Feb 11, 2016 at 8pm UK at ‚ÄčSalford City Stadium
SalfordSalford Red Devils
44-10
St HelensSt Helens
Johnson (3'), Kopczak (8'), Lui (12', 38'), Evalds (36', 76'), Walne (42'), Griffin (56')
FT
Walmsley (15'), Swift (61')

Result: Eight-try Salford Red Devils stun St Helens

Salford Red Devils run in eight tries on their way to picking up their first win of the new Super League season, thrashing St Helens 44-10 at the AJ Bell Stadium.

Salford Red Devils have picked up their first victory of the new Super League season courtesy of a 44-10 drubbing of 2014 champions St Helens this evening.

The hosts got off to a flying start at the AJ Bell Stadium, racing into a 12-0 lead inside the opening 10 minutes courtesy of tries from Greg Johnson and Craig Kopczak.

Salford Red Devils go over for a try during their 44-10 victory over St Helens in Super League on February 11, 2016© Getty Images

The Saints were all at sea in the early exchanges, and saw their tryline breached for a third time just 12 minutes in when Robert Lui went over for Salford, who propped up the Super League table after the first round of fixtures.

St Helens finally got on the board when Alex Walmsley touched down moments after coming onto the field, but the game was already threatening to escape them and Michael Dobson nudged the hosts further ahead with a penalty midway through the first half.

The visitors' night went from bad to worse when Luke Walsh was sent to the sin bin on the half-hour mark, and Salford took advantage with another try before the break as Niall Evalds went over for his first of the game.

The Red Devils showed no sign of letting up in the second half either as Adam Walne scored within two minutes of the restart before Josh Griffin extended the lead to 34 points with less than an hour played.

Adam Swift did at least take the Saints into double figures with a try a little under 20 minutes from time, but fittingly it was Salford who got the last laugh as Evalds doubled his personal tally for the night to cap off the rout.

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