Rugby

  • Newcastle Thunder pre-season fixtures

    December 14, 2018 at 3:14 pm

    Newcastle Thunder are preparing for the start of the new season in hopes of promotion from League One. Their pre-season is taking place with games against Oldham RLFC and Wakefield Trinity in place. To start of the 2019 campaign Thunder, have a home friendly against Wakefield Trinity on Saturday 19th […]

     
  • Newcastle Thunder have made a solid start to the season but were worked hard on Sunday.

    Newcastle Thunder prepare for new season

    December 14, 2018 at 1:59 pm

    After finishing eighth in League One last year, the North-East rugby league team are looking to kick on as they aim for promotion to the championship. Last season Newcastle finished on 28 points after their 26-match season, this was 20 points of off the league winners York. Improvement is clearly […]

     
  • Newcastle Falcons Johnny Williams scores his try during the Gallagher Premiership match at Kingston Park, Newcastle.

    Newcastle Falcons: Season So Far

    December 14, 2018 at 10:11 am

    After enjoying a successful 2017/2018 season both in the league and cup competitions, the Falcons appear to be stuck in first gear so far this season as they currently sit bottom of the Aviva Premiership. The Falcons started the season only winning the one game out of their first seven, […]

     
  • 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 […]