Super League star fresh off sensational World Cup eager to make 2023 Grand Final

It’s almost three months since the Super League semi-finals but Salford fans will remember it like it was yesterday as they went close to making the Grand Final for the second time in their history, but star player Tim Lafai believes they can make it in 2023.

The Red Devils lost 19-12 to eventual winners St Helens but pushed the champions incredibly close in a brilliant game, despite the fact that Salford had entered the play-offs as the lowest seed having finished in sixth place.

Star centre Tim Lafai has extended his stay in Salford for a further three years and the Samoan powerhouse has spoken about the team’s desire to go one step further, and believes it’s well within their grasp.

Lafai was speaking on the club’s Youtube channel and was asked about season expectations for 2023.

“I think we’re going to be even hungrier than ever. Falling just short of that Grand Final spot that’s just gone has given us that extra motivation.

“I think with pretty much the same squad we can do something special again. There’s combinations there that are forming and we’re only going to get better. The boys have been ripping in in pre-season so there’s exciting times ahead going into the 2023 season for the Salford lads.”

Lafai also failed to mention the six signings that the Devils have picked up which should vastly improve their chances as they aim to return to the Grand Final for the first time since 2019, where they also lost to St Helens.

The Red Devils will be without playmaker Morgan Escare who has returned to his native France but have recruited well by signing the following players; Oliver Partington (Wigan Warriors), Andrew Dixon (Toulouse Olympique), Adam Sidlow (Leigh Leopards), Sam Stone (Leigh Leopards), Ben Hellewell (Featherstone Rovers), Ellis Longstaff (Warrington Wolves, loan).

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