SUNDERLAND and Houghton Under-10s both had a day of mixed fortunes in their tournament at the Yarm Festival.
The All Blacks triumphed 20-0 against Yarm, with Bryson Robinson grabbing a hat-trick. Adam Williams also got on the scoresheet.
The Hoops were slow out of the blocks against a rampant Houghton, succumbing 40-0 to an impressive Dairy Lane side.
Houghton then asserted their authority over Yarm, wrapping up a hard-fought 25-15 victory.
Houghton then faced the All Blacks, whose iron curtain defence kept them at bay, while direct attacking secured a 20-0 win for the Ashbrooke youngsters.
Russell Chapman-Smith, Sam Watson, Robinson and Josh Jobling, with a sublime pick up and run, led the scoring.
In their final outing, the Hoops tackled to a standstill a buoyant Yarm.
Josh Rose spearheaded the tackle count, while Joe Calvert produced a barn-storming run out of defence, but the Sunderland side eventually went down 25-0 to their hosts.
In the Houghton ranks, Josh B impressed with good running, with Jack R pulling the strings in and around the scrum, and Joe S producing speed and vision.
There was also strong running from Tom H, and brothers Ben and Sam P.
Sunderland Under-11s were unbeaten against Yarm and Houghton in a three-way tie on Teesside.
The Wearsiders kicked off with a hard-fought 10-10 draw against hosts Yarm, with Oliver Goshorn and Dan Dankin crossing the line for tries.
In their second outing, Sunderland and Houghton, shared the honours in a 20-20 draw.
Goshorn claimed a brace, with Donkin and Joe Cowie adding to the scoresheet.
Finally, Sunderland edged out Yarm 30-25, with Goshorn, Donkin and Rowan May among the try scorers.