Newcastle Falcons 28 – 20 Exeter Chiefs, Jan 2018

Exeter Chiefs, the runaway league leaders, were suffocated by a ferocious Falcons, as seven-match unbeaten league run comes to an end. At a freezing Kingston park, Newcastle did to an uncharacteristically lacklustre Exeter what the Chiefs did to everyone else on their way to the top of the Premiership tree. Dean Richards’ men harried and hassled, closed down the space and applied so much pressure […]

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Newcastle Falcons vs Bordeaux-Bègles

Newcastle returned to the top of Pool 1 in the Challenge Cup with an eight-try demolition of Bordeaux-Begles. The result was quickly beyond doubt as winger Adam Radwan scored two of six first-half tries, with Calum Green, Mark Wilson, Ben Sowrey and fly-half Craig Willis also going over. Alex Tait and Joshua Matavesi added second-half scores for the Falcons. Well that’s how the newspapers and […]

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Newcastle Falcons v Gloucester Rugby, Nov 2017

A very cold night in Newcastle to see The Falcons loose easily to Gloucester Rugby and continue their poor run in the Premiership. The visitors built up a 19-0 lead with tries from Andy Symons, Jeremy Thrush and Henry Purdy before Mark Wilson went over from a maul for the hosts. Former England centre Billy Twelvetrees increased Gloucester’s lead with a penalty before being sin-binned. Gareth […]

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Consett RFC 52 – 26 Hartlepool Rovers

Consett continued their winning run but made it difficult for themselves against opponents who just wouldn’t give up.   It was effectively game-over for Rovers after only 22 minutes when Consett led 26-0 having already bagged their try-scoring bonus point. With half time approaching Consett’s lead had increased to 40-0 , however Rovers managed to get onto the scoring board after a Try in stoppage time […]

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Consett RFC 24 – 10 Novocastrians, Oct 2017

Consett faced their bogey team, in difficult conditions at Amethyst Park on Saturday and came out easy winners 24 – 10, however this doesn’t tell the full story. After 20 mins it was the visitors who lead 0 – 7 after Bill Porter scored the first Try and Greg Humphreyson converted it for Novos. . . . .  Click HERE to read the match report

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Portraits and Team shoot at the Rugby Club – Oct 2017

Slightly late but never the less, I was surprised but delighted to get the chance to take the head shots for Consett RFC’s 1st XV team today. Surprised as this was match day before a game against their bogey team. Despite the briefest of time slots to get the pics and thanks to a green screen, for ease of processing all photos were done (plus […]

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Durham Uni RFC 31 – 0 Bath Uni RFC

Durham Uni RFC opened the 2017-18 season in the newly formed BUCS Super Rugby League, with a home game against Bath at Durham this night. The first half was a tense affair with both teams attacking and defending well, at half time the score was 0 -0. Durham’s Head of Rugby, Alex Keay, must have gave a good halftime team talk as they emerged like a […]

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Consett RFC 26 – 11 Redcar

Consett RFC 26 – 11 Redcar A difficult game for Consett, one that they were expected to win easily but Redcar to their credit had other ideas. Consett started the quicker and its wasn’t lnog before the scrum half scored the first Try at the foot of the posts, however . . . . To read the full match report

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Consett Vets 53-52 Barnard Castle,

Consett Codgers kept their 100% winning home record intact against a more youthful barnard castle team. The final score resembling a cricket score with the Codgers winning 53-52. The Codgers have now fielded 58 different players this season and look forward to their next match on Friday 31st March at home to Alnwick vets.

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Consett RFC 27 – 6 Barnard Castle

Consett 1st team took on high fliers Barnard Castle at Amethyst Park, kick off was at the earlier time of 2:15 (to allow rugby fans to watch the last round of the 6 Nations) both teams promised lots of action as they were both aiming to finish the season well. Consett started the sharper with a James Wheeler Try on 7 mins (converted by Dougie […]

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