The good news keeps on coming! Sale FC have signed Sale Sharks Hooker, Neil Briggs for the upcoming 2017-18 season. Neil has made more than 120 appearances for Sale Sharks over two spells including playing with side that won the Premiership trophy in 2006, he’s also played for Leicester Tigers and London Welsh RFC. This is a massive signing for Sale FC and demonstrates that Jonathan Keep‘s side aren’t resting on their second place success of last year. Neil comes to us not only as a Hooker but as part of his coach development will work alongside the Sale FC coaching team on specialist coaching issues. Neil will also be working with The Sale Sharks in their coaching set up. For the younger players in the squad, it’ll be invaluable having a player of his pedigree supporting their future development as well.
Breakfast with the Lions
Sale FC are organising a series of “Breakfast with the Lions” at Heywood Road during all three Test Matches this summer between the British and Irish Lions and New Zealand.
The breakfasts will be £10 for breakfast and a pint
24th June 7:30 am Opening the doors for Breakfast
1st July 7:30 am Opening the doors for Breakfast
8th July 7:30 am Opening the doors for Breakfast
Sale have a long history of players representing the British and Irish Lions dating back to 1910!
So far Sale FC have provided the following players who’ve all played at Heywood Road over the years.
Cap Name Year
175 ISHERWOOD, George Aldwyn 1910
411 PATTERSON, William Michael 1959
475 STAGG, Peter Kidner 1968
600 SMITH, Stephen James 1983
711 ROBINSON, Jason Thorpe 2001, 2005
734 CUETO, Mark John 2005
742 SHERIDAN, Andrew John 2005, 2009
743 HODGSON, Charles Christopher 2005
744 TITTERRELL, Andrew James 2005
750 WHITE, Jason Philip Randall 2005
2nd XV Match against Fylde at Heywood Road Cancelled
|Following a pitch inspection, this morning, today’s Sale FC 2’s game against Fylde has been called off due to a frozen pitch. For those heading to Heywood Rd, the Clubhouse will still be open at 2pm and will be showing the international game between England and Argentina. The match kicks off at 2.30pm.|
Trafford Councillors Run The New York Marathon For The Alex Hulme Foundation
Local Trafford Councillors running for the Alex Hulme Foundation in Sale FC colours in this weekends New York Marathon
Well done all!
Sean Anstee, Chris Clarkson, Alex Williams & Nathan Evans
Sale V Stourbridge
Sale 13 v Stourbridge 9
A bumper crowd of over 700 was in attendance at Heywood Road on Saturday to witness what was to be a hard fought victory over a tough Stourbridge side.
In a cagey opening quarter the main talking point was the brightly coloured change strip of Stourbridge. It was the Midlands outfit who drew first blood with an excellently converted penalty from Fly-Half Luke White in the 16th minute. Further indiscipline from Sale resulted in another penalty for Stourbridge in the 20th to put Stourbridge 0-6 up.
The first real action of the match came in he 25th minute when Sale number eight Tom Ailes produced some magical footwork to evade the Stourbridge defence in his own half and he charged up the field before flicking the ball right to Jack Moorhouse, fresh from scoring his 100th try for the club last week, to dive over in the corner. Captain, Liam McGovern added the extras to give Sale a 7-6 lead going into the break.
Stourbridge got the second half underway and the early exchanges matched that of the first. Indiscipline from both sides resulted in another penalty opportunity for Stourbridge which was coolly converted again by Luke White to give Stourbridge a 7-9 lead in the 49th minute.
Sale slowly started to excerpt control on the contest after this point and two penalties in quick succession by Sale fly-half Chris Johnson in the 62nd and 65th minutes gave Sale a 13-9 lead.
Sale retained control after this, largely keeping play in the Stourbridge half. Jack Moorhouse came closest with what looked to be a certain score, but a contender for tackle of the season by Stourbridge winger Ashley Elvers prevented him from going over.
Sale are now in 2nd place in National North 2. Level on points with Caldy and 1 point ahead of local rivals Sedgley Park in 3rd.