They played for both: Salford Red Devils

Leeds Rhinos make their second trip of the season to the AJ Bell Stadium as Rohan Smith takes charge of his first game against Paul Rowley’s Salford Red Devils on Sunday, kick off 3pm. Tickets are available for fans to buy now. Go to tickets.therhinos.co.uk or call the ticket office on 0371 423 1315.

Ahead of the game, take a look back at four players who have worn both Leeds and Salford shirts in the Super League era.


Tui Lolohea

Tongan international half back Tui Lolohea made the switch from the NRL to Super League in 2019 when he signed for the Rhinos on a three-year contract.

Lolohea started his career in New Zealand with the Warriors and went on to join Wests Tigers midway through the 2017 season. In total, he made 71 appearances in the NRL and was Wests Tigers’ top points scorer in 2017. He made the trip to Headingley alongside Konrad Hurrell and Trent Merrin, but as the Rhinos struggled to get going under David Furner, he only played 17 games before he was transferred to Salford in a swap deal with Rob Lui.

At the Red Devils, he made an instant impact alongside Jackson Hastings. Ian Watson’s side had gone from the possibility of relegation in 2018 to high flyers in 2019 as they sat in the top half of the table. The arrival of Lolohea saw the Red Devils continue their rise as they finished the regular season with an eight game winning streak. They also went on to topple Castleford and Wigan in the Play Offs to meet St Helens in the Grand Final, which they lost 23-6.

Even though they were defeated at Old Trafford, Salford and Lolohea had another chance at silverware a year later, losing out to Leeds in the Challenge Cup Final this time. 2021 was the half back’s last season at the club as he made the switch to join Huddersfield Giants from 2022. In total, he made 50 Super League appearances for Salford and scored 127 Super League points.


Jack Ormondroyd

Prop Jack Ormondroyd joined the Rhinos in 2017 from Featherstone Rovers.

In his first season, he spent most of his time on dual registration with Featherstone and featured 16 times and scored 3 tries during their Championship campaign to help them qualify for the Super 8s Qualifiers. For Leeds, he ran out six times as the club went on to win the Grand Final title.

In 2018 he joined York City Knights on loan, where he made seven appearances. The highlight of his time at the Rhinos came in 2018 when he was part of the squad that travelled Down Under for the World Club Challenge against Melbourne Storm.

Released at the end of that season, he had a one year spell with Rovers before he made his Super League return with Salford. Despite the Covid pandemic, Ormondroyd managed five appearances but missed out on the chance to play at Wembley in the Challenge Cup Final against the Rhinos. Last season, he made 21 appearances, scoring three tries, and so far in 2022 he has run out eight times in Super League for Paul Rowley’s side.

Jack Ormondroyd of Leeds Rhinos

David Hulme

Back rower David Hulme ended a 14-year stint with Widnes Vikings to join Leeds for the inaugural Super League season in 1996.

He played with his brother Paul at Widnes when the club lifted two Championship titles, two Challenge Cups, four Premierships, one European Championship and a famous World Club Challenge against Mal Meninga’s Canberra side. Switching to Leeds midway through the 1996 campaign, he debuted off the bench in a convincing win over Workington Town and went on to make a further eight appearances for Dean Bell’s side. He also recorded back to back tries against Sheffield and London.

For 1997, he moved to Salford where he scored three times – two of which came in the home playoff win over Paris St Germain – and made 22 appearances in his first season. That also included two World Club matches against Adelaide and North Queensland. Across the next two years in red and white, he managed a combined 46 appearances and five tries before he returned to Widnes to close out his career.

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Luke Ambler

Irish international forward Luke Amber started his rugby career with Salford back in 2008, after coming through the club’s Academy system. He made one senior appearance off the bench in a 46-0 win over Batley Bulldogs before making the change to join Leeds in 2010.

He made ten appearances at Leeds (two starts and eight off the bench, plus he also recorded a try in a 42-22 win away against Harlequins. He later joined the Quins for 2011 and also went on to play for his hometown club Halifax for five years.


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