Match Preview: Salford Red Devils (H)

The Saints welcome Salford Red Devils to the Totally Wicked Stadium on Friday, 8th March, with kick-off scheduled for 8pm.


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Saints boss Wellens makes just one change to the squad that was announced for Round Three with Konrad Hurrell not available for selection due to picking up a one-match penalty notice from the Match Review Panel. Tee Ritson steps into the 21 and if selected would make his first appearance of the 2024 season.

Click or tap on the image below to read more about our Round Four squad news.

Salford Red Devils’ 21-man squad vs St.Helens

1. Ryan Brierley, 2. Ethan Ryan, 3. Nene Macdonald, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Deon Cross, 6. Cade Crust, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Brad Singleton, 9. Amir Bourouh, 10. King Vuniyayawa, 11. Sam Stone, 12. Kallum Watkins, 14. Chris Atkin, 15. Shane Wright, 16. Joe Shorrocks, 17. Jack Ormondroyd, 18. Ben Hellewell, 20. Andrew Dixon, 21. Matty Foster, 22. Kai Morgan, 23. Chris Hankinson.



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The off-season has been busy for Paul Rowley’s side. The big news being Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers both joining Leeds Rhinos, two key men in the Red Devils spine and who have become stars as part of Salford’s set up.

Last season saw their squad stretched a little bit thin, with injuries hampering their form too and a push for the play-off spots saw them take the season down to the final round but narrowly missing out on the post-regular-season mix – the aim will be to back in that Old Trafford hunt in 2024.

Former Saint Matty Foster is one of their new recruits as he looks to kick on and get more consistent game time, whilst pick ups such as Nene Macdonald, Cade Cust and Joe Mellor will be solid options for Rowley. A very welcome late addition to their squad has come in the form of electric NRL winger David Nofoaluma, a Samoan international who is Wests Tigers highest ever-try scorer.

Salford have a relatively small squad and will be hoping for better luck with injuries this season, but the spirit that they have shown in recent seasons will make them tough opposition, and their style under Rowley is entertaining to watch too.


  • Ryan Brierley – his recent contract extension was a massive boost for Salford, the fullback will be vital to their attack all season long
  • Marc Sneyd – whilst they have lost key half Brodie Croft, Sneyd is still a key player and possesses one of the best kicking boots in the game – highlighted with Player of the Match performances in the last twogames
  • Joe Shorrocks – versatile, the 23-year-old is adept at playing most positions in the forward pack, and tackles well beyond his own size and will be keen to make an impression at his new club


Wellens discusses the latest surrounding his team including positive updates on Curtis Sironen, Waqa Blake and Matty Lees, however will be given extra time to fully ensure he’s fit and ready to go for a number of weeks. More good news was also revealed by the Saints boss that Joe Batchelor is hoped to be back available next week.

Salford have secured two wins on the spin in the last fortnight, Wellens pays credit to his opposite number Paul Rowley on getting strong performances from his squad even with all the disruption they have had in the off-season.

Saints TV subscribers can watch the full Coach Preview with Paul Wellens!


One lucky Saints 2024 Member at half time on Friday will get the chance to win x2 return flights to Paris thanks to easyJet*!

Fly easyJet from Liverpool and discover fantastic beach destinations throughout Spain, Portugal, Turkey, Cyprus and more, as well as city breaks such as Amsterdam, Belfast and Paris. Book your flights at

With the eyes of all the Saints faithful in the West Stand watching, the contesting Member will get three attempts to hit the crossbar from the 20m line.

As a Club are thrilled to be working with Merseyside’s airport! *T&C’s apply.


One of the many benefits for our 2024 Members is a special monthly offer with the Saints Superstore!

In March, 2024 Members get 10% off our stylish Captain’s Run Range!

The Saints Superstore at the Totally Wicked Stadium will be open from 9am until 8pm on Friday for game day.

Shop our 2024 Captain’s Run Range at!


Saints will be covering the match in full across our Live Match Centre where you can find out the team news, follow live game updates, get behind the scenes photos and catch up on all the stories of the game.

Our club social media accounts will also keep supporters updated. Follow us on: Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

Highlights and the full match replay will be available for Saints TV subscribers.


Local artist Jack Bennett will be getting the atmosphere built for the game with his his amazing vocals, and a few renditions of a few of the Saints faithful’s favourite songs!

You can catch Jack performing just ahead of the Saints coming out for warm up around 7.20pm towards the rear of the West Stand concourse where you can grab a bite to eat or a drink!

Keep an eye out too for the non-playing Saints around the concourse too – you can find out more information about that below.


Find out much more about what there is to eat and drink at the Totally Wicked Stadium on gameday by clicking here!

Why not try the Saints’ new Cottoms Chicken Balti pie? 👀

Cottom’s mobile pie van will be in-situ in the Totally Wicked North Stand, serving a selection of their very best pies, including that brand-new Balti pie!

ABK Beer – the Official Beer of Rugby League – will be a new draught beer available in the RedV Bar and in the Southwest corner of the stadium, close to the Tom Van Vollenhoven mural!


The Saints’ 24 Home Kit will be worn on Friday night against Salford!

Our traditional white shirt with a Red Vee is a sharper, modern look, with watermark shard designs whilst the ‘V’ itself is a subtle two-tone design, a feature never before seen on a St.Helens shirt.

Get your 24 Home Kit online by visiting!


Members of our non-playing First Team Saints will be out on the concourse in the home sections of the Totally Wicked Stadium on game night!

We encourage fans to be around the concourses around 7:15pm as the players make their rounds!


Tom Grant will be the referee for Friday night’s fixture, and he will be supported by Touch Judges Liam Rush and Rich Thompson and as with all Super League fixtures in 2024 there will also be the Video Referee Marcus Griffiths at Rugby League’s new remote refereeing base.


James Bell knows it will be a tough game against strong opposition, but will go into it looking forward to the middles battle, relishing that physical contest in the middle of the park on Friday night!

Watch the full player preview with Belly on Saints TV!


Super League summary

The Saints dominate the head-to-head between the two clubs in the top-flight competition. St Helens have played Salford in Super League on 57 occasions, with the Red V winning 48 times (including the 2019 Grand Final victory, and the 2022 semi-final.)

Our highest score over Salford came in 2001 when we beat the Red Devils by 66 points to 16, whilst our widest margin over them was set in 2000 away, winning 58-4.

Last ten meetings

Salford 15, St Helens 18 (SLR21, 6/8/23)
St Helens 26, Salford 12 (SLR12, 13/5/23)
St Helens 19, Salford 12 (SLSF, 17/9/22)
Salford 44, St Helens 12 (SLR21, 31/7/22)
St Helens 14, Salford 10 (SLR11, 29/4/22)
Salford 26, St Helens 14 (SLR25, 17/9/21)
St Helens 28, Salford 0 (SLR6, 17/5/21)
St Helens 29, Salford 6 (SLR1, 26/3/21) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
Salford 12, St Helens 10 (SLR18, 26/10/20) (at Emerald Headingley, Leeds)
St Helens 48, Salford 8 (SLR1, 31/1/20)


St.Helens R.F.C. want to ensure that everyone who comes to enjoy game days at the Totally Wicked Stadium can do so in a safe and friendly environment!

The Club would like to reiterate to supporters that it operates a zero-tolerance approach to any anti-social behaviour, at both our own home ground and when visiting other clubs’ stadiums. Misbehaviours that will not be tolerated include, but are not limited to; physical or verbal abuse, violent conduct, missile throwing, excessive alcohol misuse, and any drug misuse.

Furthermore, the use of pyrotechnics is strictly prohibited under both rugby and football ground regulations. They can cause serious injuries to those who carry them as well as fellow spectators, as well as damage to surfaces such as the playing pitch which can cost clubs thousands of pounds.

The Club during recent seasons has taken preventative actions for home fixtures, with additional stewarding and ‘sniffer’ dog patrols around the stadium. Supporters may encounter these dog patrols when approaching the stadium.

St.Helens would also like to encourage parents/guardians of children coming to the ground to ensure they are always aware of what their child is doing and where in the stadium they are at all times.

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