Salford announce shock signing of Marc Sneyd

Marc Sneyd in action for Hull FC
Marc Sneyd in action for Hull FC

Salford have signed half-back Marc Sneyd on a three-year contract from Hull.

The 30-year-old began his career at Salford, making 49 appearances for the Red Devils. He spent a season loan with Castleford in 2014.

Oldham-born Sneyd has been at Hull since 2015, scoring 19 tries and kicking 588 goals in 165 games for the Black and Whites. He helped Hull win back-to-back Challenge Cups in 2016 and 2017.

He said: “I’m really excited to be coming back to Salford. They’ve made some great signings and the squad looks like it’s taking shape.

“I’m excited to get on the field with the lads now and get stuck in with them.”

Salford boss delighted with Marc Sneyd coup

Salford director of rugby and operations Ian Blease said: “To have Marc return to where it all started for him is a fantastic example of how a true professional never forgets where they came from.

“He’s a proven winner and will bring with him a plethora of skill and experience to a squad that is already packed with talent.”

Paul Rowley confirmed as new Salford coach

Salford have appointed Paul Rowley as their new head coach.

He will be assisted by ex-Castleford assistant Danny Orr and Leigh’s former caretaker coach Kurt Haggerty.

Rowley was already working on the backroom staff at the Red Devils. He moved into the position as the club’s first head of rugby development, talent and pathways earlier this year.

The 46-year-old spent five seasons as coach of Leigh between 2012-16. He won the Championship Coach of the Year in his first season in charge and won the Championship twice with the Centurions.

Rowley then took the coaching reins at Toronto Wolfpack in 2017. He won the League 1 title in 2017 and guided the Canadian club to Championship success in 2018. However, they fell short of promotion to Super League after losing to London Broncos in the Million Pound Game.

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  1. Let’s face it, this is only a shock because there’s a lot of condescension about and is usually seen with its bestie the “right” to be at the top.

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