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.
The former Scotland flanker Tyrone Holmes has now joined the Newcastle Falcons team after putting up an impressive rugby show at the Kingston Park trials. Holmes is very happy to be in the mix of things once again. The 30 year old said that he has rediscovered his love for rugby and is looking for his chance to play in the Premiership this season.
Holmes was released from the Glasgow Warriors side last season and he was a free agent. This is when Dean Richards took Holmes for a trial and was impressed with what he had put yup at the Kingston Park. This led to Tyrone getting the contract.
Aviva Premiership Rugby Football Union club the Newcastle Falcons have tied down lock forward Scott MacLeod to a new that sees the player pledge his short term future to the Kingston Park outfit.
This new contract, which will see the player turn out for the Falcons till the end of next season is seen somewhat as a coup for the club after it emerged that the player might be looking to leave the club for pastures anew for one last payday but he has now decided to stay with the club he has been with for the last couple of seasons.