Sunderland RFC

  • 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 […]

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

    Last minute penalty denies Sunderland sixth straight win

    December 8, 2015 at 12:00 pm

    Sunderland RFC were denied a sixth straight win after a last minute penalty meant they had to settle for a 3-3 draw with Bishop Auckland. On an extremely windy day, with conditions proving difficult for both sides to deal with, Sunderland had a 3-0 half time lead courtesy of Brad […]

     
  • Sunderland begin tough December with Bishop Auckland test

    Sunderland begin tough December with Bishop Auckland test

    December 4, 2015 at 2:30 pm

    Sunderland RFC are back in Durham/Northumberland Two action this weekend when they host Bishop Auckland at Ashbrooke. After an impressive 47-7 victory at North Shields two weeks ago, Sunderland go into December following an unbeaten November and will look for a sixth consecutive win this Saturday. Coach Martin Watt said: […]

     
  • Sunderland coach: “Best rugby we’ve played”

    Sunderland coach: “Best rugby we’ve played”

    November 24, 2015 at 3:30 pm

    Sunderland RFC coach Martin Watt believes the rugby his side played in their comprehensive 47-7 win over North Shields was some of the best so far this season. On a chilly day at Preston playing fields, two tries from Pete Harrison, as well as scores from Nathan Forster, Jake Belfield, […]

     
  • Clinical Sunderland record fifth straight win

    Clinical Sunderland record fifth straight win

    November 23, 2015 at 8:00 am

    Sunderland RFC produced their best display of the season so far as they scored seven tries in a 47-7 victory over North Shields. Two tries from Pete Harrison, as well as scores from Nathan Forster, Jake Belfield, Marc Edmundson, Richard Arrowsmith and a penalty try gave the Ashbrooke club the […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Sunderland RFC looking for fifth straight win at North Shields

    November 20, 2015 at 1:00 pm

    Sunderland RFC travel to North Shields this Saturday looking for a fifth straight win in Durham/Northumberland Two. Last week’s comprehensive 62-12 victory against Seaton Carew has put the Ashbrooke club just five points behind league leaders Barnard Castle, and another win this Saturday would see the club go unbeaten through […]

     
  • Bonus-point Sunderland take derby victory over Houghton

    Bonus-point Sunderland take derby victory over Houghton

    November 9, 2015 at 10:44 am

    Sunderland RFC survived a second-half Houghton fightback to secure a third straight win and the local bragging rights at Ashbrooke, winning 27-14. First half tries from Peter Carter, Lewis Swan and Marc Edmundson gave Sunderland a 17-0 lead at the break. But the visitors came back well early in the […]

     
  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Sunderland rugby coach expects tasty local derby

    November 6, 2015 at 3:00 pm

    Sunderland RFC coach Martin Watt is expecting a tasty local derby against Houghton this Saturday. After a week off across all three Durham/Northumberland divisions, the Ashbrooke club come into the game on the back of back-to-back wins, including an impressive 53-0 win against Ashington. However, Watt knows previous results count […]

     
  • Sunderland coach still looking for improvements despite convincing win

    Sunderland coach still looking for improvements despite convincing win

    October 27, 2015 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland RFC coach Martin Watt believes his side could have been more structured despite scoring nine tries in a convincing 53-0 win against Ashington. Jake Belfield’s hat trick, as well as tries from Richard Arrowsmith, Lewis Swann, Nathan Forster, Dom Arkley, Brad Fish and Lewis Sopp secured the bonus point […]