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Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 28 Jul 2016, 11:37 am

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Manager: Dean Richards
Head Coach: John Wells
Forwards Coach: Micky Ward
Defence Coach: John Wells
Attack Coach: Dave Walder
Lineout Coach: Scott Macleod
Skills Coach: Mark Laycock

Current Squad (A= Academy):
Forwards
Props:
TH - Jon Welsh, Scott Wilson, Paddy Ryan, Andrew Foster, Taione Vea (Injury Retirement),
LH - Ben Harris, Rob Vickers , Eric Fry, Alex Rogers, Sam Lockwood, Adam Brocklebank (A)

Hookers: Scott Lawson, Ben Sowrey, Kyle Cooper
David Nelson (A), Santiago Socino (A) Jamie Blamire (A)

Second Rows: Callum Green, Mauritz Botha, Will Witty, Sean Robinson , Evan Olmstead, Nick Civetta, Glen Youngs
Harry Snowdon (A), Josh Williams (A), Max Davies (A), Andrew Davidson (A)

Back Row: Ally Hogg, Will Welch, Nili Latu, Mark Wilson, Dan Temm, Joshua Chisanga, Harrison Orr, Opeti Fonua
Calum Chick (A), Sebastian Ferreira (A), Simon Uzokwe (A) Archie Erskine (A)

Backs
SH's: Sonatane Tukulua, Micky Young, Sam Egerton
Dan Taylor (A),  Ruaridh Dawson (A)

Fh's: Tom Catterick, Mike Delaney, Joel Hodgson,  
Brett Connon (A)

Centres: Juan Pablo Socino, Adam Powell, Chris Harris, Dom Waldouck
Tom Penny (A) Ben Stevenson (A), Craig Willis (A)

Wing: Sinoti Sinoti, Marcus Watson, Zac Kibirige, Veriniki Goneva,
Dan Marshall (A), Adam Radwan (A)

FB's: Alex Tait, Simon Hammersley
Ed Coulson (A)


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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 12:33 pm

Interesting team to play Lyon tomorrow....great to see Catterick and Kibirige back, Connon starting at 10 and Harrison Orr at 8.

That is an attacking lineup...shows the intent!

15 Tom Catterick
14 Alex Tait
13 Dominic Waldouck
12 Fred Burdon (captain)
11 Zach Kibirige
10 Brett Connon
9 Sam Egerton

1 Alex Rogers
2 Ben Sowrey
3 David Wilson
4 Mouritz Botha
5 Nick Civetta
6 Glen Young
7 Daniel Temm
8 Harrison Orr

Replacements
16 David Nelson
17 Rob Vickers
18 Andrew Foster
19 Marcus Watson
20 Mark Wilson
21 Joel Hodgson
22 Dan Marshall
23 Mike Delany

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Hazel Sapling on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 2:51 pm

Umm is Marcus Watson covering lock? Is he not a wing?

How has Chasinga (the Kenyan bloke whose name I butchered) got on?


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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 08 Dec 2016, 3:06 pm

Mark Wilson will cover lock. Played there most of last season and was one of the best locks in the league.

Nelson covers back row aswell as being reserve Hooker.

Chisanga is curious. He's only had some brief outings yet all the falcons who've seen him seem to agree unanimously that hes a very raw beast! Yet he wasn't included in the Euro cup squad listing at the start of the season (which is bizarre) so cant play in these games v Lyon etc which would be ideal....and hasn't got loads of games in the prem.

Maybe with safety nearly guaranteed, we may see him get more outings in the prem as hes a crowd pleaser with his rampaging runs etc.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 16 Dec 2016, 4:40 pm

We have signed London Welsh centre Nick Reynolds until the rest of the season

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat 17 Dec 2016, 7:35 am

Who?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 20 Dec 2016, 10:33 am

Exactly Sgt.

No idea myself.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Cumbrian on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 4:09 pm

He's a bit of a 'meh' signing. I wonder if an academy lad would do any worse.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 21 Dec 2016, 4:17 pm

Well im curious whats happened with Penny. I think he was injured but heard nothing since? He was very good potential.

Where is Chris Harris in his recovery?
Young Adam Redman. Very inexperienced but a big lad.

Would Alex Tait not make a better centre?

The thoughts on Reynolds is that hes not bad. So probably a solid signing...nothing great.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 12:49 pm

Well this was a period we were dreading a bit...

Saracens
Wasps
Bath

But so far we've given both Saracens and Wasps a right good go. Same again on Friday and we could get more points!

Was a great night on Friday...full house and the lads played great...could very easily have won with better efficiency on the try line.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 3:47 pm

Just watched the game.

Wilson and Tukulua were absolutely superb. To push a quality outfit like Wasps all the way is quite impressive. The turnaround over the last few weeks is rather frustrating tbh. We only start to play once we're clear from the dog fight at the bottom, there's no reason why we shouldn't be attacking teams from the off.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 4:11 pm

Yeah I agree Sgt, its very much damage limitation riskless rugby up to a point then its all change and Dean lets them off the leash!

I was at the game and we really could have beaten them...probably should have. But its coming together slowly. We really do have quite a bit of depth now...players can come in who can perform very well.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by LondonTiger on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 4:15 pm

In so many ways Takulua was very good, however his apparent lack of a kicking game and the odd iffy pass put Hodgson under pressure at times. Not to excuse Hodgson's performance, and I felt he was the worst Falcon's player and largely culpable for the defeat, but it did not help.

However Falcon's are one of the few sides, along with the top two, who should be pretty happy with their season to date.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 03 Jan 2017, 4:25 pm

Takulua has been very good this season, as has Joel.

Takulua is our 1st choice 9. In fact hes a very good kicker aswell...many have said he should be our place kicker.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 1:10 pm

Well things going good so far....

Lets see how we go about holding onto our players.....especially the Watson rumour to Wasps.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Hazel Sapling on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 1:13 pm

Would Watson be a big loss considering the resources Newcastle have on the wing? Kilbridge has had his development delayed due to the legal issues but there is still Sinoti and Goneva. I assume the money could be used to improve at centre.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by SirBurger on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 1:17 pm

Plus DTH Van der Merwe is coming.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 1:23 pm

Great signing, very happy with that. If Watson stays, would happy with him at 13.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 11 Jan 2017, 1:37 pm

Sinoti has had two major knee ligament injuries that have ruled him out for long spells each time. Again hes out for the season. It has to have some impact.

GOneva has been class and I fully expect Kibirige to get lots of gametime in the second half of the season...he looks absolutely electric.

DTH is coming but I suspect he'll be earmarked for 13...a position we are crying out for and DTH's best / first choice position.

After that we have Marshall a young academy lad who has some exposure to the 1st team and is seriously rapid and tricky but is still a little lightweight and Radwan and Stevenson... academy kids with huge potential...but not likely to challenge the first team yet.

So in reality we need to keep Watson.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 12:53 pm

Team for Grenoble this weekend

Great team as far as long term injury returnees, and young academy lads.
a)1 Non EQ player
b)Chris Harris starts at 13 first game of the season after injury.
c)Kyle Cooper on the bench! Should get his first falcons appearance after season long injury since joining.
d)Sean Robinson back after season long injury
e) Craig Willis and Brett Connon both getting starts!
f) Tom Catterick on the bench...

1. Ben Harris
2. Ben Sowrey
3. David Wilson
4. Will Witty
5. Mouritz Botha
6. Sean Robinson
7. Harrison Orr
8. Daniel Temm

9. Sam Egerton
10. Craig Willis
11. Zach Kibirige
12. Fred Burdon (C)
13. Chris Harris
14. Dan Marshall
15 Brett Connon

Replacements 16. Kyle Cooper, 17. Adam Brocklebank, 18. Scott Wilson, 19. Calum Green, 20. Glen Young, 21 Michael Young, 22. Dom Waldouck, 23. Tom Catterick

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 12 Jan 2017, 12:58 pm

Couldn't have wished for much more than that really, good looking team.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 13 Jan 2017, 6:58 pm

Half time 7-10 to the falcons

Chris Harris scored a try in 9m on his first game of the season since a bad injury and WIllis has kicked the conversion and a penalty.


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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon Yesterday at 8:08 pm

I see Jamie Blamire (Hooker) and Archie Erskine (Back Row) are in the England u20 squad...well done them.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon Today at 11:34 am

Jon Welsh has been called up to the Scotland squad...great stuff! Top class TH and LH!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by TightHEAD Today at 1:55 pm

Belated Congrats to Newcastle on a fine performance against Bath. Your Fans were superb on the night, well done.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon Today at 2:25 pm

TightHEAD wrote:Belated Congrats to Newcastle on a fine performance against Bath. Your Fans were superb on the night, well done.

It was a good performance...but very different result if Ford had kicked his kicks.

Our fans in general are superb...they were a bit rattled with the all timewasting during the kicks...and they voiced they're annoyance.

Falcons fans are in general some of the most respectful fans out there!

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Post by LondonTiger Today at 2:28 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Our fans in general are superb...they were a bit rattled with the all timewasting during the kicks...and they voiced they're annoyance.

I wish that the time spent on a kick was enforced. In our last home game I timed Owen Farrell taking 105 seconds between teh penalty being awarded and kicking the ball - with no interruptions for ref to talk to anyone or injury. While disappointed that some fans whistled, I was not surprised.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon Today at 2:52 pm

Yeah that's why the boos came out LT.

You actually hear the fans in the west stand counting down on several occasions when ford is waiting to kick...5,4,3,2,1...then the booing started. (Which I don't really agree with to be honest)


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