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Salford Red Devils have signed centre Matty Costello on a three-year deal, following his release by Super League champions St Helens.

The 22-year-old scored six tries in 26 games for Saints, in addition to 14 in 26 in total in dual registration spells at Sheffield and Leigh.

He is reunited with former Saints assistant coach Richard Marshall, who recently took charge of the Red Devils.
 

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Salford Red Devils have signed back-row forward Jack Wells following his departure from north west rivals Wigan.
 

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Salford have signed adaptable Warrington back-row forward Harvey Livett on a two-year contract.

The 23-year-old, who can also play at centre, made 47 appearances for Wire.
 

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Centre Krisnan Inu has signed an extension with Salford Red Devils to remain part of Richard Marshall's squad for the 2021 Super League campaign.

The 33-year-old ex-Kiwi and Samoa international scored 12 tries in 13 games in 2020, and made the Dream Team.

Inu was part of the side that lost the Challenge Cup final to Leeds, their second major final in the past two years after the 2019 Grand Final.
 

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The Red Devils have signed New Zealand forward Elijah Taylor after his departure from Australian National Rugby League side Wests Tigers.

Taylor, 30, has agreed a two-year deal with the Super League club.

He will reunite with former NRL teammates Tui Lolohea, Sebastine Ikahihifo and Krisnan Inu at Salford.
 

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Super League side Salford have signed forward Darcy Lussick, the brother of former Red Devils hooker Joey.

Lussick, 31, has played more than 100 National Rugby League games and most recently played for Toronto Wolfpack.
 

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Prop Josh Johnson and back-rower Ryan Lannon have signed extensions with Salford Red Devils to run until the end of the 2023 season.

Johnson, 26, and Lannon, 25, are academy products of the Red Devils and returned to the club in 2019 from spells at Hull Kingston Rovers.

The pair made four and 10 appearances respectively for the club last season, as injuries limited game time.
 

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Salford Red Devils have made their eighth close-season signing by bringing in scrum-half Declan Patton.

The 25-year-old has confirmed his anticipated move following his departure from fellow Super League side Warrington.

He will be reunited with Salford's new boss Richard Marshall, who coached him in his early days at boyhood club Warrington.
 

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Salford Red Devils full-back Dan Sarginson has been banned for three games for a dangerous throw in Monday's Super League defeat by St Helens.

The ban means the 27-year-old will miss the Red Devils' game with his former club Wigan Warriors on Saturday.
 

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Betfred Super League
Huddersfield (2) 8
Tries: Joe Wardle Goals: Sezer 2
Salford (8) 9
Tries: Ackers Goals: Patton 2 Drop-goal: Atkin

Chris Atkin's drop-goal was enough to secure 12-man Salford Red Devils a first win in six Super League games, against Huddersfield Giants.

Andy Ackers' try gave Salford a first-half lead that not even the dismissal of James Greenwood could undo, as two Dec Patton goals set up a 8-2 lead.

Joe Wardle added a try, converted by Aidan Sezer, to a first-half goal by the scrum-half to level for the Giants.

Atkin notched a one-pointer, while Sezer struck a post with his effort.
 

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Salford half-back Chris Atkin has signed a new two-year deal at the club.

The 28-year-old joined the Red Devils from Hull KR for the 2020 season and has scored two tries in eight Super League appearances this term.
 

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Salford Red Devils have signed half-back Brodie Croft from National Rugby League side Brisbane Broncos on a two-year deal from 2022 onwards.

The 24-year-old has scored 14 tries in 65 NRL games in total for Melbourne Storm and the Broncos, with one try in 12 matches this season.

Croft, who was once tipped as the natural successor to Cooper Cronk at the Storm, will arrive this winter.
 

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Salford 18 (6)
Tries: Williams, Lolohea, Ormondroyd Goals: Inu 3
Huddersfield 12 (8)
Tries: English Goals: Pryce 4

Salford Red Devils overturned a half-time deficit to defeat Huddersfield Giants and for their first Super League win for three matches.

Matty English had given the Giants the early advantage before Rhys Williams got the hosts on the board.

But second-half scores from Tui Lolohea and Jack Ormondroyd turned the match in the Red Devils' favour.

Huddersfield's only points in the second 40 minutes came from two Will Pryce goals as Salford sealed victory.
 

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Salford Red Devils have made their third signing for 2022 by bringing in young hooker Amir Bourouh from Super League neighbours Wigan Warriors.

The 20-year-old has signed a two-year deal with the option of a further year.
 

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Salford Red Devils back-rower James Greenwood has signed a two-year contract extension with the option of a third season at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The 30-year-old has scored one try in 17 games for the Red Devils this season, having moved from Hull KR for the 2020 season.

Greenwood helped Salford to the Challenge Cup final last season, scoring in all three rounds.
 

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Betfred Super League
Salford (10) 26
Tries: Sio 2, Costello, Atkin, Robson Goals: Atkin 2, Inu
St Helens (14) 14
Tries: Bennison, Lomax Goals: Martyn 3

Salford Red Devils signed off their disappointing Super League campaign with victory over a youthful St Helens.

Debutant Jon Bennison and Jonny Lomax tries gave Saints a flying start, but Ken Sio and ex-Saint Matt Costello pulled it back to 14-10 at the break.

The home side took control in the second period, with Chris Atkin and Ellis Robson tries turning the score.

Sio's second took the game away from Saints, who have a week off before their play-off semi-final.

With their second place assured, Saints opted to blood some young talent such as Bennison and Shay Martin - son of Saints favourite Tommy - and got their early rewards with some points on the board.

However, Salford looked keen to make an impact in front of their fans for the last time, and there was a welcome double for Ken Sio as part of that, with him taking out the top tryscorers award with 19.

While the loss is a disappointment for Kristian Woolf and Saints, they have a week to regroup and refresh before discovering their opponents in the Super League semi-finals - with the aim of a third straight title still available.
 

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Salford Red Devils forward Jack Ormondroyd has signed a new two-year deal that will keep him with the Super League club until the end of 2023.

The 29-year-old joined the Red Devils from Featherstone in 2020 and has gone on to make 26 appearances for the club.
 

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Salford Red Devils have signed prop King Vuniyayawa on a two-year deal.

The 26-year-old Fiji international spent this season with Leeds Rhinos, making 16 appearances in Super League.