Salford confirm Craig Kopczak exit

Salford have confirmed that Craig Kopczak will leave the club to join a Super League rival, believed to be Wakefield, for an undisclosed fee.

Kopczak, 31, has been expected to leave the AJ Bell Stadium for a while and the move has now finally happened.

In a statement, Director of Rugby and Operations Ian Blease, said: “We are in the process of forming a competitive squad for 2019 onwards which is capable of raising a few eyebrows throughout.

“Having already announced some of the biggest signings in the Club’s recent history, and with some more to come with the help of the forthcoming Squad Builder initiative, there are exciting times ahead for this prestigious Club.

“Maintaining players who are fully committed to this club is absolutely essential to the Coach and myself moving forward in the 2019 season. This club is determined to build that motivated team to compete at the top end of the Betfred Super League.”

Kopczak joined Salford from Huddersfield in 2016, and has made 84 appearances.

The former Wales captain retired from international rugby league earlier in the year, and has previously turned out for Bradford and Halifax.