Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones Joins Salford While Koukash Is Hit with Fines

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Jones Joins Salford While Koukash Is Hit with Fines

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SALFORD Red Devils owner Marwan Koukash shrugged off two fines and two tribunals ordered by the RFL to announce the signing of former St Helens centre Josh Jones.

Jones was part of the St Helens squad that won the 2014 Grand Final, but left the club at the end of the 2015 Super League season to try his hand at rugby union with Exeter.

However, he was released from his contract earlier this week having not made a first-team appearance for the Chiefs in order to return to the north with his partner, who is pregnant.

Koukash, who has recently taken on the CEO role at the Red Devils, took to his Twitter account yesterday morning to state he had been issued with actions by the sport's governing body "just when I started thinking [the RFL] like me".

However, his mood had clearly brightened later in the day when he confirmed the signing of Jones, saying director of rugby Tim Sheens had "done very well" to secure the deal. …

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