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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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Sunderland Flames (red, yellow and black) in action

Sunderland Flames refreshed for Manchester trip

Sunderland Flames return to action away to Manchester Ladies in the Women’s Championship Northern Division Two on Sunday (2pm), writes Clarissa Murphy.

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Sunderland take on Ashington at Ashbrooke.

Sunderland clinch another home win by seeing off Ashington

Sunderland maintained their momentum in Durham and Northumberland Two as they clinched back-to-back home wins with a 29-24 victory over Ashington.

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Sunderland RFC's first XV

Rugby: Sunderland out to maintain upward momentum against Ashington

Sunderland’s first XV host Ashington on Saturday aiming to maintain their good run of results in Durham/Northumberland Division Two,

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Houghton (black/white) set up a play from a scrum against Seaton Carew in Division Three on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Rugby: Sunderland bag three tries in thrilling one-point victory at Darlington

Sunderland leapfrogged Darlington in Durham/Northumberland Division Two as they snatched a priceless 21-20 away win against them on Saturday.

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Houghton (black/white) battle against Seaton Carew

Rugby: Home setback hits Houghton

Houghton suffered a promotion blow in Durham/Northumberland Division Three with Saturday’s 37-17 defeat at home to Seaton Carew.

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Houghton attack against Seaton Carew in Division Three on Saturday

Rugby: Durham City turn on style against Hartlepool Rovers, while Horden and Peterlee prove too strong for Stockton

Durham City maintained top spot in Durham/Northumberland Division One thanks to a resounding 52-10 drubbing of Hartlepool Rovers at Hollow Drift.

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Sunderland's second XV  (red and yellow) battle against Houghton Boars a fortnight ago

Rugby: Sunderland hope for green light in tough trip to Darlington

Sunderland RFC face a late pitch inspection as they travel to Darlington on Saturday hoping to get their season back on track.

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Sunderland (white shirts) battle to victory against Richmondshire last weekend. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Sunderland ready for tough Rockcliff test after welcome victory

Sunderland’s first XV look forward to short away trip to Whitley Bay Rockcliff in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday.

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Sunderland Flames, the Ashbrooke club's women's team, in action.

Women can develop their Inner Warrior at Ashbrooke

A ‘warrior camp’ to encourage more women to take part in rugby is taking place later this month.

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Sunderland (white shirts) take on Sedgefield in front of the historic Ashbrooke stand earlier this season. Picture by Tim Richardson

Sunderland RFC plan to honour former players with £40,000 refurbishment of historic Ashbrooke stand

Sunderland have unveiled ambitious plans to rebuild their main stand at Ashbrooke as a lasting memorial to former players.

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Sunderland Flames (black and red) go on the attack

Sunderland Flames out to make life tougher for Barnsley in second meeting

Sunderland Flames welcome Barnsley Ladies to Ashbrooke on Sunday (2pm kick-off) for the third round of the Women’s Championship Cup.

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Sunderland's Development side in action against Seaham at Stannington Grove.

Slippery Fish seals Sunderland victory at Newton Aycliffe

Sunderland claimed a battling 23-15 away to Newton Aycliffe in Durham Northumberland Two.

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Seaham (red) aattack against West Hartlepool TDSOB on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Rugby: Sunderland out to regroup after defeat at Whitby

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.

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Seaham (red) attack against West Hartlepool TDSOB. Picture by Tim Richardson

Rugby: Seaham roar back in feast of tries to sink West Hartlepool TDSOB

Seaham hit back in style to beat West Hartlepool TDSOB 37-22 in a Durham/Northumberland Three thriller on Saturday.

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Sunderland (white shirts) attack against Sedgefield on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson

Rugby: Sunderland turn on the style to honour Tommy Harrison with victory

Sunderland outgunned Sedgefield 34-17 in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on the day the club paid respects to Ashbrooke legend Tommy Harrison.

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