SL Preview: Salford v Warrington

Warrington travel to Salford on Friday licking their wounds from their first back-to-back defeats for almost two years.

The Wolves followed up a surprise away defeat to Hull KR with a sluggish reversal at home against St Helens, and make the trip to the Salford City Stadium for Alan Hunte’s second game in interim charge of the Reds.

Hunte led his outfit to a commendable 23-23 draw at Wakefield last weekend, where new boys Liam Foran and Vic Mauro both impressed.

Martin Gleeson is set to line-up against one of his former clubs, while there is also a place in the 19-man squad for Theo Fages, who was knocked unconscious in last month’s defeat to Catalan.

Warrington are still without Lee Briers and Adrian Morley, with half-back Gareth O’Brien drafted in to the squad after being recalled from a loan spell at Castleford.

The Wolves, who lost this fixture last year, will return to the scene of their Challenge Cup semi-final triumph over Huddersfield.

Salford 19-man squad: Murphy, Broughton, Gibson, Gleeson, Griffin, Fages, Sneyd, Jewitt, Godwin, Mauro, Ashurst, Dixon, Wild, Howarth, Foran, Boyle, James, Neal, Owen.

Warrington 19-man squad: Atkins, Bridge, Carvell, Cooper, Currie, Grix, Higham, Hill, Hodgson, Laithwaite, McCarthy, J Monaghan, M Monaghan, Myler, O’Brien, Ratchford, Riley, Westwood, Wood.

Prediction: Salford might find themselves on the end of an angry wolf mauling – away win.


Richie Myler needs two tries to reach a career century of touchdowns. Myler’s total of 98 has been scored as follows: 38 for Salford (2008-2009), 51 for Warrington (2010-2013), 8 for England (2008-2012) and 1 for England Knights (2011).

Ben Westwood needs one try to reach 100 for Warrington. Westwood has touched down 99 times in 287 games for the Wolves since 2002.

Super League summary:

Salford won 15
Warrington won 22
Salford highest score: 48-24 (H, 2012) (Widest margin: 37-4, A, 1998)
Warrington highest score: 68-16 (MM, 2010) (Widest margin: 60-0, A, 2011)

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