Category: Rugby

Sale FC v Chinnor Rugby

This Saturday sees the First Team play against Chinnor in their return National League One fixture here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Matt Postlethwaite on the run v Blackheath Rugby (c) Sale FC Rugby Photos 2019

The team selected for this Saturday sees a number of changes to it including the return of some of the England U20’s squad who performed well throughout their Six Nations campaign, even though some of the results didn’t go their way.

The team selected for this weekend’s fixture here at the CorpAcq Stadium, can be seen using the following link here.

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.

2’s Off at Carrington

The rearranged fixture v Vale of Lune 2nd XV is OFF

Flooded pitches as a result of 10 hours of constant rain (c) Sale Rugby Club

This afternoon’s rescheduled 2nd team fixture versus Vale of Lune 2nd XV that was postponed from the beginning of February, due to snow and ice has been postponed again, as the Carrington pitches are unfit to be played on due to the large volumes of rain water that has fallen thanks to Storm Gareth and Storm Hannah, which has reached us overnight.

The likely rescheduled date for the game is Saturday 30th March 2019, as this is the next Weather Weekend that has been added into the fixture structure by the league.

However, we would suggest that you keep an eye on the website and the Cotton Traders Conference B pages for more details. To access the Cotton Traders Conference B pages please follow the link here

Sale are taught a lesson by the Students.

Loughborough Students 33 Sale FC Rugby 12

The latest away trip saw the dogs travel to Loughborough University to play the bottom-of-the-table side in blustery but dry conditions.

In the early exchanges, both sides looked to play fast, attacking rugby but the game remained scoreless until the 11th minute when the returning Gaz Rawlings soared above everyone at a 5 metre lineout to set up an unstoppable driving maul – Ryan Parkinson touching down. 0-5

With the stiff breeze behind them, Sale were beginning to dominate territory and, from another deep lineout, the forwards rumbled towards the line with the ref awarding a penalty try milliseconds before the unfortunate Rhys Davies dived over. 0-12

Far from being disheartened by the score line, the hosts continued to run the ball at every opportunity and in the 23rd minute their enterprise was rewarded with a try out wide to reduce the arrears. 7-12

Five minutes later, the scores were level as the home side’s forwards made plenty of yards before pacy winger, Will Brown, evaded the defence to sprint in. 12-12

Errors began to creep into the blue and whites’ game and, in the 36th minute, the Students took the lead with a fine try finished off by their flying prop forward, Andrew Nathan-Boye – Sale losing Gaz Rawlings to a yellow card in the process for an off the ball incident.

Half-time 19-12

The first 20 minutes of the 2nd half saw some scrappy play from both teams with neither side able to gain much momentum, but the hosts extended their advantage in the 63rd minute when they turned the ball over on Sale’s 22 and fed the ball to Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas to barge his way in. 26-12

The dogs looked to respond immediately as, following a good break from full-back, Robbie Povey, the forwards went through phase after phase near the hosts’ try line but the ranks of purple shirts stood firm, eventually turning the ball over and clearing their lines.

Any lingering hopes of a comeback were dashed in the 75th minute when Loughborough scored a 5th try through Cameron Jordan, with the vocal home support celebrating wildly. 33-12

With time ticking past the 80 minute mark, the blue and whites scored a consolation try as a 5 metre lineout, which had served them so well in the early stages of the match, was won for hooker, Christian Taylor, to cross the whitewash.

Full-time 33-17

A frustrating day for the blue and whites with the hosts belying their lowly league status to take the spoils and drag Sale back towards the dog-fight at the bottom, enhancing their own survival chances in the process.

To watch this week’s match highlights please click the link here

Sale FC Rugby v Loughborough Students

Sale FC Rugby have named their side to play against Loughborough Students.

Sale FC 38 v Loughborough Students 31 -17th November 2018 – National League Division 1, Heywood Road, Sale, Greater Manchester, United Kingdom (Credit Image: Gareth Lyons 2018 for Sale FC)

After losing last week to Blackheath Rugby here at the CorpAcq Stadium, Sale FC Rugby get back on the road again after three home games on the bounce with a trip down to Loughborough Students.

Earlier on this season, Sale FC Rugby beat the Students in a close encounter winning the game 38-31, and scoring six tries to the visitors four tries respectively.

Looking to his weekend sees Sale FC make a number of changes to the starting line up including a return to the starting line up for Prop Simon Griffiths and Second Row Gareth Rawlings, who have both been injured over the last few months.

For more information about the starting line up for Sale FC Rugby please use the following link here