The 17 for 2016: Salford Red Devils

As Super League 2016 gets ever closer, we’re continuing our look at each side’s strongest 17 with a closer look at Ian Watson’s Salford Red Devils.

The Red Devils have significantly overhauled their squad for the new season after a disappointing campaign in 2015, but they look set for a promising 2016 after bringing in a number of new faces from both sides of the world.

So, what’s the best 17 Salford will be able to put out? Let’s take a look. By the way, if you missed the opening installment of our series – where we looked at Wakefield’s best 17 – that’s available to look at by clicking the link at the bottom of the article.


FB – Niall Evalds
WG – Justin Carney
CE – Junior Sa’u
CE – Josh Griffin
WG – Daniel Vidot (although Vidot is reportedly injured)
SO – Robert Lui
SH – Michael Dobson
PR – Craig Kopczak
HK – Tommy Lee (captain)
PR – George Griffin
SR – Ben Murdoch-Masila
SR – Weller Hauraki
LF – Mark Flanagan

Gareth O’Brien
Olsi Krasniqi
Phil Joseph
Adam Walne

What do you think, Salford fans? Can that side make the top eight after a struggle in 2015? Let us know on social media! That Wakefield link is below, too – for those who want to see what the Wildcats have got at their disposal in 2016..