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Brilliant against Broughton

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 41 Broughton Park 8 Following on from last weeks great win at Birkenhead Park Dale welcomed Broughton Park who they had lost to on the opening day of the season by the smallest of margins determined to take revenge. Missing influential scrum half Danny Joesbury coach Danny Collins turned young 2nd team scrum half Zac Baker to fill the …

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Senior Colts see off Stockport

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale Senior Colts 17-7 Stockport Senior ColtsSUNDAY 27TH NOVEMBER 2022Rochdale were pleased to welcome Stockport Senior Colts on Sunday for the first game of the Conference A League. Stockport had inflicted a heavy defeat on Rochdale earlier in the season and the home side were in no mood for a repeat dose. Straight from the off Rochdale went on the …

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Sports Physio Required

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

Great opportunity to gain invaluable experience and GET WELL PAID!!!  Part of a team of 3 Physio’s providing cover for treatment sessions and match day pitch side support Our senior physios will be on hand for training etc. You will have access to our nearby clinic facilities – prescribed meds, injections, custom fit orthotics, shockwave therapy, gym You will be …

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Gillan has the final say at Birkenhead

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Birkenhead Park 27 v Rochdale 30 Rochdale had a strong side with only Chris Hodgkinson missing from the line up. A blustery afternoon at Park the home side had a great start the opening attack ended in a try but the conversion went wide 5-0. Dale were soon back in the game inside the Birkenhead 22 with Danny Joesbury and …

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League Cup Success

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERSRochdale Senior Colts 33-20 Preston Grasshoppers Senior ColtsSUNDAY 20TH NOVEMBER 2022 Rochdale were in League Cup action at the weekend, entertaining Preston Grasshoppers at Moorgate Avenue. The forecast was for heavy rain but the game started in reasonably dry conditions, suiting Rochdale’s expansive play and making it easier for them to move the ball into …

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Rochdale run league leaders close

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 17 Anselmians 26 After last week’s last-minute win at Altrincham Kersal, Rochdale were in good spirits as they took on the league leaders at Moorgate Avenue. This would be Aidy Gleeson’s last game before he departs for Australia. The game started in bright sunshine with good underfoot conditions made for good running rugby. After 2 minutes, a penalty to …

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Gleeson Banger seals Dale win

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Atlrincham Kersal 26 Rochdale 27 On a damp and breezy Bonfire Night Dale travelled to Altrincham for the first time in several seasons the main change for Dale was a debut for young winger Zac Baker, missing were Ross Hartley and Jake Castree with Jack Green returning to fly half. A good break by full back Josh Schofield was held …

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Bristol bring the right “spirit”

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Rochdale Senior Colts 29-14 St Brendan’s RFC Senior ColtsFRIDAY 28TH OCTOBER 2022 With the league fixtures on hold at the weekend to accommodate the County trials, Rochdale were pleased to welcome a Colts touring team, St Brendan’s from Bristol, for a Friday night “Under the Lights”. Both teams started strongly with defences dominating. Rochdale …

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Dale back to winning ways

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 36 Wilmslow 10 Rochdale welcomed Matthew Johnston to play fly half and had an otherwise unchanged side from last week’s visit to Vale of Lune. Wilmslow started well with good attacks from their big pack Dale defended well and had a chance with a penalty just inside the visitors 22 Johnson opted for touch and from a well taken …

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Dad again!

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

The club would like to join others in congratulating our Director of Rugby, Danny Collins, and his partner on the birth of their daughter Nancy yesterday. We very much look forward to seeing her play through the Girls Section and into our Women’s team in the next few years!!