The two best Betfred Super League teams of 2019 will headline Saturday’s fixtures at Dacia Magic Weekend on its return to St James’ Park next season.
Salford Red Devils will face St Helens at 5.15pm on May 23, in a rematch of the 2019 Betfred Super League Grand Final, in-between Castleford Tigers against Catalans Dragons and Leeds Rhinos versus Hull FC.
Tickets will go on sale at 9am tomorrow, Monday 4 November, from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570, or online HERE. All supporters will be able to purchase a full weekend ticket for the price of one day until Tuesday, November 12.
Salford Red Devils Season Ticket holders will be able to claim a massive 50% discount on all Dacia Magic Weekend tickets if they purchase direct from the AJ Bell Stadium Ticket Office, over the phone on 0161 786 1570.
Remember, that if you purchase directly from Salford Red Devils at the AJ Bell Stadium, the club retain all of your purchase fee.
Saturday, May 23
3.00pm – Castleford Tigers v Catalans Dragons 5.15pm – St Helens v Salford Red Devils 7.30pm – Leeds Rhinos v Hull FC
Sunday, May 24
12.30pm – Huddersfield Giants v Toronto Wolfpack 2.45pm – Wigan Warriors v Warrington Wolves 5.00pm – Wakefield Trinity v Hull KR
Connor Aspey (Hindley) Luis Roberts (Folly Lane) Jamie Abram (Latchford Giants) Sebastine Ikahihifo (Huddersfield Giants) (Loan) Ryan Lannon (Hull KR) Elliot Kear (London Broncos) Rhys Williams (London Broncos) Luke Yates (London Broncos) Kevin Brown (Warrington Wolves) Jack Ormondroyd (Featherstone Rovers) Connor Jones (Featherstone Rovers) Pauli Pauli (Wakefield Trinity) Chris Atkin (Hull KR) Dan Sarginson (Wigan Warriors) Tui Lolohea (Leeds Rhinos)
Adam Lawton (Newcastle Thunder) Greg Johnson (Bradford Bulls) Logan Tomkins (Widnes Vikings) Dan Murray (Hull KR) Josh Wood (Wakefield Trinity) Jackson Hastings (Wigan Warriors) Derrell Olpherts (Castleford Tigers) George Griffin (Castleford Tigers) Robert Lui (Leeds Rhinos) Jake Bibby (Wigan Warriors) Josh Jones (Hull FC)
There is plenty of reason for optimism at Salford this coming season. They are coming in off the back of a fantastic season, where they reached the Grand Final.
However, their main playmaker will not be at the club next season, as Jackson Hastings made the move to Wigan Warriors for the 2020 season.
They have brought in some experienced halfbacks though to plug the gap as Chris Atkin comes in from Hull KR and Kevin Brown comes in from Warrington Wolves.
Another departure to Wigan is winger Jake Bibby, who they have replaced with Rhys Williams. Williams was ever-present for a London Broncos side that shook up the Super League in 2019, scoring 13 tries.
The space left by Josh Jones will be a big one as well, but they certainly have a bulked out forward line, so a replacement will be in there somewhere.
Overall, this could well be a transitional season for Salford. Between the players they have lost and who they have brought in, it may take some time for them to click together.