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Last Weekend

The Blues put up a good fight, especially when down to 14 men but, were overpowered by the might of Hartpury. It was, by no means a walk over. 12 – 62

The Lions suffered a rare defeat at Chester, they still finished the year at the top though. 31 – 29

A narrow win for the 3rd team. They currently lie in 4th position in Sale Sharks Division 1.  18 – 17

The 4th team remain in the promotion zone even though they failed to raise a team on Saturday.


This Weekend

A daytrip to the coast for the 1st team as they look to do the double over Fylde on Saturday, we could do with a win! Kick off 3.00pm

Another day of rest for the 2nd team. They will be looking forward to the rest of the season in Conference A

It’s going to be a big match for the 3rd team as they travel to top of the table Rossendale. Kick off 2.15pm

The 4th team will claim top spot with a win against the Gentlemen of Moore at Warrington. Kick off 2.15pm

With no home matches on Saturday, the clubhouse will be closed.


Fylde Christmas Lunch

There are 12 spaces left for the above lunch £35 including entry. Please apply directly with Fylde if you are interested in turkey and good rugby.

richard.Kernot@fylderugby.co.uk

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Second Team

Half season report

Played – 13
Won – 11
Lost – 2
Points for – 781
Points against – 174
Points difference – 607
League position – 1st
Players used – 46
Age range is from 18 to 53

Read this full article here >>


Christmas Opening Hours

The club will be open for various events over the festive period but, the office will be closed from lunchtime 21st December until 4th January. If you have any enquiries please contact Jonathan on 07841 114894.

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Club Security

Some items have been stolen from the changing rooms in the past few weeks. It is a sad reflection of human nature that criminals choose our, family funded club to ply their trade.

Can we all be extra vigilant in the future please? Nobody should be entering our club unless we know who they are, do not hesitate to question anyone who is acting suspiciously. Please give extra attention to the fire door that opens onto the car park, this door is left open to allow booted players access to the toilets during games. No one else should need access.

Let us hope we do not suffer a reoccurrence.


Former Player’s Lunch

The pre match lunch on 4th February, prior to the Cambridge match is dedicated to the Former Players of MRUFC. Although nearly all tables are now taken, there are still a few places left. Please contact Geoff Rushton if you don’t want to miss out on a fantastic day.

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Guess the Score

This week’s winner was Mavis Immer with a very close predicted score of 13 – 62. Mavis receives £50. Congratulations.


The Annual Lads’ and Dads – Sunday 18th December 11 am onwards…..

The annual Lads and Dads fun and games will take place Sunday 18th December. The coaches (and anyone else wishing to) will dress in the theme of Pantomime Dames / Characters, (and councillors will be on hand to deal with anyone adversely affected by this act). There will be fun and games where the Lads take on the Dads on the pitch (trained first aid personnel will be available for Dads who suffer bruised pride during this event.

Following the games we will retire to the bar, and coaches will be invited to sing (murder) some Christmas Jingles (again, Councillors will be on hand for those in need). Of course the main event will be The MEGA 500 Club Draw (£800 of prizes to be given away) in the bar.


Newletter Articles

If you have anything of interest that we can include in the weekly newsletter, please contact Jonathan – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

Word documents are fine, try to include any photos too.

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Plastic mugs

Since Craig Price took the wind out of everyone’s sails with his photo from the top of his Hong Kong hotel, we have not had any further entries (could have been superimposed). Don’t despair, the award will not be awarded just for distance travelled, points can be earned for guile and cunning too. We’ve not seen a cup at an opposing clubhouse yet for example.

Keep up the good work.


Kings Old Boys v Macclesfield

Like Rugby, But Slower

Friday 23rd December sees what is becoming, the Annual Christmas Charity Challenge Match between Kings School Old Boys and a Macclesfield Invitation XV.

Kick-off is at 7.15pm, entry is free so please give generously to the collection for East Cheshire Hospice & Teenage Cancer Trust. Bar open from 6.00pm, food is available, raffle draw and all the fun of seeing people who should know better, playing rugby and enjoying themselves.

Interestingly, there will be 4 sets of brothers playing for Kings, all of whom also played for Macclesfield; Dan and Jake Percival, Johnny (played for Oxford vs Cambridge this week) and Ben Marsden, James and Jonathan Keep, Will and Andrew Hodgson

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PLAQUES AND THEIR PLACE IN HISTORY

There is a lot of the Clubs history screwed to the walls of the stairwell entrance. Now they hang there doleful and silent and yet when they were presented to the Club it was to commemorate some game, event, occasion and these are full of memories for those that were there (and can remember being there!). I am expanding the Clubs history to gather some of these memories whilst they are still available. If anyone has any background to any of the plaques please get in touch (via Jonathan) and I’ll arrange to capture their memories on video or audio.

To start with I have a few copies that it would be interesting to get more information on.

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I imagine someone who toured the US that year might know a little more? And I suspect a former Chariman of the Mini/Junior section knows more about this one….

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No home games this Saturday, however it’s a big weekend for the Six Nations! 1️⃣ First up 🇮🇪 Ire v Wal 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁷󠁬󠁳󠁿 2:15 KO. 2️⃣🚨don’t miss our Six Nations Quiz @ 3pm finishing just in time for…3️⃣🏴󠁧󠁢󠁳󠁣󠁴󠁿Sco v Eng 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 build up from 4pm 🍺 Beer & a Burger 🍔 offer £9 #delicious Bar open from 2pm 🤔 Who will be the clubs Six Nations mastermind? #GuinessSixNations #macclesfield #pubquiz #supportlocal #community ... See MoreSee Less
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Macc lads Freddy, Toby & Ollie were class is this weekends crunch with Exeter!Great game to watch - Sale U18’s v Exeter, the Macc lads did an awesome job 👏👏👏www.youtube.com/live/G0A80nkaum8?si=tEFKabARrfHd2zmi ... See MoreSee Less
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🥇A fantastic performance from Tom Jennings who was awarded MOM in this weekends win over Leek RUFC @ Priory Park 🏟️The award was presented by our fantastic match day sponsors Everybody Health & Leisure. Thank you for your support, we look forward to seeing you again soon! 🙏#macclesfield #local #community #rugby #sponsors #partnership #neighbours ... See MoreSee Less
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Only one result to 'round up' today, but it's a crucial 5 points for the 1st XV, who are now top of the table after Rossendale lost over at Stockport. Here Tommy Taylor (Defence Coach) gives his views on the match. The lads now head into a well-deserved break, and face Blackburn up at Ramsgreave Drive in a fortnight. Next weekend it’s all the Guinness Men's Six Nations action on the screens down at Priory Park. 🍻 🏉 tinyurl.com/MRUTV ... See MoreSee Less
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