Salford Red Devils Confirm Departure of Oliver Partington for 2025 Season

Salford Red Devils Confirm Oliver Partington’s Departure for 2025 Season

Salford, UK – In a statement released on their website, the Salford Red Devils have confirmed that loose forward Oliver Partington will depart the club at the end of the 2024 season when his contract expires. The 25-year-old is set to join a Super League rival, with reports indicating he will sign with the Catalans Dragons.

Partington, who was named the Salford Red Devils’ 2023 Players’ Player of the Year, has spent the last three years with the club after joining from the Wigan Warriors. The announcement of his impending departure is yet another blow for head coach Paul Rowley, who has seen several of his star players leave the Salford Stadium in recent times.

“Signing for the Reds in 2022 from Wigan Warriors, the 25-year-old has proven a popular character amongst the playing group, being voted Players’ Player of the Year in 2023.”

Partington, who will join the Catalans Dragons for the 2025 season, expressed his appreciation for his time at Salford, saying:

“I would firstly like to thank Paul, Kurt, Krisnan and all the staff behind the scenes for their efforts in developing me as a player, I’ve really enjoyed my time with them. I would also like to thank the lads I’ve played with over the past 2 years they’ve been class, I’ve made some friends for life.”

The loose forward’s new head coach, Steve McNamara, praised the signing, describing Partington as “a superb signing for the club” who “brings a lot of aggressiveness” and combines his “physical attributes with his agility with the ball.”

As the Salford Red Devils prepare for the upcoming season, they will hope to find a suitable replacement for the departing Partington, who has established himself as a key player in the team’s lineup.

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