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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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Late agony for Houghton

Houghton succumbed to a late 29-18 defeat at home to North Shields in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday.

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Seaham (red/white) make a burst against Sedgefield. More pictures in today's Sunderland Echo

Seaham find promotion-chasing Sedgefield too hot to handle

Seaham unveiled their new home kit for Saturday’s Durham/Northumberland Division Three game at home to Sedgefield.

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Harry Thompson and James Marshall close in on a tackle as Sunderland U12s overcame Bishop Auckland. Picture courtesy of Bishop Auckland Rugby Club

Bryson hat-trick leads Ashbrooke youngsters to fine victory

Sunderland Under-12s had to dig deep before emerging 30-15 winners away to Bishop Auckland.

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Glen Atkinson gets away to score for Houghton against Seaton Carew on Saturday. Picture by Craig Leng

Jake bugs Ashington as hat-trick inspires Sunderland success

Sunderland shone as brightly as the Autumn sunshine on Saturday as Jake Belfield’s hat-trick helped the Ashbrooke club to a dominant 53-0 win against Ashington.

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Houghton (black and white) take on Seaton Carew. Picture by Craig Leng

Missed kicks so costly as Houghton succumb by just two points

Houghton battled to the whistle against mid-table Seaton Carew on Saturday, but slipped to a 24-22 defeat in Durham/Northumberland Division Two.

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Houghton (black and white) battle Seaton Carew on Saturday

Hartley at the double as Horden rally to outgun Acklam in second-half surge

Horden shook off a first-half struggle to come back and clinch a bonus-point 27-17 win over Acklam inDurham/Northumberland Division One on Saturday.

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The St. James' Park sign at Alnwick Town Football Club.

Sat Nav sends South Africa fans to wrong St James’ Park

A pair of overseas rugby fans had a trying time with their sat nav, after it took them to the wrong St James’ Park ground.

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