-24 to Chris Chester’s in-form side. Watson claimed his side had dominated periods of the game but ultimately couldn’t make the most of their opportunities. “In the…

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Top four is “certainly achievable”, says Wakefield’s Chris Chester

Wakefield coach Chris Chester has promised nobody at Trinity is getting carried away by their phenomenal season so far – but he believes an unlikely top-four finish is “certainly achievable” in 2017. Trinity, along with Sunday’s opponents Salford, are the surprise packages of the season so far, sitting fourth going into this weekend’s fixtures. However, while the Wakefield coach is…

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TotalRL’s Team of the Round: Bank Holiday Monday edition

Fullback: Gareth O’Brien (Salford) Salford’s Million Pound Man remains in superb form this year; and he was crucial in helping the Red Devils keep in touch with league leaders Castleford after their thumping win over Warrington on Monday afternoon. An outside bet for Man of Steel, perhaps? Wing: Ryan Ince (Widnes) It has been quite the start to life in…

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Evalds hat-trick sees Salford into seven heaven

Niall Evalds recorded a hat-trick as Salford Red Devils cruised past Warrington Wolves 38-12 for the seventh successive win. Jake Bibby, Evalds and Junior Sa’u put Salford in cruise control within 25 minutes, as they started the game how they finished Friday’s demolition of Catalans Dragons. Warrington’s task was made even harder shortly before the break as Ben Jullien was…

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Talking points ahead of Friday’s Super League action

Do Widnes stand any chance against the league leaders? On paper, it looks a daunting task for Widnes at Castleford this evening. There’s no Joe Mellor, no Tom Gilmore, Rangi Chase is ineligible.. long story short, they are doing it tough with injuries as things stand. Therefore, the prospect of going to face the league leaders at a ground where…

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