Salford Red Devils 44-20 Wakefield Trinity

Sunday 16th June 2019
KO: 15:00 - Round: 18

44-20 FT

HT: 20 6

Official: M Griffiths

Venue: AJ Bell Stadium

  • Salford Red Devils

  • Tries
    Jake Bibby (2), Niall Evalds (3), Joey Lussick, Rob Lui, Kris Welham,

  • Goals
    Krisnan Inu (6),

  • Drop Goals

  • Wakefield Trinity

  • Tries
    Jacob Miller (2), Ben Jones-Bishop (2),

  • Goals
    Danny Brough (2),

  • Drop Goals

Official Report / Commentary

Niall Evalds scored a hat-trick to inspire Salford Red Devils to a 44-20 win over Wakefield Trinity at the AJ Bell Stadium.

The full-back’s second try saw him register a career century of touchdowns. He then added another with three minutes remaining to seal a crucial victory for Ian Watson’s men, who had lost their last four games.

While Evalds took the individual spoils, it was Robert Lui who turned the game in Salford’s favour with a try and four assists.

The home side outscored Wakefield four tries to one in the first half and took a deserved 20-6 lead into the interval.

And though Wakefield hinted at a comeback with a try early in the second half, Salford were well worth their win.

“I thought the players responded the right way after a tough month,” said Watson. “We started the game really well and that set us up for the game.

Salford coach Ian Watson said: "I thought the players responded the right way after a tough month.

"We started the game really well and that set us up for the game."

Wakefield coach Chris Chester said: "We are in a relegation fight now, that's how we are looking at it.

"There are teams below us playing a lot better than us. I’m fairly confident we’ll be OK but we need to get that quality back out there."

  • 77: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 76: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 75: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 74: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 69: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 63: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 62: TRY! scored for Salford by Kris Welham
  • 56: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 49: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 48: TRY! scored for Salford by Rob Lui
  • 45: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 44: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Ben Jones-Bishop
  • 37: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 36: TRY! scored for Salford by Joey Lussick
  • 27: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • 25: GOAL! scored for Salford by Krisnan Inu
  • 24: TRY! scored for Salford by Niall Evalds
  • 22: GOAL! scored for Wakefield by Danny Brough
  • 21: TRY! scored for Wakefield by Jacob Miller
  • 4: TRY! scored for Salford by Jake Bibby
  • Key Performers

    Kyle Wood

    Tackles: 55

    Ben Jones-Bishop

    Clean Breaks: 3

    Joshua Jones

    Metres: 158
    Offloads: 5

    Niall Evalds

    Tries: 3
    Clean Breaks: 3

    Head to Head

    Tries:

    Red Devils 8
    Trinity 4

    Goals:

    Red Devils 6
    Trinity 2

    METRES:

    Red Devils 1271
    Trinity 847

    CARRIES:

    Red Devils 170
    Trinity 143

    TACKLES:

    Red Devils 275
    Trinity 300

    OFFLOADS:

    Red Devils 11
    Trinity 8

    PENALTIES:

    Red Devils 9
    Trinity 8

    BREAKS:

    Red Devils 9
    Trinity 6

    Full Match Statistics

    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Joshua Jones 0 0 22 3 2 6 0 18 158 8.78 1 0 0 0 0 0 5 0
    Jackson Hastings 0 2 8 2 3 7 2 20 153 7.65 1 3 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Niall Evalds 3 1 1 0 0 3 0 13 123 9.46 3 0 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Kris Welham 1 0 10 2 0 2 0 14 102 7.29 0 2 0 0 0 0 1 2
    Gil Dudson 0 0 17 1 0 1 0 12 99 8.25 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Robert Lui 1 3 13 0 2 5 7 18 98 5.44 1 0 2 0 0 0 2 0
    Krisnan Inu 0 0 16 1 2 2 0 11 83 7.55 1 0 1 0 6 3 2 0
    Jake Bibby 2 0 5 0 2 2 1 9 73 8.11 2 2 2 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyrone McCarthy 0 0 34 5 1 3 0 9 73 8.11 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Derrell Olpherts 0 0 1 0 1 2 0 11 68 6.18 0 1 1 0 0 0 1 0
    Lee Mossop 0 0 22 4 3 1 0 10 61 6.10 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ben Nakubuwai 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 6 56 9.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Greg Burke 0 0 23 3 0 0 0 5 37 7.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    George Griffin 0 0 29 9 1 0 0 5 32 6.40 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Mark Flanagan 0 0 18 8 0 0 0 5 30 6.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Joey Lussick 1 0 25 4 1 1 0 2 19 9.50 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Logan Tomkins 0 0 17 2 1 0 0 2 6 3.00 0 2 0 0 0 0 0 2
    Player T TA TK MT MI TB AT C M AG CB DR E FT G MG OF P
    Reece Lyne 0 0 7 1 2 5 0 15 94 6.27 1 0 0 0 0 0 2 0
    Pauli Pauli 0 0 20 2 1 3 0 11 79 7.18 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Ryan Hampshire 0 2 4 0 1 0 0 15 74 4.93 0 1 0 0 0 0 3 0
    Ben Jones-Bishop 2 0 7 0 3 4 2 9 70 7.78 3 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Craig Kopczak 0 0 28 4 3 0 0 10 62 6.20 0 0 0 0 0 0 1 1
    George King 0 0 29 7 0 0 0 8 62 7.75 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 2
    Lee Kershaw 0 0 1 0 0 1 0 11 61 5.55 0 0 2 0 0 0 1 0
    Jack Croft 0 0 12 2 3 2 0 9 55 6.11 1 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Jordan Crowther 0 0 41 10 2 1 0 9 51 5.67 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 1
    Anthony England 0 0 18 3 4 1 0 9 45 5.00 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 1
    Danny Brough 0 0 14 2 5 0 5 9 43 4.78 0 1 0 0 2 2 1 1
    Keegan Hirst 0 0 23 4 2 0 0 7 36 5.14 0 0 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kelepi Tanginoa 0 0 14 1 0 0 0 4 36 9.00 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Jacob Miller 2 0 8 2 2 1 4 9 35 3.89 1 1 1 0 0 0 0 0
    Kyle Wood 0 0 55 17 4 0 1 4 21 5.25 0 4 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Danny Kirmond 0 0 14 2 2 1 0 3 16 5.33 0 0 0 0 0 0 0 0
    Tyler Randell 0 0 5 1 1 0 0 1 7 7.00 0 1 0 0 0 0 0 0

    Stats Key

    T: Tries
    TA: Try assists
    TK: Tackles
    MT: Marker tackles
    MI: Missed tackles
    TB: Tackle busts
    AT: Attacking kicks
    C: Carries
    M: Metres
    AG: Av gain
    CB: Clean break
    DR: Run from dummy half
    E: Errors
    FT: Forty twenty
    G: Goals
    MG: Missed goals
    OF: Offload
    P: Penalties