England ace Andy Ackers commits his long-term future to Salford

Drew Darbyshire
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England hooker Andy Ackers has signed a new long-term deal with Salford that will see him remain at the club until at least the end of 2026.

The 29-year-old has won international honours with England since he moved to Salford in 2020.

Ackers said: “I am made up to have my future sorted with Salford. The decision was a no-brainier. I love the lads and the staff here, it feels like home.

“I’m looking forward to getting stuck in to the games now and working hard in the new season. I want to thank the players, the staff and my management team for getting this sorted.”

Ackers has made more than 50 appearances for the Red Devils so far, building up an impressive combination in the spine with Ryan Brierley, Marc Sneyd and Brodie Croft.

Salford coach Paul Rowley said: “I worked with Andy for several years now and have watched him mature into a fantastic player.

“He’s worked tremendously hard with drive and determination to achieve his goals whilst having a selfless team-first mentality.

“Andy is a great player and a fantastic team-mate. The environment is 100% a better place with Andy in it.”

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Red Devils director of rugby Ian Blease said: “I am now so pleased we have managed to extend Andy’s contract for a further three years.

“Off the back off Brodie’s signature last week, I stated we are committed to keep our quality players at the club and again Andy’s signature epitomises our commitments.

“Andy has developed immensely as a player at our club since we signed him in 2020. He got his rewards by making his England debut last season.

“Andy’s drive and ambition and his will to win is what we are looking to build our team around. I am delighted he has agreed to stay at the Red Devils.”

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