Manchester Rugby Teams – 19th Century

 

An ever-growing list! Separated by region. For certain teams, click on the name to learn more.

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North Manchester

Blackley
Blackley Rangers
Blackley Swifts
Cheetham
Cheetham Albion
Cheetham Excelsior
Cheetham Free Wanderers
Cheetham Hill
Cheetham Hill Wesleyans
Cheetham Hornets
Cheetham Lorne
Cheetham Rangers
Cheetham Rovers
Cheetham St John’s
Crumpsall
Crumpsall Hornets
Crumpsall Rangers
Gravel Lane Hornets (Cheetwood)
Harpurhey
Harpurhey Hornets
Harpurhey Wanderers
Heaton (Crumpsall)
Hightown
Lower Crumpsall
Moston (Hornets)
Queen’s Park (Harpurhey)
St Luke’s (Cheetham)
Woodlands (Cheetham Hill)

Broughton

Ascension Juniors
Broughton (Wasps)
Broughton Congregational
Broughton Hornets
Broughton Juniors
Broughton Osborne
Broughton Park
Broughton Rangers
Broughton Recs
Broughton Rovers
Broughton School Old Boys
Cheltenham Crescent
Higher Broughton
Manchester Grammar School
St James’s
Wellington

Pendleton and Agecroft

Agecroft
Glendale
Pendleton
Pendleton Hornets
Pendleton St Barnabas
Pendleton Trinity
St George’s Guild
St Stephen’s (Agecroft)
Western
Whit Lane
Whit Lane Athletic

Salford

Adelphi Lads Club
Barton
Boothstown
Brackley
Brindle Heath
Cavendish (Salford predecessors)
Claremont
Claremont Hornets
Clarendon (Eccles)
Crescent
Eccles
Eccles Rangers
Eccles Wanderers
Kersal
Ordsall
Salford
Salford Athletic
Salford Hornets
Salford St Bartholemew’s
Salford St Clement’s
Salford St John’s
Salford St Stephen’s
Salford Temperance
Seedley
St John’s (Irlams o’th’ Height)
St Joseph’s (Ordsall)
St Matthew’s
Stanley
Trafford Rangers (Ordsall)
Walkden
Wallness
Wallness Rangers
Weaste

 

Swinton and Pendlebury

Christ Church (Pendlebury)
Pendlebury Rovers
Pendlebury St Augustines
Swinton
Swinton Athletic
Swinton Hornets
Swinton Lancers
Swinton St Mary’s
Swinton Stars
Swinton Wasps

West Manchester and Old Trafford

Alexandra Rangers (Moss Side)
Campfield St Matthew’s (Old Trafford)
Chorlton
Chorlton-cum-Hardy
Chorlton Free Wanderers
Clifford Wasps (Moss Side)
Clifton Rovers (Whalley Range)
Demesne (Moss Side)
Greenheys
Hullard Rangers (Old Trafford)
Hulme Athletic (Whalley Range)
Hulme Ellesmere
Hulme Rangers
Hulme St Phillip’s
Manchester (Whalley Range)
Manchester Athletic (Moss Side)
Manchester Clifford (Moss Side)
Manchester Grasshoppers (Moss Side)
Manchester Gymnasium (Whalley Range)
Manchester Rangers (1st incarnation, Old Trafford)
Manchester YMCA (Whalley Range, then Withington)
Moss Side
Moss Side Rangers
Moss Side Wanderers
Old Trafford
St Mary’s Guild (Whaley Range)
St Wilfrid’s (Old Trafford)

South Manchester

Birch (Rusholme)
Birch Hornets (Rusholme)
Burnage (disbanded)
Didsbury
Fallowfield
Fallowfield Rovers
Lansdowne (Fallowfield)
(Manchester/Didsbury) Free Wanderers
Manchester Juniors (Fallowfield)
Manchester Rangers (2nd incarnation, Rusholme)
Manchester Rovers (Fallowfield)
Mersey (Withington)
Owens College
Rusholme
Rusholme Hornets
St Stephen’s (Rusholme)

East Manchester

Ardwick
Ardwick Hornets
Ardwick St Thomas’s
Audenshaw
Audenshaw Rangers
Bradford and Clayton
Clayton
Clayton Hornets
Collyhurst
Collyhurst Hornets
Gorton
Gorton Parish Church
Levenshulme
Levenshulme Wanderers
Longsight
Longsight Rangers
Longsight Rovers
Miles Platting (St John’s)
Newton Heath
Newton Heath Hornets
Newton Heath Orleans
Newton Heath Rovers
Newton Heath Wanderers
West Gorton
West Gorton Hornets
West Gorton Rovers

 

Sale, Altrincham and West of Trafford

Altrincham
Altrincham Free Wanderers
Altrincham St John’s
Barrington Rangers
Bowdon
Bowdon Exxcelsior
Flixton
Flixton and Urmston
Sale
Sale Juniors
Sale St Anne’s
St Margaret’s Athletic Club (Altrincham)
Urmston
Urmston Rangers
West Manchester (Flixton)

Stockport

Cheadle
Cheadle Hulme
Heaton Mersey
Heaton Mersey Ramblers
Heaton Moor
Houldsworth (Reddish)
Stockport (defunct)
Stockport Crusaders
Stockport Rangers
Victoria Rangers

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