Match Preview: Salford Red Devils (A)

Super League Sunday action in Salford for the Saints! The Red Devils host the Red V at Salford Community Stadium on the 23rd June, with kick-off planned in for 3pm.

🎟 TICKET & TRAVEL INFORMATION

St.Helens have been allocated standing tickets in the North Stand of the Salford Community Stadium. It is advised to purchase tickets in advance to save a bit of money, as prices increase by £2 on matchday.

Advanced / Matchday Ticket Prices

  • Adults – £22 / £24
  • Concession (65+) – £20 / £22
  • Under 18 – £17 / 19
  • Under 12 – £5 / £7
  • Junior Member – £5 / Not available on gameday
  • Under 2’s – Free but require a ticket

Tickets can be purchased online here now, via the Ticket Office or over the phone on 01744 455052. Saints’ tickets sold through the Club will be coming off sale at: 12pm on Saturday, 22nd June.

Seating and wheelchair tickets can be purchased directly from Salford Red Devils by calling 1061 786 1570 and choosing option 1.

Supporters travelling with the Club on our official Coach Travel must be ready for departure time of 1pm on Sunday morning from the Totally Wicked Stadium.

Please be aware that alcohol is not permitted on any of our club coaches which are stewarded. Any foul and abusive language or anti-social behaviour will not be tolerated on our coaches. 

📰 SQUAD NEWS

Saints’ boss Wellens makes just one change to the squad that recorded a dominant 6-52 win over London. Tommy Makinson steps out of the team due to a plantar fascia (foot) injury that is expected to keep him out for around four to six weeks.

Fellow winger Tee Ritson steps back into the 21-man squad having served Swinton Lions on dual-registration in recent weeks.

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

Salford have one change to their squad that got an impressive away win at Warrington Wolves last Friday night, with Amir Bourouh joining Barrow Raiders on loan, resulting in Paul Rowley posting a 20-man squad as opposed to the usual 21-man declaration.

Salford Red Devils’ 20-man squad vs St.Helens

2. Ethan Ryan, 3. Nene Macdonald, 4. Tim Lafai, 5. Deon Cross, 7. Marc Sneyd, 8. Brad Singleton, 10. King Vuniyayawa, 11. Sam Stone, 12. Kallum Watkins, 13. Oliver Partington, 14. Chris Atkin, 15. Shane Wright, 16. Joe Shorrocks, 22. Kai Morgan, 23. Chris Hankinson, 24. Joe Mellor, 25. Nathan Connell, 27. Gil Dudson, 28. Harvey Wilson, 29. Loghan Lewis.

🏉 THE REST OF ROUND 15 IN SUPER LEAGUE

Thursday

Castleford Tigers 12-13 Hull KR

Friday

Leeds Rhinos 18-10 Leigh Leopards
Wigan Warriors 36-0 London Broncos

Saturday

Hull FC 18-24 Warrington Wolves
Catalans Dragons 22-18 Huddersfield Giants

Take a look at how the Betfred Super League table looks ahead of Round 15 by clicking here.

🔥 CLARK’S ON FIRE…

It’s been a great first half of his first season with St.Helens for Daryl Clark, and last Sunday he got to know just how much the Saints supporters have come to love him with their singing of a song all about him to the tune of Bruce Springsteen’s ‘Dancing In The Dark’ for pretty much most of the second half!

Our hosts this weekend are a tough opposition and Clark knows the Saints will need to be at our best to come away from Salford Community Stadium with the all important two points.

Watch the full player preview with Daz on Saints TV!

⚫ WHAT KIT WILL SAINTS BE WEARING?

St.Helens will be wearing our 24 Away Kit at Salford!

Our colours for the road this year are a striking black and red combo, a modern and exciting colour clash that delivers a memorable design.

The shirt is predominantly a deep black with a tonal grey pixel design to the front and back, as well as a red pixelated Chevron design to the sides of the torso.

Lewis Dodd wearing the 24 Away Kit at Twickenham Stoop in Saints’ match against London Broncos last Sunday // MANDATORY CREDIT: Bernard Platt For editorial use only. Copyright remains property of Bernard Platt

Get your 24 Away Kit online by visiting saintssuperstore.com!

📲 HOW CAN I FOLLOW THE GAME? 

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: X/Twitter | Facebook | Instagram

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

Sky Sports subscribers can watch it live on Sky Sports Action, as can SuperLeague+ subscribers.

📊 THE RECORD AGAINST SALFORD

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 58 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

St Helens 20, Salford 24 (SLR4, 8/3/24)
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)

💬 COACH PREVIEW

Known for their expansive style of play, Wellens paid credit to the Red Devils who can do the tough stuff and work hard for one another and knows that they will pose a very difficult threat to his side.

Now past the halfway point of the 2024 season, the Saints boss reflected on the past few months and stated there is still improvement in the team, and that the energy around the squad at remains positive despite missing a number of players due to injuries.

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

🗣️ WHO WILL BE THE MATCH OFFICIALS? 

Jack Smith will be the referee for Sunday’s Super League fixture, and he will be supported by Touch Judges Rich Thompson and Mark Craven, and as with all Super League fixtures in 2024 there will also be the Video Referee Chris Kendall at Rugby League’s remote refereeing base.

😈 A LOOK AT SALFORD…

2024 has been a busy season for the Red Devils and we’re only halfway through it. The off-season saw Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers both join 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 are good pickups for the Greater Manchester outfit.

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 years, plus some mid-season recruitment, continues to makes them tough opposition, and their style under Rowley is entertaining to watch too – so much much so that Hull FC made a play for him to join the Black & Whites after parting ways with Tony Smith.

Now past the halfway point of the regular season, Salford have firmly established themselves in the top six hunt for play-offs rugby. Heading into this week’s action our hosts on Sunday hold a nine wins and five losses record and sit in fifth place. One of those wins came over Saints in March, ending a 44 year wait to win away at St.Helens.

Winning their last two games, the Red Devils are on a winning run after beating a spirited London side at home, and then one of their performances of the year so far over Challenge Cup finalists Warrington taking a 0-19 lead at the Halliwell Jones Stadium in the first half, eventually running out 14-25 victors.

THREE TO WATCH

  • Marc Sneyd – whilst they have lost key half Brodie Croft, Sneyd has proven himself to still be a key player and possesses one of the best kicking boots in the game – highlighted by a Player of the Match performance over Warrington
  • Kallum Watkins – their captain has revitalised himself since going back to the club where his RL journey began, a workhorse at back-row or centre, he’s reliable and rarely lets the team down
  • Ryan Brierley – the fullback is now vice-captain of his hometown club and is often vital to the Salford attack

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