Salford’s Grand Final run is the “most remarkable story in my lifetime” says Phil Clarke

James Gordon

Sky Sports pundit Phil Clarke has hailed Salford’s run to the Super League Grand Final as the most remarkable rugby league story in his lifetime.

The Red Devils become just the eighth different team to reach Old Trafford since the first final in 1998, where they will take on five-time champion St Helens.

If Salford do pull off an upset, they will be only the fifth different side to live the Super League trophy – after Saints, Bradford, Leeds and Wigan.

Clarke said: “It’s the most remarkable story in my lifetime. The Salford fans had a greater chance of going to the moon than they did going to the Grand Final when the season started in February.

“St Helens won nine games more than Salford during the regular season, but we all know in rugby league it’s all about winning the last game.”