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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)

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
Joe Craggs (A), Calum Chick (A), Sebastian Ferreira (A), Simon Uzokwe (A)

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

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

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

Signings for Next Season:
Niki Goneva - Wing (Leicester)
Sam Lockwood - LH Prop (Jersey)
Sam Egerton - SH (7's / Quins)
Harrison Orr - Back Row (Ealing)
Joel Hodgson - 9, 10, 15 (Leeds)
Ben Sowrey - Hooker (Worcester)
Evan Olmstead - Lock (London Scottish)
David Tameilau - Backrower (Still waiting for Confirmation)
Opeti Fonua - Back Row
Nick Civetta - Lock forward
Andrew Davidson (Academy) - Lock Forward
Kyle Cooper - Hooker


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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Welly on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 9:22 pm

There will be a few AP ref who got bumped down in the champ.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Heaf on Sat 03 Sep 2016, 9:47 pm

Think this one must have bumped his head on the way down ...

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 09 Sep 2016, 12:02 pm

Falcons v Bath

M Young back on the bench....prepare for box kicks when he comes on!

1 Alex Rogers
2 Scott Lawson
3 Jon Welsh
4 Calum Green
5 Will Witty
6 Evan Olmstead
7 Will Welch (captain)
8 Mark Wilson

9 Sonatane Takulua
10 Mike Delany
11 Sinoti Sinoti
12 Juan Pablo Socino
13 Chris Harris
14 Vereniki Goneva
15 Simon Hammersley

Replacements:
16 Ben Sowrey
17 Sam Lockwood
18 Paddy Ryan
19 Sean Robinson
20 Ally Hogg
21 Michael Young
22 Joel Hodgson
23 Dominic Waldouck

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat 10 Sep 2016, 5:16 pm

Well 58-5

That was humiliating....im not even going to analyse it...utter Sh1te.

Only Hodgson looked to try things when he came on.
On that form we'll be relegated before we blink.

We are notoriously bad away from home...I hope its just that and next week against Leicester we play like we did against Sale.

If however this is out normal service then we're in trouble because Worcester and Bristol look decent .....




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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 12 Sep 2016, 10:06 am

Sgt

We were inept and didn't appear to even try to compete....

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 8:36 am

Joel Hodgson missed a drop kick in front of the posts. How can a professional premier league rugby fly half miss a kick that straight forward??!!!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:51 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Joel Hodgson missed a drop kick in front of the posts. How can a professional premier league rugby fly half miss a kick that straight forward??!!!

Pressure? Seen it before, will probably see it again. He also should have given himself a feet further back which would have meant more time so he didn't need to rush as much. Of course that would be dependent on him trusting Young to make the pass.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:55 pm

Well yes that's true.

He definitely should have given himself more space.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Luckless Pedestrian on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 3:59 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Joel Hodgson missed a drop kick in front of the posts. How can a professional premier league rugby fly half miss a kick that straight forward??!!!

You should have had a scrum penalty before then anyway.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 19 Sep 2016, 4:02 pm

Ah mate the referee was utterly appalling...for both sides.

The guy should not be a top flight referee!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Jimpy on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 2:47 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Ah mate the referee was utterly appalling...for both sides.

The guy should not be a top flight referee!

Nonetheless, Falcons should consider themselves unlucky not to have won that.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 21 Sep 2016, 3:17 pm

Sale could say the same about 2 weeks before Jimpy.

Swings and roundabouts.

That's the difference between a team like us and a team like Saracens that just wont be "unlucky"

We just need to start scraping a few wins together.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by screamingaddabs on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 10:49 am

GeordieFalcon, what do you think of Waldouk now he has had a few games? I recall you thought it was a poor signing? Not having a go at you btw, just genuinely interested to see if you have changed your mind.

As a tigers fan with Newcastle as my close 2nd team (lived in the toon for 7 years) the past two Newcastle results have been just what I wanted (though I feel the tigers were very lucky to get away with it!).

If the falcons keep playing like this then they will avoid a relegation fight for a change and could even edge towards a battle for top six (ok that's optimistic!)

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Post by TheMildlyFranticLlama on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 10:55 am

screamingaddabs wrote:GeordieFalcon, what do you think of Waldouk now he has had a few games?  I recall you thought it was a poor signing?  Not having a go at you btw, just genuinely interested to see if you have changed your mind.

I was wondering the same, he'd been off playing U13 Girls rugby in the States (or some such) but seems to be straight into the Newcastle side and picking up tries. Is he starting to look more like the player he was at Wasps?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 1:47 pm

Probably a little too early to really make a judgement, but ill hold my hand up and say it hasn't been as much of a disaster as I first though.

Ill be able to give a more informed opinion after a few more games.

It was nice to pick up that win, but I was gutted we lost to Tigers last week.

Wuss up next down there....MASSIVE game. I'd love to see Fonua recovered from injury, to give us a bit of oomph from the bench.

The team are better than the abuse I gave them after the Bath debacle.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by screamingaddabs on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 2:38 pm

Going to need probably 6 or 7 wins guarantee no relegation (though Bristol may mean 1 is enough at this rate!). Winning at Worcester is probably compulsory for that I'd say and would get the team half way there! Beating Wuss and Bristol home and away guarantees 6 wins (and they would be against the most likely relegation contenders). I think the falcons could realistically end the season with 8 wins (or possibly more). 8 wins is probably only 9th at best though :-(

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 26 Sep 2016, 2:53 pm

We're in much better shape than many previous years...but we are the falcons and can can have brain melts on the pitch that leads to defeats.

I just think we have a few players now that will turn those very narrow defeats we've had in previous years in to wins.

Players like Jon Welsh at TH, Delayney, Evan Olmstead is signing of the season...Socino playing his best rugby since he got here...etc.

We just need to continue this brutal defence...but give Goneva, Watson, Sinotti or Kibirige chances. Those are amongst the best wing options in the league!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 7:07 pm

Well that was bad, no idea what is going on. Team for Bristol:

1. Welsh
2. Lawson
3. Wilson
4. Witty
5. Olmstead
6. Wilson
7. Welch
8. Hogg

9. Young
10. Delany
11. Geneva
12. Domino
13. Waldouck
14. Sinoti
15. Hammersley

9-12 Is an issue, I'd really like to see Willis involved sooner rather than later. Is Egerton worth a punt? Geneva to 13?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 03 Oct 2016, 10:37 pm

Get shot of,delayney...though it's not ALL his fault. The tactics are appalling.

And until the training changes its not going to improve much. I agree about Willis...he needs to start and also Egerton who look seriously lively and played at pace in the preseasons ...then was dropped. Maybe he didn't kick enough!!!

With fonua still injured I'd also bring Chisanga in. He's raw. But a beast in the Latu style. Unleash him and let him just run amok.

I'd go:

1 Welsh
2 Lawson
3 D.Wilson
4 Olmstead
5 Witty / Green
6 Chisanga
7 Welch
8 M.Wilson

9 Egerton
10 Willis
11 Sinotti
12 Socino
13 Waldouck
14 Goneva
15 Hammersley

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Hazel Sapling on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 1:34 pm

Surprised you would drop Hogg. Is he injured? Chisanga from that highlights package looks more like a true 8 and maybe leaving Wilson at 6 to do the hard graft would be productive. I remember Hodgeson from when I attended a couple of Newcastle games (several years ago during the Championship season). Is he not establishing himself back as a 10 or has he stuck to his adopted 9?

Also is this Welsh move looking more likely to be permanent? Scotland really need him at tighthead as 2nd choice behind Nel.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by BigGee on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 6:02 pm

Hazel Sapling wrote:

Also is this Welsh move looking more likely to be permanent? Scotland really need him at tighthead as 2nd choice behind Nel.

A lot of people always felt that JW was a much better LH than he ever was a TH. He was switched out of expediency as Glasgow were short of THs and long on LHs and he probably had more chance of getting international honours there.

Ironically, because of injury and other players arriving and coming into form, he never really got that much game time on that side for Glasgow anyway and I think the lack of opportunity was one of the reasons he moved on. He was one player who never really did benefit from the Tombola, he needed regular game time to get himself established on that side.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 10:24 pm

Hazel

To answer your questions:

Surprised you would drop Hogg. Is he injured?

Hogg has actually played quite well since he came back...but hes not as explosive as I think we need. Wilson and Welch are the grafters. Wilson is simply undroppable he is mr consistent, and Welch is making himself similar as a defensive leader. So its Hogg who would be dropped. Possibly slightly unfairly....

Chisanga from that highlights package looks more like a true 8 and maybe leaving Wilson at 6 to do the hard graft would be productive.

Chisanga is indeed an 8, but he showed up equally effectively at 6 in the preseasons. He's just totally different to the current players we have (with the exception of Latu who is a raw version of). He very raw but he is an explosive carrier, tough tackler, and he made some textbook turnovers in preseason. He scores tries and commits defenders.

I remember Hodgeson from when I attended a couple of Newcastle games (several years ago during the Championship season). Is he not establishing himself back as a 10 or has he stuck to his adopted 9?
Delayney is seemingly the first choice 10. But many falcons fans are not impressed as he has not played well at all bar 1 or 2 games. Hodgson has got about 10 minutes here and there.
The player we want to start is WIllis. Hes a young academy lad who was coming off the bench last season for Andy Goode and looked seriously promising. However this season he hasn't even had a minute of prem rugby. Its so frustrating.

Also is this Welsh move looking more likely to be permanent? Scotland really need him at tighthead as 2nd choice behind Nel.

Welsh is a TH but due to injuries hes had to move across. And sadly it looks like Rob Vickers the old warrior at LH is beginning to fall back so Welsh will be staying at LH for a while.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Tue 04 Oct 2016, 10:39 pm

What happened to the LH you signed from Jersey? He had a good reputation as a fearsome scrummager. Is he injured?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 1:47 pm

He's injured Sam...only played 1 game since he joined us.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Hazel Sapling on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 2:11 pm

Thanks Geordie, not happy about Welsh being committed to the LH side but he is effective there.

Hodgson messed himself up going over to Northants and put his career back.

To be fair to Hogg, he is turning 34 this season so the explosiveness was never going to stay that long. Chisanga sounds like a great bench option for when the game breaks up.

Is Davidson going to get a look in with your present 2nd row options?

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 2:35 pm

Yeah Davidson and all the kids will play all the European and UK cup games.

The one good thing about Dean is how he views those....as a development tournament...so its just flooded with academy players and youngsters.

Very few seniors players play in it.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by formerly known as Sam on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 3:22 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Yeah Davidson and all the kids will play all the European and UK cup games.

The one good thing about Dean is how he views those....as a development tournament...so its just flooded with academy players and youngsters.

Very few seniors players play in it.

That isn't always a positive. Got to get enough youngsters in to promote their development but enough experienced players to ensure it's an environment they can flourish in. I've seen Tigers do it before and all that happened was our academy lads took a humping and learnt nothing.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 05 Oct 2016, 9:00 pm

Yeah it can go that way Sam but in general its worked well.

I'm getting slated on the Falcons unoffy site for daring to criticise the falcons and say that our tactics are prehistoric....its hilarious.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 10:31 am

Who on earth is dictating the tactics and gameplan at our club.

Its really inexcusable now! That second half performance was appalling.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by TightHEAD on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 11:00 am

What do you want Geordie, you are 6th in the league and a long way from relegation worries, sit tight and stop worrying as no one likes playing you at home.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 11:07 am

We can be so much better though. And I don't mean title challenging....

I simply mean we can play better and should be making these victories more commanding.

For example we were playing some decent stuff in the first half v Bristol. All we needed to do was continue on in the same fashion. But instead we come out and start the kicking game again! And lo behold we're hanging on at the end....who on earth decided to change the tactics.  

V Worcester....we were dominating the possession for the whole first half yet barely made an impression on the scoreboard. A few elementary skills to score a try or two and that SHOULD have been another victory.

This is what im getting frustrated at.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Ozzy3213 on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 11:19 am

I've just watched the highlights and can see why you are frustrated GF.  3 tries up in the first half an hour you should be realistically gunning for the bonus point, especially against what is a fundamentally poor Bristol defence.  It was like watching two different Falcons either side of the break.  Difficult to explain what happened really, as it looked like a lack of ambition rather than anything else.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 10 Oct 2016, 11:25 am

That's what we were all saying Ozzy....were the instructions changed to not lose the game in the second half???

Well they very nearly did, bar one great tackle by Joel Hodgson.

Defies belief it really does...just keep playing decent rugby...we don't have a briliiant squad but we have a decent one that suits more running rugby...and the pitch that does.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by TrailApe on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:18 am

I know we lost both centres due to injury - could this have been a reason for the discordant second 40?

It is a bit of a pisser though, although I don't think anybody at any level of the club is saying - 'Good 1st Half Lads, that's the W chalked up, go and have a larf in the 2nd half'

Could it be they have acrophobia? - after all it's a long way down to the bottom when you are sixth!!!! Shocked

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:20 am

I think Waldouck went off early TA, possibly after the first try?


I actually thought having the 2 playmakers on the pitch was working quite well.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:41 am

I thought Hodgson looked better than Delayney.

Theres been a few muffled suggestions that Delayney should move back to FB. I would consider that one...but think he should be moved away from FH for a while. Hodgson looked decent.

Obviously with the Euros coming up Willis etc will all be getting games.

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Post by propdavid_london on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:49 am

On a slightly different note - a revitalised Dom Waldouck seems to be a great signing for Falcons.
If him coming off makes that much of an impact on their game then it shows his worth right there.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 10:58 am

Which route do you think selection will go in the euros - Ospreys on Friday?

Something like this?

1 Lockwood ( if he's recovered?)
2 Socino / Nelson
3 Paddy Ryan
4 Witty
5 Davidson
6 Chisanga
7 Temm
8 Chick

9 Egerton
10 Hodgson
11 Kibirige
12 Redman
13 Penny
14 Watson
15 Connon

16 Alex Rogers
17 Socino / Nelson
18 Andrew Forster
19 Max Davies
20 Tukulua
21 Willis
22 Stevenson
23 Hammersley

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:00 am

propdavid_london wrote:On a slightly different note - a revitalised Dom Waldouck seems to be a great signing for Falcons.  
If him coming off makes that much of an impact on their game then it shows his worth right there.

Yes, another Adam Powell like signing, ie a quality player who had so much injury issues. We've picked him up and despite my reservations he has looked very good indeed.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by wayne on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:05 am

GeordieFalcon wrote:Which route do you think selection will go in the euros - Ospreys on Friday?

Something like this?

1 Lockwood ( if he's recovered?)
2 Socino / Nelson
3 Paddy Ryan
4 Witty
5 Davidson
6 Chisanga
7 Temm
8 Chick

9 Egerton
10 Hodgson
11 Kibirige
12 Redman
13 Penny
14 Watson
15 Connon

16 Alex Rogers
17 Socino / Nelson
18 Andrew Forster
19 Max Davies
20 Tukulua
21 Willis
22 Stevenson
23 Hammersley
Geordie is that anything like your first team squad, or is it as you said last week what Deano normally does in this competition academy and youngsters, in a way I hope it is full strength or close to it.
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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:09 am

That's what Dean normally does and puts the kids out...that team would reflect that.

But might be a little too inexperienced for taking on the Ospreys.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by wayne on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:13 am

GeordieFalcon wrote:That's what Dean normally does and puts the kids out...that team would reflect that.

But might be a little too inexperienced for taking on the Ospreys.
Geordie, Steve Tandy has said twice now that we will be making a number of changes for Friday, so it won't be our strongest team either.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue 11 Oct 2016, 11:54 am

Yeah , Dean has done it for years now. Several of the lads coming through into our first team like Witty, Robinson was was one of the best locks in the league last season etc etc have all had run outs in the euros.

Hopefully more will come from it.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 12:17 pm

Curious team for the Ospreys game.

Newcastle Falcons team to face Ospreys (Friday, Liberty Stadium, 7.05pm)

15 Brett Connon
14 Marcus Watson
13 Fred Burdon (captain)
12 Craig Willis
11 Belisario Agulla
10 Joel Hodgson
9 Michael Young

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

Replacements
16 David Nelson
17 Sam Lockwood
18 Andrew Foster
19 Mouritz Botha
20 Callum Chick
21 Sam Egerton
22 Juan Pablo Socino
23 Alex Tait

Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by wayne on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 12:23 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Curious team for the Ospreys game.

Newcastle Falcons team to face Ospreys (Friday, Liberty Stadium, 7.05pm)

15 Brett Connon
14 Marcus Watson
13 Fred Burdon (captain)
12 Craig Willis
11 Belisario Agulla
10 Joel Hodgson
9 Michael Young

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

Replacements
16 David Nelson
17 Sam Lockwood
18 Andrew Foster
19 Mouritz Botha
20 Callum Chick
21 Sam Egerton
22 Juan Pablo Socino
23 Alex Tait

Referee: David Wilkinson (Ireland)
How is it curious GF

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 12:26 pm

Well Willis is a real prospect at 10, but so far this season it appears he's being earmarked as a 12 by the club.

Glen Young is a big lineout style lock forward (academy lad) playing at 6. Harrison Orr plays at 8 in his first game this season due to injury.

Very few first teams from this year so far.

But many have had injuries or on the fringe.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by wayne on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 12:31 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:Well Willis is a real prospect at 10, but so far this season it appears he's being earmarked as a 12 by the club.

Glen Young is a big lineout style lock forward (academy lad) playing at 6. Harrison Orr plays at 8 in his first game this season due to injury.

Very few first teams from this year so far.

But many have had injuries or on the fringe.
Thanks Geordie, I'll keep a real lookout for those and post back on here Saturday.
Cheers Wayne

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 1:50 pm

Willis could be an interesting option at 12, certainly a way of getting into the starting side with JPS not playing well. I'd have like to have seen Lockwood start and Cooper/Fonua involved somewhere.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 2:00 pm

Sarge

Lockwood has just recovered from injury and probably needs fitness so will come off the bench...

And Fonua is still injured and Cooper has picked up a knock aswell...

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Re: Newcastle Falcons Thread - 2016 / 2017

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 13 Oct 2016, 2:07 pm

Bloody hell! Best we can hope for them I guess. Is it televised?

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