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Last Weekend

We were robbed! Came the cry. This time it was totally justified as confirmed by many Moseley supporters and a couple of past England internationals. The Blues earned two points, should have been five. 28-24

A thrilling match between league leaders Sedgley Park and the Lions ended in a narrow defeat for Iain’s boys. 34-35

The 3rd team had a nice day out in the Lake District taking the spoils against Kirkby Lonsdale. 19-34

The 4th team maintained their promotion position with a home win against Winnington Park. 30-14

Although our U16s had a commanding home lead at half time, a few injuries allowed Lymm to gain a draw. The away team go through to the final. Our lads still have not lost a game for two years! An amazing statistic which bodes well for the future of our club. 20-20


This Weekend

2nd placed Plymouth Albion travel the length of the country to visit us on Saturday, it will not be walkover for them! KO 3.00

A well-earned rest for the Lions this weekend. Let’s hope Chester can do us a favour!

The 3rd team welcome Fylde to Macclesfield. Fylde took the spoils in the last match. KO 3.00

The 4th team visit Bowdon on Saturday. With only 2 matches left Elliot’s boys are looking like distinct promotion contenders, we may know the answer by the final whistle. KO 3.00


Beer Festival – Help!

The organisers are looking for help with this year’s Beer Festival. Please take a look at the following link: http://us10.campaign-archive2.com/?u=02fa72eb62a8ed676735a9eda&id=d6bce8a9b8&e


Beer Festival – 5th & 6th May 2017


Plymouth Lunch

There is a pie lunch this Saturday prior to the match. £10 each for the best pies this side of Wigan! Please pay Maggie on arrival. Service from 1.30pm


Blackheath Lunch

We will be having our last formal lunch this season prior to the game against Blackheath on the 8th April. This one is always a sell out so get in there early and book your seats, we still have a couple of tables left, but not for long. £15 per head plus your entry fee will give you a fine meal followed by some quality rugby. Why wouldn’t you! You can book your space online here: https://www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/product/blackheath-pre-match-meal/

Menu

To Start: Chicken & vegetable soup Bread roll and butter

Main: Cumberland sausages served in a giant Yorkshire pudding with onion gravy Mashed potatoes Green beans Carrot & swede


British & Irish Lions Competition

Choose your B&I Lions team and win a family membership!

Take some time to select your team that will start the first test on the 24th June, the entry that has the most players correct wins, it’s as easy as that. If a tie break is needed, the winner will be the one that has the most correct players and the correct captain. If a further tie break is needed, the final match score will be used.

To enter, just email jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk, putting the words “Lions Comp” in the subject line and send your team in the following format

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Tie Break.         Captain…………………………………Score………………………………………

The winner will receive a family membership for the season 2017/18 (maximum 2 adults & 2 children) or one, non-playing membership and season ticket. Only one entry per person please, the prize is not transferable. Entries must be received before the Lions squad is announced on April 19th 2017.

Good Luck!


Colts Semi Final

Our Colts will take on Chester this Sunday at 2.00pm in the U18s Semi-Final. Come down to the club to watch some quality rugby.


Guest Beer

This weekend’s guest beer comes from Everards of Leicester – Tiger Ale 4.2%.

A true award winning bitter with universal appeal. Tiger Best Bitter is a classic example of getting the perfect balance between sweetness and bitterness. Made with carefully selected British hops and premium Maris Otter malt.

The last guest ale we had in was gone in 45 minutes! Get to the bar quick!


Hayden Bowen

It is with great sadness that I have to bring you the news that a long standing and much loved member of MRUFC, Hayden Bowen, passed away on Monday evening.  Hayden has been a member – and fixture – at the rugby club for more than 70 years and probably clocked up in excess of 1,000 games for his club until finally hanging up his boots when he was well into his 60’s. 

Hayden started playing as a teenager back at the old London Road ground in the 50’s and following his National Service, continued to play for Macc. through the years at Tytherington and Priory Park.  An ‘old school’ prop, Hayden played for the 1st XV for a number of years before dropping down the sides, and along with Pete Harper Sr. started the extremely successful and sociable Veterans team back in 1975 where he carried on playing for some 30 years.

Everyone who met Hayden, always said what a lovely man he was, a real gentleman, a good friend and a true club man who, despite suffering from a serious stroke a couple of years back, still wanted to do his bit for his club and regularly manned the gate on a Saturday afternoon, come rain or shine.  Macclesfield Rugby Club have lost an absolute gem in Hayden and the club will be a sadder place without Hayden around.

Our thoughts go out to wife Sue, daughters Sally & Katie who, together with Hayden’s Grandchildren, made him extremely proud. 

On Saturday for the Macc. v. Plymouth Albion game, the flags will be at half-mast and there will be a minutes silence in honour of a much loved member of our rugby club, who will be sorely missed by everyone who knew him.  Details of Hayden’s funeral will be  shown on the club website as soon as they are known, so please make the effort to come and say goodbye to a great friend of Macclesfield Rugby Club – Hayden Bowen.

The Funeral Service will take place at 10.30 a.m. on Tuesday, 18th April 2017 at the Parish Church of St Thomas, Henbury followed by Interment in the Churchyard.  Donations may be made, if so desired, in favour of the Pancreatic Cancer Research Fund. Refreshments will be available at the clubhouse from 12.00 midday.


Ladies Rugby

Once (if) the club is developed, we will have the facilities to start a Ladies team. To start the ball rolling we will obviously need some players. We have had some interest already but we could do with more. If you fancy taking part in the greatest team sport, please contact Jonathan – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk


The Silk Old Boys Club

It is about time we formed a Supporter’s Club. We need the help of a dedicated few to organise lunches, functions and trips to away matches and fly the MRUFC flag. Who would like to get this started? Please contact Jonathan.


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