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Newcastle Falcons - 2018 - 2019

Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu Jul 06, 2017 7:33 pm

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

Current Squad (SA= Senior Academy - Trains with the First team):
Forwards
Props:
TH - Jon Welsh, Davy Wilson, Logo Mulipola, Paul Mullen, Rodney Ah You
LH - Sami Mavinga, Sam Lockwood, Adam Brocklebank, Trevor Davison

Hookers: Kyle Cooper, Santiago Socino, George McGuigan,
Jamie Blamire (SA)

Second Rows: Callum Green, Will Witty, Sean Robinson , Glen Youngs, Tevita Cavubati, Andrew Davidson,
Will Montgomery (SA)

Back Row: Will Welch, Mark Wilson, Ryan Burrows, Gary Graham, Calum Chick, Guy Graham, Connor Collett, Nemani Negusa, Jon Hardie
Tom Marshall (SA), Rob Farrar (SA), Simon Uzokwe (SA)

Backs
SH's: Sonatane Tukulua, Micky Young, Sam Stuart
Ruaridh Dawson (SA), Callum Pascoe (SA), Cameron Nordi Kelemeti (SA), James Elliott (SA)

Fh's: Joel Hodgson, Toby Flood, Brett Connon, Joel Matavesi, Tim Swiel

Centres: Chris Harris, Dom Waldouck, Josh Matavesi, Tom Penny, Johnny Williams, Pedro Bettencourt
George Wacokecoke (A) , Charlie Wilson (A)

Wing: Sinoti Sinoti, Zac Kibirige, Veriniki Goneva, Adam Radwan
Ben Stevenson (SA), Morgan Passman (SA),

FB's: Alex Tait, Simon Hammersley, Tom Arscott
Cameron Cowell (SA), Josh Hodge (SA)


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Post by nathan on Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:36 am

Good luck all for this afternoons match, hoping for a great game

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:39 am

You too Nathan, I hope it's a cracker.

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Post by Cumbrian on Mon Oct 30, 2017 3:53 am

Really looking forward to it, good luck all!
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Nov 07, 2017 9:30 pm

Just seen Radwan's tries from the weekend....outstanding, especially the 2nd.

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Post by Driver on Thu Nov 09, 2017 5:33 am

Good player Adam Radwan, Lads over at Billingham think he'll be there first England player.
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu Nov 09, 2017 10:38 pm

Yeah he looks a prospect. But so did Kibirige...

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:40 am

Falcons beat Cardiff 57-0

Typical the game I can't get to is a cricket score. I guess Cardiff had the kids out.

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Post by LondonTiger on Sun Nov 12, 2017 12:35 pm

Surprised Deano selected such a strong team.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun Nov 12, 2017 5:01 pm

Me too a little LT. I suspect it was in reaction to the poor showing against your lot and that we're fancying a crack at one of the cups this season.

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Post by TJ on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:34 pm

How has Jon Welsh been playing? Looks like we need him back in the scotland camp

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun Nov 12, 2017 7:39 pm

Not so great in the scrum TJ. He's played TH pretty much the whole time at Falcons and we've struggled for well over a year now, regularly battered. I think this could be more that our LH is sub standard rather than Welsh, but it's not been nice to watch.

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Post by TJ on Sun Nov 12, 2017 8:02 pm

Its a TH we need! the cupboard is bare Nel having broken his arm.

Walsh at least has international experience

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:02 am

Yeah i dont think our poor scrum is down to Welsh.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed Nov 22, 2017 2:51 am

So the game v Saints in March will be played at St James Park!

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Post by Driver on Wed Nov 22, 2017 3:33 am

Silly really, surely a Friday night would be the best option considering the majority of Falcons supporters play or coach on a Sat/Sunday.
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Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed Nov 22, 2017 4:53 am

Do you think we'll even make the 20,000 they're hoping for when we cant even fill 10,000 at KP!!

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:01 am

I guess they're hoping for the football crowd.

I think Friday would have been great, never get this at St James in the pram.

20k would be fantastic, I think 12 may be more realistic.

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed Nov 22, 2017 5:43 am

How many does St James Park hold?
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:11 am

Erm....50k annoying, delusional Geordies??

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Post by Ozzy3213 on Wed Nov 22, 2017 8:15 am

Are you likely to get anywhere near that figure?
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Post by Forward Pass on Wed Nov 22, 2017 10:43 am

Well at least you picked a game your almost certain to win
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Wed Nov 22, 2017 6:56 pm

Ozzy3213 wrote:Are you likely to get anywhere near that figure?

As GF says, I've heard 20k being rumoured. Anything above half that is not bad I suppose, depends what the break even mark is.

I'm not sure FP, we've not been playing too well either.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:27 am

I see the A team just smashed Wasps 62-12
Pretty pointless game...although Lockwood, Fonua and Penny all got back on the pitch after long term outs.

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Nov 28, 2017 4:52 pm

Lockwood and Fonua are really needed right now. We're having a serious dip, some go forward and a solid scrum would really help.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue Nov 28, 2017 10:16 pm

The thing that's puzzling me sarge is Burrows. A huge lump of a man...a heavy duty carrier and captain...

Why on earth is he not playing??

Sometimes Dean selections really puzzle me.

Agree though Fonua and Lockwood are needed

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun Dec 10, 2017 5:09 am

What a magnificent half of rugby! 6 tries....the last was just amazing, we are playing some outstanding rugby.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sun Dec 10, 2017 3:08 pm

Why are we so inconsistent in games?

Why is Burrows not even playing in the prem games?

So many questions....

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sun Dec 10, 2017 4:55 pm

We took our foot off the pedal in the 2nd, it's only natural.

Scrum took a battering as normal, but the speed they got it out was impressive. Scotty Wilson is well off the pace but Lockwood seemed solid and carried like a beast!

I thought all the pack went well tbh. Radwan again, possibly the pick of the backs with Willis.

How good was Sowery!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:06 am

Yeah Sowery was very good.

Radwan looks a world beater already! If We can Kibirige back up to speed...that'll give us

Radwan, Kibirige and DTH as fliers and Goneva and Sinoti as bruisers. Top quality.

Scotty Wilson has been out so long he's bound to look rusty. It will take him a while to get remotely up to speed. But Dean will just keep giving him gametime...lets hope he stays fit!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu Dec 14, 2017 12:12 am

Rumours Opeti Fonua is off to France.

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Post by LondonTiger on Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:02 am

GeordieFalcon wrote:Rumours Opeti Fonua is off to France.

The style of league rugby in France will probably suit him more than the AP. For the 5 minutes every 4th game when he can actually be arsed (and is fit) he looks awesome - but for the rest of the time a complete waste of space. Someone who maybe was hired by Tigers and Falcons based on highlights reels and hope rather than any genuine critical appraisal.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:16 am

Yeah very true...

My concern though LT is that Fonua has barely been used this season despite being slimed down trimmer version...but also big Ryan Burrows who has looked outstanding at 8, is only playing in Anglo Welsh and Development games.

He should be starting for the 1st team at a time when we are missing some dump truck style forward carrying. Its little things like that, which does make me confused about Dean Richards....

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Post by LondonTiger on Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:41 am

I do sometimes wonder if us fans are over seduced by players carrying ability. Most coaches seem to prefer work rate over explosive carrying. For every Billy V who seemed to have harnessed both workrate and carrying, we have any number of players like Fonua who coaches seem to view as a luxury.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Thu Dec 14, 2017 1:55 am

True...but if you look at our pack its predominantly work rate orientated (Vickers is poor LH but Is an absolute workhorse...as is Welch, Wilson, Robinson , Calum Green, etc etc)...we don't have a great carrying pack. Latu did a lot of work in that area and when Fonua hasn't done the job required...Burrows was brought in to do the job. Yet he seemingly hasn't played much at all for the 1sts...I just cant work it out. But he has been outstanding...and is tough.

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Post by Cyril on Thu Dec 14, 2017 2:16 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:
Cyril wrote:Hello Falcons fans Smile

I'm planning on going to the Bath game on 17th Feb with my girlfriend (we're in Newcastle for the weekend for my birthday).

Can we just buy tickets from the Falcons website? Any tips on which standing/sitting tickets to get? It's our first trip to Kingston Park.

Recommendations on travel to the stadium, pubs etc? We'll be staying in Newcastle centre.

Thanks!

Hello mate,

Nice to hear your coming up. Hopefully you'll enjoy the experience.

As to your questions....
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Yes you can buy tickets for the game on the falcons Website.

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Which ticket depends on what you want.
The South Stand is the crazy vocal all falcons fans one.
The North stand (where I stand) is where the real men stand! It has no roof, is permanently blowing a hooley, several degrees below...etc
The West stand is the best one...brand new all seater undercover and where most of the away fans tend to go. You'll pay near £40 per ticket. Id probably recommend that one as its a good viewing stand for the game.

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The stadium has two main bars. The tap and tackle, in the East Stand, which is a nice big bar, lots of screens and has a good vibe. Its always busy long before the game and is good crack.
The other main bar is in the West Stand. Big standard stadium stand bar going the whole length of the stand. It has screens, often entertainment and It is always busy as well.
Either bar you'll pay around £4.50 a pint and I don't think theres any cash points so bring lots with you.

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From the city centre, you need to be going to Kingston Park (Gosforth). A taxi will probably cost you £10-20 each way. Or you can get the metro as most fans do (about £4.00 for an all day pass). Go to Monument Metro station ..right in the very centre of town. You will need to get the Airport metro which is the one Kingston Park lies on. Getting to the stadium from the metro is a little tricky...but normally I just say follow the mass of fans Very Happy

After the game...get yourself oot in the toon and have a fab night!
Hi Geordie

Sorry for not replying before (and thanks for your help with this) Smile

We're going to be in Newcastle on Saturday 24th March for the Saints game. I've been on the Falcons site and its a bit confusing in terms of booking tickets. I've tried to find a plan for the ground that corresponds with the numbers/letters given on the Falcons ticket ordering. We want to be pretty central (West or East Stand?) and don't mind paying the premium, but it's tricky to work out where we'll be based on what the site says.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri Dec 15, 2017 1:19 am

hello Mate

The Saints game in March is being held at St James park (Newcastle Uniteds Ground). Probably best just to ring up and speak to the ticket office.

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Post by Cyril on Tue Dec 19, 2017 2:12 pm

GeordieFalcon wrote:hello Mate

The Saints game in March is being held at St James park (Newcastle Uniteds Ground). Probably best just to ring up and speak to the ticket office.
Ah, that explains it! Thanks. That's brilliant, as our hotel is next to St James Park. Will phone them and sort out tickets. Cheers!

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed Dec 20, 2017 8:02 am

Fonua back to Agen with immediate effect.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Dec 30, 2017 1:55 am

Team for London Irish

1 Vickers
2 Cooper
3 Welsh
4 Green
5 Robinson
6 Wilson (C)
7 Graham
8 Latu

9 Takulua
10 Flood
11 Goneva
12 Socino
13 Harris
14 Tait
15 Hammersley

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Post by BigGee on Sat Dec 30, 2017 2:27 am

I have just seen that Gary Graham has been called into the England training squad.

He has really made some impression this season then, having been playing for Jersey then semi pro in Scotland prior to that.

Is he really good enough to be an international and have Scotland missed the boat?

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Dec 30, 2017 3:46 am

Scotland definately missed the boat mate. He has been outstanding this season...really physical and tough.

I'm actually shocked he's not going for Scotland as he's Scottish as his dad was.(another great for the falcons)

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Fri Jan 12, 2018 9:58 am

Well electric young winger Adam Radwan and bull dozing young flanker Simon Uzokwe have signed new contracts.
Great stuff, as they are big prospects and these are the type that are now staying instead of the mass exodus.

Two young lads have been promoted to the senior academy aswell...a flanker from Mark Wilsons club in cumbria , the other is a young winger who is described as a big physical style of player. That's very interesting as we seem to struggle producing big backs.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Jan 13, 2018 6:59 am

Newcastle Falcons team to face Enisei-STM (Sunday, 3pm, Kingston Park Stadium)
I like the team a lot!

15 Simon Hammersley
14 Zach Kibirige
13 Tom Penny
12 Toby Flood
11 Adam Radwan
10 Joel Hodgson
9 Michael Young

1 Sam Lockwood
2 Ben Sowrey
3 Scott Wilson
4 Calum Green
5 Glen Young
6 Mark Wilson (captain)
7 Simon Uzokwe
8 Ryan Burrows

Replacements
16 Jamie Blamire
17 Trevor Davison
18 Jack Payne
19 Rob Vickers
20 Will Witty
21 Sam Stuart
22 Charlie Wilson
23 Craig Willis

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat Jan 13, 2018 7:37 am

Looks good, 4 front rowers?

Hope I can find a feed.

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Sat Jan 13, 2018 8:14 am

We need to sort the front row out Sgt so he must be giving them all a good run out.
Payne covers lock aswell I believe as he's about 6'5

PLus Lawson played flanker v Exeter on Sunday so we'll be alright ha ha

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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Sat Jan 13, 2018 10:25 am

A 6'5" prop! Jeez

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Tue Jan 16, 2018 1:55 am

He looks a tough unit Sgt. Very physical. He could be one worth putting some effort with.

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Post by TrailApe on Tue Jan 16, 2018 9:36 am

Highlights up.

http://www.epcrugby.com/matchdaytv?play=media&id=26632
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Post by Sgt_Pooly on Tue Jan 16, 2018 5:18 pm

TrailApe wrote:Highlights up.

http://www.epcrugby.com/matchdaytv?play=media&id=26632

Ah cool! Good work TA thumbsup

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Post by GeordieFalcon on Wed Jan 17, 2018 9:27 am

Harris, Welsh and Lawson in the Scotland 6n training squad.

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