Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby Announcement

A Club Statement

“The agreement between Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby has fantastic benefits for both clubs as we work together to grow rugby in the Northwest. We are very excited about what this means to both clubs and in particular how this will take Sale FC Rugby to where we believe it should be.”



Steve Smith, Chairman , Sale FC Rugby


Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby To Work Even Closer

Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Sale Sharks and National One side Sale FC Rugby have announced an initiative to work together more closely than ever before.

The venture entails support from the senior club, on and off the pitch, with Sale FC Rugby rising to Championship status part of the long-term ambition.

Since the advent of professionalism at Rugby Union clubs, the Sharks and the FC have been connected for over twenty five years. Indeed, the Sharks played at the iconic venue of Heywood Road until 2003.Sale FC Rugby have the history and Sale Sharks the professionalism.

They have now agreed to work together more closely than ever before.This latest move allows the two clubs to retain their own identities. They have devised a philosophy that will assist Sale FC Rugby in their ambition to play Championship Rugby whilst avoiding financial difficulties, and concurrently develop Sale Sharks into the strongest rugby franchise in the country.Sale Sharks will continue to invest into its own Academy and also into Sale FC Rugby, making all three teams stronger in their respective competitions.

Whilst both organisations will continue to be separate entities, operating independently in accordance with their status within the game, their rugby departments will co-operate fully.

Corpacq, Morson and Sale Sharks will invest sufficiently and liaise with Sale FC Rugby’s Executives to enable Sale FC Rugby to become a sustainable ‘break even’ business, thus securing the club for years to come.

Sale FC Rugby will benefit from the loan of senior and talented young players on a wider level of availability. Sale Sharks, who have players gaining on-field experience at several clubs, will be able to keep more players at a higher matchday fitness level.The ‘sharing’ of players will strengthen all teams and create a development pathway which all parties believe will be ‘second to none’.Furthermore, Sale FC Rugby will have access to the Sharks’ coaches, dietitians, kicking and scrum coaching expertise and rehabilitation staff.


Match Report for Sale FC vs Ampthill

Match Report

Photos Credited to Mark Ferriss Photography

 Sale FC took on Apmthill RFC in truly appalling conditions at the CorpAcq stadium with the temperature just above freezing and driving rain  adding to the challenge , Sale took what little advantage could be had from winning the toss and began the first half playing with the wind behind them.

Early exchanges were evenly matched, both teams looked to keep the game tight, but unforced errors on both sides interrupted any real opportunity of a breakthrough.

On 10 minutes, with Ampthill asserting some superiority, a penalty was awarded against Sale for collapsing the scrum. The resulting kick by Ampthill centre Wilson found touch inside the Sale 22. From the lineout, a well-orchestrated catch and drive, initially held up by the Sale pack, concluded with a try for Ampthill hooker Lutui on 14 minutes. read more here

Sale FC Rugby vs Ampthill

Team News

This weekend sees the welcome return of Simon Griffiths after an injury layoff. He’s joined by Kieran Wilkinson, Nic Dolly and Paolo Odogwu who return from the beauty of Bordeaux to the delight of the CorpAcq stadium in December.

The visiting team are playing well, winning and picking up points. Ampthill and District currently sit fifth in the league and they’ll be looking to recreate their fine form at Sale FC Rugby. read more here

Sale 1861 Match Report

Sale 1861 Women 26 Stirling County 36

Saturday 8thDecember 2018

As part of the Women’s Winter Series of fixtures, it was the 1861’s first away visit of the season North of the Border to play a fixture against Stirling County Ladies at Bridgehaugh Park, who finished 3rdin the Tennent’s Women’s Premiership League Campaign this season.

With all fixtures within this Women’s Winter Series, the whole premise of these games is to provide the 1861 with some exciting opposition that is full of experience and development opportunities, as well as importantly a framework and structure for them to build on for when they go forward to the RFU leagues during the 2019/2020 season.

Having opportunities like the fixture against Stirling County, gave the rugby public a chance to see what the 1861 were all about, and also to showcase how much of an exciting rugby journey they are on in their albeit short history Read More Here

Sale FC Rugby vs Ampthill

This Saturday we have the double whammy of Ampthill visiting the CorpAcq stadium coached by ex-Sale FC player Paul Turner and our Past Players and President’s Pie, Peas and Pint for £10 in the Suite @Sale FC overlooking the pitch from the balcony.

There are only a few available tickets left for this event.

Come down and join us for our last home game before Christmas!