The Salford Reds have signed 26 year old Junior Sa’u on a two year deal in what is really their first big signing under new owner Marwan Koukash.
Sa’u, who currently plays for the Melbourne Storm, is a hard running center or back rower who is about as good of a signing as a Super League club can make these days.
Sa’u is a former New Zealand international who switched to playing for Samoa in 2013. He will likely play for Samoa in the 2013 World Cup.
I think this is a pretty good signing for Salford. Sa’u will give the soon to be called Salford Red Devils a bit of versatility. I like him more as a center because he is a powerful ball runner and he can cause a lot of problems out wide for any opposition.
Salford have made no bones about the fact they want to completely revamp their entire squad. I have been concerned that some of the players the Reds are supposed to be targeting are a bunch of pensioners, but the signing of Sa’u is one I approve of.
Lets hope the rest of Salford signings are this good. The last thing they need is to become a retirement home.