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Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 8:33 am

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, Davy Wilson
LH - Sami Mavinga, Rob Vickers, Sam Lockwood, Adam Brocklebank (A), Trevor Davison (A)

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

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

Back Row: Will Welch, Nili Latu, Mark Wilson, Harrison Orr, Opeti Fonua, Ally Hogg, Ryan Burrows, Gary Graham
Calum Chick, Simon Uzokwe (A)

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

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

Centres: Juan Pablo Socino, Chris Harris, Dom Waldouck, Maxine Mermoz, Josh Matavesi, Joel Matavesi, Tom Penny
Ben Stevenson (A),

Wing: Sinoti Sinoti, Zac Kibirige, Veriniki Goneva, DTH Van der Merve
Adam Radwan (A), Cameron Cowell (A)

FB's: Alex Tait, Simon Hammersley

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 8:35 am

Well a good start, DTH has been injured playing for Canada and looks like knee ligaments. Awaiting confirmation of his time out.

Josh Chisanga is released.

On the good news, apparently young LH prop Trevor Davison (brought across from Blaydon) is freakishly strong and a total workhorse. Maybe out LH's will be a strength this season. That French LH Mavinga looks a beast! Hopefully Lockwood can show up well...

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 10:43 am

New page!

LH stocks look much stronger which wasn't too hard after last season with pretty much just Vickers.

Heard DTH is looking at a month or two which is a real shame as I was really looking forward to seeing him. Wing stocks are strong though, starting to get excited already!

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 11:18 am

Whey aye...a new page for a new season! Very Happy

Yeah if Lockwood comes good as well (we saw glimpses at the start of last season)...then LH could be a very good position for us.

Just need to make sure the two Wilson boys get a great pre season and stay fit for the TH spots. Jon Welsh did a load of work last year...too much really.

Another million dollar question....Kibirige? Or should we just give up on that one now...

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 11:41 am

I don't see why GF, Kibirige is still a pup really, needs some game time this season though.

Hopefully both Wilson's will be much better after a full pre-season, I still have hope Dave can regain some form.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu 06 Jul 2017, 11:58 am

Its Scott who I have high hope for. If he can get fit and injury free he is a monster. But that's becoming a big if!

I think gametime is crucial for Kibirige this season if he is to make it. He must be about 23/24 now isn't he?

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Post by LondonTiger on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 8:49 am

GeordieFalcon wrote:I think gametime is crucial for Kibirige this season if he is to make it. He must be about 23/24 now isn't he?

23 in October. Older than I thought - I guess the years fly by at my age Sad

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 10:46 am

Yeah he's not old in the grand scheme of things...and that injury set him back quite a bit. But now is the time he absolutely has to be playing top level rugby! And regularly.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 11:32 am

Wuss at home first off, not a bad start.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 12:36 pm

Ah are the fixtures out?

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Fri 07 Jul 2017, 1:22 pm

They came out today I think GF.

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Mon 10 Jul 2017, 11:31 am

Cheers mate,

I see Aly Hogg has signed up for another season. Whilst also head coach of Blaydon.

Aly was outstanding last season so its good he is staying on. Managed well he still is awesome...

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Re: Newcastle Falcons - 2017 - 2018

Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed 19 Jul 2017, 10:06 am

Mark Wilson back in training and he's hugely impressed with the new signings...specifically about them being very vocal about standards etc. Can only be a good thing and rub off on the youngsters.

On a side note, he said young flanker Simon Uzokwe (who starred for Darlington and whos built like a tank) is showing up very well in training.

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