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U14s luminous against LSH

In Under 14s by Rochdale Rugby

On a gorgeous spring morning, earlier than anyone wanted with the clocks going forward, we met at Moorgate Avenue to play LSH, a team we hadn’t played for over 4 years. LSH looked like they had a big powerful set of players so our boys were mindful they’d need to shut them down fast to avoid momentum being gained. Kick …

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League title in sight

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERSRochdale Junior Colts 36-0 Liverpool St Helens Junior ColtsSUNDAY 13TH MARCH 2022 The league season is slowly coming to a protracted conclusion after various rearranged fixtures to cover recent cancellations. The outcome for Rochdale Junior Colts has been distilled down to two games against Liverpool Saint-Helens. The first of which saw them travel to Moorgate …

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Lymm swept away at Moorgate

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERSRochdale Junior Colts 51-15 Lymm Junior ColtsSUNDAY 27TH FEBRUARY 2022 After three weeks of postponed games due to the inclement weather, Rochdale were glad to get back on the paddock for a rematch of their closest league game to date. Having played Lymm earlier in the season away from home and recorded a 27-26 victory, …

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Winning Ways Continue

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERSLeigh Junior Colts 5-24 Rochdale Junior ColtsSUNDAY 30TH JANUARY 2022 Rochdale’s must-win matches are coming thick and fast at the moment. After replacing Lymm at the top of the league table last week, Rochdale travelled to third place Leigh, attempting to consolidate their position. Leigh are a hard-playing, well-drilled outfit so wins have to be …

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As Close As It Gets ..

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

Lymm Junior Colts 26-27 Rochdale Junior ColtsSUNDAY 23RD JANUARY 2022 After Rochdale secured a place in the Lancashire Cup Final last weekend, there was no respite as they travelled to Lymm for a League fixture. Lymm are presently at top of the League with Rochdale second, so this was another must-win game. Lymm have a reputation for fast, open rugby …

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Cup Semi-Final Victory!

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Heaton Moor Junior Colts 6-31 Rochdale Junior ColtsSUNDAY 16TH JANUARY 2022 The long-awaited Lancashire cup Semi-final between Rochdale and Heaton Moor took place at Green Lane, Heaton Moor on Sunday the 16th. Moor are a much-improved team and have won nearly all their matches this season. Rochdale are also having a good season but …

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Tough afternoon at Caldy

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERS Caldy Junior Colts 41-19 Rochdale Junior ColtsSUNDAY 7th NOVEMBER 2021 After securing a place in League 2 for the upcoming season and looking for a stiff challenge, Rochdale travelled to League 1 side Caldy. Caldy have a rich history of strong Colts teams and their 1st XV are in the national leagues. Rochdale started …

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Lancashire Cup within grasp

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: JOHN BAKERRochdale Junior Colts 29-10 Warrington Junior ColtsSUNDAY 24TH OCTOBER 2021 Rochdale had progressed to the quarter final stage of the Lancashire Cup where they had been drawn against tournament favourites Warrington. Warrington are in the top half of Division 1 with Rochdale at the top of Division 3. Unfortunately, Warrington arrived with only 12 men …

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Junior Colts Show Their Strength

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERSRochdale Junior Colts 50-14 Sefton Junior ColtsSUNDAY 10TH OCTOBER 2021 With an official rest weekend for League fixtures Rochdale had the opportunity to entertain Sefton, a team one league higher, in a friendly fixture. Matches have always been close between the two teams so Rochdale were expecting a similar game to the previous week. Sefton …

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JUNIOR COLTS VERSUS MORLEY

In Colts by Rochdale Rugby

WORDS: SEAN SUNDERLAND PHOTOS: BRUCE MYERSRochdale Junior Colts 12-14 Morley Junior ColtsSUNDAY 3RD OCTOBER 2021 With no League game and some good results of late, Rochdale invited Morley to Moorgate Avenue. Morley play in a higher league in the Yorkshire setup and so Rochdale were anticipating a very stern test. Morley didn’t disappoint. The conditions played a big part in …