Macclesfield got their new National League One campaign off to the perfect start this weekend with a 31-12 victory over Wharfedale at Priory Park.
As last season the first weekend for Macclesfield was a successful one with a convincing 31-12 victory for the Blues over Wharfedale at Priory Park before a sadly small crowd of just over two hundred who watched the fare on offer and at this level of Rugb. It is quite disappointing to see around National One – the third tier in English Rugby – that the gates last Saturday were quite paltry despite some tasty encounters on offer. Biggest crowd [...]
Macclesfield Rugby Club is delighted to be able to announce a new sponsorship deal. First team Macclesfield Blues will be sponsored by local firm Connolly Scaffolding for the next 2 years. Wayne Connolly started his scaffolding business in 2002, and has expanded the firm in the last 7 years to become one of the largest and most respected independent scaffolding companies in the North West of England. He started out in business in 1993 with a modest capital investment of [...]
The Rugby World Cup is less than 3 weeks away, and naturally we rugby supporters are all excited and expecting our respective teams to do well. All rugby fans, be they English, Welsh, Scottish or Irish, firmly believe that their teams have got what it takes to win the cup, but are any of us really being realistic? Have any of the Home Nations rugby teams got the talent and the strength in depth to challenge the Southern Hemisphere rugby [...]
The pre season games are now over and the season, at last, starts on Saturday when Wharfedale visit to open the 2011/12 campaign. See ‘Preview’. Last week there were a couple of pre season outings starting on Wednesday when a Lions Squad took on a determined Wilmslow side who were keen to show their mettle and, despite errors from both squads, the Wilmslow side ran out convincing winners to ensure that there will be no complacency as the Lions head [...]
Macclesfield got their pre-season preparations off to a flying start this week with an impressive 28-21 victory over Championship outfit Rotherham Titans. After last season’s superb fourth place finish the Blues know that expectations will be high this year and they will no longer be seen as the new boys in National One. Having lost a number of key players over the summer, including Captain Evan Stewart and Jon Keep there were several new faces on show and they were [...]
After over a month on pre season training the Blues Squad gets some match practice on Thursday evening when Rotherham from the Championship send down a squad for the first of the pre season games and this takes place at Priory Park with a 7.15.pm. kick off so do come along and see the new Macclesfield team as it prepares for their second campaign in National One under the guidance of Geoff Wappett & Andy Northey. There have been a [...]
Whenever you want an honest and considered opinion about any issue, I find it’s always best to speak to the man at the top. It doesn’t matter whether you’re talking about rugby, politics or business: the man who steers the team is the person whose opinion matters most. So, if you’re a supporter of Macclesfield Rugby Club and are wondering what the coming season holds for your team, you’d naturally want to hear from the Director of Rugby, and former [...]