Rugby

  • Match Report: Team Sunderland Women 38-32 Leeds Women 2nds

    Match Report: Team Sunderland Women 38-32 Leeds Women 2nds

    November 9, 2018 at 1:00 pm

    A last-gasp try by Chichi Ihejieto saw Team Sunderland snatch victory in a thrilling encounter against Leeds 2nds. A topsy-turvy game saw Leeds surge into a 10-0 lead within the first 15 minutes, Sunderland then responded with two of their own – one converted – either side of a further […]

     
  • Sealed with a Kick: Sanderson slots late Penalty as Sunderland beat Lancaster

    Sealed with a Kick: Sanderson slots late Penalty as Sunderland beat Lancaster

    November 8, 2018 at 12:00 pm

    Team Sunderland beat Lancaster University 17-14 in a cup match at Houghton Rugby Club. Sunderland opened the scoring through Hindmarsh 10 minutes in before Lancaster quickly equalised. Both sides traded tries again in the second period before Sanderson slotted a penalty in the final play. Sunderland made several changes to […]

     
  • Match Report: Team Sunderland Women 36-20 Sheffield Women 2nds

    Match Report: Team Sunderland Women 36-20 Sheffield Women 2nds

    November 2, 2018 at 4:00 pm

    An incredible four tries from Chichi Ihejieto were enough for Team Sunderland to overpower Sheffield in a comfortable win at Houghton Rugby Club. Ihejieto grabbed her first two within the first 15 minutes, with Vicky Murphy adding a third just before the break after Sheffield had reduced the deficit. Sheffield […]

     
  • Team Sunderland fall to cruel defeat late on in high scoring encounter against Durham University

    Team Sunderland fall to cruel defeat late on in high scoring encounter against Durham University

    October 18, 2018 at 2:00 pm

    Team Sunderland lost to Durham University 33-40 in tightly contested Men’s Rugby bout. In the first half both sides exchanged two tries each as Durham lead going into half time due to Sunderland only converting two. After a yellow card put Durham a man down Sunderland took the lead with […]

     
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    Sunderland student Uzokwe “over the moon” after scoring on European debut

    January 18, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    University of Sunderland pharmacy student Simon Uzokwe capped a fantastic start to the year with a try scoring European debut in a week where he signed an extension to his contract with Newcastle Falcons. Flanker Uzokwe, in his final year of a pharmacy degree at the University of Sunderland, made […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons Sinoti Sinoti runs in to score during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Falcons begin year with victory over champions Exeter

    January 10, 2018 at 1:43 pm

    Newcastle Falcons started the new year where they had left off in 2017 with an impressive 28-20 victory in the Aviva Premiership over defending champions and league leaders Exeter Chiefs at Kingston Park on Sunday. Falcons were unbeaten in the final month of 2017 and have now stretched their winning […]

     
  • The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    The best sporting action during the Christmas period

    December 22, 2017 at 12:05 pm

    With the festive period beginning, here at SportsByte we take a look at the best sport on this Christmas and where the action is taking place. Sunderland AFC Fresh from their first home win since December 2016 the Black Cats will be full of confidence going into the hectic Christmas […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Toby Flood in action

    Newcastle Falcons: Mid-season league review

    December 15, 2017 at 12:00 pm

    No wins for two months has left Newcastle Falcons mid table following four wins from five games in the month of September in the Aviva Premiership. A narrow victory at the start of December over strugglers Northampton has seen a return to winning ways for the Falcons and leaves them […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Toby Flood

    Falcons v Dragons: Match Preview

    December 13, 2017 at 3:11 pm

    Eight tries in their last outing  will give the Newcastle Falcons plenty of confidence going into their away tie with Newport Gwent Dragons in the European Rugby Challenge Cup. The Falcons recorded a narrow bonus point victory in the return fixture at Kingston Park in October, but the Dragons have only lost […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons' Kyle Cooper makes a break as Leicester Tigers' Graham Kitchener challenges during the Aviva Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Newcastle Falcons romp to Challenge Cup victory at Kingston Park

    December 12, 2017 at 3:35 pm

    The Newcastle Falcons reclaimed top spot in their European Challenge Cup group with a dominant display to win 54-24 against Bordeaux-Begles.  Both sides made it an entertaining game but it was the Falcons who impressed more in a compelling first half, running up a 38-17 first half lead. Three tries […]