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West Hartlepool T.D.S.O.B 8 - 27 Seghill:

West Hartlepool T.D.S.O.B’s recent run of poor form continued last Saturday when they suffered a 27-8 defeat at the hands of Seghill.

It was West who managed to take a surprising lead after some superb defending from… 392 more words


Rugby - Munster Rugby squad update

AFTER a 16 week block of competitive action, the Munster squad returned to training yesterday after a well deserved week off. Preparations now continue for this Sunday’s Guinness PRO12 clash against Ospreys at Irish Independent Park – KO 5pm. 157 more words


Six Nations 2016 round one

Weekend one of the 2016’s Six Nations and it was a bit of a hit weekend depending on who you follow! Wins for France and England and a draw between Ireland and Wales but this doesn’t really tell the results of the weekend’s rugby. 525 more words


A fresh start?

There are similarities between my first blog post and Eddie Jones’ first game in charge of England. Plenty of the new; I’ve never written a blog before much less one about rugby and Eddies England looked more solid at the set peice than I’ve seen an England side for years. 419 more words

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Kiwi forward Penman close to Plymouth Albion comeback

JAMES PENMAN is hoping he may be fit to make his Plymouth Albion comeback this weekend when they travel to Cinderford in National One.

The New Zealand-born hooker has not featured since suffering a serious calf injury against Loughborouugh Students on December 12. 379 more words


Hartlepool RFC 12-10 Sunderland: Hartlepool fend off Mackems for vital three points

Hartlepool RFC maintained their 100% home record and promotion hopes on Saturday with a hard-earned 12-10 victory over Sunderland.

After current leaders of Durham/Northumberland Division Two… 522 more words


Seaton Carew RUFC 66-10 Ashingto: Seaton add to Ashington's relegation woes

Seaton Carew RUFC added to Ashington’s Durham/Northumberland Division Two relegation woes on Saturday with a comfortable 66-10 victory.

It didn’t take long for the home side to start the scoring with the first try coming inside the first few minutes. 483 more words