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Rochdale lose their unbeaten home record

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 21 Selby 24Rochdale welcomed the current league leaders to Moorgate Avenue for what was always thought to be a great game in the making. Rochdale had won the reverse fixture with a last-minute penalty.Inside 2 minutes, Joesbury made a good break from the base of a scrum. A penalty to Selby for not releasing the ball in the tackle …

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Rochdale succumb to last minute defeat

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Scarborough 24 Rochdale 22Rochdale travelled in great spirits following their comprehensive defeat last week of the then league leaders, Old Brodleians. This was the first time that Rochdale had played at the Scarborough club and before the game to mark this occasion, the Rochdale President, Dave Hodgkinson, presented a Rochdale RUFC plaque to the Scarborough President, Tim Elliott. The game …

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Young Guns see Dale to Record Win

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 50 Old Brodlians 5 A top of the table clash at Moorgate Avenue saw third place Dale take on league leaders Old Brodlians looking for revenge for their last minute defeat in Halifax earlier in the season. On a dry chilly afternoon Dale started without Jake Castree who injured his knee in last week’s win and also Ross Hartley,Coach …

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Dale beat weather to keep run going

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 28 Dronfield 17Due to the freezing weather Dale were forced to transfer their home game against Derbyshire side Dronfield to the all weather pitch at Burnedge RFC. This was the 2nd attempt to play the game as the match in December was postponed due to a waterlogged pitch at Moorgate Avenue. Dale with a full strength side out determined …

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Special Day For Rochdale

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 31 Goole 16 On a day where Rochdale R.U.F.C fielded 5 teams at home including the Ladies XV a record for this club and I suspect for any junior side the first XV welcomed first time visitors Goole who they had beaten earlier in the season 31-13. On a grey overcast afternoon at Moorgate Avenue with the pitch in …

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Rochdale victorious ‘over the hill’

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Old Crossleyans 19 Rochdale 38 Rochdale travelled over to Halifax to play their long standing and nearest neighbours in the league. On a bright dry day with good underfoot conditions, considering the volume of recent rain, Rochdale kicked off. This was a canny decision by the home team as the visitors would play with the low sun in their eyes …

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Dale Hang on for 5th Home Win

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 22 Morley 16 A minutes silence was held before the game for Rod Schofield who’s grandson Josh led out the Dale side looking for their 5th home win of the season. Their opponents Morley had beaten Dale 18-11 earlier in the season in a tight game so Dale had good reason to look for revenge in this fixture. Dale …

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Bridlington Rain on Dales Parade

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Bridlington 32 Rochdale 20 Rochdale made the long trip to the East coast to face Bridlington to find the 1st team pitch waterlogged, the referee was happy for the game to go ahead on the 2nd team field instead – both captains agreed, game on. Dale had some noticeable absentees in Stevie Collins Danny Joesbury , Jake Castree and Ross …

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Dale extend home record

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 33 Glossop 18After last week’s last minute winner at league leaders Selby Dale were aiming to extend their impressive home form as they entertained Glossop currently bottom of the division. Dale were without regular backs Ste Collins, Matt Johnson and Hooker Jonny Bradley but saw the return of Travis Townsend ,Aidy Gleeson and Jack Green with James O’Connell at …

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Johnson kicks Rochdale to last-play victory at Selby

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Selby 22 Rochdale 23Rochdale travelled to league leaders Selby on a drizzly day with a slight wind offering either side no great advantage. The first exchanges led to a number of knock ons as the 2 sides got used to the slippery ball. After the latest knock on by Rochdale in the middle of their own 22, Selby’s drives were …