Rugby

  • Sunderland RFC showed their strength against Sedgefield at Ashbrooke.

    Sunderland RFC cruise to victory against Sedgefield

    October 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Sunderland RFC put in an impressive performance to defeat Sedgefield Rugby Club 50-21 at Ashbrooke Sports Club on Saturday. The hosts scored two tries within the first 10 minutes to stun the Sedgefield team, including a sensational solo effort from Sunderland winger Harry Connell. Connell scored a hat trick of […]

     
  • Youngsters try rugby for first time at Sunderland pitch and play

    Youngsters try rugby for first time at Sunderland pitch and play

    October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    More than 30 youngsters flocked to Ashbrooke to take part in Sunderland RFCs pitch and play on Tuesday. The after school event, aimed at school years 7 to 9, was a free session for non-players to give rugby a go. Supported by the Rugby Football Union and club coaches, it is part […]

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

    Sunderland rugby suffer heavy defeat at hands of Sheffield

    October 19, 2016 at 8:45 pm

    Sunderland men’s rugby team were dealt a heavy defeat by the travelling Sheffield Hallam on Wednesday. Sheffield’s number 21 ended the game for Sunderland when he slipped by the home side’s defence down the right wing to score. Despite the score line, Sunderland put in a strong effort to keep out […]

     
  • The girls stood guard of honour as the players entered the field.

    Sunderland RFC future stars become guard of honour

    October 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Sunderland RFC’s mini and juniors teams and the female division got the opportunity to be guard of honour at the weekend. The teams travelled to Kingston Park for the Premiership Rugby game between Newcastle Falcons and Bristol Rugby. Before the kick off players from the Flames, Sparks and the mini […]

     
  • Sunderland’s rugby men looking for strong start to BUCS campaign

    Sunderland’s rugby men looking for strong start to BUCS campaign

    October 11, 2016 at 9:12 am

    University of Sunderland men’s rugby team are hoping to hit the ground running as they travel to Huddersfield for their first BUCS clash of the year. The start of this season mirrors the last as Huddersfield were Sunderland’s first opponents in the league this time last year. And the result left […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC to become O2 Touch rugby centre

    Sunderland RFC to become O2 Touch rugby centre

    October 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Sunderland RFC is to become an O2 Touch rugby centre. They received their confirmation last week making them the first club in Wearside to be given the accreditation. However the club is the second centre in the North East to become an 02 Touch centre. The club currently has a 30+ player base, […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Wearside club first to receive Kid’s First rugby pledge

    October 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Sunderland RFC have become the first Wearside club to receive the Old Mutual Wealth Kids First rugby pledge. The pledge, created by the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), is a new approach to rugby for under 7s to the under 13s at clubs and schools across the country. According to […]

     
  • Dan Marshall was offering tips to the next generation of rugby players.

    Sunderland RFC host Newcastle Falcons for player blitz

    October 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Sunderland RFC welcomed professional rugby starts to Ashbrooke after hosting the Newcastle Falcons for the player blitz. Players from the under 6s to the under 13s turned out to get a tip or two from the Falcons on the playing field at Ashbrooke Sports club – the clubs’ home ground. Falcons academy […]

     
  • York St John claimed the Clash of Minsters trophy on Wednesday.

    York beat Sunderland to win Clash of the Minsters trophy

    October 6, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland were out-done in the annual Clash of the Minsters event on Wednesday with York St John running out 42-18 victors. A total of 30 matches were played at a number of locations across Sunderland, with both universities competing for points and the chance to lift the Clash of the […]

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

    Men’s rugby lose as York outclass Sunderland at Clash of the Minsters

    October 6, 2016 at 12:48 pm

    Sunderland men’s rugby side couldn’t prevent York St John taking the points having lost 53-17 in the Clash of the Minsters tie on Wednesday. The home side fought hard in the early exchanges at Ashbrooke but couldn’t maintain their performance as York’s impressive team dominated the majority of play. York St John were […]