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Winning at Waterfall

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

Solid Against Sedgley,  Awesome Against Aldwinians A tri-fixture at Moorgate this morning, as part of the Lancashire waterfall competition.  A muddy pitch and treacherous ball conditions meant Rochdale would need to deploy a more pragmatic style to be successful. Our first match was against Sedgley Park a team with a big pack who had soundly beaten Rochdale earlier this season. …

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Stoic at Sale

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

On a very soggy and sticky pitch at the Sale Sharks training ground in Carrington we arrived to find the Sale u12s team being put through their paces. A tough encounter for the Rochdale boys. The ref blew to start the 4 x 10 minute games. The early possession was held by the away side. As Rochdale camped in the …

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U12 Fylde on Form

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

Rochdale u12s hosted Fylde on the first team pitch for what was expected to be a tough encounter from one of the North West’s premier rugby union clubs on a cold wet Sunday morning. Finn took an unfortunate knock in the warm up so was unable to start, a key loss for Rochdale backs. At the kick off Fylde immediately …

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Rochdale Resilience at Burnley

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

There was a biting breeze and plenty of rain and hail in the air as we gathered at Holden Road for a meeting against a Burnley team we had bested earlier in the season, but who now had home advantage. With Noah in charge of the squad, and with 2x 20 minute sessions to be had, Burnley kicked towards us, …

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Terrific at Trafford MV

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

With the home game having been called off due to frozen pitches, Trafford’s pitches happily stood at a balmier altitude and allowed a squad of our finest to pitch up for a cold foggy mornings rugby. In order to keep as many players running around as possible, we agreed with Trafford to play 15-a-side and the pitch was widened accordingly. …

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Bright play at Broughton Park

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

We took a squad of 23 down to play a Broughton Park / Old Bedians combined team at their fantastic facilities south of Manchester. The weather was dry and pleasant, and a great set up for our first game of the new decade! The teams were split into two, each team to play 2x 30 minute games, but in order …

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Shaking out cobwebs at Old Rishworthians

In Under 12s by Rochdale Rugby

This was going to be a really tough morning given the last encounter. Duncan gave a rallying call asking for intensity in the last game of the decade! First Half – Team 1 Our first squad for the day: Max, Jethro, Drew, Harry, Alex, Will, Freddie, Jake, Izzie, James, Jonty, Casey & Louie. 1st try Rishworth, after some good play …