Playing in heavy rain and thunderstorm for most of the game some very good rugby played by both sides.

Sunderland opened the scoring with a set move off the scrum which was converted and then on the end of several pumas mistakes where they turned the ball over in the Pumas red zone dropped a field goal to make it 7-0.   Pumas rallied but a missed pass lead Sunderland making a break the length of the field but pumas defenders Danny Wilson, David Heckles and Daniel Addison chased right till the last second and managed to knock the ball free as the Sunderland attacker was diving over the Line.

The Pumas then got their chance to score and crossed through the middle through sizeable prop Richard Foster on his return from an 8 match suspension.  The Pumas hit twice more to
take the score to 18 7 before Sunderland got an converted try of their own but Pumas closed out the half with another try to make it 22 13 at half time.

The second half saw mainly one way traffic with the Pumas killing the game off early with 3 quick successive trys as the rain got heavier and heavier, Sunderland got a try of their own back which was converted to make it 19 but the Pumas took their total to 52 and looked to be getting back to old form.  Next Game home to 2nd placed Gateshead Storm 7th July, KO 14:30

The Pumas Development squad took a very young side packed with Talent for the Future to top placed Cramlington.  Cramlington who haven’t lost a game all season had an 6 point lead at the start of the day which they extended to 8 points with an 48 18 win over the Pumas side but they didn’t have it their own way.  Cramlington have been able to attract some former Jarrow Vikings players and so are now stronger than ever but the Young Pumas battled all the way and put in a very creditable performance holding the Rockets to 48 and getting the 3 very good scores themselves against
a team that is used to putting 60 or 70 points past most other teams in the league and bearing in the Pumas are the only 2nd team having to take the other clubs 1st teams the mid table finish that is on the cards for them doesn’t look too bad.





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