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Winners Over Winnington

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 31 Winnington Park 17Great turnout at Moorgate Ave for Dale’s last home game of the season the re-arranged fixture with Cheshire side Winnington Park. The crowd were expecting lots of tries if the last meeting of these two sides were to be repeated. Dale welcomed back Shaun Needham to the pack and with a full set of backs it …

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Battling Bolton Comfortably Beaten

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 54 Bolton 17 With several regulars unavailable coach Danny Collins called in 2nd row Jed Woolfenden and centre Ross Hartley to fill the gaps and provide some experience to a young side full of talent in the backs. The pitch had been cut short and looked immaculate set for some running rugby. However things rarely go to plan and …

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Bissell sweeps Winnington Away

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 52 Winnington Park 33 Coach Danny Collins had to ring the changes due to injuries and unavailable players so in came two young backs in the form of Ieuan Bissell and Keelan Bradley both have been doing well in the successful in the 2nd XV and were deemed ready to show their stuff at senior level. On a bright …

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Rochdale leave it late

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Warrington 15 Rochdale 36Rochdale travelled to Warrington’s new ground at the Grappenhall Sports Club with only 1 defeat on their record this season. From the start, the home team put Rochdale under pressure and it was only good defence that kept the home team out. Then from a good planned move, Matt Buckley ran a good line to score in …

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Southport Subdued

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 36 Southport 0 Rochdale welcomed back captain Dom Serridge as well as Pat Gillan and Danny Joesbury , Southport started the game with a deep kick off well taken by Tom Callaghan and driven forward by the pack the visitors knocked on at the maul and were soon back on their 10 metre line but good defence kept Dale …

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Assured performance costs Cockermouth

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 31 Cockermouth 7 Rochdale were without captain Dom Serridge , Ben Coulter and Chris Hodgkinson from the pack and Pat Gillan from the backs. In came Jonny Bradley, Eddie Shanks and Brad Fox. Cockermouth were tough opponents in the first game of the season when Dale only beat the Cumbrians in the final minutes of the game. Rochdale’s pitch …

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4-try Gillan shows a clean pair of heels

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

St Benedicts 5 Rochdale 38 Having boarded their coach at Rochdale RUFC in heavy rain and with no prospect of play if the game had been at home, it was more than a pleasant surprise to arrive in a dry Whitehaven with a firm pitch made for good rugby. Rochdale showed their intentions when at the first scrum; they pushed …

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Heroes In The Mud

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 9 Anselmians 5 The normally immaculate pitch at Moorgate Avenue was turned into a paddy field by almost constant rain leading to this top of the table clash with Anselmians from the Wirral. The referee decided it was playable much to the relief of all concerned. Dale welcomed back Shaun Needham with Tom Callaghan on the bench, the visitors …

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Staunch Dale Performance at Bolton

In 1st XV Match Reports by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale 26 Bolton 0 After a two week enforced lay off due to Covid related cry offs by the opposition Dale returned to action at Bolton ironically the last fixture they played before the lockdown. Rochdale welcomed back Shaun Needham and Chris Hodgkinson to the pack at a very damp Bolton to what is always an attractive match. The 2nd …