Kriss Brining and Gavin Bennion leave Salford

Salford have confirmed that Kriss Brining and Gavin Bennion have left the club with immediate effect.

Brining joined the Red Devils in 2017 and made 24 appearances, scoring five tries in his debut Super League season but he was unable to play in 2018 due to a lengthy lay-off with injury.

Bennion joined the Red Devils from Rochdale Hornets ahead of the 2018 season, but found chances limited at the club.

Salford coach Ian Watson commented: “It was an extremely tough decision to let Kriss go.

“Kriss was one of my first signings and I’d have loved to have continued our journey together. I’m still of the opinion that Kriss still has the potential to go far in the game.

“I’m hopeful that we can work together again in the future and this is something I’ve discussed with Kriss. Hopefully he gets his career back up and running but due to current circumstances we were unable to offer Kriss a deal for next season.

“We already have three hookers signed up for the 2019 season and with Kriss still trying to overcome a long-term injury we came to the decision to let Kriss go which wasn’t easy for us.”