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Manchester M&J Festival Draw - Week 1

The Draw is out for the Under 7s - Under 10s - 7th October 2018

MRC M&J Festival 2018 General Information

Information for all participants and supporters at the MRC M&J Festival

First XV v Douglas - Team's Up!

Please remember that it's a 1;30pm KO on Saturday when Douglas fly in.

First XV v Douglas *KO 1:30*

Please note that Saturday's match will kick off at 1:30pm to accommodate our visitors travel arrangements.

First XV v De La Salle - Team's Up!

Here's our team for the first home game of the season v De La Salle on Saturday, KO 3:00pm

FAMILY BINGO comes to Grove Park

28th September sees Family Bingo come to Grove Park - EVERYONE is welcome

Peter Batten

We are saddened to hear of the passing of Peter Batten, a committed member of our club for many years.

New Coaching Bursary Scheme at MRC

Manchester Rugby Club Mini and Junior Section Announces a New Coaching Bursary to further help develop young talent.

Senior Fixtures 2018/19 Are Up!

The fixtures for our First XV, Ladies, 2nd XV, 3rd XV and MAKOS Colts are all on the website now.

First XV and Ladies Fixtures 2018/19

The club's fixtures for next season in North One West and Championship North Two are now on the website.

Lancashire Senior Cup Draw

Manchester have been drawn away to Rochdale in the Lancashire Senior Cup, matches to be played on the August Bank Holiday Weekend.

Senior Mens Pre-Season Training

Pre-season training starts this week - Wednesday 4th & Thursday 5th for the first week only (to avoid World Cup clashes!)

CHCC Race Night - Saturday 7th July 2018

Following the success of last year's race night, the cricket section are running another one this year on 7th July starting at 7.30pm.

Grove Park Squash Membership

We are now able to offer Rugby Members a one-off temporary membership of Grove Park Squash for only £10 until September 1st.

Members' Bar Discount

Over the past few months members have not been presenting their cards, rather simply telling the staff the number which has presented a few issues.

Sam James Back at Grove Park... our new Skills/Attack Coach for 2018/19!

Summer Internationals on TV

The club rugby season may well be over but there's plenty of international rugby to watch live in the clubhouse.

World Cup Final - France v Croatia

Nearly finished. ..join us for the final on Sunday afternoon, KO 4pm.

Close Season Working Party Dates *LAST CHANCE - THIS SATURDAY!*

There will be three working parties this summer - it's your club and we really need your help!

Rugby World - MAKOS

Thanks to Steph Lewis for bringing the success of our Senior Colts partnership with Stockport RUFC to the attention of a wider audience.

First XV Fixtures 2018/2019

Next season's fixtures are now available and sees us kicking off with an away trip to Firwood Waterloo on Saturday 1st September 2018.

Mini/Midi Festivals 2018 *ENTRY FORM*

Entries are now invited for this year's MRC Mini & Midi Festival.

And The Winners Are...

There were some outstanding and achievements to celebrate at the End of Season Club Dinner.

Maurice Parker

Please note the arrangements for the funeral to take place on Tuesday 29th May at St Anne's, Torrington at 2:00pm, with the wake at Sedgeley Park RFC.

Summer Touch Rugby Is Back!

Touch Rugby is back in Wednesday evenings! So now you have the choice of 'Walking Rugby' or Touch Rugby as part of your summer fitness drive.

Luke James Selected for England U20s

Ex-MRC and M&J player Luke James has been named in England U20s side to face the Junior Springboks on Friday at Worcester’s Sixways Stadium.

Ben Spencer Selected for England Tour

England head coach Eddie Jones has named ex-MRC M&J Ben Spencer in a 34-man squad to tour South Africa for a three-Test series in June.

Luke James - Sale Sharks 'Young Player of the Season'

Congratulations to ex-MRC & M&J player Luke James on being awarded 'Young Player of the Season' at the end of season awards.

MRC Annual General Meeting 2018 Documents

Documents which were presented by the Chair of Rugby at the recent AGM can be accessed below.

CPR Training - Monday 14th May

A training session by Sara Harris from the North West Ambulance Service has been arranged at the club from 7:30pm.

Senior Men Team Meeting *Thursday 10th May - 7:30pm*

All returning, new and potential players are invited to a meeting when the coaching structure and ambitions for 2018/19 will be presented .

A Day of Two Halves - Saturday 19th May 2018

Watch the Royal Wedding (with Afternoon Tea and Prosecco) and stay for the FA Cup Final and enjoy hot meat barmcakes and curry!

M&J Presentations Day *with Luke James*

We are pleased to announce that England U20, Sale Sharks and former MRC & Manchester M&J player, Luke James will be with us on Sunday!

End of Season Dinner - Friday 11th May 2018

This season's club dinner will be on Friday 11th May 2018 - please reserve your place NOW!

'Walking Rugby' *Wednesday Evenings*

We are pleased to be running Walking Rugby sessions on Wednesday evenings in conjunction with Sale Sharks Community Trust.

Charlie Reeves

The funeral of Charlie Reeves who has passed away aged 93, will take place on Thursday 3rd May.

Best Yet For Manchester Ladies

Manchester Ladies strong finish to the season has pushed them up to third in the league, their highest finish to date.

End of Season Sale - Sunday 22nd April!

The club shop will be holding a sale on Sunday - shirts, shorts & a variety of other goodies to go in ready for next season - open 9.45am to 1.00pm

Mike Fish

The funeral of Mike Fish who died suddenly on March 30th 2018 will be held on Wednesday 25th April 2018.

Bronwen to Captain England Women U18 TDG

Ex-Manchester U15 & U18 Girls player Bronwen Jackson-Turner has been named captain of England Women U18 TDG against Wales on Wednesday 16th April.

Wilmslow 34 Manchester 31

Two bonus points were more than enough to ensure North One West rugby next season as Manchester ran in five tries against promotion chasing Wilmslow.

MRC Annual General Meeting 2018

This will take place at the club on Wednesday 2nd May at 8:00pm.

One Club, One Kit

It was a historic day on Sunday for the Mini and Junior Teams of Manchester Rugby Club.

Manchester 22 Firwood Waterloo 25

Two bonus points were some consolation but a last minute penalty meant the win went to the visitors and wasn't quite enough to guarantee league safety

Former Players (& Supporters) Lunch *THIS SATURDAY*

You are cordially invited to a pre-match lunch prior to our final home game on Saturday 7th April.

Manchester 38 Douglas 19

A bonus point tied up by half time improved Manchester's league position with the final result achieved in some style.


The match against Douglas on Saturday 31st March will kick off at 1:45pm.

Rugby Is For Girls!

Our Women & Girls Section took over the club on Sunday with another successful Girls ‘Inner Warrior’ event, while our Ladies took on Southport.

Altrincham Kersal 25 Manchester 17

A second half collapse against fellow strugglers AK, despite the hosts being down to 14, cost Manchester dear as they slipped into the bottom three.

Comedy Evening - Friday 13th April

Back by popular demand, tickets are now available for our next Comedy Evening at the club!




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