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Sale FC 31 Plymouth Albion 22

Sale FC Rugby almost certainly seal their place in National League One with a solid five point display against their Devonian visitors.

Try Scorer Neil Briggs scoring the bonus point try (c) Mark Ferriss Photography

Sale FC secured their place in National League One for a second season with a hard-fought win over Plymouth Albion at the CorpAcq Stadium on Saturday.

Both teams found difficulty in establishing a rhythm in the opening minutes, Sale scoring first on 12 minutes following a break by winger Paolo Odogwu whose powerful run was halted by a somewhat cynical high tackle by Plymouth full back Dan Powell.

The resulting penalty was skillfully dispatched into touch close to the corner flag by fly half Emiliano Calle Rivas and from the resulting line out, Sale drove to the line, Stone Priestley – Nangle scoring the opening try.

Within 2 minutes Plymouth full back Dan Powell found space to run clear and level the scores. Sale quickly re-established a slender lead with a Calle Rivas penalty on 15 minutes.

The two sides effectively cancelled each other out during the next period of play until Plymouth gained the advantage following a sustained attack which culminated in the unlikely figure of prop forward James Kenny appearing in the back line and finding a large enough gap in the Sale defence to slip through and score.

The try was converted by fly half Connor Eastgate.

Having edged ahead, the visitors were unable to retain the lead for long as Sale winger Odogwu created space for himself to break clear and sprint 70 metres to score under the posts. Calle Rivas added the extra points.

With just one minute to play before half time, Plymouth regained the lead with a try by Eastgate to give the away team a slender 17 points to 15 lead going into the second half.

A Calle Rivas penalty restored Sales lead which was extended when Robbie Povey scored with a penetrating break from 25 metres.

Robbie Povey going over for his try after bursting through the Plymouth defence (c) Mark Ferriss Photography

What might have been a pivotal moment came minutes later when Sale prop Dan Birchall was shown a red card having been adjudged to have stamped on an opponent.

The incident seemed to galvanise the home side who defended with tremendous spirit and then broke to within 5 metres of the Plymouth line.

Sale captain Andy Hughes disrupted the away team’s lineout throw, hooker Neil Briggs on hand to scoop up the ball and score giving Sale’s 14 men an 11-point cushion.

Plymouth substitute Frank Kelly reduced the deficit with a try after some slick handling by Plymouth. As the match entered the closing 10 minutes, numerical parity was established as Plymouth replacement Will Norton was shown a yellow card.

Povey was successful with his penalty kick leaving Plymouth with a 9-point gap to close.

Sale stuck manfully to their task showing tremendous spirit to close out the game and securing a bonus point win to guarantee League One rugby next season.

Sale FC celebrate Neil Briggs’ bonus point try (c) Mark Ferriss Photography

To watch the highlights from the game please use the link here

Doherty gets England U19’s call up.

Connor Doherty gets selected for England U19’s squad after great U20’s campaign experience.

Connor Doherty of England U20 poses for a headshot during a Development Camp at Bisham Abbey – Rogan/JMP – 06/01/2019 – Bisham Abbey – Marlow, England.

Sale FC Rugby and Sale Sharks are delighted to announce that Connor Doherty has been selected by the England coaching staff to play in the U19’s side that will face Wales in a one off test match against Wales U19’s at the Morganstone Brewery Field, home of Bridgend RFC on Sunday 7th April.

The game is a continuation of the current U18’s programme, that saw England play against Scotland and France over the last month, as well as a follow up to their tour of South Africa last August.

Alongside Connor who played in the England U20’s Six Nations campaign, there are also call ups for Alfie Barbeary (Wasps), Richard Capstick (Exeter Chiefs), Josh Hodge (Newcastle Falcons), Samson Ma’asi (Northampton Saints), Sam Maunder (Exeter Chiefs), Rusiame Tuima (Exeter Chiefs) and Jack Reeves (Gloucester Rugby).

Additionally in this squad Connor is also joined by Sharks Academy team mates Tom Curtis (England U18’s), Cal Ford, Bevan Rodd (Uncapped Member of current U20’s squad).

Speaking ahead of the game and the current U18’s programme England Player Pathway Coach Jim Mallinder said “Among other things, the fixture gives us an opportunity to look at a particular group of players who have not yet fully transitioned into the U20s Elite Player Squad,”

He went on to add “It gives us progression through the season which started with the summer development tour, where we took a young U18 squad to South Africa before our two U18 fixtures for our 1 September and 1 January birthday age groups before this U19s fixture.”

“Whichever England team you take to Wales it is always a tough fixture and it is a challenge the players should embrace.” said Mallinder.

The U18’s Player Pathway programme is led by Performance Coaches Steve Bates and Jim Mallinder, who are supported by the Consultant Coaching team of Mark Luffman, Sean Marsden and Jonathan Fisher.

Upon hearing the news of Connor’s selection for the England U19’s squad President James Hourihan said “We at Sale FC Rugby are immensely proud of Connor and the work he has put in over the last couple of seasons, which has then led to him receiving the recognition for England U19’s and U20’s this season that he rightly deserves. I hope that the younger players at the club will see what Connor has done, and then take inspiration from this to go on from there. Once again congratulations to Connor and good luck on Sunday!”

The full squad for the game against Wales which is being shown on S4C 2pm on Sunday 7th April is as follows:

Alfie Barbeary – Wasps (Bloxham School), Harry Barlow – Harlequins, Richard Capstick – Exeter Chiefs, Jack Clement – Gloucester Rugby (Cheltenham College), Tom Curtis – Sale Sharks (Sedbergh School), Connor Doherty – Sale Sharks, Cal Ford – Sale Sharks, Will Haydon-Wood – Newcastle Falcons (Sedbergh School), Josh Hodge – Newcastle Falcons, Joe Howard – Gloucester Rugby (Hartpury College), Jonny Law – Leicester Tigers (Rugby School), Louis Lynagh – Harlequins (Hampton School), Samson Ma’asi – Northampton Saints, Sam Maunder – Exeter Chiefs, Will Montgomery – Newcastle Falcons, Izaiha Moore-Aiono – London Irish, Jacob Morris – Gloucester Rugby, Zac Nearchou – Wasps (Radley College), Jack Reeves – Gloucester Rugby, Bevan Rodd – Sale Sharks, Hugh Tizard – Harlequins, Rus Tuima – Exeter Chiefs, James Whitcombe – Leicester Tigers (Woodhouse Grove).

Cheshire Cup Final 2019

The Cheshire Cup Final this year will be played on Thursday 18th April 2019

Sale FC Rugby Team 2018/19 Season (c) John Marfleet Photography

This year’s Cheshire Cup Final date has been announced by Cheshire RFU as Thursday 18th April 2019, with a 7pm Kick Off at Winnington Park Rugby Club.

In this year’s Cheshire Cup Final, Sale FC Rugby will play against National 2 North side Chester RUFC at Burrows Hill.

With Sale FC Rugby winning the National Two North title last season and going well in their first season in National One, and Chester RUFC currently occupying the National Two North Play Off spot, where they will face any one of three sides from Canterbury, Tonbridge Juddians or Henley Hawks (National Two South) in the National Two Play Off game to see who will be joining Sale FC Rugby in National One next season.

This game will be definitely be one not to miss and also a fantastic way to start the Easter Weekend. If anyone is interested in going to the game and would be interested in getting a coach to the game, please could you declare your interest via emailing Marketing@Salefc.com or calling 0161 905 2006

England Students call up for Taylor.

Christian Taylor gets a call up for England Students to face their French counterparts.

Christian Taylor (c) Sale FC Rugby 2019

Sale FC Rugby are delighted to announce that Christian Taylor has been selected to play for the England Students against their French counterparts in home and away fixtures in April.

The Manchester Metropolitan Student will face the French Universities side at home on Sunday 14th April at Chester Rugby Club, with the return leg happening before the end of the month.

We would like to congratulate Christian on his selection for the two games against the French Universities side, and hope that he does well in both fixtures.

England Students Squad

Josh Bragman (Northumbria University), Conrad Cade (Leeds Beckett University), Chester Duff (Leeds Beckett University), James Elliot (Northumbria University), Yaree Fantini (Northumbria University), Alex Gibson (Hartpury University), Ben George (Hartpury University), Fitz Harding (Durham University), Jack Johnson (Hartpury University), Jack Kenningham (University of Bath), Corey Lewis (Cardiff Met University), Paddy McDuell (Durham University), Will Partington (University of Bath), Josh Pieterse (University of Exeter), Bailey Ransom (Newcastle University), Jack Rouse (University of Exeter), Paul Schroter (University of Exeter), Harry Seward (Cardiff Met University), Robbie Smith (Hartpury University), Christian Taylor (Manchester Met University), George Wacokecoke (Northumbria University), Elliot Ward (Leeds Beckett University), Charlie Wilson (Durham University)

Sale FC v Esher Rugby

Here is the team announcement for the game against Esher Rugby tomorrow at Molesey Road.

Team selected to face Esher at Molesey Road this Saturday (c) Sale FC Rugby 2019

This Saturday sees a number of changes to the side that overcame Chinnor Rugby at home last Saturday afternoon. In all there are two changes to the starting line up with returns to action for the duo of Anthony Bingham (wing) and Ryan Parkinson (No.8) who have been injured in recent weeks.

In addition to the two changes in the starting line up, there is also the inclusion of Jonty Rawcliffe into the matchday squad.

After last week’s excellent performance against Chinnor Rugby, that saw the home side secure the maximum five points. It is hoped that Sale’s form will continue on the road against the side currently ranked bottom of National League One.

For more team information please follow the link here