Sunderland Under-14s fell to a late winner as West Hartlepool took the spoils 19-12 in a nervy Durham County Cup semi-final.
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.
Sunderland Flames return to action away to Manchester Ladies in the Women’s Championship Northern Division Two on Sunday (2pm), writes Clarissa Murphy.
Sunderland maintained their momentum in Durham and Northumberland Two as they clinched back-to-back home wins with a 29-24 victory over Ashington.
Sunderland’s first XV host Ashington on Saturday aiming to maintain their good run of results in Durham/Northumberland Division Two,
Sunderland leapfrogged Darlington in Durham/Northumberland Division Two as they snatched a priceless 21-20 away win against them on Saturday.
Houghton suffered a promotion blow in Durham/Northumberland Division Three with Saturday’s 37-17 defeat at home to Seaton Carew.
Durham City maintained top spot in Durham/Northumberland Division One thanks to a resounding 52-10 drubbing of Hartlepool Rovers at Hollow Drift.
Sunderland RFC face a late pitch inspection as they travel to Darlington on Saturday hoping to get their season back on track.
Sunderland’s first XV look forward to short away trip to Whitley Bay Rockcliff in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday.
A ‘warrior camp’ to encourage more women to take part in rugby is taking place later this month.
Sunderland have unveiled ambitious plans to rebuild their main stand at Ashbrooke as a lasting memorial to former players.
Sunderland Flames welcome Barnsley Ladies to Ashbrooke on Sunday (2pm kick-off) for the third round of the Women’s Championship Cup.
Sunderland claimed a battling 23-15 away to Newton Aycliffe in Durham Northumberland Two.
Sunderland aim to regroup and get their season back on track after yet another away day defeat left them in second-bottom spot in Durham/Northumberland Division Two.
Seaham hit back in style to beat West Hartlepool TDSOB 37-22 in a Durham/Northumberland Three thriller on Saturday.
Sunderland outgunned Sedgefield 34-17 in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on the day the club paid respects to Ashbrooke legend Tommy Harrison.
Seaham edged Blyth 25-22 in a thrilling Durham/Northumberland Three clash on Saturday.
A memorial rugby match will be held for Sunderland RFC legend Tommy Harrison before his ashes are scattered on the pitch he graced for 45 years.