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Sale FC v Cambridge

Team Line up for tomorrow’s game against Cambridge Rugby

Saturday afternoon sees Sale FC Rugby play our last National League One game of the season against Cambridge Rugby.

The day is a celebration of rugby, with the Minis and Juniors having their awards presentation in the morning, followed by the first team game, before the Men’s, Women’s and Under 16’s sides have their awards presentation in the evening.

With Sale FC now mathematically safe from the relegation battle, it is sure to be a fantastic day of rugby for all involved. However, our visitors sit just inside the relegation zone and will therefore be looking to escape from the grasps of relegation and National League Two South for next season.

We look forward to seeing you at the CorpAcq Stadium, where there will be a barbecue on for all fans, with a parade at half time for all the minis and juniors to participate in.

Admission to the game is as follows: Adults £10, Concessions £8 and Children U16’s FREE.

Sale FC are Cheshire Cup Champions

After a thrilling final at Winnington Park, Sale manage to overcome Chester.

The Sale pack rumble towards Chester’s line (c) Matt Eagles Photography

Sale made the relatively short trip to Winnington Park on a sunny Thursday evening to face National 2 North promotion chasers, Chester, in the final of the 2019 Cheshire Cup.

The blue and whites, playing up the slight slope in the first half, started the game well and deservedly took the lead in the 8th minute when Emiliano Calle Rivas slotted a straightforward penalty from 18 metres. 3-0

However, the lead was not to last long as an attempted clearance was charged down and, several phases later, the Chester scrum-half, Tom Holloway, breached the Sale defence for the first try of the game. 3-7

The men in red were now building a head of steam when full-back, Sean Green, broke clear from halfway, Sale scrum-half, Matt Bradley, was shown a yellow card as he attempted to slow the play down.

There followed a sustained period of pressure on the blue and whites try line with Chester hooker, Alick Croft, eventually crossing the whitewash to increase their lead. 3-12

Ed O’Keeffe scoring for Sale FC (c) Matt Eagles Photography

Sale were in need of some inspiration and it duly arrived in the formidable form of hooker, Neil Briggs, who, two minutes after replacing Oli Longmore, emerged from a rolling maul to reduce the arrears. 8-12

Five minutes later came the moment of the game as Sale’s outside-centre, Ed O’Keeffe, received a ball out wide, weaved this way and that and then put a clever kick behind the winger before winning the foot race to touch down.

Half-time 15-12

The second half started in the same way as the first with Sale dominating territory and possession and they soon increased their lead as Rhys Davies broke through the defensive line before offloading for Tom Ailes to stride in; Full-back, Robbie Povey, adding the extras. 22-12

Adam Aigbokhae on the move after breaking through the Chester defence (c) Matt Eagles Photography

The blue and whites were proving irresistible at this point and, following a kick to the corner from Povey, the lineout was gathered in to set up another rolling maul from which captain, David Seymour, stretched and reached to the line. 27-12

If Sale thought the game was won at this point, they were to get a rude awakening as Chester began to prove why they were flying high in National 2 North, winger, Harrison Vare, scoring a fine try after quick hands in midfield. 27-17

With just over ten minutes of the match remaining, the reds scored their fourth try of the game through their number 8, Shay Owen, to set up a grandstand finish. 27-24

However, the blue and whites were not to be denied and following an amazing break from Ryan Parkinson (playing at inside centre rather than his usual position in the back row), Tom Ailes scored his second try to put the game out of reach.

Full-time 34-24

To watch the highlights of the game follow the link here

Hindle Cup

Sale Grammar’s Alumni go head to head for the Hindle Cup this Thursday evening.

This Thursday Evening sees Sale Grammar’s Alumni Old Boys facing off against Sale Grammar’s Even Older Alumni Boys for the Hindle Cup.

The Hindle Cup as it is proudly known is named after Mr Andrew Hindle, who was the former Head of Physical Education at the school, where he taught so many of the Alumni Old Boys during their time at the school.

The Hindle Cup games were created as a way of not only remembering Mr Hindle and the work he did at the school, but to also provide a legacy, allowing students both young and old to compete for the cup in his memory, therefore bringing together the former alumni of the school on this prestigious sporting occasion.

Kick Off on Thursday Evening will be 7.30pm, with admission being Adults £5 and Children U16 £3.

Matt Bradley Overjoyed that rugby is back

Season Finale Sat 27th April

This Saturday, Sale FC play against Cambridge Rugby in the season finale.

Sale FC Rugby v Cambridge – Saturday 27th April (c) Sale FC Rugby

On Saturday 27th April, Sale FC Rugby play host to Cambridge Rugby in their season finale to their first campaign in National League One.

With the blue and whites future in National League One almost certainly secured for another season, the visitors Cambridge still have it all to play for as they sit perilously above the relegation zone going into the final round of the season.

After their first meeting on the opening day of the season, where both sides played out a 36-36 draw down at Cambridge, it is sure to go down to the wire this time around with Sale FC Rugby having home advantage over their Southern opponents.

With the season drawing to a close on Saturday afternoon at the CorpAcq Stadium, it will also see post match the End of Season Awards Dinner taking place at the club, where players will receive such accolades as Player of the Season and Player’s Player of the Season. Additionally, there will also be the first awards ceremony for the 1861 Womens team.

To join in these celebrations at the club on Saturday evening contact Functions Manager here for your tickets. Tickets for the event are priced at £10 per person.

Admission for the game on Saturday is as follows: Adults £10, Concessions £8 and Children U16 FREE.

For more information about the game this Saturday please keep an eye on the club website and social media for more details.

Johnny Leota: My National One experience.

Johnny Leota (c) John Marfleet/Sale FC Squad Pictures 2018/19

With Johnny Leota being an integral part of the Sale FC Rugby squad this season during our first season in National League One, and being a member of the Sale Sharks squad too.

Talking Rugby Union caught up with Johnny Leota to find out about his time in National League One with the blue and whites, and also life after rugby including Johnny gaining a degree in Business Leadership and Management.

To read more about Johnny’s National League One experiences and also his first column for Talking Rugby Union please follow the link here

Taylor at the double for England Students.

Christian Taylor is named once again in the starting line up for England Students.

Christian Taylor (c) Sale FC Rugby 2018/19

On Good Friday, England Students will be playing against their French University counterparts in the return leg of their double header in Bordeaux.

After last Sunday’s historic victory over the French Students at Chester Rugby Club, where the England Students beat their French opponents by 27 points to 17, in what was their first victory in 10 years, their attentions now turn to the return fixture in Bordeaux.

Head Coach Darren Fearn (also Head of Rugby at Northumbria University) has named the following players in his team for tomorrow’s game.

In the starting line up is Sale FC Rugby and Manchester Metropolitan’s Hooker Christian Taylor, who “performed brilliantly” said Fearn after speaking about the victory last Sunday.

England Students Team to face French Universities in Bordeaux.

The game will be played at the Stade Gilbert Santiago on Good Friday (7.30pm Kick Off – French Time) with it being covered on the @StudentsRFU Instagram, Twitter and Facebook like they did last Sunday from Chester Rugby.

The club would like to wish Christian and his England Students team mates well over in Bordeaux, and hope that they can do the double over their French opponents in what will surely be a hostile environment in the South West of France tomorrow evening.

To read more about England Students performance in Chester last Sunday please follow the link here courtesy of Talking Rugby Union.