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Durham Cricket Club and Newcastle Falcons among companies 'named and shamed' for failing to pay minimum wage

Almost 240 employers who failed to pay the national minimum wage have been "named and shamed" by the Government, with some cases stretching back seven years.
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Sunderland (red and yellow hoops) will go into the new season with confidence after a fine end to last term.

Rugby: Sunderland handed familiar first-day trip to Hartlepool, while Houghton get Winlaton opener

Sunderland have been handed a tough opening game in the new Durham/Northumberland Division Two campaign.

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Sunderland RFC captain Joe Arrowsmith lifts the Durham County Junior Cup last night. Picture by Kevin Brady

Rugby: Sunderland end long wait to land Durham County Junior Cup with stirring final win over Ryton

Sunderland held out to claim their first Durham Junior Cup triumph in 14 years thanks to a 20-18 win over Ryton last night.

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Sunderland in action against Whitby on Saturday.

Sunderland aim for County Cup glory at Durham tonight

Contesting a County Cup final is not an opportunity many would shy away from and Sunderland’s players are no exception – grabbing the experience with both hands.

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Sunderland (red/yellow) attack against  Whitby at Hill View on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Rugby: Sunderland’s focus switches to Wednesday’s big cup final after last-gasp defeat in last league match

Whitby snatched a 23-21 victory with the final kick of the game to deny Sunderland a final league victory of the season oin Saturday.

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Sunderland (hoops) take on Ryton in the league last weekend. The sides meet next Wednesday in the Durham County Junior Cup final. Picture by Kevin Brady

Rugby: Sunderland storm into County Cup final as Marc Edmundson’s try double provides inspiration

Marc Edmundson’s brace of tries helped book Sunderland’s place in the Durham Junior County Cup final after dominating Sedgefield in last night’s 27-12 semi-final success.

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Dean Edmundson makes a break as Sunderland (red/yellow) take on Hartlepool last weekend.

Sunderland hope to make Ryton clash a league and cup final double header

Sunderland’s lengthening season took a further twist today as it emerged they hope to reschedule this Saturday’s home match with Ryton into a potential league and cup double header.

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Sunderland U14s applaud the Consett team off after their match.

Sunderland Under-14s sign off for the season with impressive pair of victories

Sunderland Under-14s signed off their season in style with two comprehensive victories against Houghton and Consett.

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Sunderland Colts go down fighting, with very bright signs for next season

Sunderland Colts go down fighting, with very bright signs for next season

Sunderland Colts put up a spirited show in their top-of-the-table showdown with Gateshead, going down 24-12.

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Sunderland Under-14s in action against Hartlepool

Sunderland bid for winning hat-trick to end season

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Sunderland (red/yellow/black) attack against Newton Aycliffe at Ashbrooke last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Rugby: Sunderland look to continue feelgood factor against Bishop Auckland

Sunderland aim to build on the feelgood factor around the club as they plot their run-in until the end of the season.

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Sunderland U15s prop Oliver Graham takes on The Scrumboks of Tiel.

Rugby: Sunderland youngsters impress on tour to Holland

Sunderland Under-15s went unbeaten on their tour to Holland, claiming two impressive victories.

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Sunderland RFC (red/yellow/black) take on Acklam at Ashbrooke last weekend. Picture by Kevin Brady

Sunderland RFC seek vital win in survival chase – as concern grows over future of Hill View pitch

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Sunderland take on Acklam at Ashbrooke on Saturday.

Brave Sunderland put up a great fight in defeat to mighty Acklam

Sunderland could not stop the juggernaut that is unbeaten Durham & Northumberland 1 leaders Acklam at Ashbrooke on Saturday, going down to a 39-12 defeat.

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Sunderland Flames  (red/yellow/black) take on Birkenhead Panthers earlier this season.

Women’s rugby: Sunderland Flames end Barnsley’s three-year unbeaten record in dramatic finale

Sunderland Flames extinguished another unbeaten record as a last-kick-of-the-game secured a dramatic 24-22 triumph over leaders Barnsley Ladies.

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Sunderland in action against North Shields on Saturday.

Ashbrooke chairman calls for help in getting artificial pitch in Sunderland

The second coming of the Beast from the East is the latest hammer blow for Sunderland RFC in a campaign that has becoming more “impossible to manage”, according to Ashbrooke chairman Paul Geehan.

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Sunderland (red/yellow) attack against Ashington at Ashbrooke recently.

Five-try Sunderland shine in impressive victory over Bishop Auckland

Sunderland enjoyed an excellent bonus-point 31-5 win over Bishop Auckland in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday.

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Sunderland's second XV (red/yellow) attack against Winlaton Vulcans at Ashbrooke on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland edged out in tight battle at Sedgefield

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Sunderland Under-14s in action

Semi-final heartache for battling Sunderland Under-14s

Sunderland Under-14s fell to a late winner as West Hartlepool took the spoils 19-12 in a nervy Durham County Cup semi-final.

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Sunderland RFC (red/yellow) attack against Ashington in their narrow win a fortnight ago.

Top-half spot the target as Sunderland eye double against Sedgefield

Rejuvenated Sunderland have the target of a potential climb into the top half of the Durham/Northumberland Division Two table when they return to action on Saturday.

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