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Local sides return to action

10:04am Tuesday 31st December 2013

RUGBY returns to East Lancashire at the weekend following the festive break.

Rossendale are back in the groove

11:47am Tuesday 10th December 2013

Rossendale 12 Firwood Waterloo 11

Dale given the slipper by Sandal

5:27pm Tuesday 3rd December 2013

Sandal 24 Rossendale 15

Rossendale lose unbeaten record

Lancashire Telegraph: Johan Goosen on the attack for Rossendale

5:07pm Wednesday 27th November 2013

Rossendale 21 Sale FC 26

Dale run riot at Leigh

Lancashire Telegraph: Action from Rossendale's clash at Leigh

11:56am Tuesday 19th November 2013

Leigh 7 Rossendale U14s 32

Rossendale fight back to keep up winning run

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Albinson scores a try for Rossendale

11:50am Tuesday 19th November 2013

Rossendale 36 Percy Park 24

Slimmed down Rossendale to rely on youth

Lancashire Telegraph: Tom Short in action in Saturday’s friendly against Macclesfield. Photo: PAUL KILSHAW

5:35pm Tuesday 3rd September 2013

ROSSENDALE coach Tim Fourie hopes it will be a case of quality and not quantity as his side kicks off their National League Three North campaign at home to Stockport on Saturday.

Rossendale player snapped up by Sale Sharks

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Bedlow

5:21pm Tuesday 11th June 2013

ROSSENDALE Rugby Club’s powerful centre Sam Bedlow has been snapped up by Aviva Premiership giants Sale Sharks.

High five for Rhys as Rossendale win big

6:33pm Tuesday 30th April 2013

ROSSENDALE U13s ended the season on a high with a perfect revenge mission to Ashton.

Rossendale rise to eighth thanks to young winger

Lancashire Telegraph: Sam Lothian scores for Rossendale. Photo: Paul Kilshaw

5:09pm Tuesday 9th April 2013

TRY machine Sam Lothian set Rossendale on their way to victory as they climbed up to eighth place in National League Three North.

Water torture for depleted Rossendale

5:48pm Tuesday 12th March 2013

BLACKBURN mounted an incredible second half fight back to clinch the unlikeliest of victories.

Rossendale battle to incredible 42-all draw with Penrith

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Albinson scored a hat-trick for Rossendale

5:48pm Tuesday 5th March 2013

ROSSENDALE showed just why they are the entertainers of National League Three North after battling out an amazing 42-42 draw at Penrith.

Rossendale defeat Kendal in high-scoring match

Lancashire Telegraph: Rossendale's Wynard Van Zyl is halted by Kendal defenders

5:20pm Tuesday 26th February 2013

ROSSENDALE finally came out on top in a high-scoring try fest after beating Kendal in an entertaining game in the snow at Marl Pits.

Another battling performance from Rossendale

5:20pm Tuesday 19th February 2013

Rossendale are up to eighth place in the National League Three North after another battling performance.

Rossendale fight back in vain against Harrogate

4:53pm Tuesday 12th February 2013

The scoreline belies a feisty second half performance by Rossendale who came back from 39-0 down just after half time to cross for five tries and take the half 24-29.

Rossendale suffer defeat to Burnage

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

AFTER the highs of last week’s superb win against Billingham came the lows of defeat against Burnage.

Rossendale ace gets North of England call-up

5:20pm Tuesday 22nd January 2013

SAM Bedlow is facing up to the biggest couple of weeks in his fledgling rugby career.

Rossendale record best win of the season

Lancashire Telegraph: Danny Collins on the rampage against Billingham. Photo: Paul Kilshaw

5:02pm Tuesday 15th January 2013

ROSSENDALE recorded their best win of the season to avenge one of their most bizarre losses of their campaign.

Dale aim to get season on track

5:31pm Wednesday 2nd January 2013

EAST Lancashire’s rugby teams return to action at the weekend following the festive break.

Washout for Rossendale

4:31pm Tuesday 18th December 2012

ROSSENDALE were left kicking their heels after their match against Percy Park was called off due to a waterlogged pitch.

Dale look to get back to winning ways

6:05pm Tuesday 4th December 2012

TIM Fourie is confident his team can return to winning ways at Birkendale Park on Saturday.

Rossendale's winning run comes to an end

5:39pm Tuesday 27th November 2012

ROSSENDALE’S three-match winning run was brought to an end after losing at Lymm.

Classy Rossendale in fine win over Hartlepool

5:41pm Tuesday 20th November 2012

CLASSY Rossendale made sure they long trip to West Hartlepool was rewarded in the best possible way as they claimed a fine 37-17 win in National League North Three at Brinkburn.

Rossendale win back-to-back games

4:05pm Wednesday 7th November 2012

ROSSENDALE won back-to-back games for the first time this season and coach Tim Fourie put it down to the return of missing personal.

Rossendale dominate to avoid Penrith pain

Lancashire Telegraph: Jamie Albinson charges through

5:37pm Tuesday 30th October 2012

ROSSENDALE turned in a fine display to upset high-flying Penrith thanks to an excellent 32-25 win at Marl Pits in National Three North.

Rossendale 44 Morley 24

11:20am Thursday 1st March 2012

PAUL Keys has racked up an incredible 100 successive games for promotion chasing Rossendale – the first time any player has achieve the feat in the club’s history.

Colts clinch title without flinging a pass!

10:50am Tuesday 21st February 2012

ROSSENDALE Senior Colts have been crowned league champions – without throwing a single pass!

Burnage Senior Colts 7 Rossendale Senior Colts 34

12:34pm Tuesday 24th January 2012

ROSSENDALE Colts are just one game away from winning the Senior Colts League C title after running in six tries in a classy win at Burnage.

Rossendale 24 West Hartlepool 20

12:32pm Tuesday 24th January 2012

ROSSENDALE survived a second half fightback to keep their promotion charge right on course.

Rossendale 33 Burnage 7

10:52am Thursday 19th January 2012

With the previous week’s poor display in the defeat against Darlington still fresh in the mind, Rossendale knew to well the magnitude of this game. So it was no surprise that Dale came flying out of the blocks against a young Burnage side. Within minutes of the kick off, Dale’s ‘go to’ runners were prominent putting pressure on Burnage which led to Wynand Van Zyl scoring after Stephen Nutt charged down a clearance. Nutt added the extras to put Dale 7-0 to the good. Dale opened up breathing space between themselves and their visitors when prop Leighton Taylor powered over following some good running rugby from the home side. The conversion was successful and Dale led 14-0 at the break. The second half started like the first ended, with Dale maintaining their dominance – and two tries in quick succession sealed the bonus point. Taylor crossed for his second of the game before Paddy Pole popped up with the fourth. It was Dale’s best period of the half with repeat penalties allowing Burnage to get on the front foot after the tries and, to their credit, they pulled a try back from a quick tap and go to dive over. The resilience and fitness of the away side came through as they attacked at will from all over the park. They were only quashed when a period of pressure from Dale, culminating from a break and offload from Wynand Van Zyl, leading to Tom Bedlow receiving a wide pass to drop over the line in the corner. It was the final score of the game thanks largely to good scramble defence from the home side which prevented Burnage from adding a second try.

Darlington MP 34 Rossendale 12

11:39am Thursday 12th January 2012

ROSSENDALE’S three week break from action took its toll as they looked rusty and out of touch in defeat at National League Three North leaders Darlington.

Sandal 11 Rossendale 19

10:48am Thursday 22nd December 2011

ROSSENDALE made sure they ended the year on a high to keep their promotion charge bang on course.

Rossendale 19 Bradford and Bingley 7

4:21pm Wednesday 9th November 2011

Rossendale kept up their impressive winning streak with another excellent victory against difficult opposition.

Tyldesley Colts U19s 0 Rossendale Colts U19s 49

9:56am Tuesday 25th October 2011

ROSSENDALE Colts put in another good display of competent yet ruthless rugby saw to claim an excellent win.

Rossendale 14 Lymm 11

9:53am Tuesday 25th October 2011

A last-gasp try in the final play of the game saw Rossendale snatch victory and close in on the top of the table.

Burnage 18 Rossendale 25

10:32am Tuesday 4th October 2011

Rossendale scored their first away victory of the season when they came from behind to deny the Burnage the points.

West Hartlepool 18 Rossendale 17

2:38pm Tuesday 13th September 2011

Rossendale travelled to West Hartlepool in high spirits after an impressive home win against Waterloo in the opening league game last week but ended up losing by a single point.

Rossendale 15 Waterloo 14

4:58pm Thursday 8th September 2011

ROSSENDALE new boys Varne Van Zyl and Will Sharratt sealed a narrow victory as they got their National League Three North campaign up and running.

One game too far for tired Dale

2:32pm Tuesday 3rd May 2011

Rossendale went down 38-14 at Sandal at the weekend in what proved to be a game too far.

Rossendale 25 Bradford and Bingley 6

Lancashire Telegraph: BEHIND YOU Rossendale’s Tom Albinson, supported by (l-r) Paul Keys and Roger Dennison, is brought to the ground by a Bradford player unaware that the match official (back, left) is also grounded

11:18am Tuesday 19th April 2011

ROSSENDALE’S slim hopes of reaching the play-offs are still alive but they may come to regret missing out on a bonus point win.

Chester 24 Rossendale 22

2:37pm Tuesday 12th April 2011

ROSSENDALE’S outside hopes of runners-up spot in National League Three North are over after slipping to the narrowest of defeats.

Rossendale 24 Billingham 16

11:28am Tuesday 5th April 2011

ROSSENDALE have set their sights on the end of season play-offs after their bonus point win cut the gap on second place to four points.

Rossendale 24 Darlington MP 27

4:21pm Tuesday 29th March 2011

DALE player/coach Tim Fourie admitted he is tempted to pop the match dvd in the post to the referee.

Rossendale 62 Rochdale 17

Lancashire Telegraph: BOOT BOY James Bramhall

4:54pm Tuesday 22nd March 2011

Rochdale travelled to Marl Pitts on a day where there could be no excuses to postpone, as has happened on previous occasions, and they probably wish they could have because they were second best in every aspect of the game against a professional looking Rossendale side.

Lymm 25 Rossendale 28

12:30pm Tuesday 15th March 2011

DALE fought back from 20-3 down to secure a last-gasp win at Lymm thanks to a late penalty from Jamie Albinson.

Rossendale 23 Middlesbrough 14

Lancashire Telegraph: PASS AND GO Jamie Albinson passes the ball away PAUL KILSHAW

3:21pm Tuesday 8th March 2011

Rossendale kept faith with the same team that narrowly lost last time out against Chester to gain a hard fought win at home to Middlesbrough.

Dale duo in return for Bev return

12:56pm Tuesday 25th January 2011

Rossendale are hoping to have two key players back in their starting line-up for Saturday’s visit of Beverley.

Rossendale Colts 57 Marple Colts 7

12:55pm Tuesday 25th January 2011

If ever there was a game of two halves then this was it.

Waterloo 20 Rossendale 27

Lancashire Telegraph: Waterloo 20 Rossendale 27

12:09pm Tuesday 11th January 2011

PLAYER coach Tim Fourie scored two tries at Rossendale battled back to beat Waterloo in a double header.

Fourie hails his jolly good fellows

11:05am Tuesday 28th December 2010

ROSSENDALE RUFC have continued to upset the odds and coach Tim Fourie is delighted.



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