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October 25, 2021
Eagles vs Riders WBBL Cup Semi-Final Set

Our WBBL team will face Leicester in the semi-finals of the Cup and the date for this huge fixture has been set. The Eagles will face the Riders on Saturday 4 December at the Vertu Motors Arena with a 7pm tip-off. The previously schedule game against Manchester Mystics on that date will be rearranged in…

October 23, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 51-59 Leicester Riders

The slow start that has plagued the Newcastle Eagles men’s team in the BBL seems to have infected the WBBL team as they dropped a home game to Riders they really should have won. Leading 28 – 16 after a hotly contested first half they fell apart in the second half as Leicester completely turned the game around….

October 23, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders

Chloe Gaynor insists Newcastle Eagles WBBL have the offensive weapons and the defensive steel to kickstart their season against perennial contenders Leicester Riders tonight. And the fired-up forward responded to head coach Chris Bunten’s call for greater consistency by revealing she’s leaving no stone unturned in the quest to get back to her powerful best….

September 20, 2021
Pre-Season Report: Leicester Riders 64-86 Eagles WBBL

Chris Bunten is confident Newcastle Eagles can make an early-season statement in this weekend’s WBBL Cup double-header. And the experienced playcaller heads into back-to-back clashes against Caledonia Pride and Durham Palatinates determined to unlock the potential within an exciting roster. Newcastle defeated Leicester Riders 86-64 over five ‘quarters’ in a pulsating pre-season friendly in the…

September 19, 2021
Pre-Season Preview: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders

Chris Bunten insists his new-look WBBL roster is progressing at a rapid pace as Newcastle Eagles step up their pre-season preparations. With next weekend’s WBBL Cup double header looming large, the Tynesiders travel to the East Midlands this afternoon [Sunday]. And Newcastle will take on a combined Loughborough University/Leicester Riders team across six ‘quarters’ in…

March 29, 2021
Report: Leicester Riders 72-47 Eagles WBBL

Chris Bunten must go back to the drawing board after a second successive defeat stopped Newcastle Eagles’ brave play off push in its tracks. Title-challenging Leicester Riders exposed a roster lacking strength in depth to complete a comfortable third win on the bounce against Newcastle. But Bunten will refuse to hit the panic button on…

March 28, 2021
Preview: Eagles WBBL at Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles WBBL are on the brink of losing their underdog tag as Chris Bunten’s side goes in search of another big win at Leicester Riders this afternoon. And the in-form Tynesiders can be a match for any team heading into the post-season. That’s the verdict of Newcastle rookie Jorjah Smith as the reborn Eagles…

January 17, 2021
Report: Eagles WBBL 39-66 Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles head to Oaklands Wolves next weekend desperate for a change in fortunes following a heavy defeat at the hands of Leicester Riders. Chris Bunten’s winless side remains bottom of the WBBL Championship on the back of a fourth straight league loss. And Newcastle never looked like challenging the 2021 cup finalists after a…

January 17, 2021
GiveToLocal Super Sunday Preview: Eagles WBBL vs Leicester Riders

Newcastle Eagles WBBL head coach Chris Bunten insisted he has complete confidence in the Covid protocols put in place to protect his players and staff this season. The Tynesiders host star-studded Leicester Riders tomorrow as part of the first GiveToLocal Super Sunday. Bunten’s side tackle their East Midlands rivals from 2pm prior to a BBL…

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