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Positive mindset endures for Vea

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.

Walder laments late sting from Wasps

Newcastle Falcons’ attack coach Dave Walder admitted Saturday’s losing bonus point at Wasps was bittersweeet, as his side suffered a 9-8 defeat at the Ricoh Arena thanks to a late Jimmy Gopperth penalty. Walder, himself a former Wasp, said: “We are hugely disappointed not to have got the win. Yes, we have taken a point away to one of the top sides in the country, but to have lost it from two points up and six minutes to go was a blow.” In horrendous conditions that saw much of the match become a kicking exchange in driving wind and rain, the Falcons scored the only try of the game of a driving maul through Nili Latu, with Walder saying: “We frustrated Wasps.” “Nothing really happened in the game, but we controlled the nothingness.

QUINS 23 SAINTS 27 Burrell on bouncing back

Luther Burrell says that the Saints produced a performance they were proud of in a dramatic added time win at Quins. The centre was one of a number of outstanding performers in Saints colours as they rebounded from a bad night against Wasps, playing a vital hand in all three tries, including the final pass for Ben Foden’s match winner long after time had expired at the Stoop. “They talk about play

Wasps 9 – 8 Newcastle Falcons

Jimmy Gopperth’s late penalty denied brave Newcastle Falcons a victory at the Ricoh Arena, Dean Richards’ battlers having to make to with a well-deserved bonus point against in-form Wasps. A performance of muscle, patience and resolve saw Newcastle scoring the only try of the game when Tonga captain Nili Latu was driven over from a second-half line-out. Controlling much of the territory and possession, and leading by two points for much of the second half, it was a painful blow when former Newcastle favourite Gopperth drilled over a low penalty from long range to seal a home win

Captains Log – Home form key

Will Welch believes he and his team mates find themselves in a good place as the Aviva Premiership approaches the half way stage with this weekend’s game away to Wasps. The Falcons captain has seen his side extend their winning run at Kingston Park to four from four in all competitions, with healthy vocal crowds turning out to see those victories.

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

Wasps v Newcastle Falcons Premiership Preview

Wasps’ Director of Rugby Dai Young has named a team with four changes to the squad for this weekend’s Aviva Premiership match against Newcastle Falcons at the Ricoh Arena on Saturday. In the starting XV, Christian Wade makes a welcome return to Wasps’ back line after a three-month injury lay-off, while Thomas Young comes in […] The post Wasps v Newcastle Falcons Premiership Preview appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Premiership Preview – Wasps

Newcastle Falcons make a first visit to the Ricoh Arena this weekend as they take on Wasps in Aviva Premiership Rugby round 11. Kicking off at 2pm, Dai Young’s side will be a tough test, having won three of five Premiership home games so far this season and taken a hard fought 11-24 win over Northampton Saints, last time out at Franklins Gardens. It is an opportunity for a number of players on both sides to reacquaint with former clubs, with the Wasps squad containing ex Falcons Jimmy Gopperth and Rob Miller and the Falcons ranks including Andy Goode and Taione Vea

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

Christian Wade poised for Wasps return

Christian Wade will make his return from injury with Wasps on Saturday as they take on Newcastle in the Premiership. The flying wing has been out since the end of November with a foot injury he suffered against Toulon in the Champions Cup. But the 24-year-old has taken part in training this week and director […]

Jones names England squad for Scotland in Six Nations

England head coach Eddie Jones has named his team for the opening match of the 2016 Six Nations Championship match against Scotland on Saturday. Jones has retained the same 23 players that he selected last week but also added Maro Itoje (Saracens), Elliot Daly (Wasps) who will travel with the squad to Scotland as reserves. Josh […] The post Jones names England squad for Scotland in Six Nations appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.

Champions Cup ticket update

Latest ticket information available for those Exeter Chiefs supporters planning to head to the Ricoh Arena for the European Champions Cup encounter with Wasps The post Champions Cup ticket update appeared first on Exeter Chiefs.

Rob Webber to link up with Sale

As revealed by Neil Fissler in The Rugby Paper on January 17, Sale Sharks have secured the services of Rob Webber for next season. The hooker, who has 13 England caps, will join from Bath on a two-year deal as a direct replacement for Tommy Taylor who is on his way to Wasps. He said: […]

Wasps confirm Tommy Taylor signing

As revealed by Neil Fissler in The Rugby Paper on January 10, Wasps have signed Tommy Taylor from Sale Sharks for next season. The 24-year-old hooker made his debut for Sharks in 2011 and went on to make 93 appearances for the club. His impressive performance for the Sharks were rewarded with international recognition in […]

Paterson: We’ve got to front up

Michael Paterson says that Saints have got to front up in every game from here on in the Aviva Premiership. The second row was visibly shocked and downcast after Friday night’s home loss to Wasps, a game in which Saints shipped three tries inside the opening half-hour to give the visitors to Franklin’s Gardens a grip on the contest they never looked like giving up. Saints did score in the second h

SAINTS 11 WASPS 24 Errors prove costly in Midlands battle

It was a tough night for the Saints at the start of a long run of Aviva Premiership matches, shipping three first half tries to Wasps and making too many errors, not least in a first half which will live long in the memory for all the wrong reasons. The patterns of play were established in the opening 10 minutes, Wasps getting plenty of possession and territory and Saints not helping their own eff

Wasps overtake Northampton Saints in Premiership

Wasps moved above Northampton Saints in the Aviva Premiership standings when they comfortably beat the Saints 11-24 at Franklins Gardens. Wasps scored all of their points in the opening half and despite failing to add to their tally they still outscored Northampton by three tries to one. The result moves Wasps up to fifth place […] The post Wasps overtake Northampton Saints in Premiership appeared first on Rugby Week | Rugby News, Rugby Video & Fixtures.