Falcons to stick with youthful approach after comfortable European win

The Northern Echo:

4:01pm Sunday 19th October 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS boss Dean Richards will stick with his policy of playing young English players in this season’s European Challenge Cup after praising his side’s efforts in Friday night’s comprehensive 43-19 win over Bucharest Wolves.

Falcons prioritise English talent in European competition

The Northern Echo:

4:26pm Thursday 16th October 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS will be flying the flag for England in more ways than one when they compete in this season’s European Rugby Challenge Cup.

Falcons continued to struggle

8:05am Monday 29th September 2014


Falcons defeated by Saints

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

11:22am Monday 22nd September 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS suffered an emphatic 35-10 defeat, their third loss in as many games, as Northampton returned to winning ways in the Aviva Premiership.

Tuilagi primed for first Newcastle Falcons start

The Northern Echo:

2:13pm Friday 19th September 2014

DEAN RICHARDS is looking forward to seeing Alesana Tuilagi in full flow after handing the Samoan winger his first Newcastle Falcons start in tomorrow’s home game with reigning Aviva Premiership champions Northampton Saints.

No luck of the Irish as Falcons lose their opening home game

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

7:16pm Sunday 14th September 2014

LONDON IRISH did their homework to come up with a 20-18 win over Newcastle Falcons on their new synthetic pitch at Kingston Park.

Falcons keep changes to a minimum for home bow

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

4:14pm Friday 12th September 2014

DEAN RICHARDS is hoping the retention of a settled side will enable Newcastle Falcons to build on last weekend’s promising start against Leicester Tigers when they entertain London Irish in their opening home game of the season on Sunday.

Surfing time's over for Newcastle Falcons full-back

The Northern Echo: READY TO GO: Alex Tait should make his first appearance of the season when Newcastle Falcons host London Irish this weekend

7:02am Tuesday 9th September 2014

STAYING AFLOAT in the Aviva Premiership will be Newcastle Falcons’ primary aim this season, but for one of their players, anything to do with bobbing along on the surface of the sea is out of bounds.

Match Report: Leicester Tigers 36 Newcastle Falcons 17

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

7:02pm Saturday 6th September 2014

Full-time: Leicester Tigers 36 Newcastle Falcons 17

Falcons proud to be the standard-bearers for North-East rugby

The Northern Echo: STANDARD BEARERS: Dean Richards is proud to see his Newcastle Falcons side flying the flag for North-East rugby

7:02am Saturday 6th September 2014

WHEN it was confirmed last month that the All Blacks would be coming to Darlington for six days during next year’s Rugby World Cup, the decision was immediately hailed as a major boost for North-East rugby.

Furno's Italian experience makes him an ideal Falcons recruit

The Northern Echo:

7:02am Friday 5th September 2014

AS an Italian who grew up playing rugby close to the footballing hotbed of Naples, Josh Furno knows all about cherishing the oval ball in a land where the round ball is king.

Newcastle Falcons coach confident of sevens success despite squad alterations

The Northern Echo: TROPHY WIN: Newcastle Falcons celebrate the success at last weekend's Premiership Rugby Sevens tournament that earned them a place at Friday's finals day at Twickenham Stoop

12:07pm Wednesday 6th August 2014

MARK LAYCOCK is confident Newcastle Falcons will challenge for the Premiership Rugby Sevens title tomorrow despite the loss of three players to the club’s XV-man squad.

Falcons make it through to Premiership Sevens final night

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Falcons achieved wins against Sale Sharks, Leicester Tigers and London Welsh to move on to the next stage of a rugby sevens tournament. The games were played at The Northern Echo Arena in Darlington, home to Mowden Park Rugby Club.

8:12pm Sunday 3rd August 2014

TOM CATTERICK is relishing a return to The Stoop on Friday for the Premiership Rugby 7s Series final – and he believes this current Newcastle Falcons side can replicate their success of three years ago.

Falcons' Darlington-born skipper looking forward to a 'home' outing

The Northern Echo:

7:00am Saturday 2nd August 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS might have decamped to Darlington for this evening’s Premiership Rugby Sevens, but for their skipper, the six-game tournament represents a rare opportunity to play on home soil.

Young wants to go further

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

10:19am Thursday 31st July 2014

FOR Newcastle Falcons’ young star Glen Young rugby 7s is a game that runs in the family.

Falcons name strong line-up for Premiership 7s in Darlington

The Northern Echo: BREAKTHROUGH: Newcastle Falcons’ Tom Catterick looks for a breakthrough against Bristol

3:59pm Tuesday 29th July 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS will field a strong line-up as they look to defend their unbeaten group-stage record in Saturday’s Premiership Rugby 7s tournament at The Northern Echo Arena.

Falcons start new season with tough trip to Leicester

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

12:23pm Friday 4th July 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS could hardly have asked for a tougher start to the new Aviva Premiership season after the release of the fixture list revealed an opening-day trip to Leicester Tigers.

Newcastle lock joins Edinburgh to enhance international chances

9:29am Wednesday 25th June 2014

Newcastle lock Fraser McKenzie has joined Edinburgh with immediate effect. Dunfermline-born McKenzie, 26, has agreed a two-year deal with the RaboDirect PRO12 outfit.

Falcons sign Tongan second row

The Northern Echo: (7292060)

3:28pm Wednesday 18th June 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS have signed Tongan second row Uili Kolo’ofai after their initial transfer target, Semisi Taulava, failed a medical.

Shiells leaves Falcons to join Bath

The Northern Echo: FLYING THE NEST: Grant Shiells has left Newcastle Falcons to join Bath

5:24pm Tuesday 17th June 2014

GRANT SHIELLS has left Newcastle Falcons to join Aviva Premiership rivals Bath.

Newcastle signing named Championship Player of the Season

The Northern Echo: FALCONS BOUND: Juan Pablo Socino has signed a two-year deal at Kingston Park

9:02pm Wednesday 21st May 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS new boy Juan Pablo Socino has been named Championship Player of the Season.

England's perfect 10 retires from rugby

The Northern Echo: Jonny Wilkinson's World Cup winning kick that sent him into the history books

5:50pm Monday 19th May 2014

HE will always be remembered for THAT drop-goal on a Saturday night in Sydney - but Jonny Wilkinson's rugby legacy is all-embracing.

Furno signs for Falcons

The Northern Echo: NEWCASTLE BOUND: Italy international Josh Furno is the ninth summer signing at Kingston Park

10:26am Wednesday 14th May 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS have signed Italian second row Josh Furno from French Top 14 side Biarritz Olympique.

Wells and Walder land roles with Falcons

10:31am Wednesday 14th May 2014

FORMER England forwards specialist John Wells will step up to the role of head coach with club Newcastle Falcons next season.

Mayhew signs new deal with Falcons

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

5:50pm Thursday 3rd April 2014

RICHARD Mayhew has signed a two-year contract extension to commit his long-trem future to Newcastle Falcons.

Late try leaves Falcons in danger

The Northern Echo: RELEGATION BATTLE: Billingham’s Jonny McLaughlin brings down Bradford and Bingley’s Harry Jeffrey during the National Three North fixture

12:31pm Monday 31st March 2014

NEWCASTLE were dragged into an Aviva Premiership relegation dogfight after Josh Drauniniu’s late try handed Worcester their first win of the season at Kingston Park yesterday.

Falcons duo leave for Leeds

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Falcons

11:21am Wednesday 5th March 2014

CHRIS PILGRIM and James Fitzpatrick are leaving Newcastle Falcons to join Championship side Leeds Carnegie.

Newcastle Falcons' Brookes is banned for six weeks for ref push

The Northern Echo: Hendon seal home success

10:22pm Tuesday 4th March 2014

NEWCASTLE Falcons prop Kieran Brookes has been handed a six-week ban for pushing referee Greg Garner during Sunday's Aviva Premiership match against Leicester.

Falcons fight back to grab losing bonus point

The Northern Echo: FLYING FALCON: Jamie Helleur of Newcastle Falcons surges forward with the ball in the Aviva Premiership match against Northampton Saints at Kingston Park. Photograph by Andrew Bennison for Yoursportsphoto.co.uk

11:50am Monday 24th February 2014

NEWCASTLE Falcons picked up what could be a crucial losing bonus point through Noah Cato’s try in a spirited but ultimately doomed fightback against Aviva Premiership leaders Northampton Saints.

Relegation threats recede for NE duo

The Northern Echo: DRIVING ON: Durham City's Richie Knowles battles through the Ponteland defence. City won 30-7

11:47am Monday 24th February 2014

TYNEDALE and Billingham eased their relegation worries with crucial away wins on Saturday.

Falcons beaten but not disgraced, says Richards

The Northern Echo: SAFE HANDS: Mowden’s Cameron Mitchell keeps tight hold of the ball in the match against Preston Grasshoppers on Saturday

10:43am Monday 10th February 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS director of rugby Dean Richards insisted there was no disgrace in losing 24-6 at Bath – claiming his side have almost cracked how to play in the Aviva Premiership.

Falcons hooker signs new Kingston Park deal

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

1:47pm Tuesday 4th February 2014

NEWCASTLE FALCONS hooker George McGuigan has signed a new two-year deal at Kingston Park after cementing a first-team spot this season.

Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

The Northern Echo: Wilson admits struggling Falcons need momentum

11:27am Friday 31st January 2014

TONIGHT’S game against Newport Gwent Dragons will bring up the milestone 100 appearances for Mark Wilson, but the Newcastle Falcons flanker insists his main priority is the team building up a head of steam.

Falcons helpless to stop Saracens reaching semis

The Northern Echo: ON THE RUN: Saracens’ Tim Streather makes inroads into the Newcastle defence during their comfortable victory yesterday

10:46am Monday 27th January 2014

SARACENS recorded a comfortable 41-8 victory over Newcastle to ensure that they finished top of pool one of their LV Cup group and progressed to the semi-finals of the competition.

Falcons taking note of Blaydon’s Morris

The Northern Echo: ON THE RUN: Stockton's Brian Thwaites heads towards Gosforth's Andy Black

10:26am Monday 20th January 2014

BLAYDON are expecting flanker Ben Morris to be involved with Newcastle Falcons next week and took him off early in the second half on the way to an outstanding 37- 15 win at Coventry.

Richards not expecting miracles as Falcons' European campaign draws to a close

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Falcons

3:03pm Wednesday 15th January 2014

THEY still have a mathematical chance of making the quarter-finals, but Newcastle Falcons director of rugby Dean Richards will not be expecting miracles when the Amlin Challenge Cup group phase comes to a climax tonight.

Kibirige comes in for Falcons

The Northern Echo: BIG TALENT: Zach Kibirige who will be representing Yarm in the Daily Mail Schools Cup this weekend

7:00am Thursday 9th January 2014

DEAN RICHARDS has handed rising star Zach Kibirige another chance to impress in Newcastle Falcons’ crucial Amlin Challenge Cup game at home to Brive tonight.

Richards recalls Kibirige

11:02am Thursday 9th January 2014

DEAN RICHARDS has handed rising star Zach Kibirige another chance to impress in Newcastle Falcons’ crucial Amlin Challenge Cup game at home to Brive tonight.

Falcons looking to complete Premiership double against Sale

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Falcons

6:43pm Thursday 2nd January 2014

MARK WILSON believes ball retention will be the key as Newcastle Falcons look to complete their first double of the season when they entertain Sale Sharks tonight.

Lawson fit and firing for Falcons

12:00am Saturday 21st December 2013

AS AN Aviva Premiership stalwart Scott Lawson's bound to have taken a few bumps and scrapes over the years - but the hooker insists he is fit and flourishing at new club Newcastle Falcons.

Falcons close in on European quarter-final after successful Italian job

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Falcons

12:55pm Sunday 15th December 2013

NEWCASTLE FALCONS closed in on a place in the quarter-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup with a comfortable win over Calvisano in Italy

Newcastle Falcons claim European victory over Italian opposition

The Northern Echo: Newcastle Falcons

6:09pm Sunday 8th December 2013

NEWCASTLE FALCONS maintained their push towards the quarter-finals of the Amlin Challenge Cup with a comfortable 37-15 win over Italian side Calvisano.

Trying times for struggling Newcastle Falcons

11:03am Monday 2nd December 2013

NEWCASTLE failed to score a try for their third Aviva Premiership match running as they slumped to the same amount of successive losses with defeat against Harlequins.

England select Falcons

11:09am Thursday 21st November 2013

TWO Newcastle Falcons Academy products who have also played for Darlington Mowden Park have been named in the England Sevens squad.

Falcons continue to chase cup success

3:59pm Friday 15th November 2013

NEWCASTLE FALCONS will continue to chase success on multiple fronts when they take on Gloucester in the LV=Cup this afternoon.

Immaculate Clegg boots Falcons to LV Cup win

The Northern Echo: TOP TUSSLE: Durham’s Matty Sayer battles through the Bishop Auckland defence on Saturday

11:39am Monday 11th November 2013

RORY Clegg produced a nearperfect kicking display as Newcastle Falcons punished an ill-disciplined London Irish side to get their LV= Cup campaign off to a winning start.

Richards keeping the Falcons heritage alive

12:00am Saturday 9th November 2013

NEWCASTLE Falcons are the proud cornerstone of rugby union in the North-East and as a born-and-bred Geordie, James Fitzpatrick insists Dean Richards is keeping the heritage alive.

Newcastle Falcons sign Gonzalo Tiesi

The Northern Echo: NEW SIGNINGS: Dean Richards

2:48pm Wednesday 6th November 2013

NEWCASTLE Falcons have announced the signing of experienced international centre Gonzalo Tiesi.

Match Report: Saracens 40 Newcastle Falcons 3

6:08pm Sunday 3rd November 2013

NEWCASTLE Falcons succumbed to the returning Charlie Hodgson and a David Strettle double as their two-match Aviva Premiership winning streak was ended by Saracens at Allianz Park.

Falcons capable of springing a surprise against a depleted Sarries

5:52pm Friday 1st November 2013

WILL WELCH has tipped Newcastle Falcons to spring a surprise tomorrow when they travel to a Saracens side shorn of their international contingent.

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