Salford Red Devils take on Leigh in Challenge Cup

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Salford Red Devils face a trip to Championship side Leigh Centurions in the Challenge Cup on Friday, as they look to kick-start a cup run to Wembley.

The Red Devils have lost their last two fixtures, 10-60 at home to St Helens and 30-0 away against Wigan Warriors in their most recent outing.

Despite the most recent defeat, head coach Ian Watson was encouraged by the resiliency shown by his side and will be looking to push on with victory in the cup competition.

The Challenge Cup fixture gets underway at 7:35pm, at the Leigh Sports Village.

The Red Devils enter the cup competition at this round, being a Super League side.

Meanwhile, Leigh had to overcome Batley Bulldogs and London Broncos to reach the sixth round.

Last year, the Red Devils reached the semi-finals of the tournament, going out after a 27-14 loss to Wigan Warriors.

Entering in the fifth round that year, they beat Toronto Wolfpack, Hull KR and Wakefield Trinity before their semi-final departure.

The Red Devils have won the Challenge Cup once in their history, though that was back in 1937-38.

Jake Bibby leads the try-scoring stats for Salford with seven this season, while Niall Evalds is second with five.

Winger Junior Sau leads the carries and metres covered for the Red Devils by a significant margin, with 173 carries and a total of 1270 metres.

That is more than 35 carries and 150 metres higher than anybody else on the team.

Robert Lui has converted 22 out of 28 goal attempts, whilst hooker Logan Tomkins has made 437 tackles this season – 80 more than anybody else in his team.

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