Sa'u inspires Salford win over Wire

Betfred Super League
Salford (8) 24
Tries: Sa’u 2, Griffin, Brining Goals: O’Brien 4
Warrington(10) 14
Tries: Patton, Hughes, Johnson Goals: Patton

Warrington’s winless start to the Super League season continued as they lost at Salford.

The visitors led at the end of a tight first half, with tries from Declan Patton and Jack Hughes cancelling out efforts from Junior Sa’u and George Griffin.

Kriss Brining’s touchdown put the hosts in front before Warrington levelled the game through Jack Johnson’s score.

Junior Sa’u won it when he crossed for the second time from a grubber kick.

Tony Smith’s side are bottom of the table, with their only win so far this year coming against Brisbane in the World Club Series.

Salford, narrowly beaten at Leeds last week, had failed to register victory over the Wire in their nine previous attempts.

Centre Sa’u touched down for the winning score from Michael Dobson’s kick through before Gareth O’Brien kicked the goal and a late penalty to secure the two points.

Warrington host champions Wigan on Thursday with Salford next in action when they travel to Wakefield a week on Sunday.

Salford: O’Brien, Johnson, Welham, Sa’u, Bibby, Lui, Dobson, Tasi, Tomkins, Mossop, Jones, Griffin, Flanagan.

Replacements: Brinning, Krasniqi, Kopczak, Lannon.

Warrington: Gidley, Johnson, Evans, Atkins, Lineham, Brown, Patton, Cooper, Clark, Sims, Hughes, Savelio, Westerman.

Replacements: Dwyer, Blythe, Livett, Westwood.

Referee: Jack Smith (RFL)

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