Category: National 1

Match Report and Video Highlights

Match Report

With this game being the club’s Remembrance Day fixture, it was definitely a fitting tribute pre-match from the players and spectators alike marking the 100thAnniversary of the ending of The First World War.

As it played out the fixture was most definitely a great one as both sides worked hard in defence and attack throughout the match. That said, the result was the right outcome as the home side took their chances, even coming back from the usual 12 point deficit at home to register another five points in their National One campaign read more here

Team for Saturday

This Saturday in our Remembrance Day match against Loughborough Students we have some returning players. After featuring in the Sale Sharks team playing in the Premiership Cup we have Kieran Wilkinson, Matthew Postlethwaite, Nic Dolly, Paolo Odogwu and Connor Doherty back in the side. With Rhys Davies and Jonty Rawcliffe moving to the bench, Mark Lawrence moving from the centre to full back this team is made up of 13 of the boys who won National 2 North last year. Kieran Wilkinson comes in for the departed Chris Johnson who has moved back to Huddersfield following the birth of his son. Elliot Hodgson gets his first start at Heywood Road and Ryan Parkinson gets his first start at Heywood Road in 11 years! The full team is here

Remembrance Day Game

This weekend we take on Loughborough Students. With a tough month behind us, including the first loss in 18 months at the CorpAcq Stadium. We look to get back on track against the team who seemed to have turned their fortunes around, although rooted at the bottom of the table, they have two convincing wins over Birmingham Moseley and Darlington Mowden Park.

There are still some places left for the pre-match meals. Book here

Ollie’s Back

This Saturday, Sale FC Rugby head down to Blackheath for an away match with a KO of 2pm. Blackheath are the oldest open Rugby Club in the world and as such were affectionately known as “Club” due to all other teams at the time being in Schools or closed organisations.

After rupturing his Achilles last season, Ollie Longmore is back in the side. There are three changes from last weeks loss against Birmingham Moseley. A Simon Griffiths injury opens the door for Ollie Longmore to come in and Dan Birchall is back in the match day after a week off last week.  read more here

Team Announcement (Parky’s Back)

After last weeks disappointment and with some players needing to cement their places, this weekends game is going to be a real test for Sale FC Rugby. The line up also demonstrates how Sale FC Rugby have gone from being “one-brick deep” in the last two seasons to having real strength in depth. We also have a number of firsts with Elliot Hodgson a summer signing from Huddersfield joining us for the first time in National One. He gets his start on the wing with the absence of Paolo Odogwu. Mark Lawrence replaces Read More Here