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Salford Red Devils winger Daniel Vidot could miss up to three months of the new season because of injury.
Vidot joined the Super League side this winter on a two-year contract from Brisbane Broncos, but damaged a shoulder in pre-season training.
The Samoa international has undergone surgery and the Red Devils expect him to be out for two to three months.
Meanwhile, owner Marwan Koukash has taken on the chief executive role after Martin Vickers' exit.
 

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Salford Red Devils have signed free agent Josh Jones for the 2016 Super League season, following his exit from rugby union side Exeter Chiefs.
Jones left St Helens for Exeter at the end of the 2015 season on a two-year deal, but opted to move to Greater Manchester with his pregnant partner.
The 22-year-old can play across the back-row or in the centres, and has made 97 appearances in the 13-man code.
 

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Luke Burgess and Feleti Mateo have signed for Super League club Salford and will link up with their new teammates early next week.
 

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Veteran Australian rugby league coach Tim Sheens has said his farewells at English Super League club Salford after helping them reach the Million-Pound Match.

Sheens is quitting his role as director of rugby at the Red Devils to take over as head coach of Hull KR next season and will be an interested spectator when his current and future employers meet at the Lightstream Stadium next Saturday to decide the 12th and final team in Super League for 2017.

Salford secured their place in the Million-Pound Match with a 42-14 win at Batley, after which head coach Ian Watson confirmed his boss will play no role in his team's preparation for the one-off game in order to avoid a conflict of interest.
 

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Manu Vatuvei has been released from his contract and will link up with Salford in the English Super League.
 

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Manu Vatuvei has been released from his contract and will link up with Salford in the English Super League.
have we got the right player?. According to Sunwise on 7 its Manu VaNtuvei;)
 
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Australian half-back Jack Littlejohn has joined English team Salford on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old started his career at Manly and spent the last two seasons with Wests Tigers.
 

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A hat-trick from Niall Evalds set Salford up for a comfortable victory at injury-hit Huddersfield.

34 - 14
 

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Warrington (6) 12
Tries: J Clark, Davis Goals: Patton 2
Salford (8) 22
Tries: Inu 2, Lannon, Welham Goals: Inu 3

Salford winger Krisnan Inu scored 14 of his side's points as the Red Devils won at the Halliwell Jones Stadium for the second time this season. After Jason Clark's converted try cancelled out Ryan Lannon's opener for the visitors, Inu's first penalty helped Salford led 8-6 at the break. The visitors stretched clear with two Inu tries, the second of them improved, either side of one from Kris Welham.

But, despite Matt Davis's late score, the Wolves could get no closer.
 

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Salford (10) 32
Tries: Tomkins, Flanagan, Lolohea, Inu Goals: Inu 8
Huddersfield (6) 12
Tries: McIntosh, Russell Goals: Roberts, Russell

Salford Red Devils returned to the play-off spots as they recorded a fourth straight Super League victory against struggling Huddersfield Giants.

Logan Tomkins' try had put Salford in front, but Huddersfield hit back with Darnell McIntosh and Olly Russell going over either side of half-time.

However, tries from Mark Flanagan and Tui Lolohea put the hosts in the clear.

Krisnan Inu, who kicked four conversions and four penalties, then added a late try himself.
 

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Hull FC (16) 22
Tries: Taylor, Paea, Faraimo, Lane Goals: Sneyd 3
Salford (16) 44
Tries: Sio 2, Mossop 2, Inu 2, Bibby, Hastings Goals: Inu 6

Hull FC missed the chance to go second in Super League as Salford climbed to within two points of them in fifth, keeping their own top-five hopes alive.
Salford got eight of the game's 12 tries, five of them in the second half after it had been 16-16 at the break.
Ken Sio, Lee Mossop and Krisnan Inu all crossed twice, backed by further scores from Jake Bibby and the impressive Wigan-bound Jackson Hastings.
 

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Especially in the case of Hock, a player who had the talent to be a world-beater; on his day, one of the best second-rowers to ever play the game, and I don't say that lightly.

[edit] Yeah, that was obviously in response to a much earlier post.

Meanwhile, good effort to turn Hull over. We are all looking forward to seeing Jackson Hastings playing for us next season.
 
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Krisnan Inu has signed a contract extension with Salford Red Devils until the end of the 2020 season. The 32-year-old joined the Red Devils on a short-term basis after Widnes' administration led to his contract being cancelled.

He has since scored nine tries and kicked 77 goals in 20 Super League and Challenge Cup games for Salford. Inu moved to Super League with Catalans from union side Stade Francais in 2015.
 

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Salford Red Devils forward Josh Johnson has signed a new contract keeping him at the Super League club until the end of the 2020 season.

The 25-year-old joined from Championship side Barrow Raiders in July this year and has helped them close in on a top-five finish.
 

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Salford (2) 22
Tries: Sio 3, Bibby Goals: Inu 3
Warrington (0) 6
Tries: Walker Goals: Ratchford

Ken Sio-inspired Salford had to be patient to beat Challenge Cup winners Warrington 22-6 and move up to third in the Super League table.

Krisnan Inu's early penalty goal was the only scoring of the opening 40, as Salford toiled against an under-strength Wire side in attack.

Sio, who went on to score a hat-trick, finally posted a try for Salford when Tui Lolohea's kick was fumbled.

Jake Bibby added to Sio's treble, while Danny Walker got a Wire consolation.

Despite the elation and emotion of Wembley success just five days ago, Warrington's anxieties will be heightened as they have now lost six league games on the spin having been drawn in by the teams below them.

In-form Salford have now won the same number of games on the bounce to push themselves right into the play-off reckoning, and they along with Warrington, Wigan and Hull are all on 30 points behind runaway leaders St Helens.
 

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Leeds Rhinos (6) 12
Tries: Myler, Jones-Buchanan Goals: Martin 2
Salford Red Devils (14) 20
Tries: Evalds, Bibb, Lussick Goals: Inu 4

Salford Red Devils won a seventh game in a row for the first time since 1975-76 to beat Leeds Rhinos and boost their Super League play-off hopes.
They ended a 13-game wait for a win at Headingley with tries from Niall Evalds, Jake Bibby and Joey Lussick, after Leeds mounted a comeback.
Leeds had plenty of possession and pressure and scored tries through Richie Myler and Jamie Jones-Buchanan.
But they could not take key chances and Lussick's late try sealed victory.
With Leeds all but safe given their points difference there was a relaxed vibe at Headingley, but a huge Salford travelling contingent was evidence of how important a win for the Red Devils would be to their play-off hopes, and their team showed up.