2022 was a massive season for the Red Devils.
Paul Rowley’s Red Devolution has taken off after an up and down start and guided them as far as the Super League semi-finals in which they were unlucky to lose to St Helens and miss out on the title decider.
As is often the case after Salford have a good year, there was a fear that as one of the clubs without a massive budget that they could lose their star players ahead of the following season as they did in 2020.
However, they’ve made a number of statement signings that proves the club is set to remain strong going into 2023 and only head in the right direction under Paul Rowley.
One was Wigan Warriors forward Oliver Partington on a two-year deal. A versatile forward who can play prop and at loose forward, Partington has signed a deal which will see him stay at the club until at least the end of 2024.
One of many exciting forwards recently produced by the Warriors, Partington has Grand Final experience playing in the 2020 decider against St Helens where he was a bounce of the ball away from being crowned a Super League Champion.
He takes on the 13 shirt in 2023 and enjoyed his first hit out last week against Swinton Lions:
“It was a good game, good to blow away the cob webs. Swinton certainly brought it. It was a good run out for all the lads.”
He also revealed that Wigan star Sam Powell was key to his move to Salford as he prepares to play against him in his testimonial today:
“He’s a great guy Powell, he’s a really big part of the club and he was a big part of me coming here so I can’t thank him enough for that and it’ll be a special day for him and his family and hopefully put on a good display for him.”