Kallum Watkins

The Super League has released the fixture list for the forthcoming 2022 season, with exciting new signings for Salford Red Devils.

Salford will begin their season with a trip to West Yorkshire to face Castleford Tigers before welcoming newly promoted Toulouse Olympique to the AJ Bell in round two.

Other notable fixtures for fans of Red Devils include summer trips to Toulouse, on the 23rd of July, and Perpignan on the 20th of August, to face Catalan Dragons.

The Greater Manchester derby’s vs Wigan Warriors will take place on the 24th of April at the DW Stadium and the 12th of June at the AJ Bell while the fixtures vs Warrington Wolves are on Thursday April 14th, Sunday July 3rd and Saturday September 3rd.

This year’s ‘Magic Weekend’ will take place at St James’ Park in Newcastle on the 9th and 10th of July.

Salford will play the Huddersfield Giants at 1pm on the Sunday.

The full fixture list can be found here:

Credit: https://www.salfordreddevils.net/

New signings for Salford Red Devils means there is lots to look forward to in 2022.

After a disappointing 2021 season, culminating in an 11th place finish, newly appointed head coach Paul Rowley has invested in the transfer market and signed 26-time England international centre, Kallum Watkins, as well as former Salford cult-hero halfback Marc Sneyd.

Other notable signings include Scottish international halfback Ryan Brierley from Leigh Centurions and Australian halfback Brodie Croft from the Brisbane Broncos. This means the Red Devils will go into the 2022 Super League season with a completely new halves pairing after the departures of Tui Lolohea and Dec Patton and Kevin Brown’s retirement.

The appointment of Paul Rowley as head coach is more good news for Red Devils fans. The former Toronto Wolfpack coach brings many good ideas to the role including his “5 in 5” mantra, promising to have five homegrown players in the Salford squad by five years’ time in order to promote sustainability and self-reliance.

After last season’s 11th place finish the Red Devils will be aiming for an improvement in 2022. A top eight finish and the playoffs will be a successful season while a Challenge Cup run could also be on the cards. Fans will be hoping that the team can recreate 2019’s 3rd place finish and Grand Final appearance.

The Red Devils may line-up like this next season.

  1. Brierley
  2. Sio
  3. Watkins
  4. Sarginson
  5. Burgess
  6. Croft
  7. Sneyd
  8. Akauola
  9. Ackers
  10. Vuniyayawa
  11. Livett
  12. Wright
  13. Taylor

14. Addy                                                                                                                                                         15. Burke                                                                                                                                                       16. Wells                                                                                                                                                       17. Costello

 

 

One Comment

  1. Peter Gilligan

    Excellent article, well researched and informative. Totally enjoyable read. The predictive line up is very exciting. Whetted my appetite for the new season. Roll on February.

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