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Will the Rugby World Cup come to the Toon?

St James' Park in Newcastle which could be the venue for the 2015 Rugby World Cup Credit: ITV News

An announcement will be made soon as to whether Newcastle will host the Rugby World Cup 2015.

St James' Park has been shortlisted as a venue for 3 matches.

Newcastle City Council says it would provide a huge boost for the region.

The decision follows the city's role in the London 2012 Games when Olympic football matches were played at the stadium.

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Rugby team set to takeover Quakers' stadium

The rugby club hopes to start using the arena early next year Credit: PA

Darlington Mowden Park rugby team have completed a deal to buy the town's former football stadium.

The Quakers left their 25 thousand seater ground earlier this year after severe financial problems saw them relegated to the Northern League.

The rugby club hopes to start using the Arena early next year.

Darlington Football club now plays it's home matches in Bishop Auckland.

Gateshead Thunder break two year losing streak

Gateshead Thunder win against Workington Credit: Gateshead Thunder

Gateshead Thunder had their first league win in over two years against Workington Town last night.

It prompted great celebrations for the club's long-suffering fans.

But it was no laughing matter for Workington.

The defeat ruined their chances of winning the Championship One title.

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