Salford confirm signing of Oliver Roberts

Salford have signed back-rower Oliver Roberts on a season-long loan from Huddersfield.

The 25-year-old has made 95 appearances for the Giants since making his debut in 2015. He has earned five caps for Ireland on the international stage.

Red Devils coach Ian Watson said: “Oliver’s a player who I’ve admired for a long time.

“He really impressed for Huddersfield and in the World Cup and then it looked like he would kick on from there.

“We want to give him a place where he can play to his strengths. He’s a big athletic guy, with leg speed and the ability to bust tackles and offload.

“He’ll definitely bring a massive strength to our attacking game and defensively, his understanding means he’ll add competition across the board.”

Roberts added: “I’m really looking forward to getting stuck in with the boys. I know quite a few of them and they say really good things about Ian Watson.

“I like his style of play and I think it’ll suit me quite well. That was one of the main reasons I decided to come here.

“I want to have a good impact from my first game and bring something to the team. Give them a bit of a boost.”

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