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Salford Red Devils make huge statement with NRL signing

Salford Red Devils have signed NRL back-rower Shane Wright.

Wright has registered 41 NRL appearances in total, since making his debut back in 2017

Wright also spent time at feeder side Mackay Cutters in the Queensland Cup, where he topped most runs and most metres in the club stats for 2021, and won Rookie of the Year for the Cowboys back in 2019.

It had been reported in the Townsville Bulletin back in August, but the deal has now been confirmed.

“It’s a new chapter in my rugby league career and I’m excited to come over here and get stuck in,” Wright said.

“I’m looking forward to improving my game and buying into the culture at the club.”

Speaking on the acquisition of Wright, director of rugby and operations Ian Blease commented: “I’m delighted that we have landed Shane’s signature.

Shane is bringing with him four years of valuable NRL experience and after speaking with Shane and watching him as a consistent performer at the Cowboys last season, he is coming to the Red Devils bringing his workmanlike attitude, strength and agility to the pack for next season and beyond.”

It’s a huge coup for the Red Devils, considering the departure of head coach Richard Marshall.

Wright joins King Vuniyayawa and Brodie Croft in making the move to the AJ Bell Stadium for 2022, though the identity of the new head coach remains to be seen.

Salford finished second bottom under Marshall in his first season in charge, but the Red Devils’ hierarchy were not satisfied with the performances.

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