June 19, 2024

The winger made a switch from Wests Tigers, where he scored 100 tries in 192 games across eleven NRL seasons, to join the Red Devils during the off-season. He made his debut in their recent Super League game, which ended in a narrow defeat against Wigan.

In that match, as well as throughout their commendable start to the season with three wins from five games, Salford demonstrated the entertaining style of play that has pleased many neutral fans in recent seasons under the guidance of their coach, Paul Rowley.

Salford’s dynamic attacking style, characterized by their ability to spread the ball wide and play with great effort, was a significant factor that attracted former Samoa star Nofoaluma to the club.

“One of the selling points they presented to me was their style of play. I enjoy expansive rugby and running with the ball, so it suited my playing style,” he mentioned to League Express.

Nofoaluma also praised coach Paul Rowley, noting his interpersonal skills and close relationships with the players as reasons for the team’s strong unity and connection.

Additionally, the presence of assistant coach Krisnan Inu, with whom Nofoaluma shares a friendship, played a crucial role in his decision to join Salford.

Nofoaluma expressed comfort in having someone familiar, like Krisnan Inu, at Salford, which contributed to his decision to join the club.

“He provided insights into the team culture and the club’s vision, which piqued my interest,” Nofoaluma shared. “We have a strong team here, and I believe I made the right choice.”

Given that he signed a one-year contract with Salford, Nofoaluma is uncertain about his future plans. However, he is currently focused on rediscovering his joy for the game after his unexpected release by Wests with two years remaining on his contract.

“For me, it’s about enjoying playing again after a long break,” the 30-year-old mentioned. “Playing footy is my passion, and being back on the field, running around, brings me happiness.”

While he had a successful career in Australia, Nofoaluma felt the need for a change, and joining Salford has been a positive experience for him so far.

“I’ve achieved a lot in Australia, but personally, I needed a fresh start,” he explained. “Coming to Salford from across the world has been a great decision. I’m content with how things have been going, and that’s what matters to me.”

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