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2021-2022 Senior Teams

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

After a sterling opening weekend, our teams have finally got themselves looking pretty enough for the camera. Feast your eyes on this magnificent line up of sporting talent representing Rochdale Rugby Union across the Men’s and Women’s sections. If you’d like to join in and become part of the family don’t hesitate to get in touch!

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Chairman’s Centenary Welcome

In Chairmans Message, Club News by Rochdale Rugby

The pre-season is always an exciting time at Rochdale RUFC., filled with aspirations for a return to rugby and hopes and dreams for a new season. Never has it been truer than for this season 2021-2022. The return to rugby, following the Covid-19 pandemic and the ‘lost’ season of 2020-2021 plus the curtailed season 2019-2020, has never been more welcome …

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Daniel Kelly Selected for England Senior Men’s Training Squad

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale Rugby Union Football Club is delighted to note the selection of former player Daniel Kelly for Eddie Jones’s latest England squad of players. Daniel started playing rugby at Rochdale at the age of 6. He is currently playing professional rugby union in the Rugby Premiership with Leicester Tigers. Daniel’s father, Daniel Kelly Senior, a coach at Rochdale RUFC, is …

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David Nunwick 1953-2021

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale RUFC is very sorry to announce the recent death of former player David Nunwick. On behalf of all at Rochdale RUFC we send our sincere sympathies and condolences to Rosemary and David’s friends, family and former team mates. Dave’s great friend and former team mate David Tattersall remembers David: DAVID NUNWCK 1953-2021 David passed away on Good Friday For …

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Chairman’s Update

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

Hello to all of our members, supporters and friends. I hope that all are as well as can be, the trials and tribulations of Covid-19 notwithstanding. Indeed, as the country’s vaccination program I hope that there may be a new-found sense of optimism that it may not be too long before our community begins to open up once again. As …

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Return to Rugby

In Club News by Tom Helliwell

At 5:00pm on 5th March the  RFU published a provisional plan for a phased return to full rugby activities for Season 2020-2021. Further guidance on requirements has been promised in the “next couple of weeks”. The ‘Return to Community Rugby Roadmap’ takes in current government advice so is different to previous ’Roadmaps’. All at Rochdale RUFC must remain at Stage …

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Welcome to 2021!

In Club News by Rochdale Rugby

Following Government’s national lockdown announcement to counter the steep rise in Covid-19 infections, all community rugby activity in England is suspended until further notice. In line with current Government policy, all adult and age grade rugby training and fixtures must stop. This means we return to Stage A on the Return to Community Rugby Roadmap for all players. Outdoor organised …