Paul Rowley claims his side suffer “tough calls” against “bigger clubs” because of the crowd

Last night Salford Red Devils came up with another fantastic win.

The Red Devils went to Headingley and defeated Grand Finalists Leeds Rhinos 22-12 thanks to tries from Rhys Williams, Sam Stone and Ellis Longstaff as well as a brilliant display from from halfbacks Marc Sneyd and Brodie Croft.

It is no surprise that coach Paul Rowley branded it “an excellent victory.”

He said after the game:

“It is an excellent victory. It is always special to come to Leeds. A special stadium, brilliant fans and a big club so it is always a challenge.

“I thought in the first hand we were very disciplined with the ball and our defence was fantastic.”

He went on to say his side had some tough calls go against them.

He also suggested that some of these big calls were influenced by the crowd suggesting that big clubs with big crowds get the 50/50 calls.

He said: “I thought we got some tough calls. You start to wonder sometimes when you are away at some of the bigger clubs if crowd noise can influence proceedings and I thought it did.

“With that in mind I thought we needed discipline, fortitude and a real spirit about us and they never gave in and I thought we fully deserved the win.”

Either way it didn’t matter as the Red Devils produced a spirited display to claim a brilliant win.

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