Salford Red Devils lose star man Ben Murdoch-Masila

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Warrington Wolves have signed Salford Red Devils back rower Ben Murdoch-Masila for £175,000 on a three-year deal.

The Tongan international played 60 times for the Red Devils since joining in 2016. He becomes the fourth signing for Warrington Wolves.

The Wolves finished 9th in the regular season standings last year, and won The Qualifiers to remain in the Super League.

The 26-year-old scored 22 tries during his spell with Salford and even got selected as part of the Tonga squad for the upcoming Rugby League World Cup which is taking place in, Australia, New Zealand and Papa New Guinea.

The New Zealand born player begun his career in 2010 with Australian NRL side West Tigers and then Penrith Panthers in 2013 where he made only 6 appearances.

He moved to Salford in 2016, where he helped Salford finish in the Super 8s and contributed in Salford’s Challenge Cup run, where the Red Devils reached the semi-final.

The Red Devils posted this on their website, “Ben Murdoch-Masila has been a great person and player to have at the Club and was loved by everyone. Everyone at Salford would like to wish Ben the best of luck and thank him for his efforts over the past two seasons.

As disappointing as it was allowing Ben to leave it will now enable the Club to strengthen and kick on from last season’s success.”

The Rugby League season will begin in February 2018, which leaves plenty of time for Salford Red Devils to find a replacement.

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