Fourth Team moving up the league

Wythenshawe 1st XV 0 – Macclesfield 4th XV 74 points.

Wythenshawe Rugby Club is the youngest in the North West, it came into being only 3years ago when a group of parents watching their son’s school team, decided they would like to resume their own playing careers; twelve months later they turned their ambition into reality.

They’re a good bunch of guys, very hospitable and enjoy themselves on and off the pitch, but obviously have a long way to go on the playing front.

Macclesfield turned out a strong side, scoring 12 tries and looking very well co-ordinated.  Skipper Jeremy Bostock at prop was delighted; this was their third successive win to move them into the top four in the league.

With seven different try scorers it’s difficult to choose a Man-of-the-Match; last week’s winner of the title, Jack Pearce, had another powerful game, with several strong runs and scoring a try.  Jack Nicholson is our top try scorer with 11, this season; he crossed the line twice this week.   Others to score two were Ryan Brown, Matt Price and Simon Street whilst Nick Smith, Keiran Merriman and Bostock clocked up one each, Brown converted seven times.

All the players made significant contributions, Paul Smith, the scrum half and Pat Ellis at 12 orchestrated the backs, Rob McLeod on one wing and ‘Mad Dog’ Carl Downes on the other, tackled and covered brilliantly. In the forwards, Mike Dale and Craig Price were rock-solid in the scrums, with guest player Elliot Jones fitting in marvellously as a stand-in hooker, his throwing-in at the line- outs was spot on. Whilst Paul Smith looks very happy in the number 9 shirt, he realises he’s only keeping it warm until Andrew Foster’s knee injury clears up; best wishes Fossie. 

It was a sight to see when big Pete Barton came off the bench. Pete used to play for Macc 5 years ago before AZ relocated him to Cambridge, he had returned here for the weekend and remembered to bring his boots.

There were several regulars that weren’t in the side this week: Scott Goodfellow, Jim Welch, Lewis Smith and Jason Walker and the unlucky Rufus Dixon is still on the injured list; when all these men are available we’ll have an extremely strong side and an outstanding bench of substitutes.

Next week Jeremy takes his side to Glossop and hopes that after this week’s huge team effort they will continue their winning run.

#maccrugby

The MaccRugbyTV cameras were at pre season training with the 1st XV again this week and we caught up with the currently injured Tom Jennings. Many thanks to East Cheshire Pressure Washing for sponsoring Tom again this season. #macclesfield #rugby #local #community #rugbyfamily #Nat2West National League Rugby ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
🗓️ 3 weeks until week 1 of our boys & girls rugby camp. Get your sons and daughters booked in for an amazing experience! 💻📱 www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk/event/rugby-camp-august-2024/Coached by our Senior Men’s & Women’s players U9s upwardsEarly drop off optionDiscounted week booking New to rugby? Great, beginners welcome!! 🏉#macclesfield #schoolholidays #thingstodo #childcare #summercamps #RugbyCamp #rugby ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
TONIGHT - All the action down at MRUFC - come on down and cheer on England as they look to win UEFA EURO 2024 and #BringItHome - 🍻BAR OPEN 7:00🍻 for the big game!!! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
We're showing the round ball game tomorrow, so come on down and cheer on England as they look to win UEFA EURO 2024 and #BringItHome - 🍻BAR OPEN 7:00🍻 for the big game!!! ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
The Macclesfield 2ndXV is in safe hands with Russ Tomlinson taking the reins for a 3rd year, as he looks to build on the success of the last 2 campaigns!! Russ is vital to developing our squad and nurturing the lads coming through the pathway.Isaac makes the big step into coaching as 2nd XV player coach and will provide valuable insight to the players using his extensive experience.Ollie church joined last season from Sheffield tigers having previously been with Hartpury college and brings valuable experience from National 2 North to the side while looking to break into the 1s team!Good luck to all 3 this season 👍🏉 ... See MoreSee Less
View on Facebook
0
    0
    Your Basket
    Your cart is emptyReturn to Shop