Sunderland Under-9s continued their winning ways with a powerful brace of wins over Middlesbrough at Ashbrooke.
Both Andrew Harrington and Harry Ellis claimed hat-tricks in their 60-5 win over Boro, with Jonathon Robins and Kai Frame each notching two tries, in a comprehensive victory. Ben Raine and Harrison Wayman also touched down.
In their second clash, Frame and Harrington bagged hat-tricks as Sunderland ran out 55-15 winners. Ben Fogg (2), Ellis (2) and Raine, also crossed for the Hoops.
It was honours even for Sunderland Under-10s against Middlesbrough.
In their first match, the Wearsiders’ All Blacks raced into a 15-0 lead, with Jack Cahill, Bryson Robinson and new boy Alex Ryan all powering over.
Boro hit back in the second half, crossing for three unanswered tries, before Robinson crashed through to claim the 20-15 win for Sunderland.
Struck down by a spate of injuries, Boro borrowed five Sunderland players for the rematch.
New boy Jose Saurith turned in a powerful performance for the visitors, while Josh Rose scored for Boro after a run and pass by Tom Howe.
Ironically, Howe had scored earlier for Sunderland with a dart to the corner, before tuning out for Boro in the second half, with Rose.
Despite notching seven tries, with scorers including Robinson, Adam Shiels and Josh Jobling, Boro triumphed 40-35.
Sunderland Under-11s got the better of Middlesbrough over three high-scoring games.
The Teessiders edged the first game 25-20, but this was followed up by 40-10 and 40-0 wins for Sunderland.
The Ashbrooke outfit’s top scorers were Solomon Yanetta and Adam Stormont with three tries each, backed up by Archie Elwell and Ollie Beattie, who each scored a pair.
Man-of-the-match performances came from Yanneta, Jacob Moan and Callum Marshall.