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Newcastle Falcons v Bedford Blues Friday 13th Mar - Teams Up

By Falcons
March 11 2020

Newcastle Falcons will be looking to hold onto their unbeaten run against Bedford Blues this Friday night.  In these days of Coronavirus let's hope all of our matches go according to plan and we can enjoy the games to come.  Once again Falcons have offered members of the armed forces, emergency services and NHS are among those who can enjoy discounted tickets for Newcastle Falcons' next home game against Bedford Blues. 

Greene King Championship 2020

Newcastle Falcons v Bedford Blues

Friday 13th March - Kick off 8pm


Falcons welcome Bedford Blues to Kingston Park on Friday the 13th, let's hope this won't be a bad omen.  Falcons have had a week's rest from competitive rugby so they should be chopping at the bit to get going again.  Once again Falcons have offered members of the armed forces, emergency services and NHS are among those who can enjoy discounted tickets for Newcastle Falcons' next home game against Bedford Blues.   Please click here for details, including a list of eligible groups. 


Bedford Blues have been looking to strengthen their squad by signing outside-half Will Maisey from league rivals Coventry on a short-term deal until the end of the season.   Maisey, 27 years old, goes straight into contention for this weekend’s fixture with table-toppers, Newcastle Falcons at Kingston Park. He brings plenty of proven Greene King IPA Championship experience having played for Nottingham before his return to Coventry.  He is on the bench for this match.


Newcastle Falcons 15 Tom Arscott, 14 Adam Radwan, 13 Johnny Williams, 12 Toby Flood, 11 Ben Stevenson, 10 Brett Connon, 9 Michael Young (co-captain), 1 Trevor Davison, 2 George McGuigan (co-captain), 3 Logovi'i Mulipola, 4 Greg Peterson, 5 Will Montgomery, 6 Callum Chick, 7 Will Welch,  8 Philip van der Walt

Replacements: 16 Charlie Maddison, 17 Adam Brocklebank, 18 Mike Daniels, , 9 Toby Salmon, 20 Nemani Nagusa, 21 Joel Hodgson, 22 Gareth Owen, 23 Tim Swiel


Bedford Starting XV: 15 Rich Lane, 14 Ryan Hutler, 13 Oskar Hirskyj-Douglas, 12 Lewis Robling, 11 Matt Worley, 10 Sam Leeming, 9 Connor Tupai, 1  Sean McCarthy (C), 2 Robbie Smith, 3 Alex Penny, 4 Jordan Onojaife, 5 Oli Curry, 6 Dan Temm, 7 Joe Atkinson, 8  Alafoti Fa’osilivia, 

Replacements: 16 Jacob Fields, 17 Joe Wrafter, 18 Henry Paul, 19  Will Carrick Smith, 20  Huw Worthington, 21 Grayson Hart,  22 Will Maisey, 23 Fraser Strachan



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Newcastle Falcons v Bedford Blues Friday 13th Mar - Teams Up
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12/03/2020 16:18
Whos at 8? Is it De Walt?

Starting to play a very settled side now. Connon getting the nod at 10 now.

Nice to see Montgommery getting a run out at lock aswell.

The Boyfriend
12/03/2020 16:20
Arscott/Radwan/Williams makes me smile...Flood at 12 and Connon at 10 has been working nicely, too.

12/03/2020 16:38
8 Philip van der Walt my copy and paste missed him off(Sm141) - you just can't get the staff nowadaystongue sticking out smiley

12/03/2020 18:02
Good to see Montgomery getting another game, and Connon continuing at 10. Hopefully a good game and a BP!

12/03/2020 21:01
From the Falcons Twitter

Nine of tomorrow nightís starting XV are
graduates, with 12 of the 15 being English-qualified...

Perhaps we are closer to the homegrown dream than we think

12/03/2020 21:03
I originally said ten, but changed it as Trev Davison technically wasnít in our academy. Still a 100% Geordie native though!

12/03/2020 21:19
Joel as scrum half cover again? Injuries at 9 still an issue?
Strong side though

12/03/2020 21:30
I may be taking minor liberties here but a decent homegrown side

And still room for a few decent local finishers

12/03/2020 22:45
Consistency of selection seems to be increasing. Davison getting more of a nod so presumably his scrummaging is better. I find it so difficult to tell in the front row. I think the refs struggle too.
Usual high quality back row regardless of the permutations. We have good options there.
Connon Flood has become something of a fixture and looks good. I think it must help Connon to have Flood there but equally I would like to see Williams at 12 with Stevenson at 13. The idea of 2 big strong quick centres in tandem works for me.
Hopefully another performance in the right direction.

Bedlington Lad
13/03/2020 08:04
I think having Flood there is on the job coaching for Connon. I

Exiled Falcon
13/03/2020 08:13
During matches you really hear Toby encouraging and talking, obviously a great presence on the pitch.

13/03/2020 09:07
Has Tobys performances improved being moved out from the pivotal 10 role now and with a bit more time at 12?
He's the second playmaker at 12 now...maybe its suits him in his aging years...

13/03/2020 10:18
I think Flood has done well in the 12 shirt of late and must help Connon having the playmaker experience beside him.
I also like the idea of having more of a running threat from both centres.
We shall see tonight and certainly I canít see it being an ideal breeding ground for a virus outdoors in a cold wind. To be fair it is unlikely to be so busy that we are sat/stood on top of each other.

13/03/2020 10:32
Only light wind forecast for tonight. Will be a change as the Falcons seem to have been playing in strong wind for months.

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