The Journal's opinion column for Friday, November 21, in which we welcome the surging estimates for the Rugby World Cup games in Newcastle
New Zealand's world champion All Blacks are among the top sides basing themselves in the North East for Rugby World Cup 2015
Today's semi-final with Ireland is all that is on Tamara Taylor's mind as she plots England's path to World Cup glory
With 12 new hotels opening across Newcastle and Gateshead, demand for rooms is remaining strong
Former England captain Roger Uttley weighs up England's selection options ahead of Saturday's second test against New Zealand
Having managed Jonny Wilkinson on his first England tour, Roger Uttley saw the qualities which would make him a global superstar
Virtually safe from relegation on the field and showing promising signs off it, Newcastle Falcons continue to grow firm foundations
The prospect of World Cup tickets for next year's international showpiece is helping drive the fans back to Newcastle Falcons
USA international Eric Fry joins up with Newcastle Falcons for next season as they continue to build
Young players got to pose beside rugby’s greatest prize as the region prepares for the World Cup next year
The Rugby World Cup, which will see a number of games played at St James’ Park in Newcastle next year, will launch with 500,000 tickets sold through rugby clubs in May ahead of more general sale to the public in September
Darlington's arena passes inspection to become international teams' training base for 2015 Rugby World Cup showpiece
Former Wigan rugby league boss returns to Kingston Park with attendances at the top of his priority list.
Mark Smith selects 10 moments that shaped 2013 in the final Scrumdown of the year
Three competitions in Rugby World Cup 2015 being held at Newcastle's St James' Park are hoped will boost North East economy
Newcastle Falcons full-back a Franklin's Gardens winner four years ago.
Young rugby players have attended an event for Rugby World Cup 2015 ambassadors at Kingston Park, the home of Newcastle Falcons
The Rugby World Cup in 2015 is set to boost the North East economy by £28m – double original estimates put forward by civic leaders
A relatively inexperienced England XV took on the Argentina Pumas hammering them at both scrum and line-out
Here are the winners of the latest competitions in The Journal.