The Reds fall to the foot of the table
Warrington Wolves rout Salford City Reds 52-6 in the Challenge Cup fifth round
Brian Noble began life as Salford's new coach with a win to lift them off the foot of Super League, but, as a coach who prides himself on his teams' defence, he saw how much he has to do.
Today provided a positive feast of point-scoring in Super League, especially at Huddersfield, where the Giants went second with a 50-30 win over Hull Kingston Rovers.
Wakefield 23 Salford 23
Alan Hunte's stint as Salford's interim coach – to borrow the term made infamous by Rafa Benitez recently – could start and finish with Sunday's match at Wakefield.
Salford's slump into bottom place in Super League has cost their coach, Phil Veivers, his job.
There is no more effective winger in Super League at the moment than Wakefield's Ben Cockayne.
Harlequins boss Conor O'Shea feels that Christmas has come early for his Aviva Premiership leaders after playmaker Nick Evans agreed a new three-year contract.
Danny Cipriani was Sale's hero as the Premiership strugglers overturned a 27-12 deficit to gain a dramatic, morale-boosting triumph over Cardiff on their return to the Heineken Cup.
Kevin Sinfield's late drop-goal completed an amazing comeback by Leeds at Hull KR yesterday.
Wigan yesterday completed the signing of the Salford scrum-half Matty Smith in time to give him his debut at Wakefieldtomorrow.
Bryan Redpath, the Gloucester head coach who has been heavily linked with an imminent move to Sale, will find his every move monitored when the two clubs meet at Kingsholm this weekend for a squabble over Heineken Cup qualification. He is not, however, the only name in the frame for the vacancy in the north-west. Two New Zealanders with rich World Cup experience, John Kirwan and Pat Lam, are on the interview list, as is Eddie O'Sullivan, the former Ireland coach who worked with the United States last year.
Salford City Reds 10 Castleford Tigers 24
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