Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby Announcement

A Club Statement

“The agreement between Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby has fantastic benefits for both clubs as we work together to grow rugby in the Northwest. We are very excited about what this means to both clubs and in particular how this will take Sale FC Rugby to where we believe it should be.”



Steve Smith, Chairman , Sale FC Rugby


Sale Sharks and Sale FC Rugby To Work Even Closer

Gallagher Premiership Rugby club Sale Sharks and National One side Sale FC Rugby have announced an initiative to work together more closely than ever before.

The venture entails support from the senior club, on and off the pitch, with Sale FC Rugby rising to Championship status part of the long-term ambition.

Since the advent of professionalism at Rugby Union clubs, the Sharks and the FC have been connected for over twenty five years. Indeed, the Sharks played at the iconic venue of Heywood Road until 2003.Sale FC Rugby have the history and Sale Sharks the professionalism.

They have now agreed to work together more closely than ever before.This latest move allows the two clubs to retain their own identities. They have devised a philosophy that will assist Sale FC Rugby in their ambition to play Championship Rugby whilst avoiding financial difficulties, and concurrently develop Sale Sharks into the strongest rugby franchise in the country.Sale Sharks will continue to invest into its own Academy and also into Sale FC Rugby, making all three teams stronger in their respective competitions.

Whilst both organisations will continue to be separate entities, operating independently in accordance with their status within the game, their rugby departments will co-operate fully.

Corpacq, Morson and Sale Sharks will invest sufficiently and liaise with Sale FC Rugby’s Executives to enable Sale FC Rugby to become a sustainable ‘break even’ business, thus securing the club for years to come.

Sale FC Rugby will benefit from the loan of senior and talented young players on a wider level of availability. Sale Sharks, who have players gaining on-field experience at several clubs, will be able to keep more players at a higher matchday fitness level.The ‘sharing’ of players will strengthen all teams and create a development pathway which all parties believe will be ‘second to none’.Furthermore, Sale FC Rugby will have access to the Sharks’ coaches, dietitians, kicking and scrum coaching expertise and rehabilitation staff.


Match Preview

Sale FC Rugby vs Rosslyn Park FC

In advance of our match against Rosslyn Park on Saturday. We would like to wish their team and travelling supporters a safe journey from West London to Sale.

Entrance to the game

  • Free for members and under 16s
  • £10 for non-members
  • £8 for concessions and Sale Sharks Season Ticket holders (on production of a season ticket)

Game KO is 3pm but gate is open at 12:30pm and if you wish to book a pre-match meal you have until Thursday evening to do so. please book here

MMU 1st XV vs University of Liverpool 1st XV

This Wednesday we are proud to host Manchester Metropolitan University in their BUCS game against University of Liverpool.

MMU Rugby have been supporting Sale FC Rugby this season with our Sale FC 2’s benefiting from coaching and players from MMU, so this would be a good opportunity to come down and support some of our players and some of the players of the future.

Entrance to the game is

  • £5 non-members and students
  • Free for Sale FC Rugby Members (on production of their card)

KO 7:30PM at CorpAcq Stadium Heywood Road.


Sale leave it late again

This was Sale FC’s first ever visit to the Northern Echo Arena and fixture against DMP. The rain abated for the start of the game but the high winds continued and caused both sides problems under the high ball for the rest of the afternoon.

The first ten minutes Sale FC kept DMP defending in their own half with both sides testing each other’s defences, during which our first casualty of the day had Adam Aigbokhae leading the affray with a damaged ankle to be replace by Nic Dolly.

This seemed to upset the team’s rhythm and raised the home sides work rate who enjoyed the majority of the possession during the first half , scoring three tries to Sales one and only try. Read more here