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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.

 

Upcoming Events

Six Nations at Heywood Road

The Club is open this weekend for the Six Nations.  The bar will be  open from 1:30pm so you can have a couple of drinks prior to the big game and some hot food.

 

 

England v Ireland…. Saturday, March 17…. 2.45pm GMT

Wales v France…. Saturday, March 17…. 5pm GMT

Sunday Colts

This Sunday the Colts are playing top of the league Chester at Heywood road with a KO time of 3pm.  Hopefully the 140 minis and juniors tourists coming back from South Shields will be able to cheer the lads on to victory.  The bar will be open prior to KO, so if you’re hungry for rugby, come and watch the future of Sale FC running out onto Heywood Road.

Sale Jets vs Worcester

Monday night sees Sale Sharks A League return to Heywood Road for a game against Worcester.  The Jets game will be a great chance to see some of Sale FC’s boys turning out alongside Premiership players on the Heywood Road pitch. The Bar will be open from 6:30pm and there will be hot food for sale as well.  KO is at 7:30pm

Hospitality

We only have two home games left this season as we aim to keep on top of the league until the end.  We have a few places left for pre-match lunches in the Suite @Sale.  Experience the match from the new Suite @Sale with a view of the pitch from the balcony.  For members the two course meal is only £15 for non-members it is £25 including entrance to the match.  During the meal there will be a welcome to our visitors and an interview with a Sale FC player to find out the latest news and gossip from the team.  To book for a pre-match lunch click here

Executive Box

We also have the Executive Box available for the last two games of the season.  With a minimum booking for 12 people and prices starting at £50 per head this is the ultimate way to see the last two home games of the season!  The package includes a two course meal for each person, an open bar (with a variety of options) and most importantly the best seat in the house with your own private balcony directly behind the posts.  For enquiries please contact Brad on Functions@salefc.com

Sale FC vs Stourbridge

Family Day

This Saturday we take on second placed Stourbridge at Heywood Road

Timings are here

  • 12:00 pm Gates Open
  • 12:30 pm Ladies Day Lunch in the Suite @Sale
  • 13:15 pm Lunch downstairs is Served
  • 1:45 pm Q&A with a player or Coach
  • 3:00 pm KO
  • 5:00 pm Man of the Match Awards and Coach presentations
  • 11:00pm Bar Closes
Club Pld W D L F A PD TBP LBP Ded Pts
Sale FC 22 19 1 2 754 262 492 15 1 0 94
Stourbridge 23 17 1 5 747 525 222 18 1 0 89
Hinckley 23 17 0 6 707 401 306 16 3 0 87
Sedgley Park 22 16 0 6 711 533 178 18 4 0 86
Tynedale 22 16 0 6 774 500 274 16 3 0 83

Nat 2 North Fixtures Key Match Ups

Home Score Score Away KO
Tynedale 0 0 Macclesfield 14:00
Sedgley Park 0 0 Chester 14:30
Hinckley 0 0 Otley 15:00
Sale FC 0 0 Stourbridge 15:00

Sale Go Clear

A massive game down at Hinckley this weekend saw Sale pick up 4 points to move us clear of the opposition.  This was a no holds barred game with a level of commitment from both sides that hasn’t really been matched this season.  Sale have a superb defensive record but it was tested throughout this game.  With three yellow cards, at one point Sale were down to 13 men in the final 20, but managed to control the game superbly.  The biggest difference between these two teams on Saturday was the game management from 1 to 20.  We took our chances, Chris Johnson kicked flawlessly, the front row were resolute and they didn’t let the “enthusiastic” crowd get to them.

Final Score Sale FC 26 Hinckley 18

FULL MATCH REPORT HERE

Sale FC pick up another Five Points

Sale FC overcame a strong South Leicester side by 39 points to 7.  Hinckley also picked up five points today but we still remain top on points difference with a game in hand.

Tries from Dan Birchall, Sam Stelmaszek, Adam Aigbokhae, Rhys Davies and Andy Hughes plus 14 points from the boot of Chris Johnson saw a fantastic performance in front of an enthusiastic crowd on a very cold day.

Sale extend winning run to stay top

After climbing to the summit of National League 2 North last week, Sale entertained sixth place South Leicester at Heywood Road.

If they were feeling any pressure to sustain their position, Sale weren’t showing it, as they quickly started to dominate territory and took the lead with a penalty from Chris Johnson following a high tackle.

The first try duly arrived as the forwards attacked the try line and captain Andy Hughes dived over with Chris Johnson adding the conversion.

Another penalty from Chris Johnson extended the lead before winger Anthony Bingham somehow wriggled free from several opposing players in midfield to set up a sweeping move that saw Rhys Davies score in the corner.

HT Sale 18 South Leicester 0

The second half had only just got underway when South’s fly half intercepted a pass on the half way line to sprint in unchallenged and add the extras.

However, this was just a temporary blip as the blue and whites applied the pressure again with a kick to the corner and, having been stopped just short a couple of times, Dan Birchall powered over for his fourth try in four games.

Not even an unfortunate yellow card for the try scorer could derail the home side as full back Jonty Rawcliffe left players in his wake with a 60 yard break and, with the defence all at sea, Adam Aigbokhae strolled in for the bonus point try.

Sale then proved that they can defend as well as they can attack as they put bodies on the line time after time to resist wave after wave of South Leicester attacks before another fantastic break, this time from Tom Ailes, led to Sam Stelmaszek adding a fifth and final try.

FT Sale 39 South Leicester 7

Second placed Hinckley also achieved a bonus point win at Sheffield Tigers to stay level on points and set up what should be a fantastic and potentially season-defining game at Leicester Road next week. KO 3pm.