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Marwan Koukash clears up his future at Salford Red Devils

Salford Red Devils' owner Marwan Koukash has cleared up uncertainty surrounding his future at the club. Speaking to ITV Granada Reports he said he will not walk away, even if Salford are relegated from the Super League.

The Red Devils need to win against Batley Bulldogs in their final game of the Qualifiers to guarantee themselves a place in the Million Pound Game with either Huddersfield or Hull KR.

The millionaire racehorse owner today clarified his position saying that if they fail to secure a place in the Super League next year he will remain at the club.

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North West clash of rugby codes

Salford City Reds Credit: PA

Sale Sharks and Salford Red Devils are to play each other in a clash of the codes game for charity.

Sale Shark's Dwayne Peel Credit: PA

It will literally be a game of two halves with the first half with one half played to Rugby Union rules and one half played according to Rugby League rules.

The match will be played at the A.J Bell Stadium home of Salford City Reds, on 26 August.

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City Reds to become Red Devils

Marwan Koukash Credit: Martin Rickett/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Salford's new owner Marwan Koukash is to change the club's name from the City Reds to the Red Devils next season.

The club were known as the Red Devils as far back as 1934 after the French dubbed them "Les Diables Rouges" and Koukash believes it is time to make it official.

"Warriors playing the Red Devils sounds so much better," the millionaire racehorse owner told the Manchester Evening News.

"It is a far stronger and appealing title and I am sure the fans will be excited by it.

"Our traditional red home kit next season will carry a bold distinctive Red Devils logo and be easily identifiable.

"I also want us to play in my racing colours of grey and gold away from home.

"This is all part of a major plan to rebrand the club, make a new start and make more people aware of who we are and for them to become involved."

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