Former England captain Roger Uttley says England's Six Nations campaign has left them in fine shape ahead of next year's home World Cup
Former England captain Roger Uttley believes England have what it takes to win a tightly-contested Six Nations Championship
Leicester Tigers and former Kingston Park favourite Mathew visit the North East on Sunday, to the delight of younger brother Alex
Former England captain Roger Uttley says France away on Saturday means England must hit the ground running.
Mark Smith's Six Nations preview assesses the runners and riders ahead of the closest championship in years
The British and Irish Lions have been left under no illusions that Australia could well get one over them in their first Test
THERE were plenty of legitimate smokescreens to hide it behind, but Sunderland’s achilles heel was on show at the Britannia Stadium.
ON the day the Six Nations kicked off, Blyth Spartans might as well have been playing rugby as well.
NEWCASTLE director of rugby John Fletcher isn’t ruling out more big-name signings before the end of an increasingly fraught season.
WHILE many sports stars will invariably thank some kind of religious icon for their sporting prowess or team’s victory, the reality these days is there is a “man upstairs” who, arguably, has more influence over the proceedings – the video referee.
SUNDAY, October 14, 4am, Paris. Jonny Wilkinson wasn’t feeling well. An upset stomach, an aching head, insomnia.
JAMIE Noon’s World Cup ended prematurely but the Newcastle Falcons centre is just relieved England’s has not ended the same way as they prepare for their semi-final against France.
NEWCASTLE will press ahead with their experiment of playing scrum-half James Grindal in the number 10 shirt in their pre-season game against Doncaster at Kingston Park on Sunday.
JONNY Wilkinson believes England must forget about their post-2003 World Cup woes if they are to have any hope of defending their title in France.
Jonny Wilkinson is in no doubt Lawrence Dallaglio will have a crucial role to play for England at the World Cup.
Martin Corry has been named the Rugby World player of the year.
England coach Brian Ashton has turned to Lawrence Dallaglio for the first time - and offered the veteran Wasps skipper a route to the 2007 World Cup.
Sedgefield Racecourse has a new general manager in Jill Williamson.
Newcastle Falcons coach John Fletcher insists that England's ill-fated tour to South Africa was never going to be a waste of time.
David Strettle has been backed to make a full recovery from his disastrous trip to South Africa.