Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Saints Dish out Punishment to Devils

Newspaper article Manchester Evening News

Saints Dish out Punishment to Devils

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SALFORD RED DEVILS 10 ST HELENS 60 SALFORD'S winning run came to a shuddering end in the most brutal of fashions as they were hammered by Super League leaders St Helens.

Saints even overcame the dismissal of forward Matty Lees at the AJ Bell Stadium to run in 11 tries.

But their victory was overshadowed by a neck injury to star man Ben Barba who, having scored a hat-trick, fell awkwardly in a tackle eight minutes from the end and was stretchered off.

Barba is a clear favourite for the Man of Steel award after dominating the first half of the season and was again in sparkling form against a disappointing Salford side.

Lees was sent off for a high tackle on Red Devils' full-back Niall Evalds three minutes before half-time. …

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