Super League: Salford Red Devils beat Leeds Rhinos 38-22 despite red card

Jackson Hastings
Jackson Hastings joined Salford from Manly and played a key role on his debut
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Salford (26) 38
Tries: Lannon, Evalds 2, Hastings, Chamberlain, Lui, Jones Goals: Chamberlain 5
Leeds (12) 22
Tries: Dwyer, Sutcliffe, T Briscoe, Parcell Goals: Sutcliffe 3

Debutant half-back Jackson Hastings inspired Salford Red Devils to end a four-game losing run with victory over fellow bottom-four side Leeds Rhinos.

Not even the first-half dismissal of prop Lee Mossop could temper Salford's seven-try effort, which included a double for full-back Niall Evalds.

Hastings scored one and had a hand in two others in his first Red Devils appearance since moving from Manly.

Leeds took an early lead but trailed for the rest of the game.

The result does not affect the league position of either side, who will meet again in the Qualifiers.

Salford were 22-6 ahead when Mossop was sent off in the 20th minute for a headbutt, but the Rhinos were unable to capitalise on their one-man advantage.

The reigning Super League champions have won only one of their four matches since Kevin Sinfield became director of rugby on 6 July.

Salford Red Devils: Evalds; Bibby, Chamberlain, Sa'u, Olpherts; Lui, Hastings; Mossop, Wood, Murray, Jones, McCarthy, Lannon.

Replacements: Bennion, Flanagan, Tasi, Nakubuwai.

Leeds: Golding; T Briscoe, Keinhorst, Handley, L Briscoe; Moon, Sutcliffe; Garbutt, Dwyer, Singleton, Ablett, Thompson, Smith.

Replacements: Parcell, Peteru, Walters, Crosby.

Referee: Tom Grant.

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