Salford Top Tryscorer Niall Evalds

Rugby league - Super League - 01 Feb 19:45

News broke on Friday that Salford winger Manu Vatuvei broke down in training with a suspected serious Achilles injury. They're still awaiting test results but if it's not long term then he will surely be missing at least some of the early games.

It looks like some bookmakers have reacted sneakily, simply removing the 'Salford Top Tryscorer' market altogether. Betway still offer the market though and with the original odds. Lets punish them for being slack.

Salford squad numbers for 2018: Greg Johnson (number 2 - right wing), Niall Evalds (number 5 - left wing), Manu Vatuvei (number 21).

Don't let those number fool you, Vatuvei would have been first choice with either Evalds or Johnson on the other wing. Vatuvei is 5/2 favourite at present which tells you all you need to know.

The head coach has already been told that the club don't have the resources to replace Vatuvei.

Now it's got to be Evalds and Johnson first choice, with youngsters Olpherts and Bibby as back up.

Niall Evalds was actually Salford's top tryscorer last season with 15 tries in 14 games. Next best had 14 and he's moved club anyway.

A serious return, he even missed 9 games through injury and being loaned out. He would have walked this market had he played the full 23 games given his try per game ratio.

For me he should have been first choice last season but got loaned out early on, he soon regained his place though and proved himself as a serious winger.

If there was any doubts about him being first choice this season the injury to Vatuvei has surely sealed it. When/if Vatuvei returns surely Johnson will have to step aside if Evalds is in the same form as last season.

11/4 for him to be top Salford tryscorer for a second year running now look huge. He should obviously be clear favourite.
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