Rugby

  • Picture Credit: Simon Uzokwe Facebook

    Sunderland student Uzokwe “over the moon” after scoring on European debut

    January 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    University of Sunderland pharmacy student Simon Uzokwe capped a fantastic start to the year with a try scoring European debut in a week where he signed an extension to his contract with Newcastle Falcons. Flanker Uzokwe, in his final year of a pharmacy degree at the University of Sunderland, made […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons Sinoti Sinoti runs in to score during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Falcons begin year with victory over champions Exeter

    January 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Newcastle Falcons started the new year where they had left off in 2017 with an impressive 28-20 victory in the Aviva Premiership over defending champions and league leaders Exeter Chiefs at Kingston Park on Sunday. Falcons were unbeaten in the final month of 2017 and have now stretched their winning […]

     
  • The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    December 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    With the festive period beginning, here at SportsByte we take a look at the best sport on this Christmas and where the action is taking place. Sunderland AFC Fresh from their first home win since December 2016 the Black Cats will be full of confidence going into the hectic Christmas […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Toby Flood in action

    Newcastle Falcons: Mid-season league review

    December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    No wins for two months has left Newcastle Falcons mid table following four wins from five games in the month of September in the Aviva Premiership. A narrow victory at the start of December over strugglers Northampton has seen a return to winning ways for the Falcons and leaves them […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Toby Flood

    Falcons v Dragons: Match Preview

    December 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Eight tries in their last outing  will give the Newcastle Falcons plenty of confidence going into their away tie with Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Falcons recorded a narrow bonus point victory in the return fixture at Kingston Park in October, but the Dragons have only lost […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Kyle Cooper makes a break as Leicester Tigers' Graham Kitchener challenges during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Newcastle Falcons romp to Challenge Cup victory at Kingston Park

    December 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    The Newcastle Falcons reclaimed top spot in their European Challenge Cup group with a dominant display to win 54-24 against Bordeaux-Begles.  Both sides made it an entertaining game but it was the Falcons who impressed more in a compelling first half, running up a 38-17 first half lead. Three tries […]

     
  • Rugby 1st’s motivated ahead of Huddersfield clash

    Rugby 1st’s motivated ahead of Huddersfield clash

    December 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Following the cancellation of their last game, University of Sunderland’s Rugby 1st’s lock, Aaron Keelan doesn’t believe the cancellation will affect the team ahead of their match tomorrow with University of Huddersfield 1st’s. Keelan was confident of a Sunderland win in their last match with second bottom University of Sheffield before […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Sunderland RFC win to climb out of relegation zone

    November 30, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Sunderland RFC claimed a valuable 20-10 home win on Saturday against relegation rivals Winlaton Vulcans down at Ashbrooke pitches. Before the game, Sunderland were sitting second bottom of the Durham/Northumberland Divison Two ahead of Winlaton, this win has seen Sunderland move up one position to 12th in the league. Which […]

     
  • Momentum crucial for University Rugby team

    Momentum crucial for University Rugby team

    November 28, 2017 at 6:49 pm

    The University of Sunderland men’s rugby 1st team go into their crucial bottom-of-the-table clash with the University of Sheffield men’s 3rds off the back of their first win of the season. Sunderland sit seven points adrift of their opponents but can make up a lot of ground with a win. […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC overpower despairing Jarrow in friendly

    Sunderland RFC overpower despairing Jarrow in friendly

    November 22, 2017 at 6:38 pm

    Sunderland RFC overpowered Jarrow 64-10 away from home in a friendly match. Sunderland went into this away friendly needing a major confidence boost, they got exactly that from this match. Sitting second bottom of the Durham and Northumberland division two, they currently will get relegated from English rugby’s 7th tier […]