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Super League side Salford Red Devils have signed Samoa centre Tim Lafai on a one-year deal.

The 30-year-old joined Parramatta in 2021 but played just four games before the New South Wales Cup was halted because of Covid.

Lafai scored 50 tries in 170 games for Canterbury Bulldogs over two spells and the St George Illawarra Dragons.
 

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Salford City hope to move to the AJ Bell Stadium in time for the start of the 2023-24 season.

The League Two club have been in talks wit the Salford City Reds about the rugby league side moving to their Peninsula Stadium next year.

Premiership rugby union side Sale Sharks currently share the AJ Bell with the Super League side.

Salford City Reds' rental agreement with the 12,000-capacity AJ Bell Stadium ends in 2023.
 

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Betfred Super League
Salford (16) 30
Tries: Lafai, Burgess 3 Cross Goals: Sneyd 5
Castleford (6) 14
Tries: Hampshire, Qareqare 2 Goals: O'Brien

Joe Burgess ran in a hat-trick as Salford Red Devils recorded a double over Castleford Tigers and also made it back-to-back Super League wins.

They had to come from behind after Ryan Hampshire's opening score for the visitors, but Tim Lafai and Burgess' first two scores established a lead.

Jason Qareqare's double either side of Deon Cross' Red Devils' try gave Cas some hope of a fightback.

However, Burgess' hat-trick try ended their hopes from Lafai's flick pass.

It was a defeat which dents Cas' impressive recent progress, having lost just one of the last five in Super League before this game.


Meanwhile, Paul Rowley's Salford had run big guns Wigan and St Helens close in narrow defeats before ending their losing run against Leeds last time out.