Salford retain Scotland international for 2022

Drew Darbyshire
Sam Luckley in action for Salford

Sam Luckley in action for Salford

Scotland international Sam Luckley has signed a one-year contract extension with Salford.

The 25-year-old forward arrived at the Red Devils ahead of this season after spending five seasons with Newcastle Thunder. He has made 10 appearances in Super League for Salford.

Luckley has won four caps for Scotland since making his international debut back in 2018. He will be aiming to make the Scottish squad for next year’s World Cup.

On his new deal, Luckley said: “I’m over the moon that the club have decided to extend my stay for another year. I’ve loved every minute of my first season in Super League.

“I’ve learnt so much and developed a lot in my game. I believe at this point in time staying at Salford will help me develop further. Despite some of the results from the last season, I believe Salford is a club on the up. I’ll do all I can to help get this club where it needs to be.”

Salford director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “Working along with his agent, keeping Sam at the Red Devils for another year and hopefully for longer.

“It is a great move for us as a club and Sam as a player as we look to develop him further as a player and a person.

“He leaves everything on the field every time he plays and has a strong maiden season in Super League. Sam is one of the youngest players in our squad, so he can only get better from here.”

Luckley made 82 appearances for Championship side Newcastle before his Super League move to Salford.

Salford job

The Red Devils have yet to appoint a new head coach following the departure of Richard Marshall last month.

Former Leigh and Toronto boss Paul Rowley, who is currently on the backroom staff at Salford, has been linked with the role.

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