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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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Seaham (red) get stuck in against Blyth on Saturday.

Rugby: Dixon at the double to inspire dramatic Seaham victory

Seaham edged Blyth 25-22 in a thrilling Durham/Northumberland Three clash on Saturday.

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Sunderland (white shirts) battle against Whitley Bay Rockcliff earlier this season.

Rugby: Sunderland honour club legend Tommy Harrison

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.

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Durham City (blue and yellow) take control in Saturday's big 43-8 Division One win at Hartlepool Rovers. Picture by Frank Reid

Rugby: Sunderland break duck with stirring Ashbrooke victory against Darlington

Sunderland claimed their first league win of the season in front of a large Ashbrooke crowd on Saturday.

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Seaham (red) spread the play in the recent defeat to South Shields

Rugby: Seaham turn on the style in success against Yarm

Seaham bounced back to winning ways with a 29-17 Durham/Northumberland Division Three victory over Yarm on Saturday.

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Durham City score in Saturday's win at Hartlepool Rovers. Picture by Frank Reid

Rugby: Durham City power to big victory at old rivals Hartlepool Rovers

Durham City returned to winning ways with a 43-8 demolition of Hartlepool Rovers in Durham/Northumberland Division One on Saturday.

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Hartlepool Rovers battle it out with Durham City.

Hartlepool Rovers well beaten by Durham City

Hartlepool Rovers came down to earth with a bump at the hands of Durham City at the Friarage on Saturday.

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Seaham (red shirts) battle in vain against South Shields in Saturdays crushing Division Three defeat. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Rugby: Gallant Sunderland push table-toppers Acklam all the way in narrow defeat

Sunderland pushed top-of-the-table Acklam hard in a tight Durham/Northumberland Division Two battle on Saturday.

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Durham & Northumberland Division 3 Rugby between Houghton RFC (black) and Chester-le-Street, played at Dairy Lane.

Rugby: Bennett at the double as slick Houghton make it three wins out of three

Houghton sit at the top of Durham/Northumberland Division Three after making it three wins out of three on Saturday.

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Seaham (red and white) take the game to South Shields on Saturday

Rugby: Seaham outgunned at South Shields

Seaham produced a gutsy performance in going down 62-5 to dominant South Shields in Durham/Northumberland Division Three on Saturday.

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Sunderland (white shirt) battle in last weeks defeat to Whitley Bay Rockcliff at Ashbrooke. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Rugby: Sunderland prepare for tough challenge away to unbeaten leaders

Sunderland RFC face a daunting away trip to unbeaten league leaders Acklam in Durham/Northumberland Two on Saturday.

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Rugby: Ashbrooke Colts in great form to outgun Rockcliff

Sunderland Under-18 Colts kept their 100% record alive with a thrilling 41-19 success at Whitley Bay Rockcliff.

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Experts say scrums and tackling should be banned in school rugby, as children risk being seriously injured.

Ban tackling and scrums from schools rugby, say experts

Schools should ban "harmful contact" from rugby games, experts have said.

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Sunderland (white) battle against Whitley Bay Rockcliff at Ashbrooke on Saturday. Picture by Tim Richardson.

Rugby: Sunderland rue missed chances as Edmundson try is not enough in defeat to Rockcliff

Sunderland slumped to their fourth straight league defeat on Saturday, falling 31-19 to Whitley Bay Rockcliff at Ashbrooke.

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Sunderland (white) take on Whitley Bay Rockcliff on Saturday

Rugby: Houghton too good for Tech

Houghton made it two wins out of two in Division Three with a convincing 45-7 win at West Hartlepool TDSOB.

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Seaham Rugby Club sport their new kit

Seaham miss out in tight battle

Seaham lost out 36-29 in a tight first home game of the Durham/Northumberland Division Three season against Seghill, picking up a losing bonus point.

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Houghton work hard against Chester-le-Street in Saturday's Third Division game.

Rugby: Sunderland revival can’t halt Richmondshire

Sunderland’s sloppy start proved costly as they succumbed to a third straight defeat in Durham/Northumberland Division Two on Saturday. 31-17 at Richmondshire.

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