Sunderland RFC

  • Sunderland RFC showed their strength against Sedgefield at Ashbrooke.

    Sunderland RFC cruise to victory against Sedgefield

    October 31, 2016 at 12:18 pm

    Sunderland RFC put in an impressive performance to defeat Sedgefield Rugby Club 50-21 at Ashbrooke Sports Club on Saturday. The hosts scored two tries within the first 10 minutes to stun the Sedgefield team, including a sensational solo effort from Sunderland winger Harry Connell. Connell scored a hat trick of […]

  • Youngsters try rugby for first time at Sunderland pitch and play

    Youngsters try rugby for first time at Sunderland pitch and play

    October 20, 2016 at 10:19 am

    More than 30 youngsters flocked to Ashbrooke to take part in Sunderland RFCs pitch and play on Tuesday. The after school event, aimed at school years 7 to 9, was a free session for non-players to give rugby a go. Supported by the Rugby Football Union and club coaches, it is part […]

  • The girls stood guard of honour as the players entered the field.

    Sunderland RFC future stars become guard of honour

    October 14, 2016 at 8:15 am

    Sunderland RFC’s mini and juniors teams and the female division got the opportunity to be guard of honour at the weekend. The teams travelled to Kingston Park for the Premiership Rugby game between Newcastle Falcons and Bristol Rugby. Before the kick off players from the Flames, Sparks and the mini […]

  • Sunderland RFC to become O2 Touch rugby centre

    Sunderland RFC to become O2 Touch rugby centre

    October 8, 2016 at 8:36 am

    Sunderland RFC is to become an O2 Touch rugby centre. They received their confirmation last week making them the first club in Wearside to be given the accreditation. However the club is the second centre in the North East to become an 02 Touch centre. The club currently has a 30+ player base, […]

  • Sunderland RFC should be raring to go in 2017.

    Wearside club first to receive Kid’s First rugby pledge

    October 7, 2016 at 1:04 pm

    Sunderland RFC have become the first Wearside club to receive the Old Mutual Wealth Kids First rugby pledge. The pledge, created by the England Rugby Football Union (RFU), is a new approach to rugby for under 7s to the under 13s at clubs and schools across the country. According to […]

  • Dan Marshall was offering tips to the next generation of rugby players.

    Sunderland RFC host Newcastle Falcons for player blitz

    October 7, 2016 at 8:55 am

    Sunderland RFC welcomed professional rugby starts to Ashbrooke after hosting the Newcastle Falcons for the player blitz. Players from the under 6s to the under 13s turned out to get a tip or two from the Falcons on the playing field at Ashbrooke Sports club – the clubs’ home ground. Falcons academy […]

  • Taylor (front, second from the left) was part of England's triumphant 2014 World Cup winning squad. Sunderland Flames/Sunderland RFC.

    Tamara Taylor helps host “pitch up and play” at Sunderland RFC

    September 30, 2016 at 2:23 pm

    World Cup winning rugby player Tamara Taylor has helped host “pitch up and play” at Sunderland RFC. Girls and women attended Ashbrooke Sports Club, the clubs’ training and home ground in Sunderland, to try out rugby. Taylor, who’s a World Cup winner with the England rugby team, said on Twitter: Lovely day for […]

  • Sunderland made to rue kicking chances in narrow Hartlepool defeat

    Sunderland made to rue kicking chances in narrow Hartlepool defeat

    February 7, 2016 at 11:14 am

    Sunderland RFC were made to rue missing five kicks at goal as they fell to a 12-10 defeat at Hartlepool. Having deservedly taken the lead through Dan McNay’s try after 16 minutes, Sunderland were pegged back with the last play of the first half as Andrew Small dived over for […]

  • Sunderland coach looks ahead to ‘mini-season’

    Sunderland coach looks ahead to ‘mini-season’

    February 5, 2016 at 2:39 pm

    Sunderland RFC travel to Hartlepool this Saturday in the first of their three rearranged games in Durham/Northumberland Two. After a hard-fought 19-8 victory over Winlaton Vulcans last Saturday, the Ashbrooke club have moved up to fourth in the table, 14 points off top spot but with two games in hand […]

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

    Sunderland RFC face another tough away trip

    January 29, 2016 at 11:00 am

    Sunderland RFC are back on the road again this weekend when they travel to Winlaton Vulcans in Durham/Northumberland Two. After two postponements, Sunderland were finally got back in action last weekend against Blyth, where they were agonisingly denied victory by a last minute try. And coach Martin Watt is expecting […]