Not a good day at the office for the 1st team at Loughborough but we still came away with a point. 76 – 30
Another comfortable win for the table topping Lions who took on Preston GH at Priory Park. 36 – 0
A blip for the 3rd team when they visited the league leaders Wirral. 25 – 15
The 4th team claimed their rightful position at the top of the table with a decent win against Linley. 31 – 5
Recently relegated Birmingham Moseley visit Priory Park for the first time on Saturday. The Blues, still reeling from the defeat at Loughborough will be looking to give Moseley their third defeat, in this league, anything can happen! 3.00 KO
The Lions will not be taking anything for granted as they visit struggling Stockport. 2.15 KO
The 3rd team will be keen to rebound against mid table Kirkby Lonsdale at home. 2.15 KO
The 4th team will be seeking their 8th win this season at Winnington Park. 2.15 KO
The Rt. Reverend William A Pwaisiho OBE, the Hon. Assistant Bishop of Chester has agreed to become our very first Rugby Club Chaplain. Please take time to congratulate him on his new appointment at the Christmas lunch on 10th December.
Moseley pre-match lunch
Our next 3 course lunch is scheduled for the 19th November when we host Birmingham Mosely, recently relegated from The Championship and eager to return at the first attempt. Tickets for the lunch are priced at £15 plus entry and are already selling well, so don’t delay, book your place now and don’t forget – book 4 places and receive a free bottle of wine.
To Start: Roasted red pepper and tomato soup, Bread roll & butter
Main: Beef bourguignon Colcannon mash Carrot & Swede
To Finish: Cheese & Biscuits with celery and grapes
Coffee and mints
£15 + entry
Congratulations to our lads who made it into the Cheshire team that beat Yorkshire, Lancashire and Cumbria. Tim Philips, Sam Worthington and Simon Ridgway have all come through the ranks of MRUFC from age six and are an inspiration to all our players. The future is bright.
Club ties are available to buy from Jonathan at the club. £15 adult or £10 Junior. We have the standard, dark blue and the retro royal blue striped ties for sale. Silk Club ties are only available to Silk Club members.
Don’t forget to claim your seat for the spectacle of the year – Dave Avery is to be waxed on Saturday, not for the faint hearted. All proceeds go to East Cheshire Hospice. Read more about his mission here: https://www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/2016/11/member-loses-winter-coat/.
Former Players Lunch
It may seem a long way off but we already have 5 tables booked for the Former Players Lunch on 4th February prior to the Cambridge game. If you haven’t done so already make sure you book your place with Geoff Rushton. Don’t miss out on this one.
The Mini and Junior section came together at 11AM on Sunday 13th November to impeccably observe the 2 minutes silence in remembrance of the fallen. Jake Jones (Under 11) read the words from “For the Fallen”
They shall grow not old, as we that are left grow old:
Age shall not weary them, nor the years condemn.
At the going down of the sun and in the morning
We will remember them.
A truly touching occasion observed with total and fitting respect, and a reminder of the spirit of our wonderful game.
N-Pro Head Gear
Some of you may be aware of a new headgear product called N-Pro which has just launched and has received some media coverage.
We have been advised that the head guard currently does not meet World Rugby specifications and is being evaluated by the developers. Until this process is complete, World Rugby has requested that the headgear is not worn in any rugby match and this information is communicated to any players who may wish to wear the product.
The England Rugby RugbySafe online Essential Guides and FAQs provide useful information and guidelines on a number of player welfare issues including the use of head guards and other protective equipment.