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In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

ALL SUBSCRIPTION PRICES REMAIN THE SAME AS LAST YEAR. STANDING ORDERS ARE ACCEPTED FOR ALL CLASSES OF MEMBERSHIP MEMBERSHIP AND STANDING ORDER FORMS ARE AVAILABLE BEHIND THE BAR or you can download them by clicking here.  All subscription groups and prices are on the download forms. Memberships and standing orders to be in place by 1st October 2020. The return …

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Dale keep their heads to secure win

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Bolton 29 Rochdale 37 Despite being without Sean Needham , Ross Hartley and Ollie Coldman  and with Travis Townsend en route back from Portugal Dale fielded a strong side with Danny Joesbury at scrum half and Eddie Shanks in the second row,  the team had a nice balance with old heads Tom Callaghan and Tom Hindle leading the pack. The …

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Rochdale persevere in tetchy game

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 33 Aspull 20 As the recent wet weather had abated, Rochdale were able for the first time in a couple of months to play this game on the 1st team pitch. This enabled them to use the wider dimensions of the pitch to test the Aspull team’s fitness. Before kick-off, both teams plus those from the 2nd team home …

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Determined Dale overcome Aspatria

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 25  Aspatria 20 Rochdale stay second in the league after a battling performance  in terrible conditions, the referee deemed the first team pitch unplayable due to heavy rain and so the game went to the hill pitch. Aspatria have a name as a tough side and they had not made the three hour journey from Cumbria to roll over …

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Winnington worn down

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

After four minutes play Dom Serridge made the break and continued in good support play as he scored the opening try for ‘Dale and supporters hopes of beating our “bogie” team were raised. But for a strong breeze Nick Ahearn would have had a better day with the boot; as it was, he did hit the upright twice, once with …

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Southport Shocker for Dale

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Despite having their Talisman Sean Needham missing and with three other forwards on the injury list Rochdale welcomed back young prop Beltus Nonleh he started on the bench. On a bright sunny afternoon all looked set for a great game of rugby with Dale needing to carry on with winning ways, however it was the home side who made all …

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Sparkling Dale Sink Sefton

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

If Danny Collins was looking for a reaction to last week’s performance at Manchester he certainly got one against struggling Sefton on Saturday. Still with seven changes in his starting 15 Collins went for an attacking style of rugby to which Sefton had no answer. With Kyle Parry at hooker and new prop Bret Stumbilitch making his home debut Dale …

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No Picnic at Grove Park

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Manchester 36 Rochdale 10 With the exception of Ollie Coldman [injured] and Harry Hill [suspended] coach Danny Collins had a full strength team with Travis Townsend on the bench. Rochdale had beaten Manchester in the second game of the season but did not have a good record at Grove Park. A good sized crowd for this top of the table …

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Dale held at Hargate Hill

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

On a wild day in the Derbyshire hills Dale attempted to hold on to their 100% record for the season in the last game of 2019. The game was in doubt until a pitch inspection on Saturday morning but the pitch was deemed fit by match officals , this was as well as Glossop were celebrating their 50th anniversary playing …

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Dale Celebrate in Style

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

On the day Dale centre Ollie Coldman celebrated his 30th, birthday Dale celebrated their twelfth win in a row keeping them top of the division. On a rainy and blustery afternoon at Moorgate Avenue newly promoted Eccles came to spoil the party in what promised to be a tasty encounter. Sean Needham was back for the home side, Gui de …