Salford Red Devils contract news: Key forward signs long-term deal in ‘massive coup’ for club

Drew Darbyshire
Shane Wright Salford Red Devils

Shane Wright in action for Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils have locked in Australian forward Shane Wright to a new deal that will keep him at the club until at least the end of 2026.

The 27-year-old back-rower has 24 appearances for the Red Devils since arriving from NRL side North Queensland Cowboys ahead of last season.

Wright was in good form before suffering a season-ending injury in a game against St Helens back in May.

On his new deal with the Red Devils, Wright said: “I am pumped to extend my time here at Salford.

“We have a good group at the moment and the club is heading in the right direction, which I am excited to continue being a part of.”

Salford coach Paul Rowley added: “It is great news to keep Shane within the group. He is a young player with lots of potential, and all the drive and determination to reach it.

“He is a fantastic lad and really popular amongst the group. We are all delighted we get the pleasure of working alongside Shane going forward.”


Shane Wright contract extension a ‘massive coup’ for Salford Red Devils

The Perth-born back-rower made his NRL debut for the Cowboys in 2017, going on to make 41 appearances for the club before making the switch to Super League with Salford.

Wright was out of contract at the end of the season, but his new three-year deal will see him remain at the Salford Stadium until at least the end of the 2026 season.

Salford director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “It is a massive coup for the club to retain Shane’s services for the next three years.

“He is the ultimate professional, conducts himself with utter class and will no doubt play a major role in any future success this team has.

“His excellent form in 2023 was cut so cruelly short, but I know when he returns, it will be a massive boost for his team-mates and the coaching staff.”

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