‘It’s been a roller coaster’: Salford’s Jodie Broughton focuses on City Reds’ Super League test after graduation

By Matt Simpson

Forget recently graduating from university, Salford City Reds winger Jodie Broughton is now solely focused on helping the Reds pass their Super League test and push for a spot in the play-offs.

Broughton, 24, the newly crowned ‘Fastest Man in Rugby League’, is pleased he is now be able to concentrate being a part of the Reds drive to continue their season beyond the final round of games.

Speaking to The Sun, he said: “It’s been a roller coaster. Every day after training I was hammering into the books and at weekends as well.”

Salford, handed a play-off lifeline on Wednesday July 25 with Bradford’s six point deduction from the RFL for entering administration, currently lie 10th, level on 17 points with the Bulls in 9th and only two points adrift of Hull KR, who occupy the final play-off position.

Broughton thanked the club for their support during his studies and is positive that without the added pressure of university he can help the team can bounce back from last week’s 46-8 humbling at the hands of the Widnes Vikings.

He added: “Salford were brilliant, giving me mornings off if I had presentations to do for my course. But I’ve been playing a lot better recently.”

The fast-paced winger, who graduated from the University of Salford with a 2:1 degree in Quantity Surveying, will travel with the team to face Hull FC on Sunday July 29.

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