Newcastle is to host three 2015 Rugby World cup matches at St James' Park.
The stadium will host Scotland, South Africa, New Zealand, Tonga and Samoa.
More details to follow.
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.
The former England international Jason Robinson has joined a coaching lesson to get some of the most disadvantaged children in the North East interested in sport.
The programme, run by The Prince's Trust, aims to help kids develop key skills which will make a positive impact on their lives.
The cost of the Darlington Arena was too expensive for Darlington Football Club, but now the town's Mowden Park rugby team has hosted its first game at the newly named Northern Echo Arena.
Tomorrow, Darlington's football stadium will officially become a rugby venue.
The Arena is now owned by Darlington Mowden Park and they will play their first match at their new ground tomorrow against Bromsgrove.
Volunteers have been helping clear snow at the home of the Newcastle Falcons.
The club are due to host Cornish Pirates in Championship One at Kingston Park on Friday night. Despite heavy snowfall in recent days, Falcons officials say they're hopeful the game will go ahead as planned.
Darlington Mowden Park rugby club now owns Darlington arena, which has been left empty since Darlington Football Club went into administration.
The deal was signed yesterday, December 5 and they will move in this month.
The rugby club says it wants to hold concerts at the stadium as well as bring more international matches to the town.
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 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.