Australian Ken Sio has carried on the place he left off within the Tremendous League – being a “low-maintenance” hero scoring tries for enjoyable for Salford.
The 31-year-old winger, who’s signed a brand new two-year cope with the Crimson Devils, went over for 4 tries on Sunday in opposition to the league’s new French newcomers Toulouse.
Sio, who flew over the whitewash greater than 50 occasions for Parramatta Eels and Newcastle Knights within the NRL, was the Tremendous League’s high scorer final season, jetting over for 19 tries in his 19 appearances, three greater than anybody else.
And regardless of a wretched rain-lashed afternoon – “biblical climate,” Salford coach Paul Rowley known as it – Sio simply carried on the place he’d left off, taking his tally to 5 tries in simply two video games as he impressed the Crimson Devils to a snug 38-12 victory.
“Ken’s low upkeep – a participant each membership would need, and we’re very fortunate to have him,” stated Rowley.
Sio has already been catapulted to high of the pile within the 2022 try-scoring race, one forward of his fellow Australian export Jai Discipline, who scored a blinding hat-trick for Wigan on Friday, and Warrington’s Josh Charnley.
Sio kicked off with two tries within the first 11 minutes and ended with two extra within the final 11 minutes as he proved once more what a cruel finisher he may be in opposition to the French aspect taking part in of their first-ever abroad match within the Tremendous League.
The person from Blacktown, NSW, struck after three minutes, dotting down within the nook from Marc Sneyd’s kick and he was additionally assisted in his second by his fellow Australian, former Brisbane halfback Brodie Croft, who successfully ran the present on a depressing afternoon.
Croft ripped by way of the Toulouse defence with a 40-metre run earlier than his go ricocheted off a defender into Sio’s predatory path.
Sio was once more grateful to Croft after the 24-year-old kicked for the nook, permitting him to latch on for his hat-trick within the 69th minute earlier than he accomplished his glorious day with a close to field-length rating after intercepting close to his personal line.
“To attain 4 tries is a improbable achievement – he is began this season the way in which he completed final,” stated Rowley, as Salford joined champions St Helens, Huddersfield, Wigan and Warrington on a most 4 factors after the opening two video games.