Category: NCA Rugby

Chris Owens Re-Signs for Sale FC

Having come to Sale FC Rugby from Lymm RFC in our National 2 North campaign this will be Chris’s fourth season at the club. Club President James Hourihan Said

Chris has been a welcome addition to Sale FC Rugby. He’s real asset to the club both on and off the field.

Scoring on debut against Sheffield at Heywood Road in National 2 North see below at 55 seconds

Rhys Davies and Andy Hughes Sign for another year

Sale FC Rugby are delighted to announce that Andy Hughes and Rhys Davies have both extended their stays at Heywood Road. With almost 250 national league games for Sale FC between them Andy Hughes said:

I’m looking forward to starting my 4th season at the club with a great bunch of lads. We’ve not been too far off the last couple of seasons so hopefully with a couple of tweaks we can look to push on and make a statement on the league this time around!

Andy Hughes


Rhys has played over 140 National League games for Sale FC and was instrumental in our promotion to both National 2 North and to National One.

Rhys Davies

Sale FC Rugby Highlights 2019/2020

After an ultimately strange season which was beset by weather issues and the small matter of a global pandemic, Sale FC Rugby has maintained their place in National One for the next season. Here are our highlights from 2019/2020 and hopefully we will see more of the same in 2020/2021

Birmingham Moseley | Match Report | A Bitter Night With a Sweet Ending

A Bitterly Cold & Windy Thursday Night Lights
Sale Triumph over Birmingham Moseley in a thriller



Match Preview available to fully catch up

Sale FC Starting XV

A cold and windy night at Heywood Rd as Chris Johnson Kicks-off long, Sale initiating a period of heavy pressure as Johnson crafted a kick towards the corner, Jeremy To’a chasing hard but unfortunately beaten by the covering defender.

Another lineout on the opposite side saw Sale dominate in a lovely rolling Maul as The Dogs crash over the whitewash- penalty try awarded, after just three minutes.

The game begins to expand optimistically through a series of ambitious kicks for territory.

Moseley worked themselves down field as they mounted a series of grubbers, gaining territory deep into the Sale half. The pressure was on as Birmingham shaped to the corner from a penalty.

Another infringement resulted in a penalty which fly-half Ben Palmer converted. In a terrific contest, physicality came into play with some big hits as both teams fight for possession and territory.

There was a close call when the ball was charged down by Stone Priestley-Nangle, recovered terrifically by Moseley’s Palmer who hacked it into touch. From a 5m lineout heading into the final 10 of the first half, the pressure told as Patrick Ah Van made an break from a poorly placed kick, offloading to Johnson who stormed towards the line. The ball was quickly shifted wide as Stone Priestley-Nangle touched down in the corner, with a good conversion from Johnson.


Sale completely dominated possession as they continued to put some fine play together. Fergus Mulchrone evaded a couple tackles as he darted in from the 22, as Johnson converted for a 21-3 scoreline at half-time


The rain lashed down heavily towards the end of the first half, but cleared as the players came back out for the second. The second 40 began with the same intensity as the first, with a Moseley player down injured after a huge hit from Sale captain Andy Hughes.










Penalty after penalty came for Sale before the referee awarded a yellow to Morgan Dawes of Moseley, Sale able to finally gain yardage into opposition territory on the hour-mark. Sale got complacent as a penalty awarded to Moseley was taken quickly by replacement scrum half Sam Pointon who darted in uncontested from the 22. Palmer converted to make it 21-10 after 70 minutes.

Sale moved deep into enemy territory after a splendid offload from Jake Pope on halfway, and Jeremy To’a accelerated down the touchline before being brought down in the Moseley 22. Play was shifted quickly along the line with Mulchrone forcing his way over the line for an unconverted try to finish the game.


Matchday Photos Courtesy of Gareth Lyons

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Birmingham Moseley Preview- Thursday Night Lights


This game was unfortunately postponed from February due to poor weather with Storm Dennis and Ciara hitting hard. Fortunately enough though, it means the club gets a rare Thursday Night Lights!

Sale FC return to Heywood Road this Thursday in another Nat 1 battle. Jonathan Keep’s men welcome 13th placed Birmingham Moseley up to sunny Manchester.

12th MARCH
19:45pm | CorpAcq Stadium | Heywood Rd

Adults £10
U16's FREE
Sale Sharks Season Ticket Holders FREE

Join us for some dinner and entertainment!

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