College rugby stars play at Falcons’ home

TyneMet College's rugby side (blue) take part in an event at Kingston Park, home of the Newcastle Falcons.
TyneMet College's rugby side (blue) take part in an event at Kingston Park, home of the Newcastle Falcons.

TyneMet College’s rugby development centre played on the new 3G pitch at Kingston Park, home of the Newcastle Falcons.

They entered two teams into the 10-a-side colleges tournament, with 27 players involved in the afternoon, which was followed by watching the Falcons play the Cardiff Blues.

Throughout the season TyneMet players have been developing their core skills in the game and on the new 3G surface they did not disappoint, moving the ball about the pitch and playing some superb rugby.

Players Jethro Pearson, Steffan Varty, Leroy Wilson and Kyle Higgins went home as the team’s top scorers all going over the try line four times.

After playing the tournament, in which the two teams finished second and third in their respective groups, the players were able to sit back and enjoy comparing themselves to the professionals as they watched the Falcons narrowly lose out to the Cardiff blues in a exciting game.

Jack Lambert, director of rugby at TyneMet, said: “The players have really shown just how much they have developed in the sport since joining the Rugby Development Centre at TyneMet.

“To get to play on such a superb surface in a stadium that hosts 10,000 people is a once in a life time opportunity for these players so I am glad they performed so well and finished near the top of their groups.”

TyneMet Rugby Development Centre is part of the award winning North East Sports Academy at TyneMet College.

For more information on the rugby programme visit www.northeastsportsacademy.ac.uk