Salford Red Devils star full-back ‘courted by rival Super League clubs’

Josh McAllister
Ryan Brierley celebrates with Joe Burgess against Hull FC. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Salford Red Devils duo Ryan Brierley celebrates with Joe Burgess against Hull FC. Photo by Steve Flynn/News Images.

Salford Red Devils full-back Ryan Brierley has attracted attention from at least two Super League clubs, according to reports.

Writing his column for The Sportsman, George Riley has reported that the Scotland international is being circled by rival Super League clubs as Salford boss Paul Rowley continues to fight to retain his best players.

Marquee man Brodie Croft has attracted interest back from the NRL following his fine form in Super League, although it has been reported by The Daily Telegraph that talks between the player and Wests Tigers have fallen through.

Several other clubs Down Under are still searching for new half-backs to add to their squads for 2024, including Canterbury Bulldogs and Canberra Raiders.

Meanwhile, Brierley, 31, signed a new three-year deal last season, having made his dream move to the Salford Stadium ahead of the 2022 campaign from Leigh.

It would mean a transfer fee would be required for the services of Brierley, with his contract running through until 2025.

Brierley has missed just one Super League game in 2023 under Rowley, accumulating five tries in 18 appearances, producing a further eight assists.

He has been one of the in-form number #1s in the competition, earning himself discussion among supporters and media for a potential England call up later this year, having previously won nine caps for Scotland and representing his heritage at last year’s World Cup.

Shaun Wane’s side take on Tonga on home soil in an end of year series test.


Tyler Dupree…Brodie Croft, Ryan Brierley?!

The Red Devils lost highly-rated forward Tyler Dupree to Wigan this week on a massive four-year deal, with veteran prop Brad Singleton going the other way.

Croft, who signed a historic long-term deal with the club earlier this year, has a known NRL clause in his contract, with a transfer fee needed for any interested clubs.

The 26-year-old Australian won the Man of Steel in his debut year in Super League and has produced 16 assists in 17 appearances in 2023, scoring three tries.

Salford head coach Rowley has a fight on his hands to retain all his star players, with the likes of Deon Cross, King Vuniyayawa, Shane Wright and prolific try-scorer Ken Sio all without contracts for next season.

Loanee Ellis Longstaff has also left the club with immediate effect to join Featherstone Rovers in their fight to promotion from the Championship, with Warrington receiving a transfer fee for the move.

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