Sunderland RFC

  • 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 […]

  • Taylor (front, second from the left) was part of England's triumphant 2014 World Cup winning squad. Sunderland Flames/Sunderland RFC.

    Tamara Taylor helps host “pitch up and play” at Sunderland RFC

    September 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    World Cup winning rugby player Tamara Taylor has helped host “pitch up and play” at Sunderland RFC. Girls and women attended Ashbrooke Sports Club, the clubs’ training and home ground in Sunderland, to try out rugby. Taylor, who’s a World Cup winner with the England rugby team, said on Twitter: Lovely day for […]

  • Sunderland made to rue kicking chances in narrow Hartlepool defeat

    Sunderland made to rue kicking chances in narrow Hartlepool defeat

    February 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Sunderland RFC were made to rue missing five kicks at goal as they fell to a 12-10 defeat at Hartlepool. Having deservedly taken the lead through Dan McNay’s try after 16 minutes, Sunderland were pegged back with the last play of the first half as Andrew Small dived over for […]

  • Sunderland coach looks ahead to ‘mini-season’

    Sunderland coach looks ahead to ‘mini-season’

    February 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Sunderland RFC travel to Hartlepool this Saturday in the first of their three rearranged games in Durham/Northumberland Two. After a hard-fought 19-8 victory over Winlaton Vulcans last Saturday, the Ashbrooke club have moved up to fourth in the table, 14 points off top spot but with two games in hand […]

  • Sunderland RFC will be hoping for a win over Blyth next weekend to end the season on a high

    Sunderland RFC face another tough away trip

    January 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland RFC are back on the road again this weekend when they travel to Winlaton Vulcans in Durham/Northumberland Two. After two postponements, Sunderland were finally got back in action last weekend against Blyth, where they were agonisingly denied victory by a last minute try. And coach Martin Watt is expecting […]

  • Sunderland denied at the death by late Blyth try

    Sunderland denied at the death by late Blyth try

    January 25, 2016 at 1:11 pm

    Sunderland RFC were denied a first win of 2016 as a converted try with the last play of the game meant they had to settle for a 17-17 draw with Blyth. Playing on the 4G pitch at Druid Park, Sunderland were slow to get going and fell 5-0 behind after […]

  • Sunderland held off a late fight back from Wallsend. Picture credit: Joe Pennington

    Sunderland RFC start 2016 with Wallsend test

    January 14, 2016 at 4:36 pm

    Sunderland RFC will look to continue their Durham/Northumberland Two campaign into 2016 this Saturday when they welcome bottom-side Wallsend to Ashbrooke. The Ashbrooke club should have continued their second half of the season last weekend, but a heavily waterlogged pitch at Whitley Bay Rockcliff meant the game had to be […]

  • Sunderland face tough trip to league leaders Hartlepool

    Sunderland face tough trip to league leaders Hartlepool

    December 11, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Sunderland RFC travel to table-toppers Hartlepool on Saturday looking to build on their six game unbeaten run. A last-minute penalty denied the Ashbrooke club victory and a sixth-straight win against Bishop Auckland last week, but the league’s in-form side could go within three points of Hartlepool with a win. Coach […]