Our first three home fixtures of the 2024 Betfred Super League season are on sale now.

The Original Red Devils are back and our schedule for another season of breathtaking rugby league action has been confirmed.

You can view our full 2024 fixture list by clicking HERE.

We’ve missed the sights, smells and sounds of match day at the Salford Stadium, but it’s not too long until we’ll be reunited and there’s now the opportunity to secure your place at our first three home fixtures.

After an opening weekend trip to face Leeds Rhinos, we return home on Sunday, February 25th, at 3pm, to face Castleford Tigers, in Round 2.

Under new Head Coach, Craig Lingard, the Tigers have heavily replenished their squad and will be looking to climb the table after a disappointing 2023 campaign.

The last time Cas visited the Salford Stadium, an Aussie double ensured a 14-6 victory, with some resolute defending also a shining highlight.

Our opening home fixture is quickly followed by another, with last year’s Betfred Challenge Cup finalists’, Hull KR in town on Saturday, March 2nd, at 3pm.

A journey down the M62 to face St Helens in Round 4 is sandwiched between our third home game.

On Thursday, March 14th, at 8pm, the reigning Super League champions, Wigan Warriors will arrive for what is surely to be another cracker under the lights.

To buy tickets for any of the three home fixtures mentioned above, please click HERE.

Salford Red Devils will visit Leeds Rhinos in Round 1, before returning home to face Castleford Tigers in Round 2 of 2024’s Betfred Super League.

The eagerly awaited, full 2024 fixture list is almost upon us, with our opening home and away games now confirmed.

We’re on the road to AMT Headingley Rugby Stadium on Friday, February 16th, with an 8pm kick-off, as the Super League season gets underway with a bang.

Rohan Smith’s Rhinos finished 8th place last season, but will be targeting a return to the top six, after reaching the Grand Final in 2022.

Our first home fixture of the season is a meeting with the Castleford Tigers. A team who narrowly avoided relegation in 2023, but will be rejuvenated by a new Head Coach, and a number of new signings.

They’ll travel to the Salford Stadium on Sunday, February 25th, for a 3pm kick-off.

Our last trip to Headingley was a successful one. Rhys Williams, Sam Stone and Ellis Longstaff were all on the scoresheet, as Salford recorded a fourth consecutive Super League victory.

There was a similar gritty performance the last time Cas visited the the Salford Stadium.

A stunning break, triggered by the excellence of Kallum Watkins, sent Brodie Croft strolling under the posts, before Shane Wright crashed through in the second forty to confirm victory.

Resolute defending by Ryan Brierley in the latter stages of the game was another highlight, as the Red Devils clung on to a crucial two points.

With both opening fixtures now confirmed, all eyes will be on tomorrow’s full fixture list, set to be released 8:30am!

Salford Red Devils 16  Castleford Tigers 10             Match Report

Just one month after their tremendous victory away at Wakefield, Salford’s U19s College Academy side hosted current league leaders, Castleford Tigers.  With both teams undefeated thus far in all fixtures it was only the cancellation of the Red Devils’ away match at Barrow, which separated the two teams in the table.

It did not take long for the visitors to take the initiative with an early score following back-to-back sets as a result of a goal-line drop-out on the third set, too far out for a successful conversion.  The confidence they took from this saw them having the edge in the exchanges which followed over the first fifteen minutes, so much so that no-one would ever have anticipated that they would remain totally scoreless for the next seventy minutes, which was what transpired.

Gradually, but surely, the dogged determination of the Salford pack in delivering hard, full-pace hit-ups and meeting the same with bone-jarring tackles, brought a swing in momentum to the Red Devils by the middle of the half.  Nor did the remainder of the side shirk any element of the physicality in this arm-wrestle.

The consequence and evidence of the sheer physicality they brought to the encounter was greater and greater penetration into the Tigers’ ranks, which brought them improved field position to apply pressure on the Castleford line.  Indeed, they might well have opened their account rather earlier, but for errors with ball in hand and in decision-making around a couple of penalties awarded to them.

Just as it was beginning to seem that scoring opportunities would be so sparse as to ever happen, especially when Jim Shields was held up over the line, on 26 mins, the Reds struck, two minutes later, with a really well executed try, direct from a scrum.  As the above photograph shows, the ball was moved to the blind-side and an overlap forged for right winger, Joe Griffiths, who went over in style to go round to ground behind the posts, giving Ryan Makin a straight-forward goal-kick to give them the lead.

And the Salford players were not finished there.  They continued to dominate for the rest of the half, finishing off with probably the best try of the game, the build up to which came over forty metres down the left flank with every player making progress and timing his pass outside to perfection.  Nevertheless, it still needed scoring when the ball got to winger, Ellis Clarke, who, despite the attentions of the Castleford cover, managed in true professional style to reach out and place the ball over the line as he was falling to the ground a little short of the line.

The six-point half-time lead might not have seemed a winning one, at the time, but as the second half unfolded both sides went head-to-head in an almost seemingly endless stalemate.  Jake Briffa was held up over the line, on 47 mins, and Castleford too, with the slope now in their favour, had their moments, but all in all the two sides cancelled each other out until it became apparent that the next score would prove crucial.

And so it proved, with a little piece of individual brilliance from stand-off, Sean Murray, who first side-stepped his marker, and then dummied the fullback to dart over close enough to the posts for Murray to add the conversion and open up a ten point lead, which they were able to hold onto until six minutes from the end, when the visitors produced an equal piece of individual innovation  with a  chip & chase to make the final minutes of the game as tense and enthralling as it had been throughout.

Coach, Danny Barton, was in no doubt as to the way his charges had managed the win:

“It was a superb team effort with everyone playing their part, in what was a high-class game.  That is what we train to do each week, and this week we produced it right through.  Whilst everyone played their part, the leaders throughout the side provided the direction and example for all the others to follow.”

With a blank fixture next week, the players will get a little respite before making the long journey over to Hull FC the following week, for their next outing.

Salford 22  Castleford 10               Match Report

In the first of Sunday’s Double Headers, the Salford Red Devils’ Ladies Team celebrated their first fixture of the season on the main pitch by securing their first ever Super League double, beating the visiting Castleford Tigers.

The two teams had previously met at the Mend-a-Hose Jungle in the opening round, back in mid-April, with the Red Devils running out winners with a not dissimilar scoreline of 20-8, whilst on Sunday the Tigers were given no time to settle as the home side hit the straps in the opening exchanges with the first try coming in only the third minute.

A clever dummy by scrum half, Demi Jones, completely foxed the Castleford defence, with her pass to Sage Bannister putting her in the clear, and she romped over to open the team’s account.  Jones, unfortunately however, saw her attempted conversion strike the near upright and bounce out.

It was almost a quarter of an hour later before they were able to improve on that four-pointer, but when it came, it proved to be the try of the match, and once again it was Bannister who took the plaudits.  A Tigers’ end-of-set kick was well taken by hooker, Taz Corcoran, who fed it to the Salford speedster, who in turn raced seventy-five metres, outpacing every desperately pursuing defender to score between the posts.  This time, with the only straightforward, and successful, kick of the afternoon, Jones made no mistake in adding on the conversion to bring the score to 10-0.

Although the visitors had had a somewhat torrid opening period as they struggled to match Salford’s greater consistency of teamwork, they did, nevertheless, have a number of talented players, who, individually, posed a significant threat when given space in which to run.

As early as the eleventh minute, they had worked space onto their right flank and it was only down to excellent chasing back, by left centre, Steph Gray, that the threat was snuffed out by her over-hauling and bringing down the would-be scorer.

When, however, that self-same attacker was put, once again, into the clear, on 21 mins, she, this time, had too great a start on her opposing centre, and it was down to a last–ditch tackle by fullback, Bannister, here showing her sound defensive capabilities, which prevented a try.  Five minutes later, though, it proved to be third time lucky for the Tigers as they got onto the scoreboard tightening the score to 10-4.

It was, nevertheless, the Red Devils, who had the final say of the half, when recently introduced substitute, Yaz Parton-Sotomayor, who, in what is proving to be her best season so far, having laid on a try the week before via what has been described as a barnstorming run through the defence,  repeated that very act once again, only this time going over herself for an unconverted try in the left-hand corner to set up a 14-4 half-time score.

It was only a matter of a few minutes before the Reds improved further on that lead, thanks to their patience and unrelenting pressure to gain three back-to-back sets, including one from an enforced goal-line drop-out, and telling, well-timed passes, from Corcoran and Bannister, put Gray into space down the left flank to score in the corner.

An absolutely great break from another of the bench players, Abi Collins, on 55 mins set up the position for their final try, which came two minutes later, when right centre, Alex Simpson, who had earlier gone over the line but been prevented from grounding, had the satisfaction of going over successfully from Bannister’s pass.

Although, on 66 mins the Tigers pulled back another try, which they this time converted, the Red Devils were never in danger of losing their lead, which proved to be sufficiently comfortable to see out the remainder of the game..

The Reds now have a blank weekend, and opportunity to recharge batteries before making the return trip to Barrow in a fortnight’s time.

SALFORD

Sage Bannister, Hollie Jones, Alex Simpson, Steph Gray, Lauren Ellison, Louise Fellingham, Demi Jones, Megan Condliffe, Tamzin Corcoran, Emerald Hickey, Helena Walker, Phoebe Partington, Brogan Evans

Substitutes

Abi Collins, Yasmin Parton-Sotomayor, Hanna Wicks, Aoiefe McKenna

There is a double feast of rugby league inside the Salford Stadium this Sunday!

As we celebrate the incredible work of St Ann’s Hospice with their ‘takeover day’, there is plenty to do, in and around the stadium for all the family.

From live music to a fairground, it’s set to be a fantastic occasion – and it’s now got even better!

After a promising start to their inaugural Super League 2 campaign, our Women’s team will be looking to kick-on with a crucial victory against Castleford Tigers.

They will be kicking-off at 12:15pm on the main stadium bowl.

That, of course, proceeds our crucial Betfred Super League clash with Leigh Leopards at 3pm, with Paul Rowley’s side looking to get back to winning ways.

What’s not to enjoy? Get yourselves and your family down to the Salford Stadium and back both teams in some big games of rugby league.

Tickets for our double-header are ON SALE NOW – click HERE to secure your tickets!

Fresh from their somewhat unexpected victory over Leeds Rhinos, the Castleford Tigers must have felt quite confident at delivering a repeat performance and result, when they entertained our in-form Salford Red Devils in Friday night’s Round 15 fixture, especially after having run their visitors extremely close on their visit to the Salford Stadium back in mid-April.

Certainly, the opening stanza seemed to reflect that as the Tigers, having received the ball from the kick-off promptly acquired four back-to-back sets, from a penalty early in the first set, and then head and feed at a scrum following a Salford forward touch of the ball, and finally a second penalty, to take them the full length of the remarkably short Mend-a-Hose Jungle field to apply strong pressure on the Red Devils’ goal-line defence.

Indeed, when the Reds went in front, from Rhys Williams’s score under the posts, in the eleventh minute, having secured the ball from an end-of-set kick along his wing, it was very much against the run of play, underlined by Castleford’s cancelling out four of the points he had gained them in less than a minute of the restart.

From that point onwards, however, the Tigers were barely in the hunt, as the slick, fast, entertaining handling of the Salford players opened up the home side’s defence time and again, with comparative ease, to take as 4-24 points lead going up to the half-time mark.

Probably because of their dominance for, by far, the majority of the game, many might be surprised at their conceding as many as ten points, all of them in the first half, even though their defence, in general, was well in control for almost the whole match.

There were, however, some rather unusual circumstances around the tries which the Tigers did manage to score.  The first was the one mentioned above, which might well have levelled the points at 6-6, but for Widdop missing the conversion.

One moment Tim Lafai was in possession of the ball on a clearing run towards the forty-metre line, when he lost control of it, and the next it was in the hands of Castleford’s, Quarequare, who had a clear run to the Salford try-line. In fact, the Salford players scrambled extremely well to prevent him going round to the posts, thus limiting the damage by two points.

The second came as much because of the hooter than any great fault with the Red Devils’ goal-line defence, with their backs to the actual clock.  With two tackles still to go in the set, the sound of the hooter coincided with the ball being in the hands of Miller, whose quick thinking saw him put in an unexpected short, overhead kick for it to be collected by Edwards with yet another clear run to the line.

Far more representative of the Salford defence, however, was the fact that it stood unbreeched by any planned move Cas’s attack could muster.  On the only other time they managed to cross the line, in the later stages of the second half, they were held up by a swarm of willing defenders.

The Salford attack, as far as entertainment was concerned, was probably, alongside the sixty pointer at Hull, and the similar forty-two against Huddersfield in the Cup, among their best of the season, which is unsurprising given the ideal, dry conditions.

The tries when they came were all thrilling to watch as the Reds clinically ripped open the home defence, and their variations made for all the more enjoyment.  The one which possibly caught most people’s eye was their third, when Brodie Croft took the ball to the line before feeding Deon Cross, whose combination of speed, clever swerved running, and dummy was good enough to take him the forty-five metres to the line.

Two rather surprising absentees in their armoury, though, was the lack of any set moves from the scrums, from which they preferred to rely on Lafai’s strong runs into the Tiger’s defence.

Other than those, there seemed a little less physicality than usual which was more than likely because it was not needed.  The one which really stood out was Jack Ormondroyd’s thirty metre charge downfield, direct from a Cas goal-line drop-out, midway through the second half.

With a massively important Challenge Cup quarter-final at Hull KR, next week, on their minds, though, it may be that they had decided that discretion was the most appropriate strategy for then, and if they were to come back from there still in the draw for the semi-final, any shortfalls from this particular game would be long forgotten.

Salford Red Devils were at their stunning best against Castleford Tigers in Round 15 of the Betfred Super League.

The first ten minutes was a real arm wrestle for territory, with Ken Sio thwarting the danger on a few occasions with some nice cover play.

Paul McShane’s knock-on allowed us to build our first meaningful set and Marc Sneyd’s high bomb caused chaos in the left corner.

Miscommunication allowed Rhys Williams to steal a march, scoop up the loose ball and stroll over.

The Tigers hit back almost instantly when Jason QareQare intercepted a loose pass and raced away with open field.

It was a real end-to-end contest, but Sneyd’s kicking was causing a real issue for Gareth Widdop, who spilled another ball in the path of Sam Stone.

The back-rower shuffled across the line and flicked a pass to Chris Atkin, who powered past his marker and slid over to the left of the sticks.

Sneyd added the extras and the Red Devils were really clicking – particularly on the right edge.

Another lightening break – with Brodie Croft the architect – sent Deon Cross charging through the line. With Sio on his outside, the centre opted to go himself and sold Widdop with a sublime step 10 metres out for an easy stroll in.

The scoring did not stop there, with another move starting with Croft’s pass; this time into Brierley, who moved it quick to Cross, and then to Sio to dive over in the right corner.

Our defence – as it has been all season – was resolute and a particular highlight was a try-saver from Ryan Brierley, who raced back to deny Will Tate a certain try.

Cas got back into the contest just before the break, with a hopeful kick that Kenny Edwards nicked ahead of Croft to cut the deficit.

HALF-TIME: Castleford Tigers 10-24 Salford Red Devils

It was straight back to business after the interval, with Tim Lafai bringing back his trademark flick pass to set Williams away for his second of the night.

The hosts did try to test of defensive line, but another crucial tackle by Cross denied Tate on the left edge.

A couple of sets later, Sio intercepted a loose pass and sprinted 40 metres to extend our advantage.

It was relentless from Paul Rowley’s side and we were soon over again after some neat passing on the left edge.

Quick hands created the overload and Williams – on a hat-trick – unselfishly flicked the ball back to Lafai, who brushed off his man and slid over.

With the two points secure, Rowley rung the changes. Kallum Watkins, Sneyd and Brierley were all afforded rests, but that did not stop the slick attacking play.

Quick, incisive passing across the line ended with Croft digging into the line and releasing Stone to run in another well-worked Salford try.

The full-time hooter signalled another two points for the Red Devils that takes them joint top of the Super League table.

FULL-TIME: Castleford Tigers 10-42 Salford Red Devils

Photo credit: Matthew Merrick

Salford Red Devils enter Tiger Town this evening, looking to win a third consecutive Betfred Super League fixture.

Sitting in 5th place, but just two points behind first, Paul Rowley’s side will want to continue their momentum and keep pace with the leading pack.

This is perhaps the closest Super League race ever at the midway point, with virtually every club still looking likely to challenge for a top six spot.

Earlier this season, Shane Wright starred in a 14-6 victory against the same opposition at the Salford Stadium, but they were certainly made to work had for the victory and will have to do the same this evening.

Here’s everything you need to know ahead of this one:


SQUAD NEWS

Andy Ackers is still missing from the 20-man squad after his second consecutive head knock against Hull FC.

Due to strict concussion protocols, he has missed the last two Super League fixtures, but Head Coach, Paul Rowley confirmed he could make a return in the near future.

The only change sees Ellis Longstaff drop out of the squad, with Alex Gerrard still struggling to overcome his knee problem.


ROWLEY’S PREVIEW

Head Coach, Paul Rowley was back on media duties earlier this week and was asked what it will be like for his team to go from St James’ Park, over to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle.

In response to a question about how tough it will be mentally for his players, Rowley said: “No, we’re pretty good like that.

“Castleford; they have a good atmosphere, good fans and our fans travel brilliantly wherever we go.

“So, it’s not even on the radar to be honest. We’re going to a very proud, historical club, so we enjoy the venue just as much, but for different reasons.”

You can watch the press conference in full by clicking HERE!


HOW TO BUY TICKETS

There is still time to join us at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle this evening. Pay-on-the-day is available from the Castleford Tigers ticket office upon arrival.


After Magic Weekend success against Hull KR, Salford Red Devils will be travelling back down the M62 to face Castleford Tigers.

In such a tightly-contested league table, every game is crucial, and the Red Devils will be looking to stick with the leading pack, as we head into the second half of the season.

Castleford started the season with some disappointing results, but have since picked up some big victories under the guidance of Andy Last.

Ahead of the meeting here’s some of our favourite snaps from training this week:

We’re on the road again this Friday, where Castleford Tigers stand in our way.

It was a magical weekend for the Red Devils in Newcastle; opening the festival of rugby league with a hard-fought victory over Hull KR.

That maintains Salford’s spot in the top six, with only two points separating us and Catalans Dragons in top spot.

Our next test is a trip to the Mend-A-Hose Jungle, against a team who themselves enjoyed Magic Weekend success against Leeds Rhinos.

Tickets for this particular fixture are available NOW! Click HERE to secure your place at the Mend-A-Hose Jungle stadium.

A list of ticket prices – in advance and match day – plus our ticket office opening times can be found below:

Variant (IN ADVANCE) PriceVariant (MATCH DAY)Price
Adult (17-59)£22Adult (17-59)£25
Concession (60+) & Students£14Concession (60+) & Students£17
Junior Members (16 and under)£5Junior Members (16 and under)N/A
Concession (Junior non-members & 16 and under)£14Concession (Junior non-members & 16 and under)£17

Disabled supporters are charged at the appropriate rate and need to contact Castleford Tigers directly on 01977529264 to book your place.

If you wish to bring musical instruments to the ground, please email: info@castigers.com with a full description and fire certificate – in advance – to avoid it being confiscated upon arrival.

We would like to take this opportunity to remind you that Salford Red Devils receive commission on all tickets pre-purchased from Salford Stadium and nothing from on the day sales, so we urge you to buy your tickets from us directly.