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Newcastle Falcons set for huge crowd against Exeter Chiefs on Friday

Newcastle Falcons are on course for their biggest crowd of the season against Exeter Chiefs on Friday night, having already seen their Aviva Premiership home gates up 18.3% on the same games last season.

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Rugby Union: Four-try Archie leads the way for Ashbrooke youngsters

Sunderland RFC’s youngsters had two wins out of three at the weekend.

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Denny Solomona scores a try for Castleford Tigers at this year's Magic Weekend

Hat-trick for Newcastle as Magic Weekend returns to St James’s Park

A Grand Final rematch will provide the highlight of Betfred Super League’s 11th Magic Weekend in 2017, which will again be held in Newcastle.

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Sunderland Rugby Football Club’s under 10 team enjoy playing host to festival

Sunderland Rugby Football Club’s under 10 team enjoy playing host to festival

Sunderland Rugby Football Club’s under 10 team played host to a rugby festival with 12 clubs attending.

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It’s all go at Ashbrooke for Sunderland Rugby Club

Youngsters are being invited to try their hand at rugby with special sessions at Sunderland Rugby Club.

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Tamara Taylor

Chance for women and girls to get into rugby – with World Cup winner Tamara Taylor

Sunderland Rugby Club are hosting a Pitch Up and Play event for girls and women at Ashbrooke on Sunday.

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South Yorkshire rugby

Tries from Dixon and Steel, but Seaham lose out on opening day

Seaham succumbed to a 29-12 defeat in their first game of the new Durham/Northumberland Division Three season on Saturday.

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The campaign, by Wooden Spoons, has begun.

Sunderland rugby player becomes face of national campaign for Wooden Spoon

Today, with just under two weeks to the Paralympics, Wooden Spoon, the children’s charity of rugby, launches its wheelchair rugby campaign – Supporting Tomorrow’s Superstars.

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Great Britains Danielle Waterman brushes away Canadas Ghislaine Landry (left) to score a try

Olympic heartache for South Shields star Katy McLean

South Shields star Katy McLean suffered Olympic heartache after Great Britain could only finish fourth in the women’s rugby sevens tournament.

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Katy Mclean

Olympics: Katy Mclean to play for bronze medal after rugby sevens heartache

Katy Mclean will tonight be playing to bring a bronze medal back to the North-East after Rio heartbreak.

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Great Britain's Emily Scarratt, looks on after scoring a try during the  rugby sevens match against Canada

Rio Olympics: Katy Mclean stars as Team GB reach rugby sevens semi-final

Katy Mclean is on course for an Olympic medal after inspiring Great Britain into the semi-finals of the Olympic rugby sevens event.

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Newcastle Crown Court

Newcastle Falcons player 'used fear and force to repeatedly rape woman'

A professional rugby player used "fear and force" to repeatedly rape a woman who invited him to her home, a court heard.
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Sunderland (red/black/yellow) take on Hartlepool Rovers in Saturday's semi-final

Sunderland young guns Roverpowered in County semi-final

A young Sunderland side missed out on a place in the Durham Intermediate Cup final after a 39-5 defeat against Hartlepool Rovers at Hillview on Saturday.

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Reece Amir

Newcastle Falcons’ Reece Amir flying high after England U16 joy

Reece Amir’s burgeoning rugby career took a major step forward when he made his England debut.

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Sunderland Sunday League: Ex-Valencia youngster Matty Morris quick to make impact for Farringdon ISL

Farringdon ISL moved three points clear in the Premier Division with a 5-1 trouncing of Southwick.

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Sunderland Sunday League: Longstaff the five-goal Woodlands hero

Carl Longstaff was on fire for Woodlands as he came up against basement boys The Saltgrass in Division Four.

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Seaham aiming to turn late heartbreak into joy

Seaham aiming to turn late heartbreak into joy

Seaham head into Saturday’s match against second placed South Shields on the back of a heartbreaking 9-7 defeat to Richmondshire last weekend.

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Wearmouth CW threaten the Heaton Stannington goal in last week's Over-40s League clash. Picture by Tim Richardson

old boys’ glory day

Wearmouth Old Boys stormed to a memorable Billy Lorraine Cup success at Shildon Grey Horse, securing only their second victory of the season.

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Will you be watching the Six Nations this year?

Six Nations 2016: When and where are the games being held?

The RBS 6 Nations tournament has almost arrived for another year. So are you ready to tune in to the games?

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Marc Edmundson touches down for Sunderland.

Sunderland Under-18s make light work Northern and march on in the cup

Sunderland’s Under-18s progressed from round three of the Northern group of the Colts National Cup with a comfortable 17-8 win over Northern.

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