The Offload chats to... Junior Sa'u
September 06, 2017
From the Million Pound game to the Super 8’s, it’s safe to say that the Salford Red Devils have turned a corner in a short amount of time.
With three games remaining in the season, Salford are currently sitting seventh but aren’t done just yet, looking to improve with each game and finish the season off on a high. We caught up with Junior Sa’u to talk changes, teammates, and milestones.
How has the season been so far?
There have been ups and down, but all in all the season has been going okay.
You were in the Million-Pound Game last season and now you’re in the Super 8’s. What’s changed at the club?
After last year’s MPG, we spoke about not getting ourselves in the same position again. I feel this led to us all working harder during the off-season which put us in a better position for when the 2017 campaign came around.
Which team has impressed you most in this year’s competition?
I’d say the Castleford Tigers. They’ve been the most consistent team throughout the year and have played some really good stuff.
“…it’s great to have such an experienced guy around the club.”
Manu Vatuvei has recently signed for Salford. What has it been like having a player with his experience around the squad?
He’s been playing at the top-level for over a decade and this is evident on the pitch on match days and on the training field during the week. It’s great to have such an experienced guy around the club.
You’ve played with Manu before. What has it been like playing alongside ‘The Beast’ again?
It’s great to be playing alongside ‘The Beast’ again! We played together for the NZ Kiwis and during that time I’ve learnt that every time he carries the balls he’s got a 30-metre run up!
2017 was the year that you played your 100th game for the club. What did that mean to you?
To hit 100 games for Salford was a great achievement for myself and my family. Not many players get to reach a century at one club so I feel blessed to have accomplished it.
“…they’ve got great careers ahead of them.”
Have any of your team-mates impressed you this year?
Some of the younger boys, such as Ryan Lannon and Jake Bobby, have shown that they’ve got great careers ahead of them.
What can we expect from the Red Devils for the remainder of the season?
We’ve got three games left and I plan to just give it my best shot in each of them. We’ll just have to wait and see where we end up…
When you’re not playing/training, what do you get up to?
I like to spend as much time as possible with my kids during my free time. They always manage to keep me busy and on my toes.
We see from your Twitter that you are a big eater. What is your favourite dish?
Nice and simple, a good steak with sweet potato mash and a heap of veggies on the side.