2018 North East Mens League champions Wallsend Eagles got their season underway with a 72-4 victory at home to Durham Tigers.
2019 North East Men’s League champions Edinburgh Eagles have confirmed they will not be defending their title in 2021.
Community and social Rugby League are set to return from Monday 29 March – 12 months since the Coronavirus outbreak led to the suspension of all activity.
More than 30 Rugby League clubs, schools and community organisations from across England are the latest to win a small grant from the RLWC2021 CreatedBy programme.
The RFL have announced all rugby league activity below Super League level will have to be paused amid the current lockdown.
New Covid-19 restrictions come into force nationwide from Thursday 5 November.
Several more clubs have been named as getting money from the RLWC 2021 community fund.
Scottish side Edinburgh Eagles have started a virtual challenge that will last them the whole of August.