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Davidson showing early promise after Falcons move

The 6 foot 7 forward is almost a fortnight into his time at the club following the Junior World Championship in Manchester, a tournament which saw him as part of the first Scotland Under-20s side to defeat Australia. Davidson, 19, said: “I am in my second week now at the club, having arrived last Monday.

Sweden and Poland promoted to Grand Prix

Poland have a good record in the European sevens rugby. They have reached the semi-finals in the past, and have always been a competitive team, but all eyes were on Germany and Scotland – relegated from the 2015 Grand Prix – as well as Sweden for the crucial top two positions. Furthermore, one effect of extending the Trophy from a single tournament to a series of two was expected to be a reduction in surprise results, such as Finland’s promotion last year at the expense of the Swedes

Craig Joubert breaks silence on THAT decision against Scotland in the 2015 World Cup

Referee Craig Joubert has spoken about the infamous decision that effectively cost Scotland a place in the 2015 Rugby World Cup semi finals, saying that he made an honest mistake, but under protocol he had no way of referring to the TMO for help. It was heartbreaking to watch at the time, even for neutrals, as Joubert made a crucial penalty decision in very tricky conditions, without the help of the ‘available’ technology. It meant that Australia had a chance of taking the lead in the match and advancing to the semi final, which they did via a successful Bernard Foley kick

Ponton salutes Chick after England U20s’ World Cup triumph

Chick scored one of England’s six tries in a 45-21 win over Ireland during Saturday’s final in Manchester, club-mate Brett Connon coming on from Ireland’s bench to kick a late conversion while fellow Falcon Andrew Davidson featured for Scotland in their historic pool victory over Australia. Chick’s group became the third England team to win the Junior World Championship in the past four years, the 2015 tournament having seen them as losing finalists to New Zealand. Ponton believes their record at age-group level signifies the current health of the English game, saying: “Rugby in this country is in a very good state

Scotland: Five things we learnt from the tour to Japan

Scotland returned from the Far East with a 2-0 series win, but did Vern Cotter’s men emerge in debit or credit? Rory Baldwin passes judgementReady for battle: Japan and Scotland line up ahead the second Test at Ajinomoto Stadium in Tokyo (AFP)1. Will the real Scotland please stand up Disappointingly, we didn’t see much of an identity from Scotland on this …Continue reading »

Nutrition X become Falcons’ official nutrition partner

The partnership will see the Gloucestershire-based brand supply the club products to meet all of the nutritional needs of its squad of players, including current internationals Evan Olmstead (Canada), Vereniki Goneva (Fiji), Jon Welsh (Scotland), Nili Latu and Sonatane Takulua (both Tonga). Joining a stable of partners that include Castleford Tigers, Yorkshire County Cricket Club and Widnes Vikings, the new agreement will see the Falcons supplied with products that are batch tested in the Laboratory of Government Chemist’s (LGC) internationally recognised anti-doping laboratory. Regarded to be one of the most specific sports nutrition ranges in the market place, thanks to the vast experience and knowledge of the company’s team of nutritionists, Nutrition X products are certified on the Informed-Sport programme which means they are extensively tested for substances listed on the World Anti-doping Agency (WADA) list of banned substances to ensure compliance

Japan’s sensational length of the field try against Scotland

Scotland kicked their way to a 21-16 second Test victory over Japan however it was the hosts who scored the only try of the match, and it was an absolute beauty as they ran the length of the field. Greig Laidlaw rescued things for the Scots though, kicking four penalties to seal the win. World Cup 2019 hosts Japan went ahead with this sensational Kaito Shigeno try, showing that they not only have the ability to score great tries, but equally possess the mindset and belief needed to capture the attention of the sporting public, while earning themselves heaps of neutral fans.