According to the Ally Hogg, the Newcastle Falcons are well prepared to attack the season of new Aviva Premiership after savoring the double dose of victory in last weekend.
The back-rower of Scotland scored a try and also captained the side in home victory of their 49-19 over Nottingham, and it was in less than an hour after the team Falcons defeated semi-finalists of Championship Doncaster Knights by 31-8.
Hawks emerged victors at the Passmore Oval where they won 20-18. One of the best players in the game for Hawks was SamiPaulsson, a Swede.
It was his fourth game so far in the top grade. However, he had played a season at Stewart’s Melville Rugby Club in the Scottish second division in Edinburgh before arriving in Newcastle.
Newcastle Falcons have signed up a forward pair who will be part of the team next season.
The signings comprise of Gary Graham and Sami Mavinga who is Lyon prop. Gary is a flanker from Jersey Reds. New contracts have also been confirmed for Chris Harris as center and Jon Welsh as a prop. With four new players the team will have a well equipped forward pack
Ben Kay believes that the Eddie Jones led side will witness the set piece lift off being demanded by the England coach with the return of George Kruis for this RBS Six Nations.
Kruis suffered a broken Cheekbone on Christmas Eve when his club side, Saracens went head-on with Newcastle. With a definite progress made in his recovery, Kay reckons that he and the rest of the England lineout can go onto greater heights.
Director of Rugby for the Newcastle Falcons, Dean Richards has said that the growing number of academy talents currently at first team level is enough proof that players are given several chances to impress.
In different competitions so far this season, Newcastle Falcons have handed debuts to some of the players, including Brett Connon and Callum Chick.
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 […]
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.
Tongan international skipper Nili Latu will join Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Newcastle Falcons this summer ahead of the 2015/16 Aviva Premiership season, a statement from the club has said. However, no details regarding the terms of the deal have been mentioned.
The Tonga international will be linking up with the giants from the North East having played his entire career with clubs in the southern hemisphere, most importantly the Chiefs and the Hurricanes in the Super 15s. The back row player has also played 42 matches for his national team, scoring four tries as well.
Charlie Hodgson has been selected by Saracens to fly half for the Aviva premiership on Saturday to be against Newcastle Falcons held at Allianz Park.
Hodgson was fit though he made a late withdrawal in the last weekend they had lost to Sale Sharks. He is going to replace Alex Goode who will face Ireland on Sunday and is in the England team.