Salford Red Devils Triumph Over St Helens in Stunning Rugby League Showdown

Salford Red Devils Upset St Helens in a Thrilling Rugby League Encounter

Salford, [Current Date] – In a dramatic Super League clash, the Salford Red Devils defeated the reigning champions St Helens by a score of 20-18, completing the double over the Red Vee for the first time since 1980. The match was a testament to the team’s resilience and the tactical brilliance of their coach, Paul Rowley.

The game was not without its controversies, as Salford had a try disallowed in the first half, a decision that left even Rowley puzzled. “I didn’t know the rule, so I need to brush up on the rule books,” the coach admitted after the match. However, the Red Devils refused to be deterred, as they fought back in the second half to secure a hard-earned victory.

Salford’s victory was built on a strong team performance, with Deon Cross scoring a brace in the first half and Kallum Watkins and Chris Hankinson adding second-half scores. The orchestrator of the win was Marc Sneyd, whose assist for Cross’ second try was a moment of sheer class, selling the defense with his eyes before delivering a deft kick from the outside of his boot.

“I love the fact that they did it because I saw it and they did it without any communication,” Rowley said, although he acknowledged that he would have preferred the two points.

Sneyd was also involved in another contentious moment, as he attempted to “con” the referee by deliberately missing a penalty kick, only for the score to be disallowed.

The win sees Salford move into fourth place in the Super League standings, just two points behind league leaders St Helens. With the international break on the horizon, the Red Devils will be looking to build on this impressive performance and continue their push for a playoff spot.

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