The Warrington Wolves signing which left Salford Red Devils Director of Rugby in tears

Salford Red Devils have made some amazing signings in the recent past but these often come at a cost of having to sell their best players.

We have seen the likes of Jackson Hastings leave for Wigan Warriors and Luke Yates head to Huddersfield Giants.

But one departure left Salford’s Director of Rugby in tears as he spoke to Roar:

“We had to sell Ben Murdoch-Masila and Gareth O’Brien to balance the books, which really hurt me. I cried in my office when we sold Ben, I couldn’t believe he was going and it really upset me.

“But we had to do it at certain times. I hope it doesn’t happen again but you never know with Salford. We have to make tough decisions.”

That said, he is never short of a signing as an ex-agent:

“Being an ex-agent, I know how both sides work,” he said. “I don’t get everyone I want but if I set a target, I back myself to give the player what they want contractually and then sell the team.

“It’s good to have that overview. Being at the club previously, I knew exactly what we’d done wrong in the past, even when I was playing.

“I was really determined not to make the same mistakes. We don’t get it everything right – even the great Alex Ferguson made mistakes – but the ones that have come good have really shone.”

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