IT WAS FOOTBALL AS THEY KNEW IT

In 1845, the first football laws were written by Rugby School pupils; in 1863 the Blackheath Club decided to leave the Football Association and in 1895 rugby had its own schism as union and league went their own ways.

Whilst all this change was happening in the game of football the Rugby version arrived in the North, and specifically Macclesfield, initially as played by infantry men of the 8th Cheshire Rifle Volunteers who played their first match in Macclesfield in 1873.


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Bristol moved within one point of Harlequins after a hard-fought win over the Londoners at Ashton Gate. Read👉bbc.in/2xDZIXt

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Bath won their first home match of the season as they came from behind to beat Northampton. Read👉bbc.in/2PV8ffa

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Wasps came from behind as they claimed their third Premiership victory in four games with a bonus-point win at Sale. Read👉bbc.in/2Q1SxPB

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Despite a fantastic second half display, Macclesfield fall to defeat in an enthralling contest. We’ll see you next week for the away match at Sedgley Park. #maccrugby

Full time: Macclesfield 15 Huddersfield 26

A misplaced pass stops Macc from getting another try but the last 15 mins from the home side has been fantastic to watch #maccrugby

Macc looking for another as they’re knocking on the door once more #maccrugby