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It was a performance built on a foundation of forward grit, a monumental eight-man effort putting Simon Hammersley and Adam Powell in position for the first half tries which ultimately sealed the contest. Dominating territory and cutting off Leicester’s oxygen supply with a fierce defensive showing, Craig Willis had the final say with a touchline penalty which summed up the feelgood factor currently engulfing the North East outfit.
The winners of the Foundation Flutter from today’s Aviva Premiership match against Leicester Tigers on Friday 12th February have been announced. The holder of ticket number 160369 takes home the shirt of man of the match Nili Latu, whilst ticket number 161919 wins the corporate hospitality for the next game.
PREMIERSHIP WRAP: Simon Hammersley and Adam Powell grabbed first-half tries as Newcastle Falcons completed their first Premiership victory over Leicester Tigers in almost seven years.
Newcastle breathed life into their hopes of avoiding relegation with a stunning victory over Leicester Tigers at Kingston Park.
Newcastle Falcons snapped a seven year losing streak to Leicester Tigers with a 26-14 victory at Kingston Park in the Aviva Premiership on Friday. Leicester had won their last 11 matches against the North East side and the Falcons victory is their fifth straight win at home in all competitions and comes after recent victories […] The post Newcastle end Tigers seven year winning streak appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.
Newcastle Falcons enter tonight’s fixture against Leicester Tigers in a mood to extend their winning run at home. Latu, the club’s current top try scorer in the Aviva Premiership, has been showing all of his class and ability since joining the squad in October last year, and has also won the most turnovers for his team with 15 to date.
Leicester Tigers have named international duo Telusa Veainu and Marcos Ayerza in their team to play Newcastle Falcons in the Aviva Premiership at Kingston Park on Friday. Both men sat out the home defeat by Sale Sharks last weekend but take their places in the starting team at Kingston Park.
The Falcons pre match press conference draw extra interest this week, as the club’s new Japanese tighthead prop Kensuke Hatakeyama fielded questions in his first official engagement. Interest was high as the 72 times capped player joined Nili Latu and Director of Rugby Dean Richards to preview tonight’s match against Leicester Tigers and speak about his first impressions of the club, the area and his aims playing in the Aviva Premiership.
Gloucester v Harlequins Gloucester: tbc Harlequins: tbc Newcastle v Leicester Newcastle: Simon Hammersley; Alex Tait, Chris Harris, Adam Powell, Marcus Watson; Andy Goode, Michael Young; Bobby Vickers, Scott Lawson, Taione Vea; Mark Wilson, Sean Robinson; Will Welch (Capt.), Nili Latu, Ally Hogg. Replacements: George McGuigan, Alex Rogers, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Mouritz Botha, Alesana Tuilagi, Sonatane Takulua, […]
PREVIEW: Newcastle may have hit rock bottom in the Premiership standings last weekend, but flank Nili Latu insists they are in the perfect place to swipe Leicester Tigers' legs from under them.
Newcastle: Simon Hammersley; Alex Tait, Chris Harris, Adam Powell, Marcus Watson; Andy Goode, Michael Young; Bobby Vickers, Scott Lawson, Taione Vea; Mark Wilson, Sean Robinson; Will Welch (Capt.), Nili Latu, Ally Hogg. Replacements: George McGuigan, Alex Rogers, Kensuke Hatakeyama, Mouritz Botha, Alesana Tuilagi, Sonatane Takulua, Craig Willis, Juan Pablo Socino. Leicester: Telusa Veainu; Peter Betham, […]
Chris Harris and Marcus Watson return to the Newcastle Falcons starting XV for this Friday’s Aviva Premiership match against Leicester Tigers as the club look to extend their home winning streak to five games. Having beaten Bath and Harlequins in the last two home league games and taken bonus points from away games at London Irish and Wasps, a predominantly settled selection will enter the field with a chance to maintain and increase the momentum building behind the team. Harris’s return sees the Cumbrian back take the outside centre shirt for the eighth time for the club, while Adam Powell moves across to the inside centre berth in place of Juan Pablo Socino, who moves to the bench
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Newcastle Falcons award winning hospitality will be hosted by Falcons legend Tom May this Friday, when the team take on Leicester Tigers. Taking the reins from regular match day host Doddie Weir, May will lead the pre match analysis in the club’s hospitality suites alongside a current Falcons player. May, who played for 257 times for the Falcons between 1999 – 2009 and who is already a member of the club’s 100 Club, will be host on what promises to be a busy evening at Kingston Park as the team aim to make it five wins in a row against Richard Cockerill’s Tigers
Supporters still have time to book their place at this Friday’s official post match party at Shark Bar Newcastle. Taking place from 11pm until late, the post match party will provide fans the chance to mix with members from the squad, after the round 12 match against Leicester Tigers and enjoy the hospitality offered by the city centre venue. Following a successful night after last season’s Bring the Noise game against Wasps, Shark Club will once again be offering an array of music, games and drinks offers throughout the party.
Taione Vea says confidence remains high within the Newcastle Falcons ahead of this week home game against Leicester Tigers, despite the disappointment of a narrow loss away to Wasps last Saturday. Vea was part of a Falcons pack that laid a solid platform in the face of driving wind and rain at the Ricoh Arena, going toe to toe with a vaunted Wasps eight and getting the team to within touching distance of a worthy away win. Despite earning plaudits for the tenacity and commitment shown, Vea states the overwhelming emotion post match was one of disappointment.