Category: National 1

Sale FC Re-Signs Dan Birchall

The loosehead prop has signed with Sale FC for another year.

After a successful stint with Fylde Rugby, the Lancashire prop has been a mainstay of the Sale front row ever since he joined with 127 appearances for Sale FC, he’s made over 340 appearances in National League rugby and played for Lancashire and was ever present in our National 2 North league title.

Sale FC Club President Said:

We’re delighted Dan has decided to stay with Sale FC for another year and we’re looking forward to him getting his 150th cap for us in the upcoming season.

Sale FC 8 v 7 Richmond – National League 1, 23rd November 2019, Heywood Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom, (Credit Image: Gareth Lyons 2019 for Sale FC)

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Ollie Longmore extends stay at Sale FC

Olliver Longmore

Sale FC Rugby stalwart Oliver Longmore has signed for another season at Sale FC. The first choice hooker for much of last season spent the previous season on loan to Macclesfield Rugby and has returned with renewed vigour.

With more than 85 appearances for Sale FC in National 3, National 2 North and National One, Ollie is a familiar face at Heywood Road.  Ollie said yesterday

“I’m really glad to have extended my stay at sale fc. It’s a great club who have looked after me and has a great atmosphere. I’m looking forward to getting stuck into next season.”

President of Sale FC Rugby, James Hourihan said:

“A couple of seasons ago Ollie was playing really well, then suffered a horrific ankle injury. With surgery, rehab and  a season getting back to form he’s come back to Sale FC stronger than ever. Last season he stepped up and played incredibly well, we’re delighted to have him for another year”


Rhys Davies and Andy Hughes Sign for another year

Sale FC Rugby are delighted to announce that Andy Hughes and Rhys Davies have both extended their stays at Heywood Road. With almost 250 national league games for Sale FC between them Andy Hughes said:

I’m looking forward to starting my 4th season at the club with a great bunch of lads. We’ve not been too far off the last couple of seasons so hopefully with a couple of tweaks we can look to push on and make a statement on the league this time around!

Andy Hughes


Rhys has played over 140 National League games for Sale FC and was instrumental in our promotion to both National 2 North and to National One.

Rhys Davies

New Signings For Sale FC

Hooker Josh Brown
Winger Dan Leake

For the new season we have signed two talented players from Sandbach and Rotherham Titans. From Sandbach we have brought in Josh Brown hooker a 103kg addition to the front row to aid us in our campaign next season. In the backs we’ve brought Dan Leake in a rapid full back/winger who has been playing for the Rotherham Titans for the last two seasons. We’d like to welcome them both to Heywood Road for next season’s campaign in National One.