Friday, August 22, 2014
Rugby League News

Salford Red Devils

Koukash confirms Kevin Locke signing


Salford Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash has confirmed the signing of Kiwi international full-back Kevin Locke from New Zealand Warriors. The 25-year-old, considered one of the best full-backs in the NRL, has been playing second-tier football in 2014 since the arrival of England star Sam Tomkins meant he was asked to play out of position. Koukash wrote on Twitter ... Read More »

Kevin Locke heading for Super League?

Could this man be Salford's next huge signing?

New Zealand star Kevin Locke could be Super League-bound, with media outlets in Australia reporting that the Warriors star is set to take up a contract with Salford Red Devils. The 25-year-old has managed to secure an early release from his contract with the NRL club, and is seemingly heading for the English game after months of fevered speculation. Locke ... Read More »

Koukash furious at yet another Salford loss

Dr Marwan Koukash. ©RLPhotos

Iestyn Harris admitted to being “concerned” after watching Salford crash out of the Challenge Cup with a 30-20 defeat against Widnes Vikings. And Red Devils owner Dr Marwan Koukash issued an ominous warning to his players less than an hour after watching this latest defeat. Koukash wrote on Twitter: “I have done all I can to bring success to Salford. ... Read More »

Match report: Salford Red Devils 20-30 Widnes Vikings

Rhys Hanbury scored two tries for Widnes. ©RLPhotos

In a nutshell Two tries in two minutes just before the end of the game gave Salford hope, but a short Widnes kick off earned them the deciding points. The story of the game 12’ – Danny Galea try; Danny Tickle goal (1/1): 0-6 16’ – Kevin Brown try; Danny Tickle goal (2/2): 0-12 25’ – Gareth Hock try: 4-12 ... Read More »

Brian Noble resigns from Salford Red Devils

Brian Noble

Brian Noble has finally quit at Salford Red Devils, three weeks after he was replaced as head coach by Iestyn Harris. Noble was told on 4th April by the Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash that he would be replaced by Harris, but he was offered the new job as Director of Football at the club. Since then Noble has had ... Read More »

Logan Tomkins extends loan deal at Salford Red Devils


Wigan Warriors confirm that Hooker Logan Tomkins has joined Salford Red Devils on Loan until the end of the season. The loan initially for One Month has now been extended for the rest of the 2014 season. Logan will now be eligible to figure for the Red Devils in the Tetley’s Challenge Cup and also be allowed to play against ... Read More »

Match report: Leeds Rhinos 32-4 Salford Red Devils


In a nutshell There were only two points in it at half-time, but in the second half the Rhinos broke loose and added five tries, some of them spectacular, against a tiring Red Devils side. How it unfolded Salford came to Headingley embarrassed by their capitulation to Huddersfield Giants on Good Friday, and in the first half they held the ... Read More »

Michael Platt signs up at Salford Red Devils


Salford Red Devils have secured the services of Michael Platt for the remainder of the season after he completed a successful trial period at the Club. Platt – who has Super League experience with the likes of Bradford and Castleford in the past, had been plying his trade at North Wales Crusaders in 2014, but has joined his local club ... Read More »

Video: An early contender for pass of the season


It is fair to say Rangi Chase is not the league’s most popular player, but he is certainly up there with the most exciting. On Friday night, in Salford’s comfortable win over Bradford Bulls, he pulled out arguably the best pass of the season so far. After regaining possession, he drew two defenders to create an overlap and send Francis ... Read More »

Sean Long relishing second spell at Salford


Former Great Britain star Sean Long says he wants to help establish Salford as one of the game’s biggest forces after joining the Red Devils as an assistant coach for the second time. The 37-year-old, who revealed he was severely depressed and contemplated suicide in January, feels “relaxed and switched on” and claims he is keen to repay Devils owner ... Read More »