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Walking and Social Rugby Off

Weather brings a halt to walking and Social Rugby here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

A wet pitch and poor weather forecast has cancelled games (c) Sale FC Rugby

Due to the poor weather we have experienced over the last 48 hours, and the incoming Storm Hannah. The decision has been made to cancel both Walking and Social Rugby scheduled for tomorrow evening at the CorpAcq Stadium.

We apologise for any inconvenience caused, and hope that both will be back on in the next couple of weeks.

Sharks quartet feature in U20’s finale

Four Sale Sharks Academy players all feature in the U20’s Six Nations Campaign finale.

England U20’s team to face Scotland at Franklins Gardens on Friday 15th March.

Head Coach Steve Bates has rung the changes for England’s final U20’s Six Nations match at Franklin’s Gardens this Friday night.

In total there are eight changes to the starting line up, with a large number of the players selected making their first appearance of the tournament, one such player is Sharks Gus Warr who is also on loan to Fylde Rugby this season, who is on the replacements bench.

There are also starts for Sharks Academy players Cameron Redpath and Arron Reed (both have featured for Sale FC Rugby this season), who make returns after playing senior roles for the Sharks against Leicester Tigers last weekend.

The other Shark to feature in the match day 23 is Fly Half Kieran Wilkinson (another member of the Sale FC Rugby squad this season) who is amongst the replacements as back up to Bishop’s Stortford’s Manu Vunipola (yes he is related to the Saracens duo!).

Here is the full line up for the U20’s team to face Scotland on Friday Evening on Sky Sports (7.45pm Kick Off):

15. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 14. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 13. Ollie Lawrence (Worcester Warriors), 12. Cameron Redpath (Sale Sharks), 11. Arron Reed (Sale Sharks), 10. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 2. Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), 3. Joe Heyes (Leicester Tigers), 4. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 5. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 6. Tom Willis (Wasps), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), 8. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs)

Replacements: 16. Alfie Barbeary (Wasps), 17. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), 18. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 19. Jon Kpoku (Saracens), 20. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Gus Warr (Sale Sharks), 22. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 23. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons)

Cameron Redpath of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

Dynamic duo get the call to action.

Sharks duo Dolly and Wilkinson get the call to play against their Italian counterparts at Goldington Road this Friday night.

Kieran Wilkinson of England U20 poses for a headshot at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 26/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

This Friday evening, England U20’s are in action again once more when they face their Italian counterparts in the penultimate fixture of the U20’s Six Nations.

Ahead of the fixture Head Coach Steve Bates, named a side with three changes in it as they look to turn around their fortunes after they lost with the last play of the game against Wales two weeks ago at ZipWorld Stadiwm in Colwyn Bay.

The changes to the side sees James Scott replace Alex Coles in the Second Row, Exeter Chiefs and Plymouth Albion’s Rusiate Tuima starting at No.8, with Tom Willis moving to the blindside of the scrum.

The other change sees the injured Connor Doherty replaced by Tom Seabrook at Outside Centre. Importantly for the Sharks duo of Nic Dolly and Kieran Wilkinson, they are both retained in their starting positions of Hooker and Fly Half respectively.

During their U20’s Six Nations campaign, England have beaten World Champions France at Sandy Park in Round 2. However, they lost to the Irish in Round 1 by eight points, and the Welsh in Round 3 by one point.

Nic Dolly of England U20 poses for a headshot during a Development Camp at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 06/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

The full line up for tomorrow’s game against Italy’s U20’s is as follows:
15. Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), 14. Ollie Sleightholme (Northampton Saints), 13. Tom Seabrook (Gloucester Rugby), 12. Tom de Glanville (Bath Rugby), 11. Ollie Hassell-Collins (London Irish), 10. Kieran Wilkinson (Sale Sharks), 9. Ollie Fox (Yorkshire Carnegie), 1. Olly Adkins (Gloucester Rugby), 2. Nic Dolly (Sale Sharks), 3. Alfie Petch (Exeter Chiefs), 4. Joel Kpoku (Saracens), 5. James Scott (Worcester Warriors), 6. Tom Willis (Wasps), 7. Aaron Hinkley (Gloucester Rugby), 8. Rusiate Tuima (Exeter Chiefs).

Replacements: 16. Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), 17. Kai Owen (Worcester Warriors), 18. Jack Bartlett (Gloucester Rugby), 19. Alex Coles (Northampton Saints), 20. Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), 21. Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), 22. Manu Vunipola (Saracens), 23. Jack Reeves (Gloucester Rugby).

The game from Goldington Road home of the Bedford Blues, is being shown live on Sky Sports from 7.45pm.

The game is completely sold out which is testament to the way the team has played over the course of their Six Nations campaign.

President’s/Past Players Lunch.

Saturday 23rd March sees the club host the President’s and Past Players Lunch.

On Saturday 23rd March, Sale FC Rugby play host to Chinnor Rugby in their National One League clash here at the CorpAcq Stadium. At the same time, we will also be hosting former players from our rich history as part of the President’s and Past Player Lunch.

The lunch is open to former players who have worn the blue and white during the club’s long and illustrious history. Whether you played in the same teams as Richard Trickey and Steve Smith or alternatively during its more recent history then please get in touch.

The Sale FC team from 1941-42 season with Jim Birtles as captain of the side (c) Sale FC Rugby

If you would like to attend the event on the day or know someone else who would be interested in attending, we would like to hear from you either to book your place by sending an email to or to allow us to get in touch with other former players, by emailing

Please ensure that all place bookings at the President’s/Past Players lunch are with us by no later than Monday 18th March 2019.

Trafford Girls Rugby

Come and join the Trafford Girls Rugby Squad here at the CorpAcq Stadium.Co

Trafford Girls Rugby on Monday Nights here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Starting this Monday evening here at the CorpAcq Stadium, Sale FC Rugby’s Community Coach Andy Hughes and his team, will be running sessions for young female rugby players to participate in (regardless of previous experience) therefore enabling him and his team to start building the foundations for the U13’s and U15’s Trafford Girls Rugby Teams.

If you are interested in joining in these session and would like to come along please register your interest by either emailing Andy using the following link or alternatively calling him on 0161 905 2006.