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Vickers eyes further gains in Harlequins test

Vickers was part of the Falcons side which triumphed 22-16 at Franklin’s Gardens last time out, the prop saying: “A sign of where the club is at the moment is the fact we were disappointed with some aspects of how we played at Northampton, even having won the game. That shows the standards we are striving for.

Olmstead back to face Harlequins on Sunday

The Canadian lock comes is put into the side after starting all three of his country’s autumn internationals against Romania, Ireland and Samoa, replacing the suspended Calum Green. Alex Tait’s positional switch to the wing sees Mike Delany coming into the side at full-back, Fred Burdon making his first Aviva Premiership start after impressing from the bench during last Friday’s 22-16 victory at Northampton. Mark Wilson once again captains the side, scrum-half Sonatane Takulua named on the bench after the Tongan slotted the winning penalty for his country in last weekend’s victory over Italy.

Match Day Info – Harlequins

As Newcastle Falcons prepare for Sunday’s visit of Harlequins, there is a host of important information to share so you can make the most of your match-day experience. Kick Off Time – Sunday’s game against Quins will kick off at 15:00. Opening Times – Stadium bars and turnstiles will open at 13:30 with the East Stand Tap & Tackle open to all guests from 10:00

Harlequins sign Samoan international

Harlequins have bolstered their front row option with the signing of Samoan international hooker Elia Elia on a short term contact with immediate effect. The 20 year-old has previously been involved with the Crusaders development squad and has been capped three times by Samoa. Director of Rugby John Kingston said: “As things stand within our […]

Late Thursday opening for club shop and ticket office

Starting from today, the Kingston Park East Stand shop and ticket office will be open from 9am until 7pm for the next four Thursdays to cater for the extra demand caused by Christmas and the upcoming home games against Harlequins (Dec 4), Lyon (Dec 18), Wasps (Dec 30) and Bath (Jan 6). As well as the Thursday late slots the following opening hours have also been confirmed, so you can plan your trip to the stadium well in advance. Festive opening hours Late night opening on Thursdays until 7pm – starting with Thursday 1st December 1 (then 8, 15 & 22).

Samoa hooker joins Harlequins

Harlequins have confirmed that Samoan international hooker Elia Elia has joined the club on a short term deal with immediate effect. The post Samoa hooker joins Harlequins appeared first on

Goneva in full flow for Harlequins visit

The former Premiership title winner was the Falcons’ match-winner last Friday when his interception try sealed a 22-16 triumph at Northampton Saints, the former RPA Player of the Season also topping the league-wide chart for metres made. “It has been a little bit of a frustrating start from a personal point of view, playing the first few games but then missing out through a hamstring injury, but it’s good to be back now and looking forward to Harlequins on Sunday,” said Goneva, the prolific 32-year-old who has dotted down 32 tries in his 69 Premiership outings. “I played about 10 minutes against Exeter two weeks ago, it was good to get back onto the field and then last Friday down at Northampton was a nice win to be part of.” Having raced up the left wing and stepped inside the last man with four minutes to go at Franklin’s Gardens, the 42-times-capped Fijian international added: “For me it was a case of ‘just go for it’ when I sensed the opportunity might be there

Matt Banahan out for three months

Bath have been dealt a huge blow with the news that Matt Banahan has been sidelined for up to three months with a knee injury. The wing sustained the blow after coming off the bench in Bath’s 21-20 defeat to Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop last weekend. The 29-year-old, who has scored four tries in […]

Fewer than 450 seats left for Sunday’s visit of Harlequins

Standing tickets are also available for the 3pm kick-off which reunites Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards with one of his former clubs, Newcastle having a chance to leapfrog the London outfit. The Falcons go into the game buoyant following Friday’s 22-16 victory at Northampton Saints – Fijian flyer Vereniki Goneva having clinched the result with a late interception try at Franklin’s Gardens. Newcastle find themselves up against a Harlequins squad including a number of familiar names – not least former Falcons wing Tim Visser, who scored in Sunday’s 21-20 home victory over Bath.

Wilson turns focus towards visit of Harlequins

The flanker led out the side in the injury-enforced absence of club skipper Will Welch, tries from Joel Hodgson, Will Witty and Vereniki Goneva delivering a second away league win of the season as Newcastle now prepare for the visit of Quins in a 3pm kick-off. Wilson said: “We have got to be massively excited going into the Harlequins game. We had a big home crowd in against Exeter and it would be great to see those guys coming back next Sunday

James Horwill has surgery to fix unbelievably gruesome finger injury

Harlequins lock James Horwill suffered a horrific finger injury this past weekend in the Aviva Premiership against Leicester Tigers, but his tough as nails attitude towards it has garnered him almost legendary status, as he appeared to want to continue playing. Late in the game Horwill’s bent finger could be seen on live TV as he approached the medics. The BT Sport commentators cringed as it was clearly dislocated at a right angle, but also appeared to be severed, with bone visible

‘Hard as nails’ Horwill on the mend

REACTION: Former Australia captain James Horwill is eager to return to action after being hailed as "hard as nails" for making light of a nasty-looking finger injury during Harlequins' 6-25 defeat by Leicester last weekend.

Cockerill full of praise for Burns

Leicester boss Richard Cockerill paid tribute to Freddie Burns after the pivot orchestrated a convincing win over Harlequins at Welford Road. The post Cockerill full of praise for Burns appeared first on