After a lay off of two seasons Sandbach Vets are back in action, led by ex first team captain Dave "Bails" Bailey, the Vets are Sandbach's only social side, and this season are hoping to play at least once a month. Anyone interested in playing or organising a fixture should contact Dave or the Club.
For nearly 30 years Sandbach RUFC has fielded a 5ths/ Vets the first season was 1979/80, when the then Club Chairman John Cooper praised John Vinden for regularly fielding a 5th team.
On the success of the 5th team In 1986 Sandbach were able to field a 6th team which lost to Congleton 4ths 14-25. Several years later after some sterling work by current Club President Keith Jones and Keith Burrows in attracting new players to the sport, Sandbach were able to regularly field 6 teams for three season from 1992
Playing as Sandbach Vets: Roger Bradley, Steve “Trunky” Reeves, and Robin Pipe.
Since 2000 the Club has struggled to raise a 5ths/Vets side and for three season's they played as "Mel's Marauders2 manager by Mel Barber, and with some success as "Matt's Debaters" managed by ex Club Chairman Matt Alton. "Marky" Mark Smith had some success in raising a side but struggled to get fixtures, hopefully this season Dave Bailey will have more success, as the 5ths/Vets is an ideal way for older more mature players who still want toplay to continue thier rugby carear.
Below are the known playing records
PWDLForAgs't1979/198083141061351981/1982620478811982/198310008111983/198425111133302671984/19851915043121741985/19862418154421531986/1987158162692141987/198829112163294311988/198993061201731990/19922181122423511997/199816317 1999/20002319042512782000/20011512032691452001/200211005602002/2003210143162003/2004310242352004/2005110022152005/2006 22 0 0 79 10
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