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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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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 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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Jonah Lomu. Photo: PA

Jonah Lomu Twitter tributes: Jonny Wilkinson among rugby greats paying tribute to 'global superstar'

The great and good took to social media to pay tribute to Jonah Lomu, following the death of the former All Blacks favourite at the age of 40.
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Jonah Lomu playing for New Zealand against England. Photo: PA

Tributes flood in after death of New Zealand star Jonah Lomu, 40

Stars from the world of sport and beyond have paid tribute to legendary New Zealand rugby player Jonah Lomu, who has died at 40.
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Fish hat-trick is not half Brad for Sunderland!

Sunderland continued their winning ways with a convincing 62-12 win against Seaton Carew in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday.

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Washington (blue) loses out in a lineout against Hartlepool BBOB

Washington denied at the death in mudbath

Washington were pipped 14-13 by visitors Hartlepool BBOB in a Durham/Northumberland Division Three mudbath.

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Jekyll and Hyde Horden pay for second-half collapse

Horden produced a Jekyll and Hyde performance as they slipped to a rare home defeat in Durham/Northumberland Division One on Saturday, going down 34-19 to Consett.

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