University rugby

  • The university team against Leeds last season.

    Sunderland men’s rugby suffer narrow defeat in Sheffield

    October 16, 2014 at 7:05 pm

    University of Sunderland men’s rugby captain Andrew Stewart was pleased with his side’s performance, despite falling to a 20-17 defeat in their first game of the season. The away side came close through three tries from Stewart and a conversion from Alex Skett, but they couldn’t overcome a spirited Sheffield […]

  • Sunderland’s tactics prove vital in Minsters win

    Sunderland’s tactics prove vital in Minsters win

    October 9, 2014 at 1:15 pm

    Sunderland Women’s Rugby Union recorded their first win of the season with a 25-12 win over York St John in the Clash of the Minsters on Wednesday afternoon. Five unconverted tries split between Kirsty Paterson (2), Danielle Andrew (2) and Sydnie Grace (1) helped Sunderland secure a much desired varsity […]

  • York beat Sunderland in men’s Rugby tie

    York beat Sunderland in men’s Rugby tie

    October 9, 2014 at 12:53 pm

    A promising University of Sunderland side failed to get on the score sheet in a heated encounter with York St John in the men’s Rugby at Clash of the Minsters. The home side went over just before half time, before finishing the game off in the second half with a […]

  • Freshers impress Grace ahead of York clash

    Freshers impress Grace ahead of York clash

    October 7, 2014 at 1:56 pm

    The University of Sunderland’s Women’s Rugby 1st XV are set to take on York St John University tomorrow at Clash of the Minsters, in the hope of a repeat performance of last years 55-14 victory. The kick off is scheduled for 12pm at YSJU Sports Park and the Sunderland club […]

  • Sunderland men's Rugby team in action against Teesside at this year's Varsity.

    Stewart keen to carry through Varsity success

    May 9, 2014 at 1:30 pm

    By Andrew Johnson Next year’s Rugby team captain Andrew Stewart wants to build on the University of Sunderland’s Tees-Wear Varsity win next season. Sunderland beat Teesside University 22-7 in the Varsity fixture to help send the Wearsiders to win the overall Varsity crown, and now the new Rugby captain wants […]

  • Sunderland lost out to Teesside 1sts in a close encounter at Ryhope Road last season.

    Sunderland Women’s rugby announce new committee

    May 9, 2014 at 10:49 am

    Earlier this week votes were in for the University of Sunderland’s Women’s rugby team new committee with Clarissa Murphy awarded captain after giving a convincing speech. Murphy came out on top against second year student Danielle Andrew. After a promising year for Sunderland’s women’s rugby team former captain Kirsty Paterson stepped […]

  • Sunderland after their Varsity win last year.

    Sunderland men’s Rugby win Varsity tie

    April 30, 2014 at 6:00 pm

    By James Adamson A cold and bleak afternoon met the players for the men’s rugby tie of the 2014 Tees Wear Varsity, with the Wearsiders coming out on top with a  21-8 victory. Despite the conditions both Sunderland and Teesside were pumped up before kick-off buoyed on by their rowdy female counterparts […]