Paul Rowley: Our back-line is as good as any in the league

Salford Red Devils Tim Lafai

Salford boss Paul Rowley praised his side’s back-line following their impressive victory over Huddersfield.

The Red Devils bounced back from their Leeds defeat the week prior to pick up a 33-16 triumph over the Giants.

Four of their six tries came from the outside-backs, including Ken Sio’s 23rd of the season. 

England World Cup hopeful Joe Burgess also raced away for a 80 metre try. Tim Lafai and full-back Ryan Brierley also crossed for four-pointers, alongside forwards Harvey Livett and Kallum Watkins.

Paul Rowley on ‘satisfying’ performance’

“Our start was really important,” Rowley said, having scored 16 points in the first 12 minutes.

“We spoke about that earlier in the week. We’ve played them a couple of times. They’re a really good side are Huddersfield and we have the upmost respect for them. 

“We wanted to started on our best foot and we did that getting some points on the board.

“We got a sin-binning the last second of the half which was really difficult to manage in this heat. But again, it challenges the characters of the players. They did manage it. While they did concede a couple, the manner of how they came back and continued to play and score some more points after that period was testament to the players. We fully deserved the win against a good side. I couldn’t be happier really.

“We’ve clearly got a back-line that’s as good as anything in the league. But I do think whilst we are aware of that, they’ll [the backs] will put the praise in the opposite direction to the middles and the people who connect them up in the spine. 

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About Josh McAllister 1909 Articles
Journalist. Joined the Love Rugby League team full time at the start of 2022 having been a freelance reporter for several years. Previously media manager for Swinton and Rochdale.

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