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“We have no resources” – Paul Rowley reveals how Salford consistently beat Super League’s big boys

Salford Red Devils head coach Paul Rowley

Salford Red Devils head coach Paul Rowley has referenced his side’s lack of resources in a recent interview, amidst links with Leeds Rhinos.

One reason people think he might leave for the Rhinos is the difference in financial backing that he’d likely get.

It’s well-known that Salford have had some of the least backing of any of Super League’s clubs, and have had to lose many of their key players – including Brodie Croft and Andy Ackers to Leeds.

Speaking on The Bench podcast with Jenna Brooks and Jon Wilkin, however, he explained how his side copes: “I always say we’re confident, we have belief, and we’re a good group and all that.

“You’ve heard me say all of those things before, but we can back it up. I think we make teams a little bit nervous, if I’m honest.”

Salford currently sit fifth in Super League, sitting level with Warrington Wolves despite having a points difference of 138 lower than the Wolves.

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Paul Rowley: “we have no resources”

He continued: “It’s obviously against the facts that we have no resources and that we spend less than everybody else, but ultimately, there’s 17 lads on that field, and there’s some pretty talented individuals.

“Who are all ranking in the top five in stats for example, and two in the Man of Steel top five at the minute so we’re we’re doing alright.”

In fact, Marc Sneyd is currently top of the Man of Steel leaderboard with 18 points, while Nene Macdonald, with 14, is level with the third most – alongside Mikey Lewis of Hull KR.

Salford have certainly had some stars over the years despite their budget – with Brodie Croft named Steve Prescott MBE Man of Steel in 2022.

They finished third in Super League in 2019, making it to the Grand Final, and also reached the semi-final in 2022 despite finishing sixth.

Last year, they narrowly missed out on a play-off place, but look to be in a good position to return this year.

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