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Mallinder: We must bring momentum home

Though late drama helped Saints bounce back with an Aviva Premiership win at Harlequins, Jim Mallinder has called for consistency from his side. Ben Foden crossed in the 82nd minute to partially banish memories of the Wasps defeat eight days earlier, but the Saints director of rugby says they still ‘owe’ the Franklin’s Gardens faithful. “It’s really important that we don’t get carried away now,” M

England bring in Kvesic and Beaumont

Matt Kvesic and Josh Beaumont have been added to the England squad that will prepare Sunday’s Six Nations match in Italy. Elliot Daly and Maro Itoje, who were travelling reserves for Saturday’s game against Scotland, also join the 23 players that beat the Scots 15-9 at Murrayfield. England squad: Backs: Mike Brown (Harlequins), Danny Care […]

Saints hand Quins rare home defeat

SATURDAY WRAP: Ben Foden scored a dramatic late try to lead Northampton Saints to their first Premiership victory since New Year's Day and inflicted a first home defeat on Harlequins in any competition this season in the process.

QUINS 23 SAINTS 27 Saints steal Stoop stunner

A late, late Ben Foden try saw the Saints snatch the points from a pulsating encounter at Harlequins, closing the gap to the Aviva Premiership’s top four once more in the process. A brilliant first half of rugby ended with the visitors 20-17 to the good, Christian Day and Luther Burrell with the tries, but Nick Evans snuck Harlequins in front with the boot as the game tightened up after the break.

Late try hands Northampton win over Quins

A last gasp try from former England fullback Ben Foden saw Northampton Saints snatch a 23-27 Aviva Premiership victory over Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop. The result brings an end to Harlequins unbeaten run at the Stoop for this season and pushes Northampton back into the Premiership’s top six.

Saints side for Stoop Saturday

The Northampton Saints team has been named as the Aviva Premiership hits the halfway stage with a trip to Harlequins. Six changes have been made to the starting XV from last weekend, Ben Foden returning at full back and Ken Pisi also coming into the back three. That means Harry Mallinder wears 12, Luther Burrell stepping outside him in the centres, while Lee Dickson is back to captain the side

Team News – Goode starts for Falcons v Wasps

Andy Goode will make his first Aviva Premiership start for Newcastle Falcons at Fly Half this weekend, as the team head to the Ricoh Arena to face Wasps at the half way stage of the league campaign. Goode, who joined the Falcons on a three month contract over Christmas, showed every bit of his 231 matches worth of Premiership experience last weekend, as he combined with his team mates to engineer a memorable 26-19 win over Harlequins. His promotion from the bench to the starting XV is the only change to the team that started at Kingston Park last Sunday, with the Falcons coaching team opting for a settled line up for the team’s first visit to Wasps new home

Harlequins v Northampton Saints Premiership Preview

Northampton Saints have made six changes to their starting team to play Harlequins at the Twickenham Stoop on Saturday. Ben Foden returns at full back and Ken Pisi also coming into the back three. That means Harry Mallinder wears 12, Luther Burrell stepping outside him in the centres, while Lee Dickson is back to captain […] The post Harlequins v Northampton Saints Premiership Preview appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Exeter still Ali Hepher’s focus despite link to England

Ali Hepher, the highly-rated strategist behind Premiership Rugby’s deadliest attack, refused to rule himself out of coaching England but insists his mind is focused on trophy success at Exeter. Touted alongside fellow backs specialists Alex King, of Northampton, and Harlequins’ Mark Mapletoft, Hepher will be one of the names under close consideration when new England […]

Burrell: Saints being honest in bid to bounce back

Luther Burrell says that there has been a lot of honesty in the Saints camp this week ahead of the Aviva Premiership to Harlequins. In this week’s podcast the centre gives a frank assessment of last Friday’s game against Wasps – a performance he called “embarrassing” – and is fully understanding of the supporters’ frustrations in the stands. There may be over half the Aviva Premiership season stil

Brown warns Scots: ‘Don’t mess with me’

Fiesty England full-back, Mike Brown, has today warned Scotland that any attempt to wind himself or Dylan Hartley up will be futile. The Harlequins full-back has earned a reputation for being outspoken off the pitch and tenacious on it. ‘Mr Angry’ and notoriously fractious Hartley will inevitably be obvious targets for opponents both before and […] The post Brown warns Scots: ‘Don’t mess with me’ appeared first on Read Rugby Union.

Under 10s Festival A Huge Success

With over 550 U10s involved, the Falcons Community Foundation were proud to host another incredibly successful match day festival prior to the game against Harlequins last Sunday. Held at nearby Bullocksteads as well as on the main pitch at Kingston Park Stadium an additional 100 coaches were drafted in to oversee activity during the game. With teams attending from across the North East, Cumbria and the Borders, Flash the Falcon was on hand to keep players entertained between games whilst Falcons players Dan Temm, Scott Wilson, Glenn Young and Will Witty were in attendance to inspire the youngsters and offer autographs.

Falcons Family Key To Home Wins

As Newcastle Falcons continue their unbeaten home run, the club would like to thank fans for their increasingly vocal home support. With players and coaches alike having commented on the effect a vocal Kingston Park Stadium crowd had on recent victories over Bath and Harlequins, the club is hailing home supporters for their part in the Falcons’ recent home success.

Harlequins’ Director of Rugby Shortlist

While all the speculation following Connor O’Shea’s announcement that this season would be his last at Harlequins has centred around where the Irishman will head next, it creates a very appetising vacancy in South-West London, one which will be intriguing to coaches from all over the world.

Goode Praises Falcons Fans

Speaking after the Falcons’ 26-17 victory over Harlequins, Andy Goode praised the home supporters for their part in the win. After years of appearing at Kingston Park Stadium as a member of the opposition, the veteran Fly House received a rousing welcome from the Falcons faithful when he entered the fray 18 minutes into the second half. “I’ve been playing here for 17 years now and you always know how loud that South Stand is, so to be attacking there was brilliant and when Bobby Vickers scored at the end they went wild!” Despite having previously been the focus of Falcons fans’ attentions for all the wrong reasons, Goode admitted that he’s always respected the Kingston Park faithful

Goode to soar with Falcons

Newcastle’s signing of Andy Goode on a three-month contract might prove the best bit of business Dean Richards has done this season after he made a match-turning impact against Harlequins.

Richards Praises Falcons Fight

Dean Richards praised the resolve of his Newcastle Falcons side after battling back for a 26-19 home victory over Harlequins on Sunday, but admitted they had almost thrown it away. Leading 10-0 on 38 minutes but trailing 19-10 on the hour mark, it took a match-winning try from Rob Vickers and 11 points from the boot of super-sub Andy Goode to seal a memorable Aviva Premiership triumph.

Foundation Flutter Winners – Harlequins

The winners of the Foundation Flutter from today’s Aviva Premiership match against Harlequins game on Sunday 31st January have been announced. The holder of ticket number 174601 takes home the shirt of man of the match Sean Robinson, whilst ticket number 168079 wins the corporate hospitality for the next game.

Newcastle Falcons 26 – 19 Harlequins

Rob Vickers was the hero with a try three minutes from time, the Prop profiting from a series of pick and go drives near the Harlequins try line. Andy Goode added the conversion in a killer contribution from the veteran stand-off, who had earlier slotted three well-taken penalties to draw the sides level.

Newcastle Falcons shock Harlequins

Newcastle Falcons earned their second victory of the Aviva Premiership season by beating recent champions Harlequins 26-19 at Kingston Park. The result moved Newcastle into 11th place in the standings and puts London Irish in 12th place and under pressure to remain up in the Premiership. Although Newcastle won the game Harlequins outscored their hosts by […] The post Newcastle Falcons shock Harlequins appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Fry Excited About Inaugural ARC

As Eric Fry prepares for a potential involvement as a substitute in this afternoon’s Aviva Premiership match against Harlequins, there is a second competition drawing increasingly close for preparation. Earlier this week Loosehead Prop Fry and his Falcons’ team mate Todd Clever were both named in the USA Eagles squad for the inaugural Americas Rugby Championship which kicks off next Saturday in Houston. Since making his debut against Tonga in the 2011 Churchill Cup match, 36-times capped Fry has become a regular fixture of the USA team, something he hopes will continue under new head coach Jon Mitchell.

Walder calls for training transfer versus Quins

Falcons attack coach is calling on his side to play as they’ve trained this afternoon, as the team look to take back to back wins against Harlequins. A polished five try performance on the final day of the 2014/15 season saw the Falcons take a 37-21 win over Connor O Shea’s side, and with the team in a good vein of form on home soil, the former fly half wants his charges to build momentum by growing the tally to four wins from four. “I think going into the game we are conscious of our home form in general, we managed a bonus point win against Connacht where we attacked a little bit better, we took the Bath game and dogged out a win in atrocious conditions.” “Over the years Kingston Park has been a bit of a stronghold for us and it’s important we get back to that.

Venditti excited by starting XV return

Italian international Giovanbattista Venditti returns to the Newcastle Falcons starting XV for Sunday’s game against Harlequins and his happy to earn his recall. With the club opting to use the European Rugby Challenge Cup as a vehicle to field sides with a focus on young English qualified talent, Venditti has been able to recharge his batteries and get ready for an intense period of league action. Speaking after completing the week’s training, the 25 year old said, “I’m very happy to be back.