Local Rugby

  • Picture Credit: Simon Uzokwe Facebook

    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 […]

  • Rugby 1st’s motivated ahead of Huddersfield clash

    Rugby 1st’s motivated ahead of Huddersfield clash

    December 5, 2017 at 4:34 pm

    Following the cancellation of their last game, University of Sunderland’s Rugby 1st’s lock, Aaron Keelan doesn’t believe the cancellation will affect the team ahead of their match tomorrow with University of Huddersfield 1st’s. Keelan was confident of a Sunderland win in their last match with second bottom University of Sheffield before […]

  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Sunderland RFC win to climb out of relegation zone

    November 30, 2017 at 9:57 am

    Sunderland RFC claimed a valuable 20-10 home win on Saturday against relegation rivals Winlaton Vulcans down at Ashbrooke pitches. Before the game, Sunderland were sitting second bottom of the Durham/Northumberland Divison Two ahead of Winlaton, this win has seen Sunderland move up one position to 12th in the league. Which […]

  • Sunderland RFC's tribute to John Drummond. Picture credit: John Drummond Trust

    Sunderland RFC tribute strip for John Drummond

    September 15, 2017 at 10:35 am

    Sunderland RFC have unveiled a rugby strip for this season to commemorate John Drummond who sadly lost his battle with bowel cancer in August at the age of 33. Having played for Sunderland RFC during his time at Sunderland University, he was highly regarded as a vital player, and a caring person. A […]