There are three firsts tomorrow.
Sale FC play their first ever game against Blaydon RUFC tomorrow with a KO at 2:15pm.
It is also a landmark day for the club, because for the first time ever. An ex Minis and Junior Player will be starting for the club.
John Blanchard Jr has impressed enough over the past few games that he makes his way off the bench and starts for Sale FC in a big game at Heywood Road.
This is a massive step forward for the club. We have had an M&J group for around 8 years now and in the early days when John started there were less than 50 kids training all down at Heywood Road every Sunday morning. Since those days, we have taken off and hopefully John is the first of many children who will make the step up from Sunday morning run around with their mates to playing National Level rugby. Well Done Blanny Jr!
We also have another first tomorrow for a Sale player stepping up from the bench to 1st team rugby for the first time this season. Slightly different journey for player coach Neil Briggs however, via Sale Sharks, Leicester Tigers, London Welsh and Bourgoin.