Sale turn on second half display

In a a largely unforgettable first half which saw an injury to Full Back Ciaran Connolly who was replaced by Adam Greendale, who was also injured in the second half, this could have been a disastrous day for Sale FC.  Trailing 17-7 at half time, they were definitely in trouble.  Sheffield marshalled them well, were fired up and took their chances.

The second half however, demonstrated the strength in depth of our squad this season.  With John Blanchard jr called into the squad that morning as a late replacement for Gaz Rawlings, he came off the bench and proved that the step up from being a junior to senior player hasn’t daunted him and we’ve definitely got a player to keep an eye on.  What is even more pleasurable from a club point of view, is this is our first ever player who has come from the minis and juniors where he started playing as a 10 year old!  The full match report is here

This Weekend

This weekend we have three senior home games


  • 1st XV take on Sheffield Rugby at Heywood Road KO 3pm
    • 1:30pm Gates Open
    • 1:40pm Lunch is Served – Tickets available here or from
      • Meals are £10 for Members and £15 for Non-Members
    • 2:10pm Q&A with a player or Coach
    • 3:00pm KO
    • 5:15pm Man of the Match Awards and Coach presentations
    • 11:00pm Bar Closes
  • 2nd XV take on Sedgley Park 2 at Carrington KO 3pm


  • Senior Colts take on Warrington Colts at Heywood Road KO 2pm  Free entry
    • Bar will be open from 1pm

Sale FC Colts vs Chester

Yesterday, Sale FC Colts took on Chester at Heywood Road.  Two of the starting line up were Under 16’s who’ve made a massive step up to play Senior Colts.  Sale FC Rugby are an expanding club at Junior level with massive new developments and a Community Coach who goes into the local schools providing top quality coaching and facilities second to none in the North West. Unfortunately Sale FC went down 17-5 to a strong Chester Team.

Back on Track Sale FC 52 Sheffield Tigers 15

Sale FC 52 Sheffield Tigers 15

Sale FC recorded an eight try 52 point win over Sheffield Tigers.  Tigers came to us off a win against their local rivals Sheffield whereas Sale FC struggled the week before against a strong Sedgley Tigers Side.  We have a series of interviews and Highlights to follow.  A full match report will be up Monday.

Match Highlights

An Interview with Chris Mayor

Man of the Match

An Interview with Andy Hughes





Sale FC vs Sedgley Tigers

The highlights of the game are here.  My recollections of the game were that of an error strewn slug fest, but the reality is, the five tries scored were all quality tries.  Tigers especially scored three top level tries and although Sale FC actually crossed the line 5 times, we managed to only score on two occasions.  This is a real case of what should have been, but should have and could have don’t win games.

Some strange decisions were made in terms of penalties, but, this is what happens when you’re in the face of it.  The one thing that comes out poorly in these highlights is how wet the pitch was.  There was standing water in a number of places and you can see players struggling to maintain their footing on more than one occasion,  Finally apologies for the delay in this video, we aim to edit and get them out by Tuesday night, but, we are reliant on receiving the video which only arrived today.