RFC in their new kit sponsored by Taylor Wimpey North East
RFC and Egremont RUFC were singled out for the surprise because of the success they have had using National Lottery funding to encourage hundreds of people from different walks of life to enjoy rugby.
Wallsend Rising Sun drew 1-1 with Old Novocastrians
in the only First Division fixture.
Boro went into the game licking their wounds after last weekend's setback against Novocastrians
, but Ian Heslehurst's side made a real statement of intent with a commanding away victory in Durham and North One.
A special sports area will see local rugby teams Novocastrians
and Medicals Rugby Football Clubs running fun tag rugby sessions.
HOYLAKE, whoa re having another terrific season, tomorrow bid for a place in the last 16 in the Powergen Vase at the expense of Novocastrians
at Melrose Avenue.
The Wirral club will face Novocastrians
at home in the north section on January 17.
In Division One, Old Novocastrians
triumphed 3-0 at Horton Three Horse Shoes, Oli Young claiming all three goals.
In Durham and North One, Stockton host Novocastrians
at Grangefield and will be keen to put on a show in front of more than 130 former players, who are on Teesside for a club reunion.
Action from the Under-11s County Festival at Novocastrians
RFC <B Lewis Arnold
from Newcastle Upon Tyne provide the opposition at Melrose Avenue and Hoylake with a full strength squad available should win comfortably to move into the last 16.
Ranked ninth in the world, the Spanish girls underwent coaching sessions at Northumbria University and Newcastle Falcons, culminating in an opposed training session at Novocastrians