Rugby

  • Sunderland’s tactics prove vital in Minsters win

    Sunderland’s tactics prove vital in Minsters win

    October 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Sunderland Women’s Rugby Union recorded their first win of the season with a 25-12 win over York St John in the Clash of the Minsters on Wednesday afternoon. Five unconverted tries split between Kirsty Paterson (2), Danielle Andrew (2) and Sydnie Grace (1) helped Sunderland secure a much desired varsity […]

     
  • York beat Sunderland in men’s Rugby tie

    York beat Sunderland in men’s Rugby tie

    October 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    A promising University of Sunderland side failed to get on the score sheet in a heated encounter with York St John in the men’s Rugby at Clash of the Minsters. The home side went over just before half time, before finishing the game off in the second half with a […]

     
  • Freshers impress Grace ahead of York clash

    Freshers impress Grace ahead of York clash

    October 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Women’s Rugby 1st XV are set to take on York St John University tomorrow at Clash of the Minsters, in the hope of a repeat performance of last years 55-14 victory. The kick off is scheduled for 12pm at YSJU Sports Park and the Sunderland club […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC earlier this season. Credit: Joe Pennington

    Sunderland RFC still looking for first win

    October 6, 2014 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland RFC are still looking for their first win in Durham/Northumberland 1 after their first home game of the season ended in a 44-13 defeat against Consett. With the match level at 13-13 with 10 minutes to go until half-time, Consett seized the initiative with a penalty followed by a […]

     
  • Sunderland Flames before a game last year.

    Sunderland Flames burning bright this season

    October 3, 2014 at 9:00 pm

    The Sunderland Flames have had a burning start to the new season, picking up two wins from two in a brand new league. Starting a fresh in the NC North 1/2 East League has done the ladies no harm, with successful wins landing them 2nd place in their new table. […]

     
  • Sunderland coach optimistic fortunes will change

    Sunderland coach optimistic fortunes will change

    October 3, 2014 at 4:48 pm

    Sunderland RFC coach Paul Geehan believes a first win of the season for the side isn’t far away. The Wearsiders face Consett this Saturday in what will be their first home game of the season, having had to play the opening four games of the Durham/Northumberland 1 season away from […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC are still to earn a point in the league this season. Picture credit: Joe Pennington

    Sunderland suffer another heavy defeat

    September 29, 2014 at 9:59 am

    Sunderland RFC are still looking for their first win in Durham/Northumberland 1 after suffering a 41-14 defeat at Darlington. Trailing 21-7 at half time, Sunderland looked as if they could fight their way back into the match. However, four second half tries for the hosts sealed the visitors fate. Fraser […]

     
  • England's captain Katy McLean, holds the women's Rugby World Cup trophy aloft. Picture credit: Michel Euler/AP/Press Association Images

    England World Cup-winning captain Katy McLean: ‘Now is the time to get involved in women’s sport’

    September 10, 2014 at 4:45 pm

    We are in a golden age of women’s sport in this country, according to England’s World Cup-winning rugby captain Katy McLean. McLean led England in their World Cup win this summer – the second in their history – ending a run of three successive final defeats with a 21-9 win over […]

     
  • Gateshead Thunder thump Oldham to clinch play-off place

    Gateshead Thunder thump Oldham to clinch play-off place

    September 1, 2014 at 3:30 pm

    Gateshead Thunder secured their place in the Kingstone Press Championships One play offs with an emphatic 40-14 victory over Oldham Roughyeds. Jordan Meads scored two of Thunder’s eight tries and was instrumental throughout as third-placed Oldham simply had no answer. Stanley Gene was delighted post-match as his team will now […]

     
  • Katy McLean has played an integral part of England's dominance in the Womens Six Nations

    Katy McLean returns to England fold for World Cup semi-final

    August 13, 2014 at 12:30 pm

    Sunderland teacher and national team captain Katy McLean will make her England comeback today when they face Ireland in the women’s Rugby World Cup semi-final. McLean, a University of Sunderland under- and post-graduate, returns after being rested for the match against Spain and only making the bench against France. Ireland […]