Category: Rugby

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


With our upmost respect, we would like to offer our condolences to a truly valued member of our community; Tom Barker, who sadly passed last week, 2019.

Tom Barker pictured in Lancashire team photo

Unfortunately, few of us had the pleasure of being in his company, as man of many traits he was beloved by all. A diverse player with the ability to play anywhere in the pack, apart from hooker, also referred to as the fat boy club, of which he was not. A great athlete, Tom also spent time playing with Lancashire county on many occasions.

Off the field Tom Barker was also exceptional, with the ability to take up any role; he became Vice President in 66, before impressively taking roles as President and Chairman- a true lifelong member and ambassador of the club.

He will be deeply missed by all his family, friends and Sale Fc community

We hope you Rest in Peace

#onesalefc #onefamily

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.


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


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A2, Canterbury CT4, UK

Team Announcement

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


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


Sale FC220426
Old Elthamians210115


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