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Exiled NRL winger makes Super League switch

David Nofoaluma has 100 NRL tries to his name and is a vital signing for Salford Red Devils

One of the NRL’s premier wingers is set for a switch to Super League per the reports down under with Salford Red Devils set to strengthen for 2024.

Paul Rowley’s side have seen lots of talent picked away from them with Leeds Rhinos swooping for both Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers, whilst wingers Ken Sio and Jor Burgess have both left.

As such it’s meant that Salford have only been able to name a a 24-man squad for Super League for the 2024 campaign, something that puts them at huge risk of being overstretched.

Super League sides normally carry a squad of around 30 players but Rowley’s side are far short of the mark after to many high-profile exits.

However, at this late stage, they have now reportedly landed a big deal for an NRL talent per reports online.

Salford Red Devils land star winger

Salford Red Devils have signed David Nofoaluma per reports

SYDNEY, AUSTRALIA – MAY 28: David Nofoaluma of the Tigers runs the ball during the round twelve NRL match between the Wests Tigers and St George Illawarra Dragons at Bankwest Stadium on May 28, 2021 in Sydney, Australia. Photo by Speed Media/Icon Sportswire RUGBY: MAY 28 NRL Rd 12 – Wests Tigers v Dragons Icon2105280049

Whilst Salford lacked bodies in general they were particularly light on the wing after first-choice starters from 2023 Ken Sio and Joe Burgess had both left the club ahead of the 2024 campaign.

Ken Sio was confirmed as returning back down under after being released on compassionate grounds, here Joe Burgess was released in early January before Hull KR signed him up.

The club had recruited Ethan Ryan from Hull KR with the Irish international looking set for a starring ole given the lack of depth on the wing, however, that could now change per one Australian journalist.

The Mole of Wide World of Sports has taken to social media site X, formerly Twitter, to report that the Red Devils have moved for exiled winger David Nofoaluma.

That’s also been confirmed by the Daily Telegraph, whom Nofoaluma has spoken to about his move to England.

“It’s a good move for me” – Nofoaluma on Salford switch

The 30-year-old had played almost 200 NRL games for Wests Tigers but now finds himself on the way out with 100 tries to his name in the competition.

Earlier this year he was handed a termination letter of his contract amdist reports he’d turned up late to pre-season training and he’s now made the switch to Super League.

The Mole tweeted: “David Nofoaluma’s colourful NRL career is over – he’s off to Super League club Salford.”

Nofoaluma told the Telegraph: “I think for myself it a good move for me to get out Sydney and experience what it’s like over in Europe. I’m excited about it. I got a taste of a new club when I went down to Melbourne, so I know what it’s like to be in a new environment. It’s a fresh start.”

It’s unclear when he’ll arrive in England or when Salford will confirm the move but he won’t be available for Friday night’s clash against Leeds Rhinos.

It’s the second piece of good news for Salford in the past two days after confirmation of their stadium status came yesterday.

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