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Newcastle Falcons v Hartpury RFU Championship Cup - Teams Up

By Falcons
November 26 2019

Falcons Friday night rugby is back and we have Hartpury RFC, in the RFU Championship Cup.

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 Newcastle Falcons v Hartpury  RFC

Friday 29 November - Kick Off 2000

Friday will see a unique double-header at Kingston Park, before Falcons kick off their fourth round match of the RFU Championship Cup, against Hartpury RFC. 

Northumbria Men's Rugby Union play Hartpury University 1st XV, at 4pm in the latest round of their premier student competition, BUCS Super Rugby (British Universities & Colleges BUCS).  Hartpury University are are the reigning BUCS Super Rugby play-off champions and are fifth in the BUCS table, so it might be a tough match for Northumbria but we wish them the best of luck.

Northumbria students are advised that discounted tickets are available through the university or by visiting the Kingston Park ticket office with their student ID.



Newcastle Falcons: 15 Tim Swiel, 14 Alex Tait, 13 Gareth Owen, 12 Josh Matavesi, 11 Cooper Vuna, 10 Toby Flood (captain), 9 Sonatane Takulua, 1 Sam Lockwood,  2 Jamie Blamire, 3 Rodney Ah you, 4 Darren Barry, 5 Greg Peterson,6 Will Welch, 7 John Hardie, 8 Philip van der Walt, 

Replacements, 16 George , McGuigan, 17 Adam Brocklebank, 18 Logovi'i Mulipola, 19 Rob Farrar, 20 Simon Uzokwe, 21 Cameron Nordli-Kelemeti, 22 Joel Hodgson, 23 Ben Stevenson, 


Hartpury University RFC:  15 Mike Wilcox, 14 Jacob Morris, 13 Dan Koster, 12 Joe Margetts, 11 Sam Goatley, 10 Tiff Eden, 9 Harry Cochrane, 1 Des Merrey,        2 Beck Cutting, 3 Mike Flook, 4 Joe Batley, 5 Will Safe, 6 Aaron Hinkley, 7 Max Clementson (captain), 8 Sam Graham, 

Replacements: 16 Will Crane, 17 Alex Seville,18 Ashley Challenger, 19 Seb Nagle-Taylor, 20 Jack Preece, 21 Luke Carter, 22 Charlie Powell, 23 Jack Reeves,

Referee: Hamish Smales

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Newcastle Falcons v Hartpury RFU Championship Cup - Teams Up
Discussion started by , 28/11/2019 16:09
28/11/2019 16:09
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Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:11:28:17:59:11 by Falcona.

28/11/2019 16:38
Very strong and very experienced side. Nice to see the return of the World Cup players being integrated into the side. At the same time I would still like to see some of the less experienced players having a proper run out.
I know we want to win every game, the league and the cup. Quite rightly. I just want our young backs in particular to be Premiership players next year. If they arenít to be trusted in the Championship Cup I donít know when they will be trusted.
Should be a good convincing victory and despite my whinge I am looking forward to it.

The Bobster
28/11/2019 22:04
Iím looking forward to it, such a strong squad for a cup game, I though DR may have rested the majority of the squad but he hasnít, should be a good night under the lights!

29/11/2019 09:38
Strong team with a lot of experience in, I have a feeling we will win well.

The Bobster
29/11/2019 21:51
Game of two halves, referee was a bit questionable. First half performance seemed pretty dire but the second half much better! Hopefully the injury to Cooper Vuna isnít too bad!

29/11/2019 23:01
The ref had refereed the county cup final in Alnwick last night.
maybe two games in a row was two much for him as he made some odd decisions.

However the game...and im sorry if im a broken down record player but.....yes another big scoreline and a win but that was an awful game until the last 20 when they got tired and we scored points. Lets forget Floods performance before he went off.

A good premier side would put a cricket score on them...and if we think playing like that will win games in the prem...then we need to rethink...

We do have some talented players...and some of the youngsters could be great but the tactics are awful.

Edited 1 time(s). Last edit at 2019:11:29:23:02:58 by GeordieFalcon.

30/11/2019 01:03
Flattering scoreline with Hartpury tiring and making errors in the last quarter. The Falcons must have knocked-on about 20 times. Poor performance compared to the Coventry game.

30/11/2019 07:53
As above, after 50 or 60 minutes the score was 15-10 and was looking like a real banana skin.
Why should we forget Toby? His 2 kicks before he went off were dreadful attempts and similar to the season so far.

30/11/2019 07:55
Simply awful to watch at times before Hartpury part timers tired and the tries came , some of the players didnt know what was going on during some of the plays and you wouldn't think that they spent so much time training and rehearsing moves together and as said the scoreline didnt reflect how a lot of the game had gone. Cooper Vuna looked in a lot of pain when he went off I fear his second game for Falcons will not be for some time.

dick g
30/11/2019 08:42
Hartpury put everything into defence in first half. Falcons started by playing like it was going to be an easy game and on past evidence this was a reasonable stance. As for handling errors it was a bit chill out there and I suspect even plastic pitches aren't immune from being frozen.

But, you know me. A fifty pointer, ten wins out of ten. Happy Xmas.

30/11/2019 16:01
As above, after 50 or 60 minutes the score was 15-10 and was looking like a real banana skin.
Why should we forget Toby? His 2 kicks before he went off were dreadful attempts and similar to the season so far.

Sorry i meant , lets forget it because it was so bad. He knocked om about 3 tines, passed to peoples feet, above their heads....

But then Joel was hardly the heads up 10 we saw in the last game either....

I hist dont jnow whats going on...or what theyre being coached

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