So, it had to arrive at some point.
Rangi Chase makes his long awaited comeback for the Red Devils on Sunday, funniy enough against his former club, Castleford…
He’s in for a frosty reception from the away fans this Sunday at the A.J. Bell stadium, and a heroes one from the home fans.
To say that the Devils have failed to deliver is an understatement. OK, they have had a raft of injuries to deal with, but in short spurts, they have produced the goods, just not for the full 80 that Dr Koukash would like. He’s made no bones that what he’s seen isn’t good enough, and as we all know, he’s also not afraid to fire someone if things need a change of direction.
I’m looking forward to next weeks Super League Superstars with him chatting to Angela Powers. He never holds back and (like me) is no fan of the current RFL set up where it’s jobs for the boys all round.
Aside from Chase, this game brings together two different generations of coaches. I’ve made no secret of my admiration for Daryll Powell and his teams of the last 6 or so seasons, and Brian Noble has all the experience you could ask for in a coach. Who will emerge victorious?
Castleford, and not be a couple of points. I see this being a good hard encounter, but Salford will run out of steam long before Cas do, and once that happens, Cas will score for fun in the last 15 minutes. Salfords defence holds about as much water as a leaky bucket, and although Cas are no wall of steel, they are better going forward in my opinion.
Cas by 15 to 20 I think.
If your still in the mood for Rugby League after the Super League match, On Monday night the A.J Bell hosts the clash of the city’s, with the University of Manchester taking on the university of Salford.
The Annual 2 Cities challenge Sponsored by C.Erison Shopfitting sees University of Manchester take on reigning champions University of Salford kick off 7.30pm
The night kicks off with a warm up match of Salford City College taking on Winstanley College kick off 5.45pm for more information please contact a member of your college/university Rugby League team or SRD Foundation on 0161 820 2739
Tickets available to watch both games only £5
I’ll be there, cheering on Salford, as I begin my Journalism Multimedia degree there in September…Shame that my wife wont let me live in Halls for the first year, but, never mind, eh?