Salford Red Devils offering reminder of glory days – but on a shoe-string budget | Sport


It is a familiar story that could apply to any number of sports: a longstanding club, not regarded among the big draws, with a golden age receding into the past, but recreating some of that former glory that has diehards quivering at the knees. In this case, the sport is rugby league; the club Salford Red Devils.

Salford are seventh in Super League, so they

are not overwhelming contenders for the title, but in recent weeks they have been winning and entertaining while they do it. They have won five of their past seven matches, starting with a 74-10 thrashing of Wakefield Trinity and comprising wins away to Warrington Wolves and Toulouse Olympique, and at home to Catalans Dragons. Most arresting of all was the

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