Category: Rugby

The Teams Are Up

Team Announcements

Our First Team travel to Esher as they try to push up the league tomorrow and then Sale FC 1861 take on Sheffield Ladies at Carrington Sunday (KO 2pm)

Half Season Ticket Now Available

Offer Now On

We are delighted to offer a half season ticket for the remaining Sale FC 1st team games at home in National One as well as all the remaining Sale Sharks Women’s Games at the CorpAcq Stadium.

This season ticket comes in at £90 and includes a 10% discount on bar purchases using your card. To purchase your 1/2 season ticket, go here

We also have half price pre-match hospitality in the first game in the New Year as well as a two match bundle! For those click here

Sale FC vs DMP

South African themed Rugby day Saturday 26th Nov

A bumper crop of rugby this Saturday as South Africa take on England in the Autumn test match. Before that game we have a 2:30pm KO with Sale FC vs DMP in National One.

Why not come and watch both games at Sale FC at Heywood Road (located 5 mins walk from Brooklands tram stop)

There are two options available to join us on the day.

Book a pre-match meal, watch Sale FC take on Darlington Mowden Park KO 2:30pm followed by South Africa v England KO 5:30 on the Big Screens in the bar.

South African bunny chow in English yorkshire pudding

with vegetable fritter, pickled salad and yellow rice on the side

and then for dessert Malva pudding with custard. Tickets can be booked on this link.


Join us for the Sale FC game (pay on the gate – entry is £13, under 16s free) and then stay to watch South Africa v England after.

A menu or South African Bobotie and Rice will be available to purchase during the England v South Africa match.

We look forward to seeing you down there!

12-man Sale FC claim incredible win

Sale FC travelled to Hertfordshire to take on a Bishops Stortford side who had won their previous 4 matches in National League 1.

The game was preceded by an impeccably observed minutes silence for Remembrance and, when the action got underway, it was clear that both sides had come to play.

The boys, in their fabulous black change strip, struck first in the 10th minute when Nev Edwards received a pass 30m out and preceded to jink through a bewildered defence to score in the corner. 0-5

The lead lasted only 5 minutes as the hosts went through several phases near our line and eventually broke the dam through scrum half, Connor Lloyd. 7-5

Sale were undeterred and bounced back almost immediately as Kieran Wilkinson danced through the defensive line and showed a clean pair of heals to dot down under the posts before adding the conversion. 7-12 

Play swung from end to end for a while but the last 15 minutes saw a period of domination for the dogs, earning penalty after penalty at the scrum. An inevitable yellow card for the home side followed and, following a kick to the corner, we won the 5m lineout and mauled to the line with Huw Davies diving over; Kieran Wilkinson added the extras HT 7-17

Bishops Stortford made a flying start to the second 40, moving the ball well from inside their own half to score a fine try and reduce the arrears. 14-17

The boys regrouped again and, after a period of pressure, increased their lead with a well-worked try, Kieran Wilkinson putting a chip kick over the defence for Nev Edwards to collect and score his second try of the game 14-22

The game took another twist in the 52nd minute as the hosts scored their third try through full-back, Dan Powell and, 3 minutes later, they were level through a Connor Lloyd penalty 22-22

The response from the dogs was to take the lead again in the 68th minute, driving to the line from a 5m lineout and Oli Longmore diving over; Kieran Wilkinson on target with the conversion 22-29

The match was set up for a grandstand finish and we certainly got it with the home side camped on our line for what seemed like an age. With time in the red we were shown, not one, not two, but three yellow cards and it seemed inevitable that Stortford would score to level the game.

Unbelievably, the remaining 12 players put the shift of their lives in and we managed to turn the ball over and kick out of play to secure the five point win. FT 22-29

An epic finale to a superb game of rugby against a very good Bishops Stortford side.


Mark Lawrence

Mark Lawrence RIP

The club is extremely sad to learn of the tragic passing of former 1st team player Mark Lawrence. Mark was involved in a serious accident three weeks ago, causing serious injuries, injuries he was sadly unable to recover from despite him putting up a huge fight. Mark passed away peacefully on Sunday, with is family by his side.

He was a very much loved and popular member of the Sale FC Family, an extremely gifted player with an infectious smile, which made him a privilege to play alongside, coach and watch play the game we all love. His playing career was cut short after a series of shoulder injuries took their toll. He joined the club in 2013-14 season and played all the way through to our first season in National 1 in 2019. Mark enjoyed lots of success with the club, he played in the Cheshire Cup final winning team of 2014, bringing the Cup back to Heywood Road for the first time in 17 years, he was a member of the National 3 North title winning squad, and he was also a key member of the 2017-18 National Two North title winning side, playing in 25 of the 30 games that season.

Mark’s passing is a devastating loss and the thoughts and prayers of everyone at Sale FC are with Mark’s family and close friends, we all send our deepest condolences at this tragically sad time. We will miss Mark dearly; he will leave a big hole on all our hearts but lots of fond memories.

RIP Mark

Sale FC Rugby

Mark Lawrence, Ciaran Connolly, Matt Bradley, Jonty Rawcliffe, Ollie Longmore Celebrating winning National 2 North
Mark Lawrence, Ciaran Connolly, Matt Bradley, Jonty Rawcliffe, Ollie Longmore Celebrating winning National 2 North