Rugby

  • Thunder keep play-off hopes alive with vital win over Oxford

    Thunder keep play-off hopes alive with vital win over Oxford

    July 28, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Gateshead Thunder scored eight tries in another victory over Oxford to boost their play-off hopes. Skipper Jason Payne and Benn Hardcastle scored two tries each as Thunder displayed their attacking potential that was too good for Oxford but head coach Stanley Gene was unhappy with his side’s defence. “I’m pleased […]

     
  • Hunslet Hawks blow Thunder away

    Hunslet Hawks blow Thunder away

    July 7, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    Kingstone Press Championship One – Gateshead Thunder 6-45 Hunslet Hawks Hunslet Hawks blew Gateshead Thunder away with a stunning away win that cements their place in the top three. Andrew Ballard scored 20 points for the visitors including eight goals and a try as Thunder’s defence crumbled to the Hawks’ […]

     
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    PODCAST: Hawk-Eye System to be used in Rugby

    June 25, 2014 at 3:00 pm

    listen to ‘Hawk-Eye System to be used in Rugby’ on Audioboo Saturday Show Presenter Harry Booth chats to SportsByte Reporter Joe Pearson about the rumoured use of the Hawk-Eye System within the sport of Rugby. Harry talks about the likes of Cricket and Tennis where similar systems are in place […]

     
  • Thunder’s defence too strong for Skolars

    Thunder’s defence too strong for Skolars

    May 12, 2014 at 10:24 am

    Gateshead Thunder won their second game on the bounce as they beat London Skolars 24-16 in a hard fought contest played in terribly wet weather. The game was littered with handling errors and mistakes with spells of torrential rain and hail storms making playing conditions incredibly difficult. Matty Beharrell scored […]

     
  • Sunderland men's Rugby team in action against Teesside at this year's Varsity.

    Stewart keen to carry through Varsity success

    May 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    By Andrew Johnson Next year’s Rugby team captain Andrew Stewart wants to build on the University of Sunderland’s Tees-Wear Varsity win next season. Sunderland beat Teesside University 22-7 in the Varsity fixture to help send the Wearsiders to win the overall Varsity crown, and now the new Rugby captain wants […]

     
  • Westoe play Birmingham last year. Picture Credit: Phil Haswell Photography

    Westoe RFC lose to Billingham in cup final

    May 9, 2014 at 11:30 am

    There was to be no fairy-tale ending for Lome Faatu as Westoe came up short against Billingham in the Durham County Senior Cup Final, losing 42-22. The former Samoan International, who has decided to hang up his boots after a stellar career that included appearances at two World Cup Finals, […]

     
  • Sunderland lost out to Teesside 1sts in a close encounter at Ryhope Road last season.

    Sunderland Women’s rugby announce new committee

    May 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Earlier this week votes were in for the University of Sunderland’s Women’s rugby team new committee with Clarissa Murphy awarded captain after giving a convincing speech. Murphy came out on top against second year student Danielle Andrew. After a promising year for Sunderland’s women’s rugby team former captain Kirsty Paterson stepped […]

     
  • Westoe in action last season Picture credit: Phil Haswell

    Westoe RFC ready for Durham County Cup Final

    May 8, 2014 at 11:30 am

    Westoe have an extra incentive heading into their Durham County Cup Final with Billingham tomorrow night as they look to give Samoan flyer Lome Faatu a winning send-off. Faatu, who has been capped 35 times by Samoa and featured in both the 2003 and 2007 World Cups, is hanging his boots […]

     
  • Sunderland after their Varsity win last year.

    Sunderland men’s Rugby win Varsity tie

    April 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    By James Adamson A cold and bleak afternoon met the players for the men’s rugby tie of the 2014 Tees Wear Varsity, with the Wearsiders coming out on top with a  21-8 victory. Despite the conditions both Sunderland and Teesside were pumped up before kick-off buoyed on by their rowdy female counterparts […]