Category: Rugby

Sale FC M&J Coaches Go BIG!

A group of dads, coaches and Vets players from Sale FC Rugby took up the challenge of cycling the length of Hadrian’s Wall, in an attempt to raise money for our clubs official charity ‘The Alex Hulme Foundation’. We are a family club at Sale FC Rugby and this charity is very close to our hearts. 

The challenge took place over the weekend of the 25th & 26th May and saw us start at Carlisle Castle and cycling east to the fort at South Shields on tracks and cross country for approx. 90 miles. They views were stunning and the people we met during the challenge were very supportive and even made donations that went to our total raised.

Although this was a very difficult challenge we all finished together and had a brilliant time. We were motivated through the challenge to do all we could to help the Foundation and with the responses we got to our social media update videos throughout both days, kept our spirits. We would like to thank everyone who donated to help us raise over £5,200.00 to the Alex Hulme Foundation.

England Counties vs Georgia XV

This afternoon Neil Briggs and Andy Hughes take on a tough Georgia XV the kick of is 1500 British time and is live streamed on here. This is Andy’s second tour with England Counties with the ever youthful Neil Briggs on his maiden tour.

Andy Hughes said:

This is a great opportunity to represent your country against a tough Georgian team known for their forward power. Training has been intense and with a high skill set, we should be able to meet the challenge ahead.

Andy Hughes training with England Counties in Georgia

England U20s News

  • England U20s – Tries: Sleightholme 2, Seabrook Cons: Vunipola Pens: Vunipola 3
  • Ireland U20s – Tries: Flannery. Moore, McCann 2, Healy, Hodnett. Cons: Flannery 2, Healy 4

England U20s lost their opening game of the World Rugby U20 Championship, beaten 42-26 by Ireland in Sante Fe, Argentina.

The side will next take on Italy on Saturday 8 June (KO 7.30pm BST) in Sante Fe before ending their Pool B campaign against Australia on 12 June.  Read More Here

England vs Ireland Highlights

AGM Announcement

Dear Member,
As the Honorary Secretary of Sale FC, I formally invite you to attend the Annual General Meeting on Monday 17th June 2019 at 7.00pm in The Suite at Heywood Road.
The Officers of the Club look forward to welcoming you to review our first season in National League One.
Apologies should be sent to
The agenda and the minutes of last year’s meeting can be found here

Kind Regards

Gareth Daniel

Honorary Secretary

Cheshire Head to HQ

Congratulations to the Cheshire Men’s County 1st XV who are heading to Twickenham on Sunday to take on Cornwall in the Bill Beaumont County Championship Cup Final.

The route to the final has seen wins against Eastern Counties, Yorkshire and Durham. With Cheshire recording a fantastic 20-21 away win against a very strong Yorkshire side, the place in the final came down to the final round of matches with Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cheshire all with a chance of reaching the Twickenham Final. The final weekend saw Yorkshire edge a tight game away against Lancashire coming away 20-26 victors. This opened the door for Cheshire booking their place in the final with a 52-7 win against Durham at Birkenhead Park.

Sale FC have played their part in Cheshire’s success this year with Stone Priestley-Nangle, Jack Moorhouse, Ryan Parkinson and soon to be England Counties tourist Neil Briggs all playing their part on the field and Tote Howcroft and Jonathan Keep being involved in a coaching capacity.

The final takes place at 17:30 this weekend immediately after the England V Barbarians game.