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Deano faces headache selection for Sale/player ratings!
Posted by: falconsfan07
Date: 03/09/2017 13:46
After Newcastle's dominant and proffesional victory over Wocester Warriors, Director of Rugby Dean Richards will face a massive headache selection for the team to play Sale this Friday.

Everyone in the 23 really put their hand up for selection against the Warriors, and even if Flood, Mermoz and Goneva where fit for this game against Sale, would you shift them in for Hodgson, Harris and Agulla who all played Blinders. It's a tough place to go, and here is the team that I think we should take to Sale, should all be fit, and their ratings from our last outing.

1. Rob Vickers-Effective as ever in the loose, won a crucial turnover, tackled valiantly and scored a trademark 0.1M from the line try, but as ever still struggled in the scrum. 7/10

2. Kyle Cooper-Awesome, just awesome, effective all around the field, stealing ball winning crucial turnovers, tackling hard, scoring a try and making a barn storming 50m carry. Fully deserved man of the match, hit all but one line out as well I think. 9/10

3. Jon Welsh- As solid as ever carrying and tackling, but struggled in the scrum. 7/10

4. Calum Green- Unsung hero, just going about his work quietly, could have been sin binned if Barnsey had a better angle to choose from, but very effective in the loose and line-out for us on the night. 7/10

5. Will Witty- Like Green, solid carrier and effective in the line out. 6/10

6. Mark Wilson- Looking very lean going into this new season, thought he was good, quietly going about his work, tackling and scragging wingers effectively of Tane's box kicks. 7/10

7. Will Welch- Led by example, quality opening game from the Falcons captain, dislodged the ball at crucial times and really disrupted play, plays hard. 8/10

8. Callum Chick- A very impressive performance from the towering number 8. effective all over the field. 7/10

9. Sonetane Takulua- Pretty good, barr a fumble in the second half when we where in Worcesters 22 his delivery was brilliant, as where his box kicks and he made some lovely breaks beating plenty of defenders on the night. Doing all of it with a big smile on his face. 9/10

10. Joel Hodgson- Pretty solid outing from the former RGS pupil. Contained T'eo (who had a shocker) really well and defended well when the big boys ran at him, and his distribution and running game was good too. Kicks really lack power though. 7/10.

11. Belisario Agulla- Probably his best game in a Falcons shirt, just plays with pride, defended really well and won a brilliant turnover late in the second half, lacks that X factor in attack though, runs hard and straight and is very committed though. 7/10 CHANGE FOR SINOTI OR GONEVA IF POSSIBLE FOR SALE

12. Josh Matevasi- I was worried when I saw he was 119kg in the squad photos, but he was great, lovely hands on him and talks really well, defense was solid too. Will be a solid valued member of the squad this season, I do not think fitness will be an issue, plenty of good direct carries and offloads lastnight. 8/10

13. Chris Harris- Another who could of been awarded man of the match, relentless in defense all night with doing the basics really well. 8/10 Juan Socino to 12, Matavesi to 13 for Sale?

14. Alex Tait- Looks in really good shape, thought he lacked pace...oh boy was I wrong, did something positive everytime he got the ball and even ran close lines into the big boys, Ben T'eo couldn't tackle him. 9/10

15. Simon Hammersly- Shakey under the high ball once early on, but solid performance for the rest of the night, supported Tane well on breaks and should of been rewarded with a try. 7/10

16. Scott Lawson-solid off the bench 6/10 17. Sami Mavinga-good carry into Biyi Alo 6/10 18. Trevor Davison- Didn't see enough of him, will grow with time 19.Tevita Cavubati, effective in the driving maul and line-out 6/10 20. Nili Latu- awesome, some massive hits from the Tongan. 21. Stuart set up Juan Pablo Socino for his try and looked rather good 6/10 22. Craig Willis- solid, ran hard into some big boys 6/10 23. Juan Pablo Socino, really good in defense and hit a beauty line to score a try, put his hand up for the Sale game 7/10.

Good performance and not much to change. who would you pick for Sale?

Hope to see lots of you in the North stand so we can make lots of noise like we did last season, last trip to Sale was awesome, the north stand was like our little south stand, we made plenty of noise, lets do the same this Friday.

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