Salford Red Devils will commence their 2022 Super League season with an away trip to the Castleford Tigers.
After an 11th place finish in the 2021 season the Red Devils will be looking to start the new season on the front foot when they trav0el to West Yorkshire.
Salford will go into the season with with optimism after a successful pre-season, beating Swinton Lions 48-12 and Halifax Panthers 34-10 before losing 30-14 to Warrington Wolves.
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A learning curve for our young reserves and some valuable minutes for a number of the first team tonight, at the Halliwell Jones Stadium 👉 https://t.co/6h7rzjo2WR#WARSAL | 🔴👹 pic.twitter.com/IAqFiPTjPC
— Salford Red Devils 👹 (@SalfordDevils) February 4, 2022
An added element of excitement will be added by a number of recruits making their competitive debuts in a Salford shirt. In the halves, Australian halfback Brodie Croft is set to make his Super League debut after signing from the Brisbane Broncos in August 2021. He will likely partner another debutant in Marc Sneyd, who signed for his second-stint at Salford from Hull FC in November. Ryan Brierley is also likely to make his debut at fullback while two more former NRL stars, most recent signing, centre Tim Lafai, and second-row Shane Wright could also debut after Lafai’s Visa was approved and he played in the last pre-season game vs Warrington.
Welcome to Salford, Tim! 😉
— Salford Red Devils 👹 (@SalfordDevils) January 27, 2022
The Super League curtain raiser will take place on Thursday night when St Helens play Catalan Dragons, meaning Salford’s game in Castleford will be the second fixture of the league season.
Centres Kallum Watkins, Dan Sarginson and second-row Harvey Livett will likely miss the game through injury while winger Joe Burgess is banned.
Meanwhile, after their 30-4 win over Swinton Lionesses in their first ever game as a team, the Salford Red Devils Women’s team will face Leigh Miners Rangers on Sunday 20th February. They will be looking to continue their unbeaten form heading into the 2022 Championship season and the Challenge Cup.
- Ryan Brierley
- Ken Sio
- Tim Lafai
- Rhys Williams
- Morgan Escare
- Brodie Croft
- Marc Sneyd
- Sita Akauola
- Andy Ackers
- Greg Burke
- Shane Wright
- Ryan Lannon
- Elijah Taylor