Salford boss on what fans can expect from Shane Wright

Shane Wright
Shane Wright in action against Swinton. Photo courtesy of Steve McCormick

Salford head coach Paul Rowley has spoken about what fans can expect from 2022 recruit Shane Wright.

Shane Wright has made the switch to Super League following four years at North Queensland Cowboys in the NRL.

The 25-year-old, who has also had a spell on loan at Mackay Cutters, was named Cowboys’ Rookie of the Year in 2019.

In 2020, Wright was part of the North Queensland side that won the NRL Nines.

In total, he made 41 appearances for Cowboys and joins Salford on a two-year deal.

He made his first appearance for Salford against Swinton at the AJ Bell Stadium, featuring for the full 80-minutes. He crossed for a try in that pre-season friendly, while he also started against Halifax.

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Paul Rowley has his say on Shane Wright

On what fans can expect, Paul Rowley told Love Rugby League: “He is another young lad with a lot to learn. And we want him to continue learning and he’s hungry to learn as well. 

“Just like Brodie (Croft), he’s full of enthusiasm. He’s very conscientious and very hard working and coachable.

“So what we can expect from him is 100% all the time. He will give nothing less.

“He’s definitely not the finished article, it’ll be a working progress. He’ll make mistakes and he’ll get better. He’ll not make the same mistake twice. That’s what we can expect I think from Shane. He’s a great lad.”

Danny Addy’s role at Salford

Salford go into the 2022 campaign with a handful of players who can cover the hooker role.

However, Rowley has confirmed that Danny Addy will not be one of them.

Rowley said: “I’m not using Danny as a nine. He can obviously play hooker. He is a 13.

“I thought it was important for helping him to have some clarity right from day one that he’ll be seen as a loose forward in terms of getting his body right for that position, it’s important for him.

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About Josh McAllister 1343 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.

1 Comment

  1. when are we going to hear about the ground swap,it seems to have been going on for ever and is the Gary Neville team going to put any money towards the expense of the alterations that Salford need to make to the ground and facilaties that need to be done.

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