Rugby

  • 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 […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC Under 7s continue unbeaten streak this season

    Sunderland RFC Under 7s continue unbeaten streak this season

    December 6, 2016 at 1:56 pm

    Sunderland RFC’s U7s remain undefeated this season after they played at Darlington on Sunday. The games saw a fantastic debut from Oliver Ward with tries and great defence, while the ever improving Adam Ferguson showed great concentration scoring in attack and was also strong in defence. Team stalwarts Aaron Mackie, Tom Lewis, […]

     
  • Tempers flare as Sunderland RFC cruise past South Shields

    Tempers flare as Sunderland RFC cruise past South Shields

    December 5, 2016 at 10:56 am

    A fiery encounter between Sunderland RFC and South Shields RFC saw the home side victorious with a 41-10 win on Saturday afternoon. The home side came into the match on the back of a crushing 40-0 defeat to Whitby, but were soon back to their best, racking up a 17-0 […]

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

    Sunderland men’s rugby lose out to Huddersfield

    December 2, 2016 at 2:30 pm

      University of Sunderland men’s rugby fell to defeat against unbeaten Huddersfield on Wednesday. This was the reverse fixture for the two sides and the last time they met Huddersfield came away with a 71-8 score line. But this time, Huddersfield would not find it so easy as they battled Sunderland […]

     
  • Sunderland women’s rugby fall to narrow defeat to York

    Sunderland women’s rugby fall to narrow defeat to York

    December 2, 2016 at 10:47 am

    Despite getting the game’s opening try, the University of Sunderland women’s first team were unable to hold on to their lead against the University of York and lost a very closely contested game 19-15 on Wednesday. Team president Shannon Mossop felt the team deserved to get the win, saying: “The girls […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC weekly roundup

    Sunderland RFC weekly roundup

    November 28, 2016 at 3:18 pm

    Sunderland’s rugby youngsters were overwhelmed at the weekend with a defeat against Blaydon Colts. The Ashbrooke lads did not give up, but the opposition were stronger in all departments. All 7 of Sunderland’s points came from Joe Hodgson who converted his own interception try after 20 minutes. However it was […]

     
  • Tough loss for Sunderland RFC teams

    Tough loss for Sunderland RFC teams

    November 9, 2016 at 3:12 pm

    Sunderland RFC’s minis and junior teams faced a tough challenge in their games this weekend. The Under 11s team narrowly lost out to Bishop Auckland, with the opposition able to rotate their players at regular intervals due to their large squad. Sunderland had two debuts and kept the pressure going, with […]