Super League's Blake Solly on why rugby league chose Newcastle for a showpiece event that will bring thrills, excitement - and big bucks
Newcastle's St James Park plays host to exciting rugby league fixtures with the forthcoming Super League Summer Party hits town.
Papua New Guinean Stanley Gene hopes Gateshead Thunder can mount a promotion tilt in his first season at the helm
Leicester Tigers and former Kingston Park favourite Mathew visit the North East on Sunday, to the delight of younger brother Alex
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 could tomorrow ensure they avoid a bottom-placed finish for the first time in four seasons.
Captain Jason Payne believes his Gateshead Thunder side are fully charged for tomorrow’s trip to Oldham after a fortnight without a game
ENGLAND World Cup stars Jonny Wilkinson and Toby Flood will make their comebacks for Newcastle Falcons at Wasps on Saturday – and All Blacks star Carl Hayman is hoping to make his debut alongside them.
After a season of struggle and transition, things are looking up for Gateshead Thunder as coach Dave Woods begins his first full season in charge.
GATESHEAD Thunder are out to spoil the party tomorrow as Celtic Crusaders come to the Thunderdome looking to clinch the National Two trophy, writes RICHARD NEALE.
DAVE Woods is determined to keep the pressure off his players as he bids to end his first season in charge of Gateshead Thunder on a high – despite a daunting schedule.
Dave Woods has admitted he is disappointed North-East rugby fans aren't getting behind his developing Gateshead Thunder side - and hopes to see more turn out for a rare Saturday game at the Thunderdome.
An angry Dave Woods has put his Gateshead Thunder side to the sword after a defeat at London Skolars in which they were "just poor," writes RICHARD NEALE.
Backs Kevin Till and Mark Christensen, both scored two tries as Gateshead Thunder won their bottom four Co-op National League Two clash against Keighley Cougars by 20 points at the Thunderdome yesterday.
Catalans Dragons recorded their biggest ever win to move further clear of the bottom of the engage Super League with a 66-6 victory over Salford City Reds in Perpignan.
Harlequins strengthened their engage Super League play-off hopes with a hard-fought win over an out-of-sorts Warrington side at the Halliwell Jones Stadium.
Gateshead Thunder face another huge test when Featherstone Rovers come to the International Stadium, boasting former Super League players in their ranks.
Leeds are hoping to graduate with Guinness Premiership honours after being taken under the wing of Leeds Metropolitan University.
Newcastle Falcons have signed Steve Jones from Border Reivers on a two-year deal.