“Why do they look like Dewsbury Rams?” – New Salford kit sparks confusion

Opening night at Leigh was already a lot ot take in with the club’s rebrand from Centurions to Leopards.

A bumper crowd at Leigh Sports Village were treated to some superb pre-match entertainment that included the band Scouting For Girls, flame throwing, a new mascot and fireworks galore.

Then the teams ran out and with all eyes expected to be on Leigh’s flamboyant new Leopard-print home shirt, many were taken by surprise by Salford’s strip which was announced this evening.

The flashy kit, which celebrates Salford rugby league club’s 150th anniversary and features their original colours, has a significant resemblance to that of Championship side Dewsbury Rams with almost an identical design to the West Yorkshire side.

This of course wasn’t missed by the rugby league faithful on social media, with many taking to Twitter to point out the similarities between the two as the game got underway.

One fan Tweeted “Nice to see Dewsbury Rams in the Super League” while another said “@DewsburyRams have you guys lent @SalfordDevils your kits?”

It remains to be seen if the new strip will turn out to be a good luck charm for the Red Devils, but it’s so far so good with tries from Kallum Watkins and Andy Ackers helping them to a 12-4 half-time lead after Leigh opened the scoring through Josh Charnley.

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