Rugby Union: Rochdale RUFC players chosen for Lancashire U18s

Date published: 07 December 2018

Local lad Beltus Nonleh has been chosen to play for Lancashire in their under 18s squad.

Beltus appeared for Lancashire Under 18s on Sunday (2 December 2018) alongside his Rochdale RUFC teammate Josh Grundy. Both players have made a number of appearances for the first team at Rochdale this season.

A spokesperson from Lancashire County RFU, said: “Beltus played in the first game of the season for Lancashire U18s against Cheshire on the new AGP pitch at Chester on Sunday (2 December 2018).

“He played prop forward and came on off the bench at halftime as an impact player. He was impressive and defence and helped to forge the 34-20 win.”

Beltus and Josh are both products of the Rochdale RUFC Mini & Junior section of the Rugby club. The club have provided several players at England Counties and County level. Josh Grundy and Beltus Nonleh are the latest to have been selected at County level.

Beltus moved to Rochdale from Cameroon in 2008 and joined the RRUFC U12’s he played at all age groups upto Senior Colts. Beltus turned 18 in November, he lives in Rochdale and attends Bury College.

Josh Grundy came to Rochdale RUFC to join the U13’s and also played at each age grade level upto Senior Colts. Josh lives in Bury and attends Holy Cross College.

Beltus and Josh are currently both playing regularly rugby for the Rochdale 1st XV coached by Danny Collins.

Beltus is a past student at  St Cuthbert's High School and a spokesperson for St Cuthbert's RC High School said: “Good luck Beltus with your developing rugby career.”


The Mini and Junior section at Rochdale RUFC run teams from U6s to U18s and three girls / womens teams. The teams play on Sundays and train Tuesday and Thursday evening. Further details from:

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