Latest news:

Welcome to the Newcastle Falcons Fans Forum

This forum is for all Falcons' fans, and is independent of the both the club and the supporters association. If you have something to say about Newcastle Falcons this is the place to say it. However please keep it clean and non abusive, and respect the other users of this board!

While the editors of this site monitor the board, they are not responsible for the content of the postings. Any concerns, complaints etc., should be emailed to Sportnetwork. If you want to spam, please go,elsewhere any spamming will be deleted.


3rd April 2020

RFU Confirmed Newcastle Falcons’ promotion to the Gallagher Premiership for the 2020-21 season

Update on RFU funding of the Greene King IPA Championship
Discussion started by Falcona , 21 February, 2020 18:19
Update on RFU funding of the Greene King IPA Championship
Falcona 21 February, 2020 18:19
For immediate release: Friday 21 February, 2020
Issued on behalf of The Greene King IPA Championship

Update on RFU funding of the Greene King IPA Championship

Following discussions with the Championship clubs over the past week, the RFU has outlined a restructured two-year funding arrangement to ease the transition for next season.

Bill Sweeney, RFU CEO said: “RFU funding over the next two seasons will have a greater proportion going to clubs for the 2020/21 season, resulting in a reduction of £135,000 rather than the £220,000 per club in the original proposal.

“We listened to feedback from the clubs and wanted to find a funding solution that would lessen the impact for the 2020/21 season.

“We haven’t taken this issue lightly and we understand the repercussions, and what a reduction in funding means to the clubs and the players and all involved. We have told the clubs that we are here to help them through the transition in any way we can.

"In addition to funding discussions we want to work together as a group to define the role of the Championship. We need to have clear joint goals for the League and be sure of the benefit we're getting from our investment in it. We are committed to exploring commercial opportunities to make the League more self-sustaining."

“The clubs met yesterday to talk about the phased reduction. Although we have yet to hear back formally from the Championship Executive, a number of clubs have contacted us directly to provide feedback. We look forward to further discussion with the executive in the near future.”


Re: Update on RFU funding of the Greene King IPA Championship
Falc Dancer 21 February, 2020 18:34
The clubs protests have worked
RFU looking for some good PR

Re: Update on RFU funding of the Greene King IPA Championship
Exiled Falcon 21 February, 2020 18:40
If they’ve listened good on them, the negativity could and should have been avoided however.

Re: Update on RFU funding of the Greene King IPA Championship
Monkey1 22 February, 2020 19:27
A highly unprofessional reverse-ferret following a highly unprofessional failure to plan in a timely manner. To compound error upon error, it does look like this new announcement has been made prior to adequate consultation with the clubs involved, which is exactly the same mistake that they made the first time. If anybody working for me had acted this shoddily, then a week or so later had done exactly the same thing, they would be well on the road to a P45 by now.

Sorry, only registered users may post in this forum.
We record all IP addresses on the Sportnetwork message boards which may be required by the authorities in case of defamatory or abusive comment. We seek to monitor the Message Boards at regular intervals. We do not associate Sportnetwork with any of the comments and do not take responsibility for any statements or opinions expressed on the Message Boards. If you have any cause for concern over any material posted here please let us know as soon as possible by e-mailing