The talk this week has been dominated by Tyler Dupree after his transfer request with the prop hoping to force a move to Super League rivals from Hull KR.
After all this debate, Dupree has done his talking on the pitch this afternoon.
It was a surprise to some to see Dupree named by Paul Rowley after all this talk but he scored Salford’s first try today against Hull FC as he carved through the heart of their defence with some lovely footwork helped by his size too.
It shows that, despite all the talk, Dupree is focused on his performances and is still playing at his best.
It also shows he is worth the value clubs are willing to pay.
Salford’s Director of Rugby and Operations, Ian Blease clarified the club’s position regarding Dupree earlier this week.
“I can confirm the club have received a transfer request from the agent of Tyler Dupree today. We have strongly refused the request, with the player still a big part of our plans going forward.
“As a club, we are committed to retaining our players and after a recent extension, Tyler is contracted until the end of 2025.”
Last week the club confirmed they had rejected a transfer for an unnamed player, now confirmed to be Dupree with two bids from Hull KR.
Dupree had a cryptic say on the matter as he took to Twitter:
“Two sides to every story. The truth will always be the truth even if no one believes it.”
Now there has been a twist with Wigan Warriors putting in a bid for the prop with the Warriors suffering an injury crisis in the pack.