The weekend just gone was a bit of a bizarre one in terms of Super League results.
Wakefield Trinity hammered Castleford Tigers on Friday whilst Leeds Rhinos managed to claw back a 30-6 deficit to the Catalans Dragons to win in golden point in the south of France.
Wind the clock forward to Sunday, however, and the biggest surprise came at the AJ Bell Stadium as the Salford Red Devils put reigning champions St Helens to the sword in emphatic fashion.
Paul Rowley’s men ended up with a 44-12 win over a side that was without the likes of Mark Percival, Tommy Makinson and Lewis Dodd.
Salford have gone quietly under the radar in Super League in 2022, picking up some big wins here and there which have catapulted them into sixth in the table and only two points behind Castleford Tigers.
But, it’s the way in which the Red Devils are playing that has impressed most people this season – Rowley has got his chargers playing with a smile on their face with some extremely exciting rugby along the way.
That free style of play was encapsulated against Saints with the Red Devils scoring one of the tries of the season.
A kick through from Saints’ Jack Welsby was fielded well by star winger Ken Sio who was then able to feed Dan Sarginson.
Londoner Sarginson in turn offloaded to Tim Lafai who, by this point, was limping on one leg. Lafai, however, cantered up the middle of the field before drawing the Saints fullback to send Brodie Croft away.
The Salford halfback still had a lot to do, beating Ben Davies and James Roby to the line, showing a superb turn of pace to go over under the posts for a scintillating score.
It’s fair to say that the Red Devils are in the hunt for a play-off spot. Long may it continue for Rowley’s side!
Watch the try here:
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