Ken Sio: Dream Team winger loving life at Salford & wants long-term stay

Ken Sio, Brodie Croft, Tim Lafai Salford Red Devils Super League Dream Team SWpix
(L-R) Salford players Tim Lafai, Brodie Croft and Ken Sio were named in the Super League Dream Team | Photo: Allan McKenzie/SWpix

Super League Dream Team winger Ken Sio says he is loving life at Salford and would like to remain with the Red Devils for the long-term.

The 31-year-old has been a firm fan’s favourite at the AJ Bell Stadium since arriving from the NRL in 2019, scoring 66 tries in 77 games.

Sio is under contract with the Red Devils for next season, and is keen on possibly seeing out his career with the club.

When asked by Love Rugby League if he would like to stay at Salford for the long-term, Sio replied: “I would love to. I’ve just got to take it season by season, if it comes it comes.

“I would love to but that’s out of my hands. I just want to continue playing good footy and do what I do on the field.”

Sio and his family are settled at Salford, with his partner Victoria Kini being vice-captain of the women’s side – both are sponsored by Telecom Solutions.

“I’ve been here for four years now and once of my main goals when I came here was to try to win silverware,” said Sio, who was named in the 2022 Super League Dream Team.

“We didn’t get it at the Grand Final in 2019 and then we just missed out on the Challenge Cup in 2020. Hopefully this year we can go all the way and go that one step further.

“I’m loving my time here, the club have been good to me and my family so I can’t complain. Credit must go to the club for bringing me over here and to Watto (Ian Watson), who was (the coach) here at the time for signing me. I love the whole experience of being here.”

Paul Rowley getting the best out of us, says Ken Sio

Former Leigh and Toronto Wolfpack boss Rowley took over the head coaching reins at Salford ahead of this season, and has guided the Red Devils to a play-off finish.

Sio says Rowley has brought a feel-good factor to the club after introducing an expansive style of play in pre-season.

“Before Rowls became my coach I could always have a laugh with him and we play golf together,” Sio said. “And we do the same thing to this day.

“He’s just a great bloke, not just as a coach but as a person. A lot of the boys highly respect him and what he brings to the table. He gets the best out of the players and everyone loves the style he has has brought in to the club.

“Our style of play has never been off the cuff, it is our system and our style. I love it. It is an awesome style of play so a big thanks to Paul and the coaching staff for where we are right now.”

Salford travel to Huddersfield in a Super League elimination play-off on Saturday afternoon.

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Love Rugby League Deputy Editor. Joined the site ahead of the 2017 World Cup and been a full-time reporter since 2018.

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