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Sheffield Eagles v Newcastle Thunder

On Sunday 28th May the Sheffield Eagles played their next game of the 2023 season against Newcastle Thunder as part of the Summer Bash in York.

As the Eagles have already played Newcastle this season we look back to the second time that Sheffield Eagles played Newcastle Thunder.

The second game against each other

Sheffield Eagles and Newcastle Thunder (or Gateshead Thunder as they then were) played each other for the first time on 30th May 1999 with the Eagles losing 26-18 away.

The second time they played each other was 29th June that same same season, this time at home at Don Valley Stadium in front of a crowd of 2,319. It was a loss once again for the Eagles (23-6) with the only try coming from Rod Doyle with the conversion from Martin Wood.

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Richard King