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Salford Red Devils sign former St Helens prop for 2025 season

Salford Red Devils Paul Rowley

Salford Red Devils has announced that former St Helens man Jamie Pye has signed a professional contract for 2025.

The prop forward has had almost eight months of regular training within the first-team set-up.

Pye broke through the ranks at St Helens – signing a three-year academy deal at the same time as Lewis Dodd – and was part of the side who reached the Academy Grand Final in 2019.

After some time with Oldham, Pye joined the Red Devils’ reserves team on a dual-registration agreement and scored on his full debut against Wakefield Trinity.

The youngster also spent time with England’s Academy in 2020, where he was selected for their tour of Australia, which was cancelled due to Covid.

That squad included the likes of Lewis Dodd, Umyla Hanley and Ben McNamara, who are all now regular starters in Super League.

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Salford Red Devils sign former St Helens prop: how they reacted

In reaction to signing his contract, Pye said: “I am forever grateful for this opportunity Salford has given me.

“It’s a dream come true. It’s what you dream of as a kid trying to come through at a club and get a first-team contract.”

“As a kid, you might think ‘I deserve it, I deserve it’ but you really don’t, and you need to keep working hard – and all those endeavours really shaped me to come and do well here.”

Head Coach, Paul Rowley added: “Jamie has worked really hard and gained everybody’s respect at the club for the focussed way he has applied himself in the last 12 months.

“Like many youngsters, the Covid pandemic derailed his progression, but with the support of John Fieldhouse and Gareth Whittaker, Jamie has worked extremely hard. Jamie has worked extremely hard. He is a project and, it is our belief that Jamie has a big future.

“I’m very happy for Jamie to get this chance and continue this journey with Salford.”

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