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.
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.
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.