Macclesfield R.U.F.C.

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Macclesfield
Macclesfield rfc logo.png
Full name Macclesfield Rugby Union Football Club
Nickname(s) Blues
Founded 1877; 139 years ago (1877) (present club formed in 1927; 89 years ago (1927))
Location Macclesfield, England
Ground(s) Priory Park
Chairman Peter Harper
Coach(es)

Giles Heagerty

(Head Coach)
League(s) National League 1
2014–15 16th (relegated to National League 2 North)
1st kit
2nd kit
Official website
www.macclesfieldrufc.co.uk

Macclesfield RUFC is a rugby union team based in the Cheshire town of Macclesfield and operates five senior sides, two youth and ten mini/junior teams.[1] The first XV, known as the Blues, will play in the fourth tier of the English rugby union system, National League 2 North, after being relegated from National League 1 in season 2014–15. The second XV, known as the Lions, plays in the Bateman BMW Premier League with the third, fourth and fifth XV playing in the University of Salford League 1st, 4th and 5th divisions respectively.

History[edit]

Macclesfield RUFC was formed in 1877 although the present club was formed in 1927. After playing at several venues, the club moved to its present home in 1980. Five years later they participated in the forerunner to the launch of the national league system when they participated in the Girobank North West League. Over the last 25 years Macclesfield have climbed the pyramid spending one season in National One during the 2012–13 Season before being relegated but bouncing straight back after winning promotion during 2013–14 Season. However the 2014/15 Season saw the Blues relegated back to National 2 at the end of the campaign. They won the old North West 1 in 1991–92, North 2 in 1994–95 and entered the old National 3 North, then the fourth tier of club rugby, in 2002, winning the league in 2009–10, by which it had been restructured as National League 2 North.[2]

Current standings[edit]

2014–15 National League 1 Table watch · edit · discuss
Club Played Won Drawn Lost Points For Points Against Points Difference Try Bonus Losing Bonus Points
1 Ealing Trailfinders 30 27 0 3 1099 518 581 25 3 136
2 Rosslyn Park 30 26 0 4 909 508 401 20 3 127
3 Coventry 30 22 1 7 1011 694 317 16 6 112
4 Fylde 30 16 2 12 844 738 106 18 4 90
5 Hartpury College 30 19 0 11 784 685 99 10 3 89
6 Blackheath 30 16 1 13 758 731 27 16 4 86
7 Richmond 30 14 2 14 837 866 –29 15 5 80
8 Blaydon 30 13 0 17 666 693 –27 13 8 73
9 Darlington Mowden Park 30 13 1 16 782 732 50 14 6 69[n 1]
10 Esher 30 12 1 17 720 738 –18 11 7 68
11 Wharfedale 30 12 1 17 595 801 –206 11 4 65
12 Loughborough Students 30 11 0 19 681 709 –28 12 7 63
13 Cinderford 30 11 0 19 606 686 –80 10 5 59
14 Old Albanian 30 12 1 17 688 771 –83 9 4 58[n 2]
15 Tynedale 30 8 0 22 593 999 –406 6 5 43
16 Macclesfield 30 3 0 27 481 1185 –704 6 3 21
  • If teams are level at any stage, tiebreakers are applied in the following order:
  1. Number of matches won
  2. Difference between points for and against
  3. Total number of points for
  4. Aggregate number of points scored in matches between tied teams
  5. Number of matches won excluding the first match, then the second and so on until the tie is settled
  1. ^ Darlington Mowden Park deducted 5 points after selecting an unregistered player on 13 September 2014 against Wharfedale.[3]
  2. ^ Old Albanian deducted 5 points after selecting two unregistered players on 31 January 2015 against Fylde[4]
Green background is the promotion place. Pink background are relegation places.
Updated: 25 April, 2015
Source: "National League 1". NCA Rugby. 


Honours[edit]

  • North West 1 (1): 1991–92
  • North 2 (1): 1994–95
  • North 1 v Midlands 1 promotion play-off winners: 2002–03
  • National League 2 North (3): 2009–10, 2013–14, 2015–16
  • National Division 2 Champions Cup (1): 2009–10
  • Cheshire Cup
    • Winners (8): 1991–92, 1994–95, 2001–02, 2002–03, 2005–06, 2006–07, 2008–09, 2015-16
    • Runners-up (2): 2004–05, 2007–08

References[edit]

  1. ^ Club website 'About our Club' page
  2. ^ Club website - history page
  3. ^ "DMP drop five points". The RUGBYPaper (317). 12 October 2014. p. 43. 
  4. ^ Edwards, Michael (18 March 2015). "Five points deducted from Old Albanian". The Herts Advertiser. Retrieved 11 April 2015. 

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