Warrington forward Ellis Longstaff makes Super League loan move

Drew Darbyshire
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Salford have signed young forward Ellis Longstaff from fellow Super League club Warrington on a season-long loan deal for 2023.

The 20-year-old back-rower has made 14 appearances for Warrington since making his first team debut in 2020.

Longstaff fell down the pecking order in Daryl Powell’s side last season though and spent the latter half of the campaign on loan at Hull, scoring seven tries in 10 games for the Black and Whites.

“I’m over the moon to sign at Salford for the year on loan,” Longstaff said.

“I’m really looking forward to getting in and meeting all the boys and staff and I can’t wait to rip in. I also can’t wait to get out there in front of the fans and show what I can bring to the side.”

Salford boss delighted to secure the services of Ellis Longstaff

Following his impressive loan spell with Hull, Longstaff won international honours with England Knights. He made his Knights debut in their 18-6 win over France B in October.

Red Devils coach Paul Rowley said: “Ellis is a fantastic addition to our team. He is a player with lots of energy and ambition.

“His new team-mates and the staff are looking forward to him joining our group, and as a current England Knight, he is clearly a talented and hard working player who is driven to succeed – which makes him a perfect fit for our club.”

Salford director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “It’s really exciting that we’ve secured Ellis on loan for the next 12 months.

“As a current England Knight, he’s already showcased an abundance of talent at such a young age.

“He’ll have the ability to develop even further with the coaching team and the current playing squad. I look forward to seeing what he can produce for the Red Devils next season.”

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