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In 1986 after many years of lobbying and consideration within the RFU hierarchy the RFU finally agreed to the resumption of League based rugby in the North West. Initially a trial League system was to be implemented, and in another nod…

A RECORD CASE OF “DROPSY”

Tysul Bevan was well on his way to setting a Club record for drop goals in a season when the first team travelled to Old Whitchurchians. During the game Alan Evans, although playing in the game, found himself in conversation…

AT LAST THE CAP FITS

Finally the die-hard blazers of the County set-up recognised that so-called junior clubs could have highly talented players. Of most interests to Macclesfield was that the particular talents of Peter Holland were recognised. So this month Peter was awarded his…

FIRST ANNUAL DINNER CUM DISASTER

The first Annual Dinner was held with WC Ramsey, President of the RFU as Guest of Honour. It was a formal and Grand occasion befitting the Guest of Honour. Over the years its grandness and formality would deteriorate to a point…

RUGBY JOINS WITH ASSOCIATION FOOTBALL

In pre-NHS days nurses would routinely lodge in Nurses Homes whilst training and working. Without NHS support these Homes needed funding. In season 1937-8 MRUFC staged a Charity Match to raise funds for the Nurses Home. The match, pitching Macclesfield…

THERE IS NO SUBSTITUTE FOR MISMANAGEMENT

Many years before replacements were thought about, 1970 actually, the then “B XV” (fourth team in the hierarchy) travelled to play St Helens Rec and on arrival found they had 17 players! This over supply was perhaps down to “team…

LEST WE FORGET

Lieutenant, Henry David Jennison, M C, 13th/18thRoyal Hussars, Royal Armoured Corp was a member of both Macclesfield Rugby and Cricket clubs and played for both first team. Henry went to France on D Day with the Royal Armoured Corps and…

Wartime rugby invasion of football ground

True to the town’s love of sport in all guises the Football club hosted a rugby match in which several internationals of the day played when a Macclesfield XV played the 81st Regiment RA. As the 81st were essentially a…

It’s all just football!

On the 1st May 1940 rugby was played at the Moss Rose (home of Macclesfield Town FC) for the first time. It is interesting to note that the rugby club, whilst playing for a charitable cause, was also very much…

The Story of the Cigarette Card

In 1936 the Ardath Tobacco Company (later to be subsumed to Imperial Tobacco) ran a series of “cigarette cards” (for the younger readers these were the forerunners of today’s “famous” Panini stickers). Series A of these cards contained “Lancashire Football…

If that’s me cup I’ve had it!

The Cheshire Cup kicked off early with the Blues drawn away at neighbours Sandbach in a game that was played before August was out! The side was unusually young, average age 21, and contained a high proportion of Macc Lads,…

The professional age is completed

The first team’s performance were reminiscent of the first half of the previous season but now they were season long. Despite a win over fellow strugglers, Peterborough, this uptick in performance was too little and much too late to save…

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The @AllBlacks are heading to Washington to take on @USARugby this weekend 🇳🇿 🇺🇸 This is what representing New Zealand on the road means to them 👇

🎬 *Movie trailer voice* 😋 Their love of food brought them together, but will deciding which country has the best dishes break them apart? 🚀 Launching 28.10.21, 7pm BST 🍔 #FansRateFood

55 appearances. 31 tries. 155 points. 81% win ratio. 1 World Cup. Happy birthday @WillGreenwood 🎉

🗣️ "It's a very minor shoulder injury but he will play this weekend." 🏴󠁧󠁢󠁥󠁮󠁧󠁿 England have been given a boost after Maro Itoje was passed fit to play for Saracens on Sunday. 👇👇👇

A highly entertaining affair at the weekend was played out at Priory Park with 83 points in the match!! @andy_appleyard spoke to #maccrugbytv after the game!! All highlights on our YouTube and Facebook channels!!

"Members of my community feel good about rugby, they believe women can get into the sport." #YouthUnstoppables x Zikhona's story 🇿🇦 In partnership with @Mastercard #WomenInRugby

"Don't tell me! Don't tell me! Mapimpi is in again!" #OTD at #RWC2019, the @Springboks took control of their quarter-final against Japan with this devastating two-try blitz!

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