Paul Rowley: This team epitomises everything that Salford should be about

Paul Rowley Salford

Salford head coach Paul Rowley was full of praise for his side following their dominant display over Wakefield at the AJ Bell Stadium on Sunday.

Salford ran in 13 tries to claim a 74-10 victory, their biggest Super League win over their opponents. Joe Burgess led the way for the Red Devils with a hat-trick of tries. There were also doubles for Ryan Brierley, Deon Cross and Ken Sio, while Marc Sneyd kicked 11 goals.

Boss Rowley urged supporters to ‘get carried away’ following the milestone triumph. Ryan Brierley, Deon Cross and Ken Sio all scored braces while Marc Sneyd kicked 11 goals as Salford enjoyed one of their biggest ever top-flight wins.

Paul Rowley delighted with performance

Following the triumph, Rowley said: “On days like this you’re allowed to enjoy it. The fans should get carried away on the back of it.

“We completed high and showed a lot of movement. We needed to be quite brave but you shouldn’t mistake that for not playing tough. I thought we attacked the space when it was there. It was pleasing to the eye.

“We are a team that looks forward and we keep fighting. I think this team epitomises everything that Salford should be about.

“It’s really rewarding for the players. To get something as positive as a Super League record points tally is just reward for the lads and something to be proud of. I’m really delighted. It’s a good day in our history.”

The score comes at an even bigger boost as the side could only name a 19-man squad earlier in the week due to injuries.

During the week, Rowley confirmed a season-ending injury to France international Morgan Escare. He is set to be sidelined for the remainder of the current season due to a broken hand.

King Vuniyayawa and Jack Wells were ruled out for the season earlier in May. Centre Dan Sarginson is also expected to miss the remainder of the year due to a shoulder injury.

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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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