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Scunthorpe v Sale FC Preview

This weekend Sale continue their progress towards the playoff spot with our first ever away trip to Scunthorpe.  Lying in 14th position in the table Scunthorpe are 6 points behind Luctonians and safety from relegation. Scunthorpe have only one win in 2017 and are struggling with a growing injury list.  Like most clubs they’ve had a week off rugby which should help them closer to full strength.  This league has so many shocks in it, with any team capable of beating any other team as Preston Grasshoppers demonstrated last week by beating Leicester Lions 12 positions above them so we need to go in and play to the best of our ability.

Director of Rugby Jonathan Keep will want some improvement from the display against Harrogate two weekends ago where Sale were 10 points down after only 20 minutes.

Match Report from our November game against Scunthorpe here

Sale V Harrogate Preview

This is another must win game for Sale. If we want to put the playoff spot out of the reach of Leicester Lions and Sedgley Park as well as pushing toward a home draw for the playoff, we need to get at least 4 points against a tricky 11th placed Harrogate team.  Four of Harrogate’s eight victories this season have arrived in 2017, so they are on a bit of a roll.

In late October we managed the full five points, with tries from Joe “Donut” Kelly, Tom Ailes, Jack Moorhouse and Scott Rawlings. The first session was an even affair with the teams coming in 13-13 at halftime.  The set piece struggled with Harrogate’s power at times, as well as the referee’s interpretations of the scrum, but eventually we pulled away in the final 20.  More of the same this weekend should see us with a clear pathway to the playoff, but, this league is a tough place and we can’t be complacent.



1st XV v Sheffield Tigers Team Sheet Added

1 Dan Birchall  2 Oliver Longmore  3 Adam Aigbokhae

4 Rhys Davies   5 Matthew Postlethwaite

6 Gareth Rawlings  7 Andrew Hughes  8 Tom Ailes

9 Chris Townsend  10 Chris Johnson    12 Scott Rawlings  13 Jack Moorhouse

11 Sam Stelmaszek  14 Matthew Neary

15 Liam McGovern

Bench: 16 Laurence Sanderson  17 Henry Platt  18 Jamie Bache  19 Tom Davenport  20 Matthew Simpson

KO: 2:15 pm 


-Free for members and under 16’s

£8 non-members

£5 concessions

Remember that joining as a social member gets you free entrance to all Sale FC games and Sale Jets games at Heywood Road. It also gives you a 10% discount on the bar!

Read our preview of the game here