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Rugby League

Salford firework plan up in smoke

Salford have scrapped plans for a firework display to celebrate the official opening of their new stadium, because of safety concerns. The City Reds play their first Super League match of the 2012 season at the Salford City Stadium against Castleford on Saturday.

The firework display was rejected because of the ground's proximity to Barton Aerodrome and concerns that the display would distract and obscure the view of drivers on the M60.

Meanwhile, Warrington have had a double boost for the new season with a 34-28 win over NRL side South Sydney and the return from injury of scrum-half Richie Myler, who has recovered from a dislocated elbow.