2018 Super League – Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers Preview


When? Friday 13th July, 20:00

Where? The AJ Bell Stadium

What channel is it on? Salford Red Devils vs Castleford Tigers will not be televised live

Where can I stream the match? N/A

Are tickets still available? https://www.salfordreddevils.net/tickets/




Head Coach: Ian Watson

Squad: Bibby, Burgess, Burke, Chamberlain, Flanagan, Jones, Kopczak, Lannon, Lui, McCarthy, Mossop, Murray, Nakubuwai, Nzoungou, Olpherts, Sa’u, Shorrocks, Tasi, Wood

Unavailable: Kriss Brinning, Niall Evalds, Jack Littlejohn, Kris Welham, Greg Johnson, Logan Tomkins, Jackson Hastings

  • Salford were hammered last week as Hull KR leapfrogged them in the table with a big win. The Red Devils were poor and allowed the Robins to surpass the 50-point mark as they were comfortably defeated 52-22.

  • Craig Kopczak and Luke Burgess are named in the 19-man squad but are unlikely to play as they are carrying knocks. They come into the squad for the injured Greg Johnson and Logan Tomkins whilst new signing Jackson Hastings won’t arrive in the country in time to feature.

  • Salford have won just one of their last eight Super League matches, a run which has almost certainly resulted in them having to face a battle to retain their league status in the Middle 8s.


Head Coach: Daryl Powell

Squad: Clare, Clark, Cook, Eden, Egodo, Gill, Holmes, Laulu-Togaga’e, McShane, Millington, Milner, Moors, Sene-Lefao, Shenton, Springer, Trueman, Wardle, Watts, Webster

Unavailable: Luke Gale, Ben Roberts, Alex Foster, Mike McMeeken, Greg Minikin, Jy Hitchcox, Jamie Ellis, Nathan Massey

  • Castleford provided an immediate response to their heavy defeat at Catalans with a comfortable win of their own over Leeds last week. The Tigers continued their brilliant form over the Rhinos as a strong second half showing saw Castleford claim a 42-10 victory.

  • Nathan Massey and Jamie Ellis are out but Joe Wardle returns from injury along with Kieran Gill.

  • Castleford have won five of their nine away games so far this season and will be confident of improving that record here.


Salford’s disappointing season hit a new low last week as they conceded 50 points against one of the only two teams below them in the table. They now face a Castleford side that produced their own high-scoring win last week and will be keen to maintain the pressure on second-placed Wigan. The Tigers were far too good for Leeds and travel to the AJ Bell Stadium against a team likely to be in the Middle 8s come the league split. Of Salford’s six league wins this season, five have come on home soil but that won’t be enough to help them see off the Tigers who can rack up another big scoreline.