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Falcons and Blues Teams
Discussion started by alas , 10 November, 2017 12:15
Falcons and Blues Teams
alas 10 November, 2017 12:15
No excuses for the Falcons on Saturday as most of the likely starters against Wasps are in the 23 and the Blues are playing the reserves. Bit strange to have neither Flood nor Willis in the 23, but a Socino, Matavesi combination at 10/12 later in the game would be interesting. Would have preferred Zak on the bench rather than Agulla.


Newcastle Falcons team to face Cardiff Blues (Saturday, 5pm, Kingston Park Stadium)

15 Alex Tait

14 Adam Radwan

13 Maxime Mermoz

12 Josh Matavesi

11 Sinoti Sinoti

10 Joel Hodgson

9 Michael Young

1 Sami Mavinga

2 Scott Lawson

3 Jon Welsh

4 Calum Green

5 Sean Robinson

6 Mark Wilson

7 Will Welch (captain)

8 Ryan Burrows

Replacements

16 Kyle Cooper

17 Rob Vickers

18 Scott Wilson

19 Will Witty

20 Gary Graham

21 Sam Stuart

22 Belisario Agulla

23 Juan Pablo Socino

Cardiff Blues

15 Rhun Williams

14 Owen Lane

13 Jack Roberts

12 Harri Millard

11 Tom James

10 Ben Jones

9 Dane Blacker

1 Brad Thyer

2 Ethan Lewis

3 Anton Peikrishvili

4 George Earle (captain)

5 James Down

6 Shane Lewis-Hughes

7 Ben White

8 Sion Bennett

Replacements

16 Kirby Myhill

17 Rhys Carre

18 Keiron Assiratti

19 Ben Murphy

20 Callum Bradbury

21 Lewis Jones

22 Ben Thomas

23 Dan Fish

Referee: Anthony Woodthorpe

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
NorfolkFalcon 10 November, 2017 12:35
Extremely strong side. As Dave says in the preview, it will be refreshing to see the team playing their game without worrying too much about the opposition.

Don't know a lot about the Cardiff side but we should be looking at another bonus point win on home soil.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
AFalcon24 10 November, 2017 12:50
A very strong looking side there. smiling smiley

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
cardiff_steve 10 November, 2017 14:04
Cardiff 23 breaks down roughly as:

11 Senior squad players
10 Academy players
2 Part timers.

Jack Roberts you may remember playing for Leicester last season. Ben White was with Exeter for a long time but now plays semi pro local club rugby.

It's a bit stronger than the teams we usually pick in the AW Cup, mostly because a bunch of senior player are on the way back from injury so getting a run out.

Should be more competitive than the game at Exeter last year where we sent a team of kids and predictably got spanked. But, at home Newcastle obviously strong favourites.



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2017 14:16 by cardiff_steve.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
skip mcskipper 10 November, 2017 15:51
Is Zack Kibiridge having bad luck with injuries the last couple of season's, the reason I ask just for someone that was getting mentioned for having potential he just never really seems to feature much?

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
AFalcon24 10 November, 2017 15:57
Was just thinking the same skip mcskipper, I just feel that Radwan seems to have more potential. smiling smiley

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
NorfolkFalcon 10 November, 2017 16:44
Radwan is the only youngster that features again, which gives you a good indication that the management rate him very highly (rightfully so). Playing alongside better, more experienced players will only help.

Radwan and Sinoti alone are worth the ticket fee!

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
markismith50 10 November, 2017 17:02
Hi, for those asking, Zach is fit



Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 10/11/2017 17:15 by markismith50.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
Greggs 10 November, 2017 19:38
Hello lads. North stand ST holder here. Long time admirer, first time poster. Anyone know whether the north stand is open tomorrow? If not, is there access to the NE paddock? Cheers.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
Thenomad 10 November, 2017 19:57
What about Ben Sowrey Smithy? Great player but not getting any game time, is he nursing an injury?

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
Monkey1 10 November, 2017 20:17
Quote:
Greggs
Hello lads. North stand ST holder here. Long time admirer, first time poster. Anyone know whether the north stand is open tomorrow? If not, is there access to the NE paddock? Cheers.

North Stand will be shut again, no idea where you paupers are likely to be shunted off to. Wherever you were shunted off to last time I assume. The temperature is predicted top drop like a stone when the sun goes down so I hope you find somewhere warm.

That team looks like a warm-up for Wasps the following week rather than a cup game run-out, so I am surprised Flood doesn't feature. I suspect there may be some truth in the theory that after the late hits during the Tiggers game he was far from top form & he could still be a bit crocked.

It will be interesting to see if Radwan can cut the mustard in defence amongst the rest of what is almost a 1st team. If he fits in he could be an almighty addition to our already fine set of wings.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
DJMc 10 November, 2017 21:46
Gregg's, north stand season ticket holders can only use the standing areas of the east stand for this game.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
markismith50 10 November, 2017 22:19
In answer to various questions, yes Sowers is fit, no the North Stand isnít open and North Stand ticket holders can stand on the East Terrace.

Cheers
Smithy

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
alas 11 November, 2017 07:52
South Stand too according to the matchday information on the website:
'The North Terrace will be closed for Saturdayís game, with ticket holders for this area invited to stand in either the South Stand or on the East Terrace.'

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
markismith50 11 November, 2017 08:14
The article is incorrect, South Stand wonít be an option. Iíll change it when I get in later on. Apologies for any unintentional confusion.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
Monkey1 11 November, 2017 10:09
We don't want Northstanders coming into the South Stand. They might start nicking bits of the roof and carting them off to the other end of the pitch.
(Sm100)

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
Benpj17 11 November, 2017 13:10
You joke monkey but somebody did mention on Facebook that allowing the northstanders in to the south stand for these games devalued the ticket

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
NorfolkFalcon 11 November, 2017 17:41
24-0 at half time. Try bonus point secured and we didnt score out first until after 20 minutes. Sounds like we are now in full flow.

Michael Young forced off after scoring his try. Real shame for him.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
NorfolkFalcon 11 November, 2017 18:01
Sinoti (2nd), Radwan (this kid is special) and Tait all scored tries so far in the 2nd half.

43-0 after 53 minutes.

Re: Falcons and Blues Teams
AFalcon24 11 November, 2017 18:19
Like the look of the scoreline at the moment 50-0. smiling smiley

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