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England Deaf Rugby are coming

On Saturday 13th April, Sale FC Rugby will be hosting an England Deaf Double Header.

Sale FC Rugby in association with England Deaf Rugby are pleased to announce that on Saturday 13th April the club will be hosting an England Deaf Rugby Double Header here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

England on the charge against Wales at Cardiff Arms Park in January 2019 (c) England Deaf Rugby. Broadstreet Cup

On the day, there will be two fantastic games of rugby starting off with England Deaf Women playing Sale 1861 Women with a 1pm kick off. After this game, England Deaf Men face their Welsh counterparts at 4pm in a repeat of their Broadstreet Cup clash in January, that saw the Welsh run out winners on that occasion.

England Deaf player Lianne Barclay on the run at the Arms Park, Cardiff against Welsh side Deri Diamonds (c) England Deaf Rugby

Speaking ahead of these two prestigious fixtures in April, General Manager of Sale FC Rugby Dave Hulme said “It’s a real honour to be chosen to host these two fixtures for England Deaf Rugby, as it provides an opportunity for the rugby watching public of Sale, Trafford, Manchester and the North West to see International Rugby here at the CorpAcq Stadium, Heywood Road”.

Tickets for the game are priced as follows: Adults £10, Concessions £5 and Children U16 FREE! To get tickets for these games here at the CorpAcq Stadium on Saturday 13th April 2019, you can either book them online via the following link here, by visiting the CorpAcq Stadium Main Reception or alternatively admission can be gained on the day here at the CorpAcq Stadium via our ground entrances.

Furthermore, if you would like to come and enjoy hospitality here at the club on the day, there are limited places available in our upstairs Suite@Sale. These hospitality places can be booked via the following link, but are limited in number. These places are priced at £10 per person and include food and a wristband for access upstairs to the suite, where you can enjoy the views of the ground from our pitch side balcony.

Please keep your eye on the website www.salefc.com and the England Deaf Rugby website www.englanddeafrugby.com for exciting player interviews and more match information.

Wanted: Social Rugby Players

Social Rugby on Monday Nights is the place to be for combined social and rugby exercise.

Come and join Tricky on Motivated Mondays for Social Rugby here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Every Monday Night here at the CorpAcq Stadium we have great ways of staying fit, in a fun and interactive way from 6.30pm.

Each week down here at the club, there are both men and women taking part in social rugby which is designed to raise your heart rate, as well as providing sufficient exercise in the fresh air, instead of visiting an indoor gym.

The sessions which are becoming more popular each week, are run by junior coaches Paul Gibbon and Andy Raw, who themselves alongside with their children, have found the sessions to be useful for maintaining his fitness and increasing his overall energy levels at the same time.

Social Rugby is open to people of all ages and importantly it is completely FREE to join in, furthermore you don’t have to be a member of the club to come along and play.

On Monday Evenings we also have our Walking Rugby sessions too, that run from 6.30pm and like Social Rugby are open to both men and women non-players, former players or even older players who prefer the more gentle approach to the game.

Interested? Then why not contact the club’s Marketing Team by email Marketing@salefc.com or calling 0161 905 2006

Sale FC edge thriller against Moseley

Sale FC cause heartbreak for Birmingham Moseley at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Sale FC were off to a flying start courtesy of a Kieran Wilkinson converted try in the opening minute of this National League 1 fixture against Birmingham Moseley at the CorpAcq Stadium, quickly followed by a penalty on 4 minutes which Wilkinson slotted home from distance giving the home side a 10 points to nil lead.

The visitors narrowed the gap with a penalty scored just a minute later.

With Sale’s Spanish international fly half, Emiliano Calle Rivas, on his home debut, orchestrating play, Sale were soon on the scoresheet again when, following a well-controlled lineout, the ball was quickly moved through the backs to winger Anthony Bingham who finished the move with a try.

With Sale controlling the game, Birmingham conceded a series of penalties, culminating in their captain Sam Brown receiving a yellow card as Sale tried to take a quick penalty.

Matt Bradley scored Sale’s third try moments later, following another well drilled catch and drive by the Sale pack.

Emiliano Calle Rivas celebrates with Anthony Bingham after he scores his second of the match (c) All Star Photography – Mark Ferriss

After 20 minutes, Sale had opened up a 17 point lead; however a counter attack by Birmingham following a break by Sale’s Calle Rivas drew a penalty on the Sale 22 line for which Matt Bradley received a yellow card.

Birmingham were able to capitalise on the opportunity, hooker Ryan Roach scoring and Williams converting. Another penalty, kicked by Williams reduced the deficit, the score at half time Sale FC 20 Birmingham Moseley 13.

Within a minute of the restart, Sale conceded a penalty which Birmingham’s Williams duly despatched. Birmingham took the lead on 55 minutes when winger Alex Hearle latched on to a kick deep in Sale territory, and outpaced the covering defenders to score, Williams adding the extra points.

Sale were quick to regain the advantage from a scrum on the opposition 5 metre line, number 8 Tom Ailes picking up from the base and driving over the line despite close attention from the opposition defence.

In the final quarter, Sale extended their lead with a try from Neil Briggs, converted by Wilkinson. The visitors responded with a try on 70 minutes from winger Roach, Williams quickly drop kicking the extra points to hurry the match along.

Matt Bradley crosses the try line to score for Sale FC (c) Gareth Lyons Photography

In the final 10 minutes both teams dug deep into their energy reserves, Sale regularly finding Johnny Leota to take on the opposition defence.

Pressure eventually told as a penalty awarded to Sale gave Calle Rivas the opportunity to find touch deep in the opponent’s half.

A textbook catch and drive had Sale putting the Birmingham defence under severe pressure before a quick release along the backs arrived in the safe hands of Anthony Bingham on the wing with one man to beat, and 15 metres to run. Mission accomplished!

Kieran Wilkinson narrowly missed the conversion from a tight angle leaving Sale to run down the last few minutes and secure a vital 5 points from this hard fought encounter.

Final Score Sale FC 37 – Birmingham Moseley 30

Kieran Wilkinson in full flow kicking the ball for a conversion (c) Mark Ferriss Photography

Sale v Birmingham Moseley

Team announcement for tomorrow’s game v Birmingham Moseley here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Here is your starting line up to face Birmingham Moseley here at the CorpAcq Stadium, with a 3pm kick off. Tomorrow, we have 3 players making their home debuts for the club.

Recent signings Emiliano Calle Rivas starts at Fly Half, with Robbie Povey and Ed O’Keefe on the bench. For more details on the team please use the following link here

If you would like to take advantage of our Non-Members Triple Ticket Offer for the next three home games – 16th February v Birmingham Moseley, 23rd February v Darlington Mowden Park and 2nd March v Blackheath Rugby, then use the following link to book your tickets

Rosslyn Park 31 Sale FC 26

Sale FC Rugby came away with two bonus points in a thriller at The Rock.

The hosts almost took the lead immediately as they collected debutant Emiliano Calle Rivas’ kick off and kicked long but Paolo Odogwu did well to win a foot race with the pacy winger to earn a 22m drop out.

The relief was short-lived though as Park moved the ball quickly in their next attack allowing winger, Fadahunsi, to score in the corner and Lound added the extras. 0-7

The blue and whites bounced back almost straightaway though as, after several phases, Johnny Leota put a cute kick through the defensive line for Odogwu to pick up and score under the posts leaving an easy conversion for Calle Rivas. 7-7

Odogwu was denied another potential try when he intercepted a pass near his own try line but, as he turned on the afterburners, the ref pulled play back for an earlier penalty.

Matt Postlethwaite in hot pursuit of Rosslyn Park’s Charlie Amesbury (c) David Whittam Photography

The home side then began to dominate proceedings and scored two identical tries as, turning down the opportunity of 3 points, they kicked to the corner, won the lineouts and forwards Munro and Ellis powered over from close range. 7-21

Sale’s task was made even harder in the 25th minute when scrum-half, Matt Bradley, was adjudged to have deliberately knocked the ball on as the red and whites broke again (although footage after the game showed that the ball was actually knocked backwards by an attacking player).

From the penalty, Park again opted for touch and scored their bonus point try in similar fashion to their previous two with Ellis again touching down.

Half-time 7-28

Neil Briggs go in to make a tackle on the Rosslyn Park player (c) David Whittam Photography

Sale came out for the 2nd half with a new sense of purpose and were quickly on the front foot, forcing errors from the hosts that had not been seen in the first 40 minutes.

With Emi dictating play, the boys patiently built an attacking position before Jack Moorhouse spotted a gap in the defensive line to score under the posts which Emi converted. 14-28

The blue and whites were now in the ascendency with another debutant, Ed O’Keeffe, looking lively at full-back but, try as they might, they were unable to make any further impact on the scoreboard.

With ten minutes to go, replacement Kieran Wilkinson offloaded superbly for Matt Postlethwaite to stride away in midfield but the linesman indicated a forward pass and from the scrum, Park were awarded a penalty which Grove converted. 14-31Time was now firmly against Sale but they gave themselves a lifeline with a couple of minutes remaining as the forwards won a lineout and mauled towards the line with Leota hopping over from the base of a ruck to score, Wilkinson hitting the post with an attempted drop-kick conversion. 19-31

This, ultimately, was to prove crucial as it allowed time for one further play and as the boys kept the ball alive deep in their own half, Odogwu produced a moment of individual brilliance, slithering through the massed ranks before searing away from the covering defence to score in the corner.

Wilkinson added a fine conversion before the ref blew the whistle to end proceedings with Sale’s late, late show earning what could be 2 crucial bonus points.

Full-time 26-31