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Next match

Next two matches

Friday 16 November v Harlequins at Twickenham Stoop, 7.45pm

Friday 23 November v Bath Rugby at Kingston Park, 7.45pm

Last result: Newcastle Falcons 22-7 Bath Rugby


Teams for Friday
eastfalcon (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 11:48
Newcastle Falcons team to face Bath Rugby (Friday, 7.45pm, Kingston Park Stadium)
15 Simon Hammersley
14 Alex Tait
13 Pedro Bettencourt
12 Johnny Williams
11 Sinoti Sinoti
10 Joel Hodgson
9 Michael Young
1 Sam Lockwood
2 George McGuigan
3 Jon Welsh
4 Calum Green
5 Andrew Davidson
6 Ryan Burrows (captain)
7 Gary Graham
8 Callum Chick
Replacements
16 Kyle Cooper
17 Trevor Davison
18 David Wilson
19 Glen Young
20 John Hardie
21 Sam Stuart
22 Toby Flood
23 Ben Stevenson
Bath Rugby
15 Tom Homer
14 Levi Davis
13 Jack Wilson
12 Max Clark
11 Ruaridh McConnochie
10 Alex Davies (captain)
9 Max Green
1 Will Vaughan
2 Michael van Vuuren
3 Max Lahiff
4 Will Britton
5 Levi Douglas
6 Miles Reid
7 Josh Bainbridge
8 Jack Davies
Replacements
16 Ross Batty
17 Sam Nixon
18 Victor Delmas
19 Tom Doughty
20 Josh Bayliss
21 Chris Cook
22 Max Wright
23 Joe Cokanasiga
Referee: Andrew Woodthorpe

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Onwards and Upwards!

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Cantabrian (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 12:09
Wow! That's one helluva strong squad we're putting out tomorrow

 
Re: Teams for Friday
alas (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 12:15
The squad for the next batch of premiership games were always likely to be included after having two games not playing. Would like to see Simoti vs Cokanasiga at some time.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
AFalcon24 (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 12:30
Stronger team this week get them warmed up for next week. smiling smiley

 
Re: Teams for Friday
lizard118 (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 13:03
Wow!! That's near enough our strongest squad. It would be nice to lay down a marker for the Harlequins game. Really excited by that squad. Shame no Radwan or Kibirige. Otherwise exciting team. Nice to see Flood back.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
alas (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 13:28
Chris Harris on the bench for Scotland. Cavubati and Goneva starting for Fiji.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Wensleydale Falcon (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 14:37
Radwan and Kibrige still have some work to do in my opinion.

Probably more so in the case of Zach as he is undoubtedly very good in an attacking sense but still very average to poor defensively.

Both still young so plenty of time for improvement.

A very exciting team for tomorrow...

 
Re: Teams for Friday
AJfalc (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 17:17
What do people think of Pedro?
I am warming to him.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 18:22
Quote:
Wensleydale Falcon
Radwan and Kibrige still have some work to do in my opinion.
Probably more so in the case of Zach as he is undoubtedly very good in an attacking sense but still very average to poor defensively.

Both still young so plenty of time for improvement.

A very exciting team for tomorrow...

Zach is better in defence than Radwan IMO
Zach picked up an injury after the Exeter game, no idea why Radwan is not involved though

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Robs (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 20:20
Quote:
AJfalc
What do people think of Pedro?
I am warming to him.
Both Pedro & Chris Harris featured in Flat's team of the week last week

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Wensleydale Falcon (IP Logged)
08 November, 2018 21:35
Zack and Adam not a first team pick at this moment in time for me.
As I commented earlier I feel they both have some work to do.
I can see Adam making the step up before Zack based on his overall game.
Only time will tell I guess.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Osric (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 06:25
Bath fans seemed underwhelmed by their selection. Hope there's no complacency. The last time I thought we might out a team away was the Sale game and, given what happened then, I'm predicting a 0-0 draw.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Monkey1 (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 06:54
That's a good looking 23. Deano & Co must be looking at this as a warm-up for getting back into the league games.

Zach & Radwan are in that tricky spot of being ready for 1st team games, but lacking experience. It's only going to get solved by them getting more experience. I expect them to dot in & out of the weekly 23 as the season goes on but not regular starters for some time.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
joefrog (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 09:04
Falcons taking the opportunity to warm up first teamers for renewal of Premiership activities and hopefully not putting the kiss of death on this, going for the 5 points against Bath

 
Re: Teams for Friday
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 18:55
I see will witty has just passed me with a knee brace on. Hope that's not too serious..

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Drew88 (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 21:42
Will has had the knee brace on since the Montpellier game, Sean Robinson is however walking freely without any major strapping etc and has been for the last few weeks around Jesmond sohopefully back around the squad soon

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Falc Dancer (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 21:48
I saw Sami with a moon boot on his right foot tonight, that doesn’t bode well

 
Re: Teams for Friday
alas (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 21:54
A disappointing game. The Falcons need to be a lot better next week.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 22:05
Yeah but in fairness the conditions were pretty poor. Lashing it down , very windy ..not great.

I thought Andrew Davidson had a good game. He played some very good link stuff. He seemsed to stand out on the wing a hell of a lot mind...wonder if that was a tactic.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
AJfalc (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 22:27
What happened to the scrum in the second half?
Really good first half, changed the front row and everything fell to pieces.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
alas (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 22:33
Bath changed props at the same time so hard to judge whether they were better or the Falcons got worse or both. Fortunately, the line-out remained dominant. Would expect Lockwood and Welsh to start next week. McGuigan looked sharper than Cooper.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
Leipziger (IP Logged)
09 November, 2018 22:53
Dominant first half, second half in the bad weather seemed like neither team really wanted to be out there. A win is a win but given the team selections, our first half dominance and Bath scoring from probably their only chance, it's disappointing we didn't get the TBP.

Good to get some Premiership players back into the groove before next week. My MOTM tonight was Williams, a good running and creative game. Hodgson, Lockwood and Graham looking good too.

 
Re: Teams for Friday
GeordieFalcon (IP Logged)
10 November, 2018 07:44
The one thing that did strike me was that the wind was howling in our face...in the first half yet we didn't change our kicking game accordingly. Box kicks still going up etc...


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