Matthew Russell of Warrington Wolves is tackled by Jonny Lomax and Joe Greenwood of St Helens during the Super League match between Warrington Wolves and St Helens at Etihad Stadium on May 18, 2014 in Manchester, England

Blake Solly: The Magic weekend a two-day party with some great sport in between

Super League's Blake Solly on why rugby league chose Newcastle for a showpiece event that will bring thrills, excitement - and big bucks

Sponsored competition: Win tickets for Super League matches when rugby league's summer party visits Newcastle

Newcastle's St James Park plays host to exciting rugby league fixtures with the forthcoming Super League Summer Party hits town.

Gateshead Thunder Rugby League action

Jason Payne: Gateshead Thunder can maintain play-off push

Skipper Jason Payne and his Gateshead Thunder side search for a third win in a row tomorrow when Hemel Stags are their visitors

Joel Farrell in action for Gateshead Thunder during last night’s clash with Hunslet Hawks, but the home side were undone as the visitors ran out 45-6 winners

Gateshead Thunder 6 Hunslet Hawks 45: Thunder knocked off course by flying Hawks

Mark Smith's match report from the International Stadium as Gateshead Thunder fell heavily to promotion-chasers Hunslet Hawks

Gateshead Thunder's new signing Jordan Meads

Jordan Meads times Gateshead Thunder arrival perfectly

New signing Jordan Meads adding serious impetus to Gateshead Thunder promotion push as Hunslet Hawks visit tonight

Gateshead Thunder Rugby League action

Gateshead Thunder weigh up Jordan Meads debut options

Head coach Stanley Gene will wait until today before deciding whether or not to throw new signing Jordan Meads in for Gateshead Thunder tomorrow.

Gateshead Thunder Rugby League action

Gateshead Thunder do double after beating Oxford - again

Gateshead Thunder do the double after beating Oxford for second time this season

Rugby action

Gateshead Thunder upturn continues in league

Gateshead Thunder made it three wins out of four in Championship One with a win over Hemel Stags

Stanley Gene of Gateshead Thunder and Newcastle Falcons’ Dean Richards after it was announced the clubs are joining forces

Newcastle Falcons aim for Super League with Gateshead Thunder

Top-flight ambitions won't be rushed as Newcastle Falcons take control of Gateshead Thunder, uniting rugby's two codes

Sinoti Sinoti is challenged by Saracens' Charlie Hodgson as Newcastle Falcons delivered a positive performance

Fast feet not coached, reveals Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti

Newcastle Falcons' quick-stepping Samoan perfected his footwork as a bare-footed 10-year-old in the street

Sinoti Sinoti is challenged by Saracens' Charlie Hodgson as Newcastle Falcons delivered a positive performance

Fast feet not coached, reveals Newcastle Falcons' Sinoti Sinoti

Newcastle Falcons' quick-stepping Samoan perfected his footwork as a bare-footed 10-year-old in the street

Newcastle Eagles' Paul Gause in action against Glasgow Rocks

Paul Gause reckons 'battle-ready' Eagles can finish season on a high

Newcastle Eagles point guard looking to finish the job against Worcester

Gateshead Thunder Rugby League action

Gateshead Thunder 20 Gloucester 28: Red card and a defeat for Thunder

A red card and brawl marred Gateshead Thunder's day as the University of Gloucestershire All Golds took the win

Rugby action

Stanley Gene will not tolerate Gateshead Thunder repeat

Gateshead Thunder coach Stanley Gene slams performance at Swinton, but backs Thunder to bounce back against Hemel Stags tomorrow

Stanley Gene of Papua New Guinea

Scrum Down: Improvement the key for Gateshead Thunder boss Stanley Gene

Papua New Guinean Stanley Gene hopes Gateshead Thunder can mount a promotion tilt in his first season at the helm

Mathew Tait in action for Leicester Tigers

Sibling rivalry for Alex Tait as ex Newcastle Falcons star Mat returns

Leicester Tigers and former Kingston Park favourite Mathew visit the North East on Sunday, to the delight of younger brother Alex

Hall Charlton while plying his trade with Newcastle Falcons

Newcastle Falcons try to blunt Gloucester threat

Newcastle Falcons intend to put a speed bump in the road of Gloucester’s flying back division at Kingston Park tomorrow

Hall Charlton while plying his trade with Newcastle Falcons

Falcons edge it at Sale

Newcastle Falcons got their season going at the second time of asking, a Rory Clegg penalty 12 minutes from time enough to see them past Sale

Gateshead Thunder's Jason Payne

Thunder have chance to break relegation sequence

Gateshead Thunder could tomorrow ensure they avoid a bottom-placed finish for the first time in four seasons.

Gateshead Thunder coach Kevin Neighbour

Gateshead Thunder give title hopefuls a real fright

Gateshead Thunder took second-placed North Wales Crusaders all the way at South Shields – and a narrow four-point defeat was tough on Kevin Neighbour's rejuvenated side

Journalists

David Whetstone
Culture Editor
Graeme Whitfield
Business Editor
Mark Douglas
Newcastle United Editor
Stuart Rayner
Sports Writer