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Newcastle Falcons set to play at St James’s Park in ‘The Big One’

Newcastle Falcons will break new ground on Saturday, March 24 when St James’s Park hosts their Aviva Premiership match against Northampton Saints, a game which has been dubbed ‘The Big One’.

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South Shields Mariners squad 2017/18.

South Shields Mariners take centre stage with success over Novocastrians Centurions

South Shields Mariners secured a fine 24-13 victory when they stood tall and saw off the Novocastrians Centurions’ threat.

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James Robinson scoring for the second team against Bishop Auckland.

Frustrating draw sees Westoe slip off pace

Lookers-sponsored South Shields Westoe were left frustrated by a 15-15 draw at struggling Redcar to drop to fifth in the Durham and Northumberland One table.

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Raymie Elliott in action last Saturday, who is ruled out for this weekends clash with Redcar.

In-form South Shields Westoe out to punish lowly Redcar

Lookers sponsored South Shields Westoe travel south along the coast to Redcar this Saturday looking to continue on from last week’s convincing win over Ponteland.

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Star man last week, Felix Nellen

League’s top two - South Shields and Houghton - go head to head at Harton

Its first versus second this week as South Shields host Durham & Northumberland 3 league leaders Houghton at Harton Sports Centre on the 3G pitch (2.30pm).

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Director of rugby for the Newcastle Falcons Dean Richards.

Newcastle Falcons heading for sell-out crowd against Leicester

Director of rugby Dean Richards says competition for places is making selection difficult for Newcastle Falcons’ return to Aviva Premiership action on Sunday, when Leicester Tigers visit Kingston Park Stadium.

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South Shields Mark Tallintire.

South Shields ready for tough Seghill encounter

South Shields return to league action this weekend with Seghill the visitors to Grosvenor Road.

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South Shields Westoes Paul Evans tries to evade the grip of a Consett player in a game recently.

South Shields Westoe at full capacity for Stockton visit

South Shields Westoe entertain Stockton at Wood Terrace tomorrow looking to get back to winning ways in the Durham & Northumberland 1 league.

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Raymie Elliott goes  over for a Westoe try at Consett.

Westoe crash to Consett in top of table clash

South Shields Westoe were well beaten by third-placed Consett in a top of the table clash.

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Super South Shields just too strong for Seaham

South Shields bounced back from last week’s narrow defeat with a 62-5 thrashing of a determined Seaham side.

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South Shields Westoes Richard Burrows on the way to scoring.

Sam Gaff inspires South Shields Westoe to victory over Medicals

Sam Gaff crossed the line five times in South Shields Westoe’s dominant 44-15 victory over Medicals.

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Clayton Fox.

South Shields’ key men return to boost numbers

South Shields will look to bounce back to winning ways after last week’s loss at Seaton Carew when they welcome Seaham to town tomorrow.

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South Shields Westoes Andrew Kirton makes some yards against Guisborough last weekend.

South Shields Westoe hoping for a Medical success

Lookers sponsored South Shields Westoe entertain Medicals at Wood Terrace tomorrow in the Durham & Northumberland 1.

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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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Paul Evans goes over for a try. Pic: Phil Haswell

Westoe up to third after huge win

Westoe moved up to third in the Durham and Northumberland One table after a thumping 43-14 win over newly-relegated Guisborough.

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South Shields Westoes Paul Evans goes on a run against Hartlepool Rovers on Saturday.

Sutherland on target for South Shields Westoe with the boot in win over Rovers

South Shields Westoe tightened up their defence, following last week’s defeat, to power past Hartlepool Rovers with a 48-12 victory.

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Action from South Shields v Prudhoe & Stocksfield.  Please by Janice Fairhurst.

South Shields stand firm to beat determined Prudhoe and Stocksfield

South Shields showed great character to come from behind to see off a determined Prudhoe and Stocksfield on Saturday.

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South Shields RFC kick off their Durham and Northumberland 3 campaign tomorrow.

South Shields RFC gunning for DN3 opening day victory

South Shields RFC begin their Durham & Northumberland 3 campaign tomorrow with the visit of Prudhoe and Stocksfield at their sister ground of Brinkburn CA (3pm).

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South Shields Westoes Sam Gaff is stopped in his tracks.

South Shields Westoe get season off to a Spark-ling start

Lookers sponsored South Shields Westoe kicked off this season with a comfortable 56-6 victory against Novocastrians.

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Katy McLean.

South Shields pair in World Cup final team

South Shields rugby stars Katy McLean and Tamara Taylor have been named in the England side for the World Cup final against New Zealand.

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