Category: Rugby

Sale FC edge thriller against Moseley

Sale FC cause heartbreak for Birmingham Moseley at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Sale FC were off to a flying start courtesy of a Kieran Wilkinson converted try in the opening minute of this National League 1 fixture against Birmingham Moseley at the CorpAcq Stadium, quickly followed by a penalty on 4 minutes which Wilkinson slotted home from distance giving the home side a 10 points to nil lead.

The visitors narrowed the gap with a penalty scored just a minute later.

With Sale’s Spanish international fly half, Emiliano Calle Rivas, on his home debut, orchestrating play, Sale were soon on the scoresheet again when, following a well-controlled lineout, the ball was quickly moved through the backs to winger Anthony Bingham who finished the move with a try.

With Sale controlling the game, Birmingham conceded a series of penalties, culminating in their captain Sam Brown receiving a yellow card as Sale tried to take a quick penalty.

Matt Bradley scored Sale’s third try moments later, following another well drilled catch and drive by the Sale pack.

Emiliano Calle Rivas celebrates with Anthony Bingham after he scores his second of the match (c) All Star Photography – Mark Ferriss

After 20 minutes, Sale had opened up a 17 point lead; however a counter attack by Birmingham following a break by Sale’s Calle Rivas drew a penalty on the Sale 22 line for which Matt Bradley received a yellow card.

Birmingham were able to capitalise on the opportunity, hooker Ryan Roach scoring and Williams converting. Another penalty, kicked by Williams reduced the deficit, the score at half time Sale FC 20 Birmingham Moseley 13.

Within a minute of the restart, Sale conceded a penalty which Birmingham’s Williams duly despatched. Birmingham took the lead on 55 minutes when winger Alex Hearle latched on to a kick deep in Sale territory, and outpaced the covering defenders to score, Williams adding the extra points.

Sale were quick to regain the advantage from a scrum on the opposition 5 metre line, number 8 Tom Ailes picking up from the base and driving over the line despite close attention from the opposition defence.

In the final quarter, Sale extended their lead with a try from Neil Briggs, converted by Wilkinson. The visitors responded with a try on 70 minutes from winger Roach, Williams quickly drop kicking the extra points to hurry the match along.

Matt Bradley crosses the try line to score for Sale FC (c) Gareth Lyons Photography

In the final 10 minutes both teams dug deep into their energy reserves, Sale regularly finding Johnny Leota to take on the opposition defence.

Pressure eventually told as a penalty awarded to Sale gave Calle Rivas the opportunity to find touch deep in the opponent’s half.

A textbook catch and drive had Sale putting the Birmingham defence under severe pressure before a quick release along the backs arrived in the safe hands of Anthony Bingham on the wing with one man to beat, and 15 metres to run. Mission accomplished!

Kieran Wilkinson narrowly missed the conversion from a tight angle leaving Sale to run down the last few minutes and secure a vital 5 points from this hard fought encounter.

Final Score Sale FC 37 – Birmingham Moseley 30

Kieran Wilkinson in full flow kicking the ball for a conversion (c) Mark Ferriss Photography

Sale v Birmingham Moseley

Team announcement for tomorrow’s game v Birmingham Moseley here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

Here is your starting line up to face Birmingham Moseley here at the CorpAcq Stadium, with a 3pm kick off. Tomorrow, we have 3 players making their home debuts for the club.

Recent signings Emiliano Calle Rivas starts at Fly Half, with Robbie Povey and Ed O’Keefe on the bench. For more details on the team please use the following link here

If you would like to take advantage of our Non-Members Triple Ticket Offer for the next three home games – 16th February v Birmingham Moseley, 23rd February v Darlington Mowden Park and 2nd March v Blackheath Rugby, then use the following link to book your tickets

Walking Rugby makes big stride forwards

Sale FC’s Walking Rugby makes steps in the right direction.

As part of Sale FC Rugby’s continued drive within its Community programme, Walking Rugby has made great strides forwards since its introduction earlier this season.

Walking Rugby was set up with the help of Sale Sharks Community Trust initially, before they handed the reigns over to Junior Coach Matt Hulme to continue on the sessions.

During each session participants who are both male and female, and of all ages come along to enjoy a different type of exercise, within the context of the game of rugby, that is run in a sociable and friendly atmosphere here on a Monday Evening from 6.30pm.

Importantly, it doesn’t matter whether you have played the game before, as the club welcomes all comers to the sessions. To read more about these sessions please follow the link here

Our Walking Rugby participants after a Monday Evening session here a the CorpAcq Stadium (c) Sale FC Rugby

For more information about these sessions please contact Marketing@salefc.com

Team for Rosslyn Park

Sale FC Rugby travel to London tomorrow to face Rosslyn Park in their National League One clash. Kick off for the game is 3pm at Priory Lane.

Included in this week’s side are debutants Emiliano Calle Rivas at Fly Half, Ed O’Keefe at Full Back, who is in for the rested Jonty Rawcliffe and on the bench Canadian International Robbie Povey.

For your full squad list please follow the link here

Three is the Magic Number!

Watch Three National League One Games for just £25!

Prop Forward and Fan favourite Joe Kelly alongside Scrum Half Matt Bradley halt the Rotherham Titans player (c) Gareth Lyons Photography

Sale FC Rugby are pleased to announce that they will be offering a bumper triple match ticket to non-members for their next three home games here at the CorpAcq Stadium.

The three National League One games included in this offer for Non Members are:

Saturday 16th FebruaryValentine’s Double Header – 1st team play host to Birmingham Moseley, followed by Sale 1861 Women playing Stirling County Ladies in a return fixture.

Saturday 23rd February – 1st team v Darlington Mowden Park

Saturday 2nd MarchLadies Day – 1st team v Blackheath Rugby followed by the Sale FC Rugby Vets XV playing Bowdon Vets.

Jonty Rawcliffe, Johnny Leota and Jack Moorhouse on the charge (c) Gareth Lyons Photography

If you are a non-member of the club, you are invited to buy your tickets for the fantastic price of £25 (Normal cost £30) from the following link.

Don’t forget if you want to bring your children along to the games, if they are U16 then they get in absolutely FREE!

So come along, cheer on the Men and the Women of Sale FC Rugby, and enjoy visiting one of the oldest clubs in the world! For more details on the event please keep your eye on the club’s website and social media channels for more details.