Local sport

  • Sunderland University men’s rugby announce Fraser Kitching as new captain

    May 11, 2019 at 9:49 am

    The change of captain was announced during varsity where Sunderland faced Teesside University across a wide range of sports. Kitching also finished the season as the team’s second highest try scorer with three – behind Cameron Petrie who scored eight. Kitching will take over the role as team captain from […]

  • Newcastle Falcons 20-27 Leicester Tigers

    May 11, 2019 at 9:41 am

    Sonatane Takulua scored twice for the falcons to add to Chris Harris’ earlier try, but they fell short and remain bottom of the Gallagher Premiership. Guy Thompson also scored two tries in the match for the tigers and set one up for Johnny May to give the midlands side some […]

  • Chris Dobey looks ahead to PDC European Grand Prix after a disappointing performance in the Austrian Open

    May 11, 2019 at 9:20 am

    Dobey won his first game of the Austrian Open, beating fellow Englishman Andrew Gilding 6-5, but fell short in the second round losing 6-5 to Scotland’s Peter Wright. The sixth event of the 13-stop European Darts Tour takes place in Sindelfingen, Germany between the 10th and 12th of May 2019. […]

  • Team Sunderland announce Sports Ball award nominees

    Team Sunderland announce Sports Ball award nominees

    May 11, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Sunderland University have announced the nominees for the annual Sports Ball awards ceremony taking place on 17th May. The event, held at the Stadium of Light, celebrates all achievements of the university sports teams with a formal dinner and prize ceremony. Most Improved Team 1) Cheerleading All three cheerleading teams […]

  • Challenge Cup Final: Clermont 36-16 La Rochelle

    May 11, 2019 at 9:18 am

    Clermont have claimed their third Challenge Cup title after a 36-16 win over La Rochelle in an all Fresh clash at St James’ Park. Tries from Damian Penaud, Seko Fofana and man of the match Fritz Lee sealed the first Clermont title since 2007. Scotland captain Greg Laidlaw scored 16 […]

  • Sunderland owner Stewart Donald

    Stewart Donald is listening to offers for Sunderland AFC

    May 11, 2019 at 9:17 am

    Stewart Donald is listening to offers over a partial sale of Sunderland AFC, according to Sky Sports News. Reporter Keith Downie revealed talks are underway over a potential deal which would see Donald sell a majority of his share in the current League One side. Although a sale is said […]

  • Underdog Gary Wilson beaten in World Championship semi-finals

    May 11, 2019 at 9:01 am

    Wallsend’s Gary Wilson has been knocked out of the World Snooker Championships after losing 17-11 to world number two Judd Trump in the semi-finals. The rookie went into the match after beating Ali Carter in the previous round, and took an early 2-1 lead against the Masters champion. The two […]

  • Gateshead FC fan group Gateshead Soul propose forming a breakaway club

    Gateshead FC fan group Gateshead Soul propose forming a breakaway club

    May 10, 2019 at 6:16 pm

    Gateshead Supporters’ Group, Gateshead Soul, have hinted at forming their own breakaway club following the recent downfall for the National League side. At a recent meeting held between Gateshead fans, chairman of `Gateshead Soul Bernard McWilliams said some key Gateshead stakeholders are ready to leave and back the new club. […]

  • Gloucester 28-19 Newcastle Falcons

    May 10, 2019 at 5:59 pm

    Gloucester’s bonus point win over Newcastle confirms the Falcons’ relegation from the Gallagher Premiership. It was the Falcons who needed a bonus point win of their own to take their survival fight to the last day, but fell short at Kingsholm on Saturday. Micky Young and Sinoti Sinoti both scored […]

  • Newcastle Falcons relegated from the Gallagher Premiership after defeat to Gloucester

    May 10, 2019 at 5:54 pm

    Newcastle have been relegated to the Greene King IPA Championship after a six year stay in English rugby’s top flight. Relegation was confirmed when the Falcons lost 28-19 to Gloucester at Kingsholm on Saturday afternoon. The Tyneside club needed maximum points to keep their survival hopes alive following Leicester Tiger’s […]