Salford Red Devils have flirted with success before.
Just look at their journey to the 2019 Super League Grand Final for instance or indeed their 2020 Challenge Cup Final battle against Leeds Rhinos.
However, whenever Salford begin to climb the table, they often have to deal with clubs with deeper pockets coming to tempt their players away.
That was always going to be the danger going into 2023 after the Red Devils shone at the end of last season making the semi-finals.
However, they have since tied down their coach Paul Rowley and now star fullback Ryan Brierley has followed suit.
It was rumoured that after a brilliant season last year, a number of clubs were chasing him but the Red Devils have tied him down to a deal that keeps him at the club until the end of 2025.
A major bit of business for the Red Devils and with Brierley being a home town boy it’s easy to see why he’d want to stay but on top of that he thinks Salford are going to really challenge for trophies in 2023 and beyond.
He said on the club’s website: “I’m over the moon to sign a new deal with the Club. Salford people are my people and the responsibility that comes with this shirt is a privilege.
“I’m hungry to get going next season, under Rowls and alongside these remarkable group of lads, I know we can challenge for trophies.”
Head Coach, Paul Rowley added: “It’s fantastic news for the Club that Ryan is going to continue his Super League journey with Salford.
“Ryan was a top performer last season and is very much a leader amongst the group. On a personal level, I have total trust in him and to be able to have Ryan in my playing group and continue our rugby journey together is both rewarding and enjoyable enjoyable in equal measures.”