Salford’s strength in 2022 has been their attack.
Recently the Red Devils put 74 points passed Wakefield in an outstanding performance in which the Salford spine shone and the outside backs benefitted with Joe Burgess having a field day.
However, the former Wigan wing who has struggled with injury for his entire career then missed their win at Warrington with Rhys Williams filling the void on the flank.
Somewhat overshadowed by fellow winger Ken Sio who is again chasing the top try scorer award that he won last year, Burgess’ own superb campaign has gone under the radar.
He was scored nine tries in 12 games this term and also has one try assist to his name as well as an impressive average gain of 9.27 metres per carry meaning he is a major loss not just in terms of try scoring.
In general the Salford team remains largely unchanged but they have a major boost on the bench in the inclusion of returning forward Elijah Taylor who features alongside Tyler Dupree amongst the subs.
The team in full is:
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The 17-man is locked in for today's #MagicWeekend opener! 🔒
— Salford Red Devils 👹 (@SalfordDevils) July 10, 2022