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Lolohea in great mood ahead of Leeds clash

4th September 2019, 13:19 by Dan McCarthy

Safford Red Devils stand-off Tui Lolohea says moving to the club from Leeds Rhinos has helped him rediscover his love for the game.

The once-capped New Zealander joined Leeds at the start of the 2019 season from NRL outfit Wests Tigers.

However, after a disappointing 17 game spell in which he only scored three tries, he was transferred to the AJ Bell Stadium in a swap deal involving Robert Lui.

Since making the move, Lolohea has scored three tries in seven games as Ian Watson's men have made a late-season charge for the play-offs.

They sit fourth in the table with two games left of the regular season and their next clash is a trip to Headingley to play Lolohea's old club in what could be a crucial match for Salford.

Lolohea says he is glad he made the move after his spell at Leeds did not work out.

"It's been amazing here at Salford," he said.

"Personally and collectively, everyone's confidence was hit at Leeds. It's is a big club and when the coach leaves after a couple of months and you're fighting at the bottom, that's always going to make it tough.

"I was in the middle of it there, but I'm loving my footy again at Salford."

This article originated on sportinastorm.com

Dan McCarthy is a reporter who is very knowledgeable about football at all levels, and a keen Leeds United fan. He also follows darts, snooker, motorsport, and rugby league.

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