The successful trial of center Fred Burdon has resulted in the Newcastle Falcons, providing him with a permanent contract with the club.
He came through the Falcons academy and had stints for Yorkshire Carneige and Doncaster Knights before coming to Newcastle in August. Burdon will get involved with the team very soon and would be a major force in the midfield for Newcastle Falcons as Adam Powell and Chris Harris are out of the game for a long term due to injuries.
The England national rugby team is ahead of the meeting in the 1st test of the series of autumn on 12th November at Twickenham. Eddie Jones, the head coach is preparing his team for a grand encounter with none other than the Springboks as England has not made very good records with them over the last few years.
The coach said that they have not defeated them and hence it is a big task for his team. The intentions of Jones are quite clear. He wants his team of 23 players to work harder. He began the fitness regime in the month of January as he stated that there was a requirement to increase the percentage of fitness levels by upto 20 percent.
The Aviva Premiership is round the corner and Newcastle Falcons are ready for their season opener against Sale Sharks. This rugby game will be played on September 2. Newcastle is excited about the game and are preparing really hard for their Avivia Premiership opener.
The Premiership opening game for the Falcons will be played at the Kingston Park Stadium. There is no doubt that the Falcons would be looking for huge crowd support on September 2 to help them to kick start their new campaign this season in style.
The 2016/17 European Rugby Challenge Cup campaign for the Newcastle Falcons will be kick starting with an away match at the Liberty Stadium in Swansea. The match is scheduled to take place on October 14th and is opening a way to Ospreys. They will then return home to Kingston Park to meet Grenoble on 23rd October, a week later.
The kick off at the Liberty Stadium is at 19:05 and the kick off at home for the Newcastle Falcons is at 15:00 on 23 October. The back to back December matches will see Falcosn face Lyon on consecutive weekends and the matches are slated for 9th December and the subsequent weekend. The Falcons will be traveling to the Mamut Stadium in France in December followed by a return leg at the Kingston Park that will kick off on 18 December at 15:00.
The two-try hooker Scotsman Scott Lawson is pretty much happy with what his team Newcastle Falcons have achieved in the pre-season. He believes that there is much more in store for the Falcons fans, this coming season, after the team trounced Doncaster Knights, Championship finalist, 34-12 in the pre-season match.
The Scottish player was at his best during the match against the Knights by dotting down twice. He said that there are a lot of learning points that the team can take from this match. The team can get even more clinical and accurate using the ball. He says that the hit out against the Doncaster Knights before the 2016/17 season was a good one, yet feels that the line out needs to be a little more accurate.
With the transfer window being open for the Newcastle Falcons, Giovanbattista Venditti would be exiting the team at the beginning of the season.
It is a good change for the team as well as for Giovanbattista Venditti. He has been signed on by the Zebre team. His spell at Newcastle was an uneventful one. With the Zebre team hailing from Italy, he would get a chance to play on home grounds.
Being a winger from Italy he played about nine times for the Newcastle Falcons team. This was part of the last season’s performance. Earlier he had not been part of the Italian squad among the Six Nations. He has moved into the team of Conor O’Shea and would be part of the party that is set to tour America.
The Newcastle rugby team gets a new player from London Scottish team.
Evan Olmstead joins up Newcastle Falcons and it is hoped that he will bring in new competitive spirit among the players. He will be playing for the Falcons in the coming season.
Evan Olmstead comes from a Canadian background. His rearing has been in Australia and he plays as a forward in the second row. However, internationally he is recognized to play for his home country, Canada. He is known to tower over most players being at a height of 6 ft 5 inches. He has capped seven times for his home county. He also took part in the World Cup last year.