Salford City Red Devils defeated Wakefield Trinity 30-6 to book their spot in the last four of the Challenge Cup.
This is the first time since 1998 that the Reds would go this far. Only fans of a certain age would remember seeing the team go this far in the tournament.
Salford are regular strugglers so it is much of a journey for them after fighting to retain their status in the Super League months back. They won the status battle in the Million Pound Game and now they sit second in the league. They have now progressed to being a win shy of an appearance in Wembley since 1989.
When Salford reached this stage in 1998, Sheffield Eagles trumped them 22-18. After their impressive start this term, some losses threatened their strong confidence. Coach Ian Watson soon proved many wrong when they went past Wakefield despite the loss weeks back. Continue reading “SALFORD REACH FIRST CC SEMIS SINCE 1998”
Matt Mullan, who is part of the England team on their way to Argentina, has been expecting a battle from the Argentina team. That shows his experience and maturity as a player who needs to think of the ways the opponent can attack and expose the weaknesses of the team. Mullan feels that the scrum side of England needs to be fortified further. The upcoming tour will commence on 10th June. At that time there would be two Tests played between the two teams.
Matt feels that scrum is an area to focus on when they would be engaging with Argentina. Eddie Jones has been working well on strategies that have proved phenomenally in turning his team around from last year. However, keeping up the efforts and high levels of performance is a harder task. Eddie would be having his men face the Los Pumas team on 10th June. This would take place in San Juan. Continue reading “England Tour Of Argentina”