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Team Announcement

Sale Fc vs Blackheath (H)

A few changes in the squad this week; with the pack rotating some players, with Matt Postlethwaite (4), Rhys Davies (5), Teddy Leatherbarrow (7) all making a start, whilst Matt Bradley comes in at Scrum-Half and Johnny Leota excitingly coming onto the bench (19).

1. Dan Birchall
2. Juan Pablo Rivas
3. Matt Talaese
4. Matt Postlethwaite
5. Rhys Davies
6. Andrew Hughes (C)
7. Teddy Leatherbarrow
8. Jarad Williams
9. Matt Bradley
10. Chris Johnson
11. Patrick Ah’Van
12. Jeremy Toa
13. James Williams
14. Jack Moorhouse
15. Fergus Mulchrone
16. Cal Ford
17. Jake Pope
18. Jake Barron
19. Johnny Leota
20. Raffi Quirke

Earlier this year Blackheath managed to bag themselves a win on our turf, ending 32-18. The second win in succession for the Blackheath boys since their win in 2018. Unfortunately for the lads, form has been stagnated with hopes of building momentum again this Saturday with a win. 

Should be a cracking encounter with plenty on the line!

You can catch up on our previous encounter against Blackheath

This weekend

This Saturday we take on Rosslyn Park at the CorpAcq stadium with a Kick off of 2pm. We’ve played Rosslyn Park twice in this league and both times lost out to a quick backline and some powerful forwards. Away last season we lost 31-26 with Paolo Odogwu earning two points for the team with a moment of brilliance picking up the 4th try for a try bonus point and a losing bonus point. The home game earlier in the 18-19 season was much more disappointing with no bonus points and the end to our 18 month home winning streak. Our ambition is to reverse these two results and demonstrate how far we’ve come in the last 12 months. Pre-match meals are available by contacting Brad McBride on functions@salefc.com

Team Announcement

A few changes from last weeks win against Old Elthamians. Tom Brady stays at home awaiting the birth of his first child, he’s replaced by the returning Anthony Bingham who’s been working in Japan with his company Jimbag. James Williams is away, so there’s a back line reshuffle with Emi Calle Rivas starting. England under 18 player Raffie Quirke makes his first appearance in a Sale FC shirt starting on the bench.

CANTERBURY 7 SALE 27. Spurred on by their first win of the season last week, Sale made the long trip to a sunny but windy Canterbury. Despite Sale scoring the only try of the first half, the home side were certainly the better team but Sale grabbed the initiative with two tries in the first ten minutes of the second half and ended up convincing winners. The opening score came on the fifteenth minute mark following a well rehearsed catch and drive from Sale allowing flanker Teddy Leatherbarrow to dive over. The gusty conditions made any kick difficult and Chris Johnson’s attempted conversion drifted wide. Canterbury dominated the remainder of the first half but, lacked the ability to turn good positions into points. All credit to dogs as they punished early mistakes by the home side to extend their lead within three minutes of the restart. Canterbury spilled the ball in midfield and Sale quickly moved the ball out wide with Fergus Mulchrone making space for Paddy Ah Van to score in the corner. Chris Johnson’s attempted conversation again became a victim of the swirling condition. Sale then moved fifteen points clear through a lovely piece of individual skill. There seemed no danger as Best cleared the home side lines but his kick was fielded on the half way line by Jonty Rawcliffe who stepped to his left, fooled the defence and opened the path for a Jeremy To’a try. The momentum was now all with the away side and they pressed it home with a fourth, bonus point score. Canterbury were penalised for a high tackle and following a kick to the corner. Hooker Ollie Longmore made no mistake from a powerful catch and drive. Johnson’s kick was again shy of the target. The home side finally breached the watertight Sale defence with a patient series of forward pick and drives and a Charlie Connolly try which was converted by Best. Hopes of a late recovery for the home side however never looked like materialising and Sale emphasised their dominance when scrum half Raffie Quirke found the blind side of a scrum unguarded to run in a debut try which left Chris Johnson the easiest of his conversion kicks.

Details

Date Time League Season
28th September 2019 15:00 National One 2019-2020

Results

TeamTriesConDGPenPoints
Canterbury53007
Sale FC2530027

Venue

Canterbury
A2, Canterbury CT4, UK

Team Announcement

This weekend Sale FC Rugby take on Old Elthamians at the CorpAcq stadium. Saturday 21st September KO 2pm.

Details

Date Time League Season
21st September 2019 14:00 National One 2019-2020

Results

TeamTriesConDGPenPoints
Sale FC220426
Old Elthamians210115

Venue

Sale FC Rugby
Sale Rugby Club, Heywood Rd, Sale M33 3WB, UK