Category: NCA Rugby

Team Announcement

A few changes from last weeks win against Old Elthamians. Tom Brady stays at home awaiting the birth of his first child, he’s replaced by the returning Anthony Bingham who’s been working in Japan with his company Jimbag. James Williams is away, so there’s a back line reshuffle with Emi Calle Rivas starting. England under 18 player Raffie Quirke makes his first appearance in a Sale FC shirt starting on the bench.

CANTERBURY 7 SALE 27. Spurred on by their first win of the season last week, Sale made the long trip to a sunny but windy Canterbury. Despite Sale scoring the only try of the first half, the home side were certainly the better team but Sale grabbed the initiative with two tries in the first ten minutes of the second half and ended up convincing winners. The opening score came on the fifteenth minute mark following a well rehearsed catch and drive from Sale allowing flanker Teddy Leatherbarrow to dive over. The gusty conditions made any kick difficult and Chris Johnson’s attempted conversion drifted wide. Canterbury dominated the remainder of the first half but, lacked the ability to turn good positions into points. All credit to dogs as they punished early mistakes by the home side to extend their lead within three minutes of the restart. Canterbury spilled the ball in midfield and Sale quickly moved the ball out wide with Fergus Mulchrone making space for Paddy Ah Van to score in the corner. Chris Johnson’s attempted conversation again became a victim of the swirling condition. Sale then moved fifteen points clear through a lovely piece of individual skill. There seemed no danger as Best cleared the home side lines but his kick was fielded on the half way line by Jonty Rawcliffe who stepped to his left, fooled the defence and opened the path for a Jeremy To’a try. The momentum was now all with the away side and they pressed it home with a fourth, bonus point score. Canterbury were penalised for a high tackle and following a kick to the corner. Hooker Ollie Longmore made no mistake from a powerful catch and drive. Johnson’s kick was again shy of the target. The home side finally breached the watertight Sale defence with a patient series of forward pick and drives and a Charlie Connolly try which was converted by Best. Hopes of a late recovery for the home side however never looked like materialising and Sale emphasised their dominance when scrum half Raffie Quirke found the blind side of a scrum unguarded to run in a debut try which left Chris Johnson the easiest of his conversion kicks.


Date Time League Season
28th September 2019 15:00 National One 2019-2020


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A2, Canterbury CT4, UK

Team Announcement

This weekend Sale FC Rugby take on Old Elthamians at the CorpAcq stadium. Saturday 21st September KO 2pm.


Date Time League Season
21st September 2019 14:00 National One 2019-2020


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Old Elthamians210115


Sale FC Rugby
Sale Rugby Club, Heywood Rd, Sale M33 3WB, UK

Match Report

Sale FC took on Cinderford RFC in this opening fixture of the National League 1 season at the CorpAcq stadium.

Conditions looked ideal for rugby. Sale, however, struggled to get into their stride conceding possession and penalties from which the visitors took full advantage when on 5 minutes, a well-executed lineout from 10 metres gave the Cinderford forwards the platform to drive over the Sale try line, hooker Nathan Taylor the scorer. Fly half James Butler converted. more info here

Calendar Links for All

We have managed to link all the calendars for each team so they can be downloaded. This is a trial event so please be patient if its not perfect.

You can find iCalendar, Outlook and Google Calendars at the top of each fixture list page. Just click on the link and follow the instructions. If you set your calendar up so it refreshes every day, then it will automatically show you any scheduling changes on the day of the update. It will also show you the score of the game when it is posted on the website.

You can download our overall fixture calendar by clicking on the appropriate link iCal, Outlook, Google or, you can follow the links below for individual calendars.

Sale FC National One Games

Sale FC 2 Cotton Trader Championship

Sale 1861 NC1 North West

Sale FC Junior Colts

England Counties vs Georgia XV

This afternoon Neil Briggs and Andy Hughes take on a tough Georgia XV the kick of is 1500 British time and is live streamed on here. This is Andy’s second tour with England Counties with the ever youthful Neil Briggs on his maiden tour.

Andy Hughes said:

This is a great opportunity to represent your country against a tough Georgian team known for their forward power. Training has been intense and with a high skill set, we should be able to meet the challenge ahead.

Andy Hughes training with England Counties in Georgia