Sa’u: I prayed for a miracle

Salford centre Junior Sa’u admits he prayed in the final stages of the Million Pound Game as the Red Devils looked certain to be relegated.

Salford looked set to be going down trailing 18-10 against Hull KR with two minutes left, but came back in dramatic fashion with Gareth O’Brien’s golden point drop goal clinching victory.

Sa’u admitted it looked to be a near impossible ask when the game approached the final three minutes.

“I said a little prayer to God and asked for a miracle,” Sa’u told Love Rugby League

“I have never seen anything like it and it still hasn’t sunk in.

“I am just happy that all the hard work that we have put in during the off season and throughout the year has paid off.”

The manner in which the Red Devils came back to preserve their Super League status is testament to the side and their team spirit, according to the New Zealander.

“The way we never gave in just shows how tight we are as a group,” he said.

“It is obviously not the type of situation we want to be in but it is what it is and we are just relieved to come through it.

“I do feel for the Hull KR players and their families. Seeing grown men in tears is definitely not something you want to see.”

The 29-year old was also happy when it emerged Salford owner Marwan Koukash announced he would be staying at the club.

“It is good for the club. The fact he is staying means there is a chance for greater continuity at the club,” said Sa’u.

“He has plans for the future and it can only be beneficial that he has decided to commit to the club.”

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