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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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Bristol bring the right “spirit”

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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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All tied at LSH

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Liverpool St Helens Senior Colts 22-22 Rochdale Senior ColtsSUNDAY 16th OCTOBER 2022Rochdale Senior Colts travelled to Liverpool St Helens for their final game in the Preliminary A League. In ideal playing conditions both teams showed their attacking intent with fast flowing moves and there was a real pace to the game. LSH scored first after kicking ahead; the bounce of …

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Job Done at Moorgate

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Rochdale Senior Colts 21-5 Chester Senior ColtsSUNDAY 9TH OCTOBER 2022With the preliminary league coming to a conclusion, Rochdale Senior Colts needed a win to ensure they would remain in the top flight for the Conference League post-Christmas. Rochdale entertained Chester at Moorgate Avenue, another team looking for a victory to guarantee their league status. …

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Tough day at Caldy

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Caldy Senior Colts 21-12 Rochdale Senior ColtsSUNDAY 2ND OCTOBER 2022Rochdale travelled to Caldy on the Wirral Peninsula for their next league game and were expecting another hard-fought encounter. On an ideal day for open running rugby, both teams set about their business straight from the off. Rochdale were playing into the stiff breeze and …

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Cup Success at the Seaside

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Southport Senior Colts 10-39 Rochdale Senior Colts Rochdale have a long way to go to retain the Lancashire Cup, but they took their first steps when they travelled to Southport in the first round on Sunday. The sun was shining and there was a stiff breeze blowing down the pitch. In ideal rugby conditions …

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Senior Colts edged out by Wirral

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WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Rochdale Senior Colts 7-14 Wirral Senior ColtsSUNDAY 18TH SEPTEMBER 2022 Rochdale Senior Colts were back in league action on Sunday, entertaining Wirral at Moorgate Avenue. Wirral are unbeaten in the league this year and this would be another tough encounter for a much-changed Rochdale side which included many Junior Colts. Wirral started strongly moving …

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Back to best at Blackburn

In Under 15s by Rochdale Rugby

In the first Cup game of the new season, we met at Blackburn under pleasant weather conditions, the usual “wind tunnel” uncharacteristically less blowy than normal! After a respectfully observed one minute silence to remember the passing of the Queen, play got underway and despite appearing to be fired up and ready, the team spent the first 7 minutes finding …

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Sedgley Subdued

In Under 15s by Rochdale Rugby

A lovely sunny morning at home saw us welcome Sedgley to the Hill Pitch. Our last game away at theirs saw the loss of Alex to a back injury and Charlie to whiplash, so we were hoping for a more positive outcome, coupled with the raised expectations set by our impressive performance at Bolton the previous week. Both sides came …

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Back to Best at Bolton

In Under 15s by Rochdale Rugby

On a very pleasant morning in Bolton, our first fixture of the season was against a team we previously have had limited success with. All the lads were fired up and ready to launch the season with a bang, hopefully drawing on the extensive work we had put in over the summer working on positional play and speed of delivery. …