Opposition in focus: Salford Red Devils

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Following last weekend’s memorable win in Perpignan, Leeds Rhinos return to Headingley this Sunday to take on Salford Red Devils, who travel to Yorkshire off the back of a huge result against league leader’s St Helens, kick off 3pm.

The game is part of a huge double header that also sees Leeds Rhinos Women clash with St Helens Women, as Lois Forsell’s side look to keep hold of top spot in the Betfred Women’s Super League table. Tickets are available to buy now from tickets.therhinos.co.uk, plus as part of our family day event, junior tickets around the ground are priced at just £5!

Read more about Sunday’s opponents below:


Team Name: Salford Red Devils

Home Ground: AJ Bell Stadium

Founded: 1873

Head Coach: Paul Rowley

Club Captain: Elijah Taylor

2021 league finish: 11th

Number of signings for 2022: Nine

Championship/Grand Final wins: 1913-14, 1932-33, 1936-37, 1938-39

League Leaders’ Shield wins: None

Last major trophy: Northern Rail Cup/ Division One Grand Final (2008)

Leading try scorer vs Leeds: Niall Evalds (11 tries)

Leading points scorer vs Leeds: Steve Blakey (48 points)

Largest win vs Leeds at Headingley: Leeds 20 Salford 30 (2009)

Last Five Results

Round 17

Won 32-24

Halliwell Jones Stadium

Magic Weekend

Lost 30-18

St James’ Park

Round 19

Won 32-6

AJ Bell Stadium

Round 20

Won 24-11

Stade Ernest Wallon

Round 21

Won 44-12

AJ Bell Stadium

2022 Squad Numbers

Super League Form

Last Time Out

Salford Red Devils claimed a major scalp in round 21 of the Betfred Super League as Paul Rowley’s side consigned league leaders St Helens to their largest defeat in the league since 2004.

An electric first half saw the Red Devils stroll into a 26-0 lead, thanks to tries from Sitaleki Akauola, Dan Sarginson, Kallum Watkins and two from Joe Burgess. Although Alex Walmsley and Jack Welsby got tries back for the visitors in the second period, the Red Devils sealed a 44-12 victory with further scores from Deon Cross, Greg Burke, Brodie Croft and Watkins.

Last Game vs Leeds

It was a tough start for Rohan Smith’s tenure at Leeds Rhinos as his side was beaten 23-8 by Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Following on from a break for the Challenge Cup Final, the Rhinos returned to the AJ Bell for the second time in 2022, having lost 26-12 in round six. A tough start saw Leeds fall ten points behind before Ash Handley scored in the corner to bring the visitors back to within six points. The home side refused to lie down though and recorded a further 13 points during the second half to all but seal the win, despite Mikolaj Oledzki’s late effort.

It’s our Family Day!

Get ready for our fun-filled, action-packed family day at Headingley Stadium on Sunday! 

There is everything from stormtroopers, to ponies, to even a triceratops positioned all around the ground, as well as our Rugby League double header which sees Leeds Rhinos Women clash with St Helens before the men’s team tackle Salford Red Devils. 

Plus, juniors can get into any stand in the ground for just £5!

Click here to find out more or go to tickets.therhinos.co.uk to book now.