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Risman, Billy Watkins, Aubrey Casewell, Jack Feetham & Emlyn Jenkins. Goals: Gus Risman 9. V Lyon-Villerbanne 34-17: Tries: Harold Osbaldestin 2, Bob Brown 2, Barney Hudson, Alf Middleton, Emlyn Jenkins & Cliff Evans. Goals: Risman 5. V Beziers 41-8: Tries Brown 3, Evans 2, Williams 2, Feetham & Dalton. Goals: Jenkins 5, Person 2 V Albi 44-5: Tries: Hudson 3, Feetham 2, Brown, Risman, Watkins, Williams & Middleton. Goals: Risman 6 & Watkins. V XIII Catalan 41-6: Tries: Hudson 4, Osbaldestin 2, Day, Miller, Middleton, Watkins & Jenkins. Goals: Jenkins 3 & Harris. V Villeneuve 34-10: Tries: Osbaldestin 3, Middleton2, Feetham, Dalton & Jenkins. Goals: Risman 5 The next time we visited France was 30th April 1975

when we took part in a sports festival in Marseilles. An under strength Red Devils played against a French national side losing 13-23 without key members of the side including David Watkins. Then in 1984 to mark the 50th anniversary of the 1st tour the club was invited to this year’s location, Perpignan, to meet XIII Catalan. Again the reds were beaten this time by 7-8. Members of the 34 tour traveled over with the team

enjoyed success on French soil, winning 24-16. We actually met PSG 3 times in their short stint in Super League, Winning every time, once in the Challenge Cup and both league meetings. But PSG isn’t the only French side to play at the Willows. Way back in 1934 before the 1st tour, a French select side lead by the French legend Puig-Aubert, and the reds won 35-13.

We returned again in 1986 as part of the “Tournoi International de Paris” a four-team competition including XIII Catalan, Paris Chatillon and Barla Presidents XIII. Salford went on to win the competition Another first between the beating Barla 32-16 in the final. Salford and a French side was the first Sunday game at the 10 years later we were back in Willows when Cavallion were France, a rearranged Tuesday the visitors. Yet again Salford night game on the 2nd of July. won this time 43-10 scoring 9 tries. We took on the new French side Paris St Germain at the And of course our 1st meeting Charlety Stadium in the outskirts of Paris. Again the Reds with Les Catalans Dragons last month, In which we did the damage (literally to Stacy Jones) early on and won the game 16-0. So here’s to another great chapter in the story and lets hope it’s a good one. Hope to see you all there. Les Diables Rouges The Spirit of ’34!

Bonus: The Scarlet Turkey #25  

Released in Spring 2006 as we looked forward to the Reds’ first match in French Catalonia for over 20 years. The cover apes the Salford Scen...

Bonus: The Scarlet Turkey #25  

Released in Spring 2006 as we looked forward to the Reds’ first match in French Catalonia for over 20 years. The cover apes the Salford Scen...

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