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Last Weekend

A strong Huddersfield side recorded their first win of the season against the Blues at Lockwood Park – 22-13

The Lions struggled against Caldy – 24-54

The 3rd team could not hold Rossendale back – 10-44

The Colts thrashed Bolton away from home – 7-69


This Weekend

Leicester Lions travel to Macclesfield this Saturday looking for their win. The Blues will not want to tarnish their unbeaten home record. KO 3.00pm

A win against unfancied Sale FC at Heywood Road could lift the Lions out of the danger zone. KO 3.00pm

A weekend off for the 3rd team.

The 4th team visit Marple after having a weekend off, a win could put them in 5th position in the league. KO 3.00pm

Whilst Wilmslow Colts have the weekend off, our lads could top the league with a home win against Kirkby Lonsdale. KO 2.00pm Sunday


Pre match lunch

There are still a few spaces left for this Saturday’s lunch before the Leicester Lions match. Delicious chicken & vegetable soup followed by roast pork with all the trimmings, all for just £15 + your normal entry fee. Beer, food & rugby – what’s not to love! It doesn’t matter whether you are coming on your own or with a crowd, it will be a great day. The bar is open at 12.00, sit down for lunch at 1.00pm. Please book as soon as you can jon@maccrugby.co.uk


Carl Downes

The club would like to thanks Carl Downes from Alton Motors, Cow Lane, in Macclesfield, and his contacts from Cheshire Demolition to help with lifting equipment, for mending our Vets/Junior pitch goal posts. Carl plays in the Vets when work allows, and his son Jamie runs out for the U14’s.


New NCA Website

Over the last few months we have worked with Talking Rugby Union (TRU) to redesign our website. TRU will be responsible for the site and its ongoing management and it will go live on Friday 29th September. The site can be accessed through the same link

www.ncarugby.org

The new site will enable us to improve our communication with all our stakeholders. It will work across all platforms and, in particular, will be mobile friendly. It will retain the information from the current site but will add a lot news content promoting our clubs including video clips and photos of matches.

Feedback

If you have any feedback or ideas, please contact Mike or Alan.

Contact details

Mike Brennand – email@mikebrennand.co.uk
Alan McCreadie – ncasecretary@outlook.com
Twitter Account @nca_rugby
TRU contact –Max Ashcroft maxa@talkingrugbyunion.co.uk


The King’s School v Manchester Grammar School

On Wednesday 4th October, Kings take on Manchester Grammar. Expect some real quality rugby.

The 2nd XV kick off at Derby fields at 5.00pm, the U12 A&B teams kick off at the same time at Priory Park and the 1st XV kick off at 6.30pm on the main pitch under floodlights.

The bar will be open and food will be available. Everyone is welcome to come and some of the best school rugby the North can offer. Entry is free of charge.


Mini & Juniors

Congratulations to the U7s. The first age group to have all their players registered with the RFU this season and the first to have all paid their subs. Thanks to Stuart Ledgar for your help.


Will Davies

Will Davies, Macclesfield RUFC player since the age of 6 and member of the Kings School 1st XV was selected for the Sale Sharks Academy U16 last season playing against London Irish, Northampton, Bristol and Exeter.  He continued his involvement and development over the summer with the successful Sale Sharks u18 team tour to Ireland. 

Will, aged 15 at the time, played fly-half in victories over Munster and Leinster Academy and remains part of the U18 Squad for the forthcoming season. Will learnt his Rugby at Macclesfield since the age of 6 (coached by club stalwarts Tony King and Rob Oliver) and then jointly at Kings Macclesfield from the age of eleven.  He has two younger brothers Alex Davies 14, Scrum Half (part of the Sales Sharks DPP) and Oliver Davies, 11, part of the last seasons successful Macclesfield u11 team.


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test Twitter Media - Émile Ntamack celebrates with son Romain after the RWC 1999 semi-final win against New Zealand.

⏩ Fast-forward 20 years and Romain makes his RWC debut in Japan.

You can still watch the classic semi-final clash from 1999 in full below
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test Twitter Media - Émile Ntamack celebrates with son Romain after the RWC 1999 semi-final win against New Zealand.

⏩ Fast-forward 20 years and Romain makes his RWC debut in Japan.

You can still watch the classic semi-final clash from 1999 in full below
👇
https://t.co/wJxyjUw3DV https://t.co/21WIk0zOZV

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