Magic Weekend is here!

The annual festival of rugby league is a fantastic occasion for everyone, but only one thing will be on Paul Rowley’s mind – two Betfred Super League points.

We face an in-form Hull KR side at St James’ Park; who are wounded from a golden point defeat against Wigan Warriors, but still present a tricky contest for the Red Devils.

The two sides last met in Round 2, where Sam Wood’s double helped the Robins to a 10-24 victory at the Salford Stadium.

Last Sunday, Salford recorded an 8th Super League win of the season against Hull FC, so we will be looking to carry that momentum into this contest and maintain our spot in the top six.

Here’s everything you need to know:


The return of Ken Sio, Tim Lafai and Adam Sidlow was a huge boost for Paul Rowley last week.

Alex Gerrard is still struggling with a knee problem, so he is still missing for this one. As is Andy Ackers, who failed another HIA in last Sunday’s game against Hull FC.

After a short loan spell at Swinton Lions, Amir Bourouh is back in the fold.


The return of Sio and Lafai, in particular, was highlighted in Paul Rowley’s pre-match press conference this week.

When asked how he rated their return to action, the Head Coach said: “Really solid.

“They did what they always do; Kenny finishes tries, Timmy is solid on the edge – causes problems.

“You have to be strong defensively against him, he’s got a strong body, but didn’t try to overplay which can be a temptation when you’re sat on the sidelines for a long while.

“I was really please for them both and I trust them both – and I thought they were both great!”

To watch the pre-match press conference in full, please click HERE!


There is still time to join us at St James’ Park today; however, pay on the day is the only option for travelling supporters at the Newcastle United ticket office.