Rugby

  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Thunder knocked out of Challenge Cup by dominant Dewsbury

    March 20, 2017 at 12:32 pm

    Newcastle Thunder’s Challenge Cup campaign ended at the fourth round as Dewsbury Rams beat the North East club 36-8 on Friday. Dewsbury notched the first 26 points of the match to put the game beyond doubt before half-time as Paul Sykes and Andy Kain led the team around the field well. […]

     
  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Thunder aim to reach fifth round of cup with victory over Dewsbury

    March 17, 2017 at 2:32 pm

    Newcastle Thunder will be looking for a Championship scalp on Friday night when they take on Dewsbury Rams at the Tetley’s Stadium. Following two successive wins in League 1, Newcastle will be in good spirits ahead of their date with the Rams, who have lost all six of their matches […]

     
  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Hardcastle snatches victory for Thunder with last minute conversion

    March 13, 2017 at 12:26 pm

    Benn Hardcastle was the hero of the hour for Newcastle Thunder as his last minute conversion sealed a 24-22 victory over London Skolars at Kingston Park on Sunday. In an eventful game, which saw two yellow cards and two red cards, Ali Blair’s second try of the contest gave Hardcastle […]

     
  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Newcastle Thunder prepare for opening home league fixture against London Skolars

    March 9, 2017 at 3:26 pm

    Newcastle Thunder play their first home match in this year’s League 1 on Sunday when London Skolars make the long journey from the capital to Kingston Park. The Thunder go into the contest following an opening day 24-20 victory over Workington Town while London suffered a heavy defeat against Toronto Wolfpack, […]

     
  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Thunder claim opening day win over Workington

    March 7, 2017 at 8:24 am

    Newcastle Thunder started their League 1 campaign with a gritty 24-20 win over Workington Town at the Zebra Claims Stadium on Sunday. For the second week in a row, Mick Mantelli’s side edged past the Cumbrians and this time they had Evan Simons to thank for an instinctive brace. The win […]

     
  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Newcastle Thunder to start League 1 campaign against Workington Town

    March 3, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    Newcastle Thunder travel to Workington Town this Sunday as the League 1 season gets underway. In the most internationally diverse domestic sports competition, Newcastle will be hoping for a great season under the stewardship of Mick Mantelli, who took over from Stanley Gene as Thunder boss in late 2015. The […]

     
  • Fans in the stands await the start of the match at Kingston Park.

    Newcastle Thunder to face Dewsbury Rams in the Challenge Cup 4th Round

    March 1, 2017 at 8:18 am

    Newcastle Thunder will play Championship club Dewsbury Rams in the fourth round of the Ladbrokes Challenge Cup. The games are scheduled to be played over the weekend of 18/19 March, with Thunder having to travel down to the Tetley’s Stadium. Mick Mantelli’s side progressed in the prestigious competition after overturning a 16-0 […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Sunderland RFC Christmas round up

    December 20, 2016 at 9:06 am

    The Christmas break presents a chance for teams to take a break from the game and regain strength ready for the New Year. It’s fair to say that Sunderland RFC have earned their break from the game. An outstanding display against Bishop Auckland in their last match means that the […]

     
  • University of Sunderland men’s rugby midseason review

    University of Sunderland men’s rugby midseason review

    December 16, 2016 at 10:27 am

    The first semester of the academic year is now drawing to a close which means the University of Sunderland men’s rugby union will be out of action until February. With that in mind, vice president Lewis Baker gives us thoughts on the first half of the season and looks ahead […]

     
  • Sunderland men's rugby have struggled so far this season.

    Former president Fairlie reflects on rugby return

    December 15, 2016 at 11:27 am

    Some students do a whole three years all in one go and graduate at the end of the third year while others take a year out in between the second and third for work experience.  This was the case of former Sunderland men’s 1st president Hugo Fairlie who took a […]