Salford 44-12 St Helens: Paul Rowley delighted as his side thrash champions

Salford 44-12 St Helens: Paul Rowley hails an ‘amazing effort’ from his side as they thrash champions to move up to sixth in the Super League and keep hopes of top-six finish alive

Salford Red Devils coach Paul Rowley hailed his side’s ‘amazing effort’ after watching them thrash champions St Helens.

Joe Burgess and Kallum Watkins both scored two tries as rampant Salford kept their hopes of a top-six finish alive at the AJ Bell Stadium. 

Sitaleki Akauola, Dan Sarginson, Brodie Croft and Greg Burke weighed in with a try apiece and Marc Sneyd kicked four goals as Salford moved up to sixth in the Super League table.

Salford coach Paul Rowley hailed his side’s ‘amazing effort’ after they thrashed  St Helens

Salford ran in eight tries against the league leaders as they pulled off a stunning victory

Salford ran in eight tries against the league leaders as they pulled off a stunning victory

Rowley said: ‘I couldn’t be prouder. It’s an amazing effort. 

‘That’s not a fluke, it’s a result of hard work. We scored some fantastic tries.’

Saints coach Kristian Woolf fumed: ‘We pride ourselves on high standards but didn’t reach those today. We were off in every department.’

Joe Burgess also scored two tries as rampant Salford kept their hopes of a top-six finish alive

Joe Burgess also scored two tries as rampant Salford kept their hopes of a top-six finish alive

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