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Last Weekend

A top notch performance on Saturday gave the Blues a well-deserved win against Blackheath. Well done. 24-12

The Lions enjoyed a comfortable win against Chester at home in their penultimate game of the season. 78-31

The 3rd team suffered a loss at Warrington. 31-19

With the help of some devilish skills from Mike Keeling, the 4th team took all the spoils from Trafford Metrovicks. 64-16


This Weekend

There are no matches this weekend at Priory Park and the club will be closed. The 3rd team play their final match of the season at Birkenhead Park, it is not quite a dead rubber as Smithy’s boys could claim 2nd spot from Wirral.


U14s Sevens Tournament

10 teams from Scotland and the local area will be converging on Priory Park on May 7th. They will be taking part in a Sevens Tournament.

The event will start at 10.00am and will continue throughout the day.

Everyone is welcome to come and watch.


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!


Easter Opening Hours

Apart from the U14s Keighley tour, the clubhouse will be closed on Friday 14th April and will reopen on Tuesday 18th April.


Keighley U14s Tour

A touring team from Keighley RUFC will be visiting us on Good Friday. Kick off will be at 11.00am, fun and frolics will follow.


RFU Raffle Winner

Will Montgomery has won a prize in this year’s raffle – a family ticket to the new World Museum of Rugby at Twickenham!

You’ve got to be in it to win it.

Will has kindly donated the prize to the Mini & Junior section.

Well done Will.


Rob McLeod

I am I regular 4th team player who at the age of 49 years old decided that I would enter a charity boxing event, which was great except for the fact that I have never done any boxing before !

I entered a “white collar” boxing event with the sole purpose to raise as much money as I could for Cancer research, which is a charity that has helped mine and many other families that I know.

The event was held at Bowlers Exhibition Centre in Trafford Park in front of nearly 2000 spectators.

I had only 8 weeks in which to get fight fit and to learn boxing skills, so I signed up to local boxing gym and trained 5 nights a week to learn how to box as well as turning out for the 4ths on a Saturday, I also did some further conditioning work which entailed doing sit ups and push ups while making brews at work, in 8 weeks I managed to get to do 35 push ups and 25 sit ups while the kettle boiled!!!  Now that’s multi-tasking.

I had an amazing fight night and I was fortunate enough to be the opening fight of the show, a truly fantastic experience but one I do not wish to attempt to do again.

My opponent was a great deal younger than me and had arms the size of my legs, he was quite formidable, I stuck to my fight plan and the with the basic skills I had, I could get a couple of good shots in that would give me the confidence to take the fight to him.

It was not a one way fight and he did manage to clobber me a couple of times, (much to the delight of some of my sponsors), in the 3rd round I managed to work my skills and even had my opponent on the ropes which gave him a 10 count from the referee.

At the end of the fight it was announced that I won my fight by judge’s decision.

It really has been a truly Amazing 8 weeks, at times it has been very hard work, both physically and mentally and there were several times where I did contemplate not getting in the ring.

I am very proud of what I have done and what I have achieved, and it goes to show that you really are never too old

I have currently raised a little over £700 for Cancer research and I am hoping with the clubs help I can increase this further.


Sporting Dinner

There has been a mistake with the cost of the annual Sporting Dinner, it should be £40, not £45. Apologies for any confusion.

There are still a few places available, make sure you book as soon as you can – jonathan@maccrugby.co.uk.

It will be a great night, you really don’t want to miss it!


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