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.

 

RFU Suspends All Rugby | Club Statement

We appreciate your patience and support in these difficult times.

Taken from the RFU Website:

Rugby activity includes club training, league and cup matches plus rugby education courses from 17 March until 14 April subject to continued review.

The decision has been taken following government advice in the interests of players, coaches, referees, volunteers, supporters and the wider rugby union community.

Where possible, players at all levels are encouraged to maintain their own personal fitness and keep active during this time, while following government guidelines about safe distance and safe exercise environments.

The RFU will continue to review and monitor government advice and will provide detailed updates on the impact to the season in the coming weeks.

Club Statement:

In light of the Government’s briefing on Monday 16  thMarch and the subsequent RFU announcement, Sale FC will be suspending all rugby activities immediately.
This means that there will be no 1  st XV, Ladies, Colts or M&J’s games or training prior to  the 14  th April (subject to continued review).
Unfortunately, this also means that tours organised by the U9s-U15s will be postponed until further notice. Please also note that our annual Ladies Day planned for  the 28  thMarch will be rearranged for a later date (ticket holders will be contacted regarding refunds).
I am sure you will appreciate that like other businesses, this will be a testing time for our club. However, the Executive and Management Team will continue to work hard to minimise the negative impact on the club. Please note that at this time we will continue to be open and operating day to day, however, we kindly ask that if you have business with the club that you contact us via telephone or email in the first instance.
As a club, we do appreciate that this is a worrying time for members and we urge you to continue to follow the government guidelines.
We will continue to keep you updated via our club newsletter and social media.

 

Dan Birchall

Think Danny B sums it up for all of us here at the club. We look forward to seeing you in April!

Birmingham Moseley | Match Report | A Bitter Night With a Sweet Ending

A Bitterly Cold & Windy Thursday Night Lights
Sale Triumph over Birmingham Moseley in a thriller

 

 

Match Preview available to fully catch up

Sale FC Starting XV

A cold and windy night at Heywood Rd as Chris Johnson Kicks-off long, Sale initiating a period of heavy pressure as Johnson crafted a kick towards the corner, Jeremy To’a chasing hard but unfortunately beaten by the covering defender.

Another lineout on the opposite side saw Sale dominate in a lovely rolling Maul as The Dogs crash over the whitewash- penalty try awarded, after just three minutes.

The game begins to expand optimistically through a series of ambitious kicks for territory.

Moseley worked themselves down field as they mounted a series of grubbers, gaining territory deep into the Sale half. The pressure was on as Birmingham shaped to the corner from a penalty.

Another infringement resulted in a penalty which fly-half Ben Palmer converted. In a terrific contest, physicality came into play with some big hits as both teams fight for possession and territory.

There was a close call when the ball was charged down by Stone Priestley-Nangle, recovered terrifically by Moseley’s Palmer who hacked it into touch. From a 5m lineout heading into the final 10 of the first half, the pressure told as Patrick Ah Van made an break from a poorly placed kick, offloading to Johnson who stormed towards the line. The ball was quickly shifted wide as Stone Priestley-Nangle touched down in the corner, with a good conversion from Johnson.

 

Sale completely dominated possession as they continued to put some fine play together. Fergus Mulchrone evaded a couple tackles as he darted in from the 22, as Johnson converted for a 21-3 scoreline at half-time

 

The rain lashed down heavily towards the end of the first half, but cleared as the players came back out for the second. The second 40 began with the same intensity as the first, with a Moseley player down injured after a huge hit from Sale captain Andy Hughes.

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Penalty after penalty came for Sale before the referee awarded a yellow to Morgan Dawes of Moseley, Sale able to finally gain yardage into opposition territory on the hour-mark. Sale got complacent as a penalty awarded to Moseley was taken quickly by replacement scrum half Sam Pointon who darted in uncontested from the 22. Palmer converted to make it 21-10 after 70 minutes.

Sale moved deep into enemy territory after a splendid offload from Jake Pope on halfway, and Jeremy To’a accelerated down the touchline before being brought down in the Moseley 22. Play was shifted quickly along the line with Mulchrone forcing his way over the line for an unconverted try to finish the game.

 

Matchday Photos Courtesy of Gareth Lyons

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Birmingham Moseley Preview- Thursday Night Lights

TEAM ANNOUNCEMENT

This game was unfortunately postponed from February due to poor weather with Storm Dennis and Ciara hitting hard. Fortunately enough though, it means the club gets a rare Thursday Night Lights!

Sale FC return to Heywood Road this Thursday in another Nat 1 battle. Jonathan Keep’s men welcome 13th placed Birmingham Moseley up to sunny Manchester.

SATURDAY
12th MARCH
19:45pm | CorpAcq Stadium | Heywood Rd

Adults £10
U16's FREE
SSSC Members FREE
Sale Sharks Season Ticket Holders FREE

Join us for some dinner and entertainment!

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Chinnor Match Preview | Team Announcement

After a long expected wait, Sale FC return to the stomping ground at Heywood Road with CorpAcq Stadium looking fresher after some weeks away. The groundsmen have been working relentlessly all week to get the pitch ready for action.

Jonathan Keep announces his squad ahead of a big weekend as Sale FC take on 3rd-placed Chinnor.
In this week’s preview we hear from Scum-Half Matt Bradley, Centre and replacement Jeremy To’a who played his first game last week after weeks out and Fergus Mulchrone as they reflect and look ahead.

SATURDAY 
7th March | 2pm | CorpAcq Stadium
Heywood Rd

 

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